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Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: the Police come to visit me at the Welsh Hovel

Oh dear. What have I been accused of now? All is revealed in the photos below. I end by thanking you all as we are now at nearly £40,000 for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Thanks to all who have donated. To those still to chip in, as we are just c£8,000 short, please do so HERE. Sunday’s training walk will be the most grim yet. In the podcast, I look at Amigo (AMGO), Evil Knievil’s “scum” comment, Hurricane Energy (HUR), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and Novacyt (NCYT).

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Even by the standards of Welsh Labour Carolyn Harris MP is terrifyingly stupid

In today’s podcast I recount three crossings of the border out of house arrest Wales into free England and on a visit to a local store. I discuss Carolyn Harris MP on kettles, a woman who makes Matt Hancock seem like Einstein. I discuss what a dead cat bounce actually is with reference to Malcolm’s article of earlier and also why I’m glad fund managers are telling MP’s where to stick it when it comes to who should run Boohoo.com (BOO)

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Photo Article: The madness of Welsh economics in action

Tomorrow, notwithstanding the house arrest fire break that starts at 6PM tonight,  I head over the border to England. I do so perfectly legally, because I am doing so to get my annual flu jab. There is no surgery in our village here in Wales so almost all of us are registered with an English infidel GP a few hundred yards away on the other side of the river. Once in England I may wish to go shopping or head out for lunch at a restaurant or to go for a snifter at a boozer.

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Views From Readers’ Windows & Desks: Isolation Edition. No 23 Tom, again, 30 yards into Wales

We're inviting you to send pictures in of what you see out of your window and/or of your new workspace. Just email them to editorial@shareprophets.com . Today, we're looking at the view of Tom, 30 yards into Wales.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Evil makes £25k betting AGAINST England, Telit - the numbers don't stack up

For reasons explained in the podcast my walk up into the mountains is postponed until Saturday. So the suffering is delayed. Don't delay with a donation to Woodlarks HERE. In the bearcast itself I look at Evil Knievil's World Cup gambles and who he is backing in the final, at a potentially horrid spat at Bacanora (BCN) which looks set to get very nasty indeed, into murky share deals at Cabot Energy (CAB) - a massive scandal in the making and in real detail at the Telit (TCM) disposal announced today. The numbers just do not stack up.

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In praise of Neil Woodford, master tactician – did Gareth Southgate pick up a tip?

I had a quiet chortle to myself as I read Cynical Bear’s reading of his crystal ball with regard to the Stobart (STOB) vote, where he thinks Tinkler and Woodford have lost. Probably. But I wonder if the real winner will in fact be Neil Woodford the loser – and I wonder if he has been giving Gareth Southgate tips on managing his way through the World Cup. Gosh, this is devilishly clever…..

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William Hill is a Jolly Good Bookie, But I Still Won't buy its Shares

My bookmaker is William Hill (WMH). I find it to be friendly, efficient and generous with its odds. And on the very rare occasion when I've found the service fell a bit short, customer service has been quick to rectify matters. I’ve also been doing rather well out of it lately, having bet that we would vote to leave the European Union at very attractive odds and quite reasonably betting against England and for Wales in that recent European football farrago.

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Galasys – court update on farcical boardroom bust-up

We have previously reported (HERE) on the farce that is AIM-listed Galasys (GLS), the company where two directors were announced to have stepped down only for those directors to resort to law. There are three sets of legal proceedings – in the UK, Jersey and Malaysia and the company updated the market on Friday morning: it looks set to drag on for some time. Just who is in charge in the meantime? Anyone?

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Galasys – curiouser and curiouser, cried Alice

AIM-listed China and Malaysia hybrid Galasys (GLS) is turning into a fascinating soap-opera and the entertainment was turned up another notch yesterday. Entertainment for onlookers that is, but not for shareholders who might be more than a little concerned at the ongoing difficulty in establishing quite who is in charge – or, at least, who should be in charge – of the company.

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An economic refugee from the Scottish Welfare Safari writes

Malcolm Stacey reckons that an independent Scotland will be innundated with folks from England seeking a better life but then he also believes in and worships the Money Tree. Tom Winnifrith reckons Scotland should be liberated, towed off into the Atlantic and sunk. After the past four weeks you have probably had enough of whinging celtic bores but if you want more where that came from here is a man who has fled the post industrial wastelands in search of work, liberty and the joys of free enterprise but retains a romantic sympathy for his welfare addicted compatriots. Over to Nigel McSomerville. 

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No vote in #Indyref is a disaster for BOTH England and Scotland

At an emotional level I am sorry to see that my Celtic Cousins in the Greece of the North have not voted for a Scottish Free State.  But this prediction of disaster both sides of the border is based on economics and not emotion. I suggest that those Unionists celebrating ponder life in Quebec and think again. Like Proud Edward’s Army. 

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World Cup Challenge – betting round 6

I’ll say nothing about the England result yesterday; other than I hope the old codgers at the FA are sharpening their axe. Hodgson was the wrong choice for the job. The antiquated tactics and man management approach, which characterised his brief spell in charge of Liverpool, were ample warning what would happen when he was put in charge of the national team. All talk of encouraging signs for the future is folly. We were embarrassed yesterday against an extremely sub-par Uruguay team, which was there to be taken. Charging round like headless chickens can be fun to watch, but doesn’t make for tournament winning football. Anyone with the slightest bit of tactical knowledge will have recognised the lack of discipline at the back, confusion in the midfield and blunted attack. We are now staring down the barrel of a gun of a possible three straight defeats; it would be foolish to count on the Costa Rica match as a gimme. Oh well, at least the betting has been going brilliantly over the next few days there are incredible odds.

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World Cup – England to follow Spain home?

Yesterday was so frustrating. I made a brilliant call (Spain to go out), but made the wrong bet. In hindsight (always such a blessing!), I should have made a handicap bet. At +1 Chile I would have had the draw covered AND Chile to win. The odds were roughly 2.7 before the match. Let’s face it only Chileans would have backed Chile for the win and on at least 4 out of 5 occasions they’d have lost that bet. However, fair play to the plucky South Americans. Last night was a brilliant match to watch and the Chileans more than deserve their place in the second round. Their final game with Holland is interestingly poised. Both sides need to win really to avoid Brazil in the next round. If only England was faced with such a dilemma, but sadly for Hodgson and the boys I think they too will meet the Spanish at Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro on their way home, next Friday.

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World Cup – who’s going home early?! England? Spain?!!!!

I was hesitant about yesterday’s pick. The pre-match prices on Belgium and Brazil to win weren’t good enough. In-game there were some fantastic odds on Belgium especially, but overall it was a disappointing day. Brazil’s 0-0 draw with Mexico just goes to show there is no such thing as a sure thing in sports betting. If Brazil fail to take their chances in the knockout stages and put in a similar display to yesterday’s they could find themselves in some trouble. The swagger of last summer’s crushing Confederations Cup victory is missing from this year’s tournament hosts, but I remain confident they will still triumph. I’ve staked more on Brazil to win the competition today at 4.9 on Bwin, but in the meantime there are two more rounds of group fixtures and some big teams are in real trouble.

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World Cup Challenge – Betting round 3: England ..Oh Dear (Updated!)

What a World Cup this is turning into and we’re only into the third day. Yesterday’s entertainment was brilliant and if this pace keeps up the tournament could be a classic. So far, all three of my bets have come in. I’d love to be able to claim deep footballing insight, but the truth is these selections have been easy; profitable, but easy. Today the matches are much tougher to call, but I will continue to rely on the scoring system I use to guide me.

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The Saturday Punt – a miserable World Cup for England

At last it’s here! Next Thursday, the World cup begins, as Brazil take on Croatia. I cannot wait for this tournament and expect it to be a classic. There is so much pessimism surrounding this year’s competition (the strikes, the extremely poor preparations, corruption etc.) that expectations are extremely low. The contrast between this and the pre-tournament excitement before Africa 2010 is immense. Consider then what a dire World Cup that one proved to be. Even a moderately good set of games this time around will surpass expectations. Unfortunately for England I don’t rate our chances at all.

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