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Match Of The Day BettingStan James are asking punters what game they think will be shown last on Match Of The Day tomorrow night and make Blackburn v Wolves the 2/1 favourite.

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A fascinating first week in the Premier League and what have we learnt?

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Villa need new blood and quick, there is no reason why Blues or Wolves cannot compete more than effectively in a division which is exciting but lacks depth, Chelsea will win the League and Michael Owen didn't somehow turn back time when he signed for Manchester United as some pundits and journalists would have us believe.

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Premier League betting available now at stanjames.com

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After what seems a long, but not hot, summer the Premier League returns to a football ground near you this weekend. If you have been to a different solar system during the break I will try and explain what you have missed.

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Watch my video preview of the betting opportunities available at Stan James before the 2009/2010 Premier League kicks off this weekend.

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Our ongoing-football offer that if your selected 1st goalscorer nets during the 90 mins but fails to score first will result in you getting your stake refunded as a free bet, led to our punters getting their stake refunded on both Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney in yesterday's 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United in the Community Shield.

Watch my video preview of the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea v Man United on Sunday 9th August.

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Amanda Perrett's six-year-old John Terry goes to post at Goodwood in the 2.50 tomorrow about the same time as the Chelsea skipper will be leading his side out at Wembley for the FA Cup Final and Stan James are offering 50/1 that the horse John Terry will be placed in the 2.50 at Goodwood and that the England captain wins the Man

We were today counting the cost of our Champions League concession as we refunded punters their losing stake on the correct score following last night's offer of giving back all losing correct score wagers on the match if either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi scored the last goal in 90 mins.

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Stan James will refund all losing correct score bets on Wednesday's Champions League Final (to a maximum of £250) if Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi scores the last goal in the Rome Final.

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Newcastle United are 8/15 to be relegated on Sunday when they visit Villa Park and a game they must win to have a realistic chance of maintaining their Premier League status. Alan Shearer has only won one game from nine starts as Geordie boss and the Magpies face a difficult ask at Villa who will be looking to overhaul Everton in the battle for fifth-place.

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One lucky Greek football punter had a weekend he will never forget when he placed a €5 accumulator on the outcome of eight European football matches across across France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. This morning he will have woken up to find himself €32,804.60 better off!!!

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Stan James make Liverpool the 11/5 favourites in their market which Club will Carlos Tevez begin the 2009/10 Premier League season.

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Blues remain 8/11 to gain automatic or promotion via the Play-Offs to the Premier League despite last week’s dramatic loss to Preston North End. Alex McLeish’ side are 15/8 to get all three points at the Madejski Stadium tomorrow with Reading 6/5 favourites and the draw at 12/5.

I watched an old episode of The Young Ones recently and thought how dated it looked. At the time I remember thinking it irreverent and brilliant; now I would put it in Division 1 of my history of British comedy far removed from the Premier League (Father Ted, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder and The Office would be the Big Four by the way).

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I'm reliably informed by my mate Rob McCaffrey (ex Sky Sports but now presents the Premier League coverage on Star Sports throughout the Middle East from Dubai) that the Villa (and Pompey) boys will be met with beautiful sunshine on their break in the United Arab Emirates.

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The sale of Emile Heskey and Wilson Palacios and the injury to Antonio Valencia may have weakened the Wigan side that travel to Villa Park this afternoon but the Latics showed against Liverpool midweek that they remain the most resilient of sides and Steve Bruce would, alongside Martin O'Neill and David Moyes, be my choice for potential Manager Of The Year.

Local boy made good veteran singer Tony Christie visited the Doncaster Rovers training ground bedecked in Red & White this week for BBC's Football Focus which can be seen this afternoon.

Happy New Year. Hope you had a good one and that your resolutions are going better than mine. Unfortunately I fell from grace (don't know what she was doing there) and watched two episodes of The Gilmore Girls on Wednesday which I know is not good for my blood pressure, but there are days when I insist one is just not enough. I have said it before but I have vowed to seek medical help/counselling.

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