Mike Holden

Mike Holden started punting as a teenager in the late 1980s, spent much of the 1990s working as a casino croupier, then graduated as a journalist in the mid 2000s.

Then, having followed his beloved Manchester City home and away for nearly 20 years, he upped sticks in 2008 to start a new life (and family) in Valencia - two months before the Sheikh Mansour takeover.

He started as a tipster for Bettingzone in 2004 and now writes regularly for the Racing Post, The Sack Race and FourFourTwo. He also runs the Foxpunter ratings service.

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