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PDC World Darts Championship
by Hogsback on 04 Dec at 19:22
I still find the PDC World Darts Championship the single most exciting sports event in any year. It is the competition that has it all. The big star, Phil Taylor, always shines brightly having won 14 World Championship titles. This could be his last time in this tournament as he is 53 Years of age now. No Phil Taylor would be devastating and that can be contemplated for another year. He might well go out on a ‘high’ so if he wins it again this year who knows? His hunger does not fade and neither does his eye sight as shown by winning the recent Grand Slam of Darts for the fifth time. Taylor is certainly a phenomenon and a true sporting legend. He is odds-on to win this year, so the bookies are giving nothing away. Taylor’s main rivals..
UK Championship Round-up: Positives and Negatives
by TeddyT on 09 Dec at 17:08
UK Championship Round Up Who Did Not Impress? Mark Selby In some ways Selby did remarkably well to make the final of the UK Championship 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..
Nelson Mandela Championship Preview
by jimmywomble on 10 Dec at 13:41
A Silva Lining as Golf Pays Its Respects to Madiba Golf will almost take a back seat this week on the European Tour following the passing last week of Nelson Mandela, just a week before the tournament that bears his name, The Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa. Although he has had one last say on the event as it has been moved forward to start on Wednesday 11th December to accommodate for his funeral which will be on the Sunday. This will be the second year of the event and winner last year was Scott Jamieson at the Royal Durban it what was a rain soaked opener to the 2013, where the event was cut to just 36 holes and the course shortened to a mere 5,594 yards. This year we have a new course as they move..
The Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup Trends
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..
Having A Sporting Wager: NFL Total Points Market
by durkinliam on 04 Dec at 22:39
First of all, welcome again! This blog is for everyone, but mainly those who are looking to get into the beautiful game of American Football and there's no better place to start when betting on NFL than the Total Points market. Betting on the Total Points market, it allows the punter to follow a game without needing Team A or Team B to win and also eases newbie’s into the sport without needing prior knowledge of the teams, players, injuries, so on and so forth. This season (week 13 inclusive) there's been 41 games where the Total Points market are wanting at least 50 points to be successful, e.g. over 49 points. From these 41 games, 23 have been successful so far in 13 game weeks yielding a £2.91 level stakes profit (£1). From the 18 games which didn't exceed their..
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..
First World Cup insights after the group stage draw
by botev1921 on 06 Dec at 23:09
The World Cup might be six months away, but I have learned from previous tournaments that the best value bets are usually available right after the draw is out as long as one manages to come up with accurate conclusions. The draw itself pretty much determines who the bookies consider a bigger favorite based on several aspects, including group difficulty, which groups cross each other and which teams are more likely to come out of their half of the draw into the semi-finals and final respectively. With the odds already moving in different directions, I will try highlight the different potential trends and outcomes of each group and determine which are the real value bets and which could be considered totally unworthy of taking. Overview of the groups Usually the analysts divide groups into easy and difficult or the known cliché “groups..
MOST POPULARby Micko70
09 Oct 11:00
Turning £10 into a small fortune within 3 months
Turning £10 into a small fortune within 3 months We know there is no such thing as a certainty in any sport but if you could find a 1/10 shot every day and started off with only £10 you would win...
MOST DISCUSSEDby drobgod
04 Dec 15:14
If you like NFL and Football you'll love this - probably!!
Okay let's not take this too seriously, but over the last six weeks or so I've been dabbling with the NFL on a weekend. This new found love for American Football coincided with my wife watching Downton Abbey and Paradise...