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NL West Preview
by undertherobe on 21 Mar at 20:43
Wrapping up my look at each Division in baseball with the Division that had one of the biggest gaps in performance in 2014. Two of the three team that had less than 70 wins were from the NL West although it produced two playoff teams, including World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. So how will 2015 play out? Los Angeles Dodgers Last Season : 94-68 (Lost 3-1 to St. Louis in the NLDS) 2014 brought a second consecutive Division title for the Dodgers and an 8th winning season in the last nine years. Having the best pitcher in baseball often helps and Clayton Kershaw returns for Los Angeles and he returns to anchor an impressive starting rotation. Kershaw has led the league in ERA for the last four years whilst Zack Greinke owns a 32-12 record in two seasons with the Dodgers...
A league table that could be over looked due to its status
by meoldmate on 23 Mar at 21:16
SPFL League Two Here is one league that, many members from South of the border would not really register with, unless the games are of interest when selecting on a football coupon. There are four teams heading for promotion from this league, three with a view of a play off and one Champion. The four teams teams that could be considered for the title are as follows. Stranraer Morton Forfar Brechin I suppose some membres would be of the thinking, who would be interested in this league and these teams. Possibly Scottish folk, who live in other parts of the British Isles and abroad and football fans, who take teams like these four and possibly others under their wing, just for interest. When I was a boy, I was fascinated with Stenhousemuir, possibly by the name and nothing else, as I could not tell you anything about them, I..
Dutch football - knowing the league, knowing your bets
by botev1921 on 25 Mar at 12:05
I have been watching Dutch club football for as long as I can remember and one of the reasons probably is that I grew up when the Dutch national team was one of the best in Europe in the early 90s and their approach to football with the new modern academies, was always admired by media and specialists alike. I confess that I enjoy Dutch matches more than even English or Spanish ones and as I grew up more aware of different betting markets, I realised enjoyment actually has a lot to do with the entire philosophy of Dutch teams and that philosophy is incredibly helpful to punters looking for easy money. In this short blog I will bring to your attention my observations on that Dutch philosophy and how it translates into stats, which in the end make one..
What I Have Learned From Cheltenham
by garethp1981 on 22 Mar at 20:46
The end of the festival is now over a week ago and I thought it would be good to record on this blog what I think can be learned from the greatest show on turf. I was lucky enough to be able to go to the first day, so my view are perhaps coloured a bit by this, but I did think there were things to be learned from each of the four days. Douvan Is One To Look Out For Much of the talk before day one was about a Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh winning the four Grade One Races on the Tuesday. To do this Ruby needed to start the festival by winning on Douvan and it was to the delight of a very noisy Cheltenham crowd that he did so. I personally thought that Douvan was the..
The final eight games of the Championship with a conclusion of final top six
by meoldmate on 21 Mar at 00:09
CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE Who is going to win this league? There are so many teams, within a chance of taking the title. With nine games left, plenty of action to come and points to be won and lost, with either improving a position all losing it and possibly automatic promotion. As I am typing this, the top of the Championship looks like this Team Matches Played Won Draw lost goals Goals Against Points Watford 38 22 9 8 78 45 72 Middlesbrough 38 21. 9 8 59 27 72 Bournemouth 38 20 10 8 79 40 70 Norwich 38 19 10 9 73 42 67 Derby 38 19 10 9 69 41 67 Brentford 38 20 5 13 62 50 65 The top seven teams who have over sixty points, with the top three all in the seventies.. If we adapt a league table for home games been played by the top seven, we find a different view of things. Team Matches Played Won Draw lost goals Goals Against Points Middlesbrough 19 12 4 3 37 11 40 Ipswich 19 12 4 3 31 13 40 Watford 19 12 3 4 44 20 39 Derby 19 11. 5 3 41 18 38 Brentford 19 11 3 5 37 22 36 Bournemouth 19 10 6 3 36 21 36 Wolverhampton 19 10 5 4 41 20 35 Norwich 19 9 6 4 41 20 33 Ipswich however, they have a slight chance of winning the Championship, depending on how the clubs above them perform in their remaining games, they do stand a great chance of making a play off position. Away form can cause..
The Lincoln with a line through ratings
by meoldmate on 25 Mar at 22:54
I like many members, punters like to work a figure of some sort and back in the 90’s, I use to use timeform a fair amount, now I prefer the Racing Post ratings. Figures for working out your selection chances can work for you and against you. The figures you work with, must co-inert with the form of the horse, including ground, trip and class. Many of us, including myself, can get carried away, when a horse appears with a great rating and been dropped in class, thinking this is thrown in and should win at a very good price, hence the very good price by the bookies, as it’s form has deteriorated and possibly unreliable. So what I was thinking and thought would be great to look at is ratings from the first three home in past races of the Lincoln and..
Rory McIlroy - Can he win the Masters in 2015 ?
by The rabbit on 24 Mar at 19:33
Rory McIlroy has just finished jt 11th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational which is his last tournament before he competes in the Masters in April. He has won once this year which was the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European tour. He is the World number one and has managed to win four Majors which are the U S Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014 and the Open Championship in 2014. The only Major that Rory has not won is the Masters so can he win at Augusta this year ? The Positives 1. Rory has the confidence and experience and skill to cope with the pressure and expectations when he performs at the Masters and he is capable of closing out winning positions when in contention. 2. The Masters is arguably the easiest Major to win as it..
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