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So we’re here – Cheltenham has arrived, and the good poppers have spoken. We’ve a strong team of fantastically-hearted folk behind the pop gambling winnings crusade tomorrow, and it is with a heart bursting with pride and excitement, that I can reveal the horse we will be betting on is,
TELL MASSINI (and not just ‘cos he sounds a bit like Screaming Maldini).
With fetlocks of steel and hooves of gold, this powerful champ may well be favourite – and it’s easy to see why (check the pic). This fella just can’t lose. Keep an eye on it tomorrow…. Timeform rate him as ‘general of victory’ (probably).
And for those of you with pure hearts and clear minds, do know it’s not too late to get involved – The full rules are here, and I’ll be keeping an eye on my emails right until the off. The race is at 14.40 – so we’ll keep the promotion open until 10 minutes before.
Let’s go Team PoP – god, i feel like I own a racehorse
Just a quick update to tell you to ready the nags, and lay your money down – because Cheltenham Festival is on its way, and with it – the joy of the sport of kings. The whole of PoP (AKA Jack and Kev) will be heading up on Friday and, in the spirit of racing, we thought it might be fun to get the whole of Team PoP (aka you!) backing one horse to a splendid victory for us all.
So we’re proposing that for every order in the shop this week, £1.50 (or £3 if you order a tenner or more’s worth of stuff) of it will be going into the Team PoP gambling fund – and all put on a single horse in the Albert Bartlett (who are, incidentally, Britain’s largest growers of root potatoes) Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday (2.40pm). Then and if we win – we’ll split the money between every popper playing and either pay out in cash, or double it for credit in the pop shop (whichever you prefer)…
So – that means if you bought the Stagecoach EP, and we back a 10-1 winner – you’ll get back £15 cash, or £30 to spend in the good PoP Shop.
Now it just comes to choosing the horse – so take a look at this link, and anyone who gets involved can email in their vote for the horse we should bet on… I’ll tally the votes and announce who we’re backing on Friday morning so we can all cheer it to a famous victory.
Lets get gambling
Oh – and if you’re one of those super types who already has pretty much everything PoP related and gave nothing more to buy, drop me a quick email and we’ll sort you out xx
Ole – it’s time that the football season begins in earnest (although in fairness the only league that truly matters kicked off last week) – and in celebration of this dramatically ace fact, I’m keen to show you some true, liquid football… The kind that teenagers dream of their heroes performing, and premiership footballers strive their hardest to achieve.
This, ladies and gentleman, is the official video from the BSM 5-a-side tournament where tie-dye dreams were made, and dashed, and Blakfish became (for the day) official Alcopop cheerleaders. Look out for some incredible skills, most notably by Brett Ackroyd giving defences a torrid time, and a red hot interview with yours truly.
Strong times, strong African coloured kits.
Next year Team Pop, next year….
Alcopop Records are going to Cheltenham racing festival (physically on Friday and digitally Tue – Thur)… Because in between releasing cracking record after magnificent T-Shirt, we love a bit of low end gambling! And we should very much like to get you all involved.
Therefore, we’ve decided on a brusque new promotion that will mean that anyone purchasing anything in the next week from the Pop shop during the festival will get a free bet on one of the races at Cheltenham, courtesy of us. One pound per ten spent, with prizes paid out in prime pop merch.
So – if you spend anywhere between 1-10 pounds in our shop you’ll get a quid bet, 11-20 = 2 pounds, 21 – 30 = 3 pounds and so on. I’ll be picking the horses, and sticking the money down on Betfair (which should end up with better odds than anywhere else) and updating every bet via the Alcopop Twitter feed pre race – so you’ll know what has gone on for who.
Got it? So, when said nag romps home at 30-1 after you’ve purchased our new 16 pound mega deal (for instance) you’ll win a further 60 quids worth of stuff – which will be nice. Similarly, just 3 pounds on an Encyclopedia single could win you a T-Shirt and Family Machine album if Crack away Jack comes in at 16-1 tomorrow. And let’s be fair, he probably will.
Plus – for anyone who doesn’t fancy a flutter, but still has some excellent tips – let us know via comments below or emailing email@example.com. Go horse go!
Ah – gambling… Footballs life blood, and no doubt the best way to get through a match when you don’t really support one of the teams playing.
As you may or may not know (I’m never sure whether I explored it on the blog at length) but Alcopop records was first funded through extensive gambling by myself and Kev. Indeed, I still remember almost crashing my car in delight as a £25 bet on Portsmouth beating Charlton came through just as we arrived at End of the Road festival (wining us near on a tonne) – and who can forget the other end of the spectrum – Micah Richards scoring a goal for no hope Man City in the 93rd minute of added on time to salvage them a point against someone or other, losing Alcopoop £40 worth of winnings in the process.
Well – good news for us, and you – if you fancy a flutter – is that Kev has put together some of the finest musical industry minds to pick a bevy of tips for this Saturday’s football that simply can’t fail, and he’s inviting you to get involved too. Talking of setting up a league so that we can see just who has the finest footie knowledge in music – I guarantee your run of the mill tipsters won’t have nothing on us!
Personally, I’ve picked Tranmere, Bristol City and Leicester (for my reasons pop over to the BSM blog) and with insight from Wichita Records, Fear and Records, This is Fake DIY and The Fly – you really can’t lose. Well, having said that you can – because Gareth from Fear and Records has picked Norwich to triumph over Bristol City which as we all know, is dead wrong! Add your own, and you can win “free CDs, gig tickets and a sense of pride that you know more than Mark Lawrenson”.