Betting Spy: Footballer pulls out with shaving rash

Grant Prior 7 years ago
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Now I’ve spent more years than I care to remember playing local football and thought i’d heard every excuse under the sun for not turning out.

But Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio pulled out of a champions league match last week with a shaving rash.

Manager Zinedine Zidane said the youngster had an “infected pimple” and was unable to pull up his socks.

There’s so many things wrong with that I don’t know where to start.

Any one daring to more than just glance in a mirror was ridiculed in the changing rooms of East London on a Saturday afternoon.

And seeing someone with a razor meant something more sinister that a quick pre-match shave.

But modern football is a different world and it’s a fairly depressing one at West Ham where it’s becoming apparent the owners’ sole goal is to stay in the Premier League.

That’s the same for a lot of clubs where the vast TV riches make staying on the gravy train the only priority.

It doesn’t make for much excitement and it’s just been a bit boring watching the Irons recently.

The Spurs game Saturday will hopefully be a bit livelier with the game kicking off early in the vain hope that both sets of fans don’t go for a liquid breakfast.

I don’t fancy our midfield at all against Spurs and a gritty draw looks the best we can achieve.

We’ll look elsewhere for a bet and I fancy a few goals in the Leicester Liverpool game.

The visitors always create chances and are far from watertight at the back.

You can get 4/1 on five or more goals which looks worth a chance.

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