‘Think very carefully’

IN his column last week (January 15), your sports correspondent and ardent Brighton fan Ian “Harty” Hart makes some predictions as to which teams he thinks will be promoted and relegated etc.

I would like to advise any betting people to think very carefully of having a flutter on his tips.

Prior to the Brighton v Southampton match, Harty predicted Brighton would beat Middlesborough, Burnley, Reading and Coventry in which they lost all four.

Previous to that, he suggested Brighton should sign Nicholas Anelka from Chelsea, a thoroughbred Premiership player.

On hearing the report that he could be playing for Brighton, it sent a shiver down his spine and within a couple of days he was on a slow boat to China.

One of his other predictions is that my team, Palace, will be relegated.

I have to say I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I read that.

You did get the Southampton result right, Harty, so I will give you one out of 10 for your tipster qualities.

Don’t give up your day job!

Stan Mayle

Alinora Crescent

Goring