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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..
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..
The Ashes - The best sledging on record
by drobgod on 09 Dec at 14:22
I'm no Cricket expert that's for sure, but I do enjoy watching the big matches and they get no bigger than England v Australia, especially when it's for The Ashes. Since the first test started in Brisbane one of the most topical discussions has centred around 'sledging' and the fact that Australia seem to be getting under the England players skins when participating in it. I must say apart from Joe Root, who just seems to laugh at them, most of the other English players do appear to have been unsettled by the Aussies behaviour, although I can't quite understand why. Sir Ian Botham said on Sky Sports only last night that this has been going on for years and you know your going to get it when you play away from home so get on with it.........wise words I think. Anyway..
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..
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..
Interesting Jockey & Trainer Stats For The Jumps Part 2
by The Executioner on 05 Dec at 17:33
Further to my previous piece on certain jockey and trainer statistics I have delved deeper in to some other incidents which will hopefully be of benefit to members and produce profitable days in the future. They make interesting reading and these combinations should not be dismissed lightly when they occur. I’m not somebody that totally relies on statistics to back up my punting ; I’ve always considered myself a value seeker with a strong leaning towards form. Value is everything and I can’t stress enough that if you like the chance of a particular selection and the price is considered too low then simply leave it alone ; in the long run that approach should serve you well. I do however like it when the stats back up my opinion and I’ve come across a few profitable situations recently when assessing..
Betting on the NBA - players market
by botev1921 on 11 Dec at 14:12
I continue my examination of the NBA betting markets with one, which is not very popular among punters as bookies expanded it only recently, but at the same time I consider it very interesting as it always offers just two options and in all honesty is not that difficult to understand. The players market rarely offers any serious odds, but there is a very simple system everyone could exploit when picking the winning option. Not just that, but there is no need for in-depth knowledge of every player in the NBA as the bookies often limit the availability of players to the stars of franchise players and all in all even people who do not regularly follow the league could find a winner with a few minutes of research of trends and match-ups. What is a ‘players market’ and what types..
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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...