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Neil Clark

is a writer, broadcaster and blogger who writes The Week’s Intelligent Punter’s Guides. He is co-founder of the Campaign For Public Ownership. He tweets on sport @MightyMagyar and on politics and other subjects @NeilClark66

The intelligent punter's guide to the Premier League 2015-16
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In Review

The intelligent punter's guide to the Premier League 2015-16

The new season kicks off on Saturday, are Man United and Man City a better bet than Arsenal and Chelsea?
6 Aug 2015
The intelligent punter's guide to the Championship 2015-16
Henri Lansbury of Nottingham Forest and Jeff Hendrick of Derby County
In Review

The intelligent punter's guide to the Championship 2015-16

Who will win the race for the Championship? Should you back favourites Derby, or will Forest finally come good?
5 Aug 2015
The Open 2015: intelligent punter's guide to the golf
Jordan Spieth
In Review

The Open 2015: intelligent punter's guide to the golf

With McIlroy out of contention, can Justin Spieth lift the Claret Jug at St Andrews and make it three out of three?
16 Jul 2015
Wimbledon 2015 odds: the intelligent punter's guide
Andy Murray - Queens Trophy
In Depth

Wimbledon 2015 odds: the intelligent punter's guide

Puzzling over Andy Murray's chances at Wimbledon? Find out who's hot and who's not in SW19 this year
29 Jun 2015
US Open odds 2015: the intelligent punter's guide
Jordan Spieth at the 2015 US Open
In Review

US Open odds 2015: the intelligent punter's guide

Golf's second Major is taking place on the untested Chambers Bay course in Washington - who should you back?
18 Jun 2015
Royal Ascot 2015: the intelligent punter's guide
Royal Ascot
In Review

Royal Ascot 2015: the intelligent punter's guide

How to get one over on the bookies at the biggest meeting of the flat racing season
16 Jun 2015
Epsom Derby odds 2015: the intelligent punter's guide
Golden Horn
In Review

Epsom Derby odds 2015: the intelligent punter's guide

The classic flat race takes place on Saturday. Here's how to give yourself a chance of beating the bookies
5 Jun 2015
Sad day for football romantics as Arsenal win the FA Cup
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In Depth

Sad day for football romantics as Arsenal win the FA Cup

In a world dominated by money the tournament that 'anyone can win' has lost its magic
1 Jun 2015
Eurovision 2015 odds: the intelligent punter's guide
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In Depth

Eurovision 2015 odds: the intelligent punter's guide

What are the odds on Russia's Polina Gagarina beating the hot Eurovision 2015 favourite from Sweden, Mans Zelmerlow?
23 May 2015
Grand National 2015 odds: the Intelligent Punter's Guide
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In Depth

Grand National 2015 odds: the Intelligent Punter's Guide

AP McCoy on Shutthefrontdoor is the people's favourite: but where should wily punters be putting their money?
10 Apr 2015
US MASTERS: A punter's guide to the Masters odds
Rory McIlroy at the PGA Championship
In Depth

US MASTERS: A punter's guide to the Masters odds

Rory McIlroy is the hot favourite to win at Augusta – but who else is worth a flutter?
9 Apr 2015
GOLD CUP: An intelligent punter's guide to Cheltenham
Davy Russell riding Lord Windermere
In Depth

GOLD CUP: An intelligent punter's guide to Cheltenham

Four great days of jump racing come to a climax today with the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Where should you put your money?
13 Mar 2015
The intelligent punter's Guide to the 2015 FA Cup
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal FA Cup
In Review

The intelligent punter's Guide to the 2015 FA Cup

As 32 clubs reach the fourth round, who's worth a punt to go all the way to the final on 30 May?
23 Jan 2015
RYDER CUP 2014: How the teams will line up
Ian Poulter and comptriot Justin Rose
In Depth

RYDER CUP 2014: How the teams will line up

Team Europe are the favourites at Gleneagles – but under Tom Watson, the USA cannot be discounted
24 Sep 2014
Champions league odds 2014/15: an intelligent punter's guide
Jose Mourinho
In Review

Champions league odds 2014/15: an intelligent punter's guide

Real Madrid start favourites, but Chelsea can't be discounted as the group stage gets underway
15 Sep 2014
FOOTBALL'S BACK: Best bets in the Premier League
Manchester City with the Premiership trophy last season
In Review

FOOTBALL'S BACK: Best bets in the Premier League

They're off – and the wise money goes not on the likely winners, but on who'll be relegated
15 Aug 2014
CHAMPIONSHIP: The intelligent punter's guide
Leeds striker Ross McCormack celebrates a goal
In Review

CHAMPIONSHIP: The intelligent punter's guide

Some of the biggest clubs in footballing history – Forest, Leeds, Bolton, Wolves – begin their campaign this weekend
8 Aug 2014
Intelligent punter's guide to the US PGA golf at Valhalla
Rory McIlroy during a practice round at Valhalla
In Review

Intelligent punter's guide to the US PGA golf at Valhalla

Rory McIlroy is the red-hot favourite – and Tiger looks good to go. But who to put your money on?
7 Aug 2014
BRITISH OPEN: The intelligent punter's guide
Justin Rose
In Review

BRITISH OPEN: The intelligent punter's guide

Can Justin Rose win three on the trot? Or should you be betting on another golfer to lift the Claret Jug?
16 Jul 2014
WIMBLEDON: The intelligent punter's guide
Andy Murray
In Depth

WIMBLEDON: The intelligent punter's guide

Should you bet on Andy Murray do it again? At 4-1, they're not bad odds
23 Jun 2014
GOLD CUP: The intelligent punter's guide to Ascot
Tornado, the horse
In Depth

GOLD CUP: The intelligent punter's guide to Ascot

Forget the hats and frocks, and concentrate on the horses worth a flutter over five days of flat racing
20 Jun 2014
WORLD CUP 2014: The intelligent punter's guide
World Cup trophy, Spain 2010
In Depth

WORLD CUP 2014: The intelligent punter's guide

Who should you put your money on? And who'll win the Golden Boot? Our guide to the World Cup odds
17 Jun 2014
The intelligent punter's guide to the US Open golf 2014
Rory McIlroy
In Review

The intelligent punter's guide to the US Open golf 2014

With the world's top golfers set to tee off today in the US Open in North Carolina, who's worth a flutter
12 Jun 2014
The intelligent punter's guide to the 2014 Epsom Derby
Royals at the Epsom Derby
In Review

The intelligent punter's guide to the 2014 Epsom Derby

How do you choose a colt to put your money on for tomorrow's Derby? Our man offers some pointers
6 Jun 2014
EUROVISION: The intelligent punter's guide
In Depth

EUROVISION: The intelligent punter's guide

Our man in the Euro-paddock chooses the best bets for Saturday night's sing-song in Copenhagen
10 May 2014
Intelligent punter's guide to the US Masters golf at Augusta
Jason Day
In Depth

Intelligent punter's guide to the US Masters golf at Augusta

Who's worth a flutter in the year's first Major, which tees off in Georgia today? Our man picks his top 20
10 Apr 2014
PUNTER'S GUIDE: The Grand National runners and riders
The Grand National
In Depth

PUNTER'S GUIDE: The Grand National runners and riders

Who's worth a bet? Or what are your chances with the horse you drew in the sweepstake?
4 Apr 2014
CHELTENHAM: Who to back at this week's Festival
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In Depth

CHELTENHAM: Who to back at this week's Festival

Who to back and what to look for at jump racing's equivalent of the Olympic Games
10 Mar 2014
FA CUP: Your guide to the best odds on offer
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In Review

FA CUP: Your guide to the best odds on offer

Why being number two in the Premier League spells good luck for Manchester City in the FA Cup
3 Jan 2014
German protestors dare to compare Israelis to
In Depth

German protestors dare to compare Israelis to

European guilt about the Holocaust is receding in the face of Israeli aggresssion – and there’s nothing anti-semitic about it
6 Jan 2008