Monday, June 24, 2013

The Intelligent Punter's Guide to Wimbledon 2013

ANYONE for tennis? Unlike the golfing Majors, where almost no-one from a huge entry field can be discounted, tennis Grand Slams are rather more predictable. Although 128 players will be taking part in both the men's and women's singles at Wimbledon, only a handful of players can entertain realistic hopes of victory.

You can read the whole of my Guide to this year's Wimbledon over at The Week.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Intelligent Punter's Guide to Royal Ascot

Forget the hats and concentrate on betting in Flat racing's equivalent of the Olympics

Still three days of the meeting to go so I hope this Intelligent Punter's Guide helps you with your selections.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Intelligent Punter's Guide to the 2013 U.S. Open golf

156 golfers tee off today in the US Open at Merion: which of them are worth backing to win it?

You can read my Guide to the US Open here. Good luck with your selections!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

'If you're in NATO you can get away with murder'

As events in Turkey prove to us once again....

Above you can watch a new interview with me on RT on why western criticism of Erdogan's brutal clampdown on protestors in Turkey has all been rather muted. More on this story here.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Regime-change case for Poirot: Syria conflict as ‘whodunnit?'

This new piece of mine appears over at the RT Op-Edge website.

'The ABC Murders' comes to my mind every time I think of Libya and Syria and the ‘Arab Spring.’ When do you notice an individual 'regime change' least? Answer: When it is in a series of 'regime changes'.

"When do you notice a pin least? When it is in a pin cushion! When do you notice an individual murder least? When it is one of a series of related murders".

So declares the great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot as he unveils the murderer in Agatha Christie's classic mystery 'The ABC Murders'.

You can read the whole piece here