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BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth - Alternatives to Rory
by Ralfie1982 on 18 May at 23:31
BMW PGA Championship The Course PAR 72 Tree bloody everywhere so i suspect winner will come from someone who has good driving accuracy The weather is expected to play its part. We have expected rain coming on the Wednesday for most of the day so I imagine the greens will be a touch challenging and looking at the early forcast for later in the week, we can expect some rain each day so I think the surface will change each day. The wind that is also around is expected to drop away over the coming days making it good for the purists amongst us. The Stats 5m (euro) total purse Heavily dominated by the Scots. Since 1998 they have had 5 winners and 5 runners up Held here since 1984 Faldo is the..
SUPER LEAGUE - ROUND FIFTEEN
by wildbillsghost on 21 May at 18:37
Thursday May 21th 2015 CASTLEFORD TIGERS vs. HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS 8pm KO Both the Tigers and the Giants will be looking to bounce back after disappointing cup exits last week. As Super League returns, and we are now into the second half of the season, both teams are well placed in the terrific looking battle to a top four place. Giants are currently holding pole position on the prized fourth place, but, Castleford are just one point behind and a win here will help them to leapfrog into that play-off spot. But, as said, both need to come out fighting after departing the Challenge Cup with a whimper last time out. Cas lost to Hull FC for the first time in five games, though to be..
Roland Garros 2015 - Prediction Blog
by botev1921 on 22 May at 17:08
For yet another Grand Slam we are back with one of our most popular prediction blogs. Back in January, our Australian Open edition accumulated more than 3400 visits and while we could have done better with our selections, the feedback was again positive all over the board. Hopefully this time around we can also hit a few more winners or value selections as the format remains the same with our panel looking firstly at the most likely ATP and WTA Champions and then offering selections for most likely players to either surprise pleasantly or totally disappoint at the red clay in Paris. The panel consists of several people with now proven record here at OLBG. The initiator Botev1921 is OLBG member since 2011 with more than 4000 forum posts and numerous solid results on the OLBG tennis competitions. Joining him is..
DeGale v Dirrell - Saturday - Sky Sports
by FrankieMonkhouse on 22 May at 13:18
Londoner James DeGale gets the chance to add his name to the growing number of British world champions when facing Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF super-middleweight crown on Saturday. Boston’s Agganis Arena provides the backdrop and British fight fans can follow all of the action live on Sky Sports from 8.00pm. 29-year-old James DeGale may duck between the ropes for the biggest night of his 21-bout career as the away fighter with the crowd dead against him but ‘Chunky’ is no stranger to playing the pantomime villain and will see this as the perfect opportunity to finally win the hearts of boxing fans back on home soil. The man from Harlesdon certainly isn’t here by fluke either with 20 wins, 14 by KO, earning him a clutch of honours including British, European and WBC Silver straps during a six-year career...
Confirmation Bias - Rules Of Thumb
by garethp1981 on 19 May at 20:27
Hopefully this is entirely unnecessary but let me start out by saying I am not advocating murder; the darlings referred to in what I say next are a metaphor for pet theories, whether they are about football, racing, the X Factor or whatever event you choose to bet on. That said here goes, I think you should murder your darlings; various great writers are quoted as having used the same phrase when talking about the secret of good writing. The idea is that if a writer themselves particularly likes a certain part of what they have written, they should probably take it out as it is likely to be self-indulgent and to subtract from others’ enjoyment of the work. In terms of betting I am not saying that all pet theories are wrong or that those who bet on that..
The Derby Trends (Early Look)
by Micko70 on 17 May at 13:15
The Derby is the richest race run in Britain and is the highlight of any 3yo's career, the race is run at Epsom racecourse and is run over 1m 4f & 10yds, many horses will be tackling this distance for the very first time. The winner of the 2,000 Guineas would need to run in this race and won if they wanted to achieve the Triple Crown, which culminates in the St Leger later in the season. The Derby has been run since 1780 but wasn't run over 1 mile 4 furlongs until 1784. Workforce holds the record for the quickest derby win in 2010 when winning in a time of 2m 31.33 seconds whilst Shergar in 1981 holds the record winning distance of 10 lengths. I have looked at the last 10 runnings of the race and have looked at the following trends,..
Kansai Open Golf Championship Preview
by jimmywomble on 19 May at 23:29
Moving to Tanihara to Win in Japan Another event on the Japan Tour that moves from course to course, it is the Kansai Open Golf Championship. The event was held until 1991 when it was dropped from the schedule, but returned in 2009 with Koumei Oda winning at the Rokko CC last year. This year it will be from the Meishin Yokaichi CC in Shiga, the course actually hosted back in 1981 where Akio Kanemoto was the victor. Japan it is 8 hours ahead of the UK and so this will start at 11pm UK time, on the 20th May. The Course & Past Winners The Shiga Prefecture is between the cities of Nagoya and Kyoto, next to the Biwa Lake. The Meishin Yokaichi CC is a few miles from the lake near the city of Higashiomi, just..
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The Best Horse Racing Betting System Ever. Can it work?
One of the most frequently asked questions about Horse Racing Betting - "Systems, do they work?" There are three types of punters regarding systems and during this piece I will refer to each in passing. Those that use systems, lose with systems...
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07 May 23:57
Eurovision 2015 Preview
Last year I posted something about Eurovision to try and cover as much as possible for the benefit of the OLBG community and many people were impressed, so I was certain for the 60th year anniversary of the contest, there...