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UK Championship Round-up: Positives and Negatives
by TeddyT on 09 Dec at 17:07
UK Championship Round Up Who Did Not Impress? Mark Selby In some ways Selby did remarkably well to make the final of the UK considering he didn’t play well for most of the week. That may seem an unlikely theory given that he won six matches and made a 147 break but Selby himself admitted as much after losing to Neil Robertson. Selby did quite well with the draw in York, playing three low ranked players and then meeting little resistance from Graeme Dott and Ricky Walden. Barry Hawkins should really have knocked the reigning UK champ out in the quarter-final but Selby managed to win the last three frames of that match to pinch a victory. Selby's victory probably had as much to do with how few matches Hawkins’ has won recently as it did Selby’s resilience. In my opinion Selby’s confidence is remarkably..
Big Race Reviews and Cheltenham 2014 Clues (7th/8th December)
by man o bong on 08 Dec at 09:35
A great weekends racing in the UK and Ireland and I take a look at The Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown and the clash between Hinterland and Grandouet on the same card. Whilst the main action was down at Sandown with the Tingle Creek Chase and the Henry VII Chase, we also had good races from Aintree and the John Durkan at Punchestown on Sunday Sandown Tingle Creek (7th Dec 2013) Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP 1st 6 Sire De Grugy (FR) G L Moore 7 11-7 J E Moore 7/4j Held up in 5th, closer order in 4th 3rd, mistake 8th, blundered next, travelling well before 3 out,not clear run and switched left after 3 out, tracked leader before next, led before last, ridden clear and stayed on strongly flat opened 15/8 £2000-£1000 £1500-£800(x2) £750-£400 2nd 4 7 Somersby (IRE) M R Channon 9 11-7 D Elsworth 4/1 Held up in 6th, went right and bumped 8th, blundered next, travelling well in 5th after 4..
The Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup Trends (updated Dec 12th)
by Micko70 on 10 Dec at 19:14
The Massey Ferguson Gold Cup is run at Cheltenham racecourse in December, it's a grade 3 handicap chase which is run over 2 miles and 5 furlongs. The race started in 1963 as the above named race but has been also run under plenty of other titles, in 2006 Boylesports took over the sponsorship and the race was known as the Boylesports.com Gold Cup until 2009. Since 2009 it has been run as a different named race every year, in 2010 it was called the Vote A P Gold Cup to try and get racing fans to vote for Tony McCoy in the Sports Personality of the year in 2010, in 2011 it was called the Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup. Last year it changed it's title again and was run as the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup and..
Weekend Anytime Goalscorers (14th December)
by mercer on 11 Dec at 19:02
I have done a couple of anytime goalscorer blogs, which have gone down well so far. Will include the Championship, League One & League Two in this one, with hardly any Skrill Premier this weekend. SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP David Nugent (Leicester) Is having a very good season so far, with 9 goals in the league to date . Nugent has scored 6 goals at home in the league, in just 9 games & will be a serious threat to Burnley on his own patch . Nugent has a great record against Burnley with 7 goals in 11 starts against them, also has 4 goals in his last 5 starts against them . Nugent has 3 goals in 4 starts for Leicester, when facing Burnley. Chris Martin (Derby) is having a great season so far, with 10 goals in 19 league games & been on fire since Steve McLaren..
Overseas Football Syndicates
by The Executioner on 08 Dec at 20:04
We seem to be hearing more these days of foreign betting syndicates becoming involved in attempts to bribe professional footballers in to trying to influence the outcome of matches. Players have been recorded on camera by undercover reporters and allegedly telling them how easy it is to make thousands of pounds via contacts attached to these syndicates. I don’t condone any wrong doings and anyone found guilty of such offences should be punished accordingly and in severe cases face the possibility of a lifetime ban from the sport. However if you think about it , is it any great surprise that these attempts on corruption appear to be happening more frequently ( or is it a case that they have been happening for years and we are now only hearing about them more often ) ? Bookmakers can be offering..
UFC Fight Night 33 Friday Midnight BT Sports Recap
by tattflash on 11 Dec at 16:12
So there we have it, yet another fight to consider for fight of the year. A very good fight saw Silva dominate round 1 dropping Hunt with a hard right hand. Hunt started the second round in control, before Silva used some brutal leg kicks to start chopping Hunt down, Round 3 saw Hunt dominate, whilst round 4 again saw Hunt start brightly before Silva pounced on Hunt as he slipped and put on a GnP show for the final 2 minutes of the round. Round 5 saw Hunt tee off at will against Silva, before the referee decided somewhat bizarre to stop the fight because he could not see where the blood was coming from on Silva, his comments were " I cant see where the blood is coming from, but I don't think its that bad" if you don't..
Career defining Test Match coming up for some at The WACA
by Randy Rann on 10 Dec at 22:14
Third Test a must watch........but only from behind the sofa!! Well what can you say, England battered in Brisbane and well and truly addled in Adelaide, with the forthcoming comfort that the WACA at Perth awaits, where England have only ever won ONCE at! 2-0 down with a must not lose Test Match coming up at the Aussie stronghold and with Mitchell Johnson stepping it up a notch on his home patch. A Hat Stand! MONTY PANESAR England won't play two spinners in Perth and may even play without any. However I feel they should, and Monty is my pick. He bowled better than Graeme Swann and I won't forget his gutsy knock at No.11 in the First Innings for many a year. He took his blows and the look in his eyes is comical, but he showed tremendous courage. Don't forget either..
MOST POPULARby mercer
11 Dec 19:02
Weekend Anytime Goalscorers (14th December)
I have done a couple of anytime goalscorer blogs, which have gone down well so far. Will include the Championship, League One & League Two in this one, with hardly any Skrill Premier this weekend. SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP David Nugent (Leicester) Is having...
MOST DISCUSSEDby botev1921
06 Dec 00:44
Weekly Euro Football Predictor - Week 3
A collective of opinions on the weekends top European league matches. The idea behind the blog is to get differing opinions on the best bets for the best matches in Europe over the weekend from a panel of experts. Each...