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Ed Acteson

Ed is the Colossus Blog Editor and a former sports trader who hails from Canterbury in Kent. With a background in trading, he cut his writing teeth contributing tipping articles to a variety of gambling blogs and websites before eventually realising a long held ambition of writing professionally when he joined Colossus in early 2019.

A father of two, Ed is a keen golfer and long suffering Crystal Palace fan who tries his best to remain mutual when writing about Palace and Brighton.

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  • Sport

    Who scored the first ever Premier League goal?

    The first ever Premier League season took place in 1992/93, nearly 30 years ago and in the 29 seasons since tens of thousands of goals have been scored. But who scored the first ever Premier League goal? The first ever Premier League goal was scored by Sheffield United striker Briane Deane on the 15th August 1992.

  • Sport

    Correct Score prediction preview: 12th December

    Ed Acteson returns with a correct score prediction preview, ahead of the £30,000 Correct Score – Pick 4 pool on Sunday. Check out his correct score prediction preview and join his Syndicate.   Correct Score prediction preview   Burnley vs.

  • Sport

    Premier League 2021/22 predictions – Ask the Captains

    Another new season is already here. Thanks to the drama of Euro 2020, it feels as though we never even had a break and now the 20 top clubs in English football will go head to head again battling for the Premier League title, European qualification or simply to avoid relegation back down to the Championship.

  • Sport

    Pressure on Patrick Vieira to succeed at Crystal Palace after strong pre-season

    During a summer in which Tottenham, Everton and Wolves all dragged out managerial searches, it was Crystal Palace, prior to their eventual appointment of Patrick Vieira, who arguably found themselves in the most dire circumstances.

  • Winners

    Solo player claims five-figure dividend from Correct Score pool

    A solo player landed a staggering return in the £30,000 Correct Score – Pick 4 pool over the weekend, taking home a five-figure return after correctly predicting the outcome of all four Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

  • Sport

    Top 20 England football songs for Euro 2020

    Euro 2020 is here and it wouldn’t be a football tournament without a healthy dose of football songs. We’ve put together a list of 20 of the best England football songs of all time. Be warned that finding 20 was easier said than done, so there are some fairly poor entries in the lower reaches of the list.

  • Sport

    Football betting tips | Euro 2020 preview

    Euro 2020 is finally here. After three years of patiently waiting since the World Cup, which France won at a relative canter, we go again as the top nations in Europe battle it out to be crowned champions of the continent.

  • Sport

    Euro 2020 tournament preview and predictions

    Following a three year hiatus since the last major international tournament, including a one year postponement due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Euro 2020 is finally here. The expanded European Championships will see 24 of Europe’s finest sides, including defending champions Portugal, battle it out over 51 games to be crowned champions of Europe.

  • Winners

    £18 ticket lands stunning win in Pick 8 pool

    A Syndicate led by Colossus Captain Vuoksenmaa – ESBC converted £18 into an almighty four-figure win over the weekend, by conquering the Rollover 1X2 Pick 8 pool. 32,977 units entered the £44,626 jackpot pool, with Vuoksenmaa and his 36 line ticket playing for a quarter of the huge total.

  • Sport

    Fans must rally against nefarious European Super League

    English football was shaken to its foundations on Sunday evening as 12 European clubs, including six from the Premier League, declared themselves founder members of a new European Super League. Although it’s a traditional film trope for supervillains to reveal their dastardly plan to their unsuspecting targets ahead of carrying them out, perhaps these sinister 12 may have underestimated the fury which their Machiavellian scheme would provoke from the sporting world and beyond.

  • Insights

    Colossus Place 6 vs. Tote Placepot results comparison

    If you’re watching the day’s racing at home, or indeed live at the track, place pools are a fantastic way to bet on multiple races across a card for relatively low cost with potentially big returns.


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