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Roker Riches: Week #12 - We Have A New Leader

Gav has finally been knocked off the top, but by who?

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Derby week saw a number of the Roker Report writers bring in profit.

Andy's both teams to score + Defoe anytime double left him with a £20 profit, putting him back on a balance over zero. Brian's great winning streak continued last week as his Swansea and Spurs double put him over one hundred pounds and at the top of the table, whilst Danny Roberts was £13.75 up overall as he guessed correctly that both teams to score and draw in the derby would come in.

We're a little late in posting this so one or two bets have already happened, but I can confirm they were all submitted by Thursday evening.

Week #11 Table:

Pundit Last Week's Profit/Loss Current Balance
@GRokerReport - £45.00 £50.00
@FunkyPhallus + £30.38 £102.52
@Jim_Holmes_101 - £10.00 £45.00
@RoryFallow - £10.00 £19.00
@DJRoberts22 + £13.75 £41.55


+ £20.00 £3.50


I am hemorrhaging money at the minute, with another two unsuccessful picks last week adding to my woes. With that in mind, I shouldn't really be backing England to win away to Germany should I? But at 5/1 with William Hill, it's just a bit too tempting. Going to be somewhat cautious though and just place £3.50 on it for a potential return of £21.

I'll make up for my tentative first bet by placing £10 on Antoine Griezmann to score first in Holland v France and for France to go on and win the game. With odds of 7/1, my overall winnings is a potential £80 and god do i need it.


England to beat Germany: 5/1 - £3.50

Griezmann to score first, France to win: 7/1 - £10


Barnsley had a good win last time out away to Fleetwood, which saw them move into the play-off positions on goal difference. They will want to consolidate that position when Scunthorpe visit Oakwell and even though the visitors are unbeaten in the last six, five of those have been drawn. So it should be a close game but I am going for Barnsley to win by one goal.

England have a great record in qualifying for major tournaments and although this is arguably their toughest game of qualifying, they still should have enough to come away with victory. It will be a tight game but England to win to nil, which would mean a clean sheet for Jordan Pickford, is my pick.


Barnsley to win by one goal: 12/5 - £5

England U21s to win to nil: 3/1 - £5


My foolishness last week has cost me a fair chunk of money and my place at the top of the table. I'm going to put an acca on and hope for the best.

Elsewhere, I fancy Harry Kane to score and England to win 1-0. At 28/1, I'll place two pounds.


Four-fold - Russia, Austria, Poland & Halifax all to win: 5.22/1 - £8 returns £41.76

Harry Kane to score, England to win 1-0: 28/1 - returns £58


My first bet this week will come from League One, starting with Rochdale to pick up a win against Southend at home. Sheffield United face to relegation certs Crewe, so I’ll add another home win there and at Burton, where they welcome another relegation battler, Oldham Athletic.

To meat out the bet a bit, I’ll add both teams to score in the Swindon, Wigan game and over 1.5 goals in the relegation showdown between Colchester and Doncaster.

The second bet will come from Saturday’s internationals, and I’ll plumb for wins for England and Wales against Russia and Slovakia, and 2 or 3 goals in the Switzerland Albania game.


Four fold: Rochdale, Sheff United and Burton to win. BTTS in Swindon v Wigan and over 1.5 goals in Colchester v Doncaster: £3 each stake, overall:  £15

Treble: England and Wales to win, 2 or 3 goals in Albania v Switzerland. £10 - 9.73/1

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