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by Micko70 on 10 Dec at 23:45
The Australian Open is the first of the 4 grand slam events in Tennis played in a calendar year, the 2014 version gets underway on January 13th and will finish on January 26th. Novak Djokovic is the current reigning mens champion, whilst the reigning womens champion is Victoria Azarenka MEN You have to go way back to 2005 to find an upset in the Men's singles, that was the last year and the first year since 1988 that a homegrown player reached the final. Lleyton Hewitt was beaten in the final by Marat Safin, who was winning the title for the first time after twice being a losing finalist. Since 2005 only 3 players have won the Men's singles, Roger Federer (2006, 2007 & 2010), Rafael Nadal (2009) & Novak Djokovic (2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013) LAST 10 YEARS Below is the table of results from the..
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 - Quarter Finals, Tenth Elimination
by garlicsauce on 07 Dec at 20:47
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 - Quarter Finals, Tenth Elimination 1st Blog - Partnerships and Initial Thoughts - Read It Here! First Dances, Second Impressions Blog - Read It Here! Second Dances, First Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Love Week, Second Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Third Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Fourth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Halloween Fifth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Sixth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Blackpool Seventh Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Eighth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Ninth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Joy of Joys, Brucies off and Claudia is back as we are down to the last six now at this quarter final stage. Some couples have a lot to prove this week after a mediocre Musical Week. Will it rain tens again this week or will they be brought back down to..
World Cup 2014 Draw - Reaction and Betting Odds
by man o bong on 06 Dec at 17:37
The World Cup Finals 2014 draw has taken place at Costa do Sauipe, Brazil on Friday Dec 6 2013 Here I take an immediate look at the draw, the odds and possible bets for the finals. World Cup Finals 2014 Betting Odds Brazil 4.5 Argentina 6.5 Germany 6.5 Spain 7.5 Belgium 17 Holland 21 Italy 23 France 26 Colombia 26 England 26 Uruguay 26 Chile 34 Portugal 34 Russia 81 Bosnia-Herzegovina 151 Ecuador 151 Ivory Coast 151 Switzerland 151 Croatia 151 Ghana 151 Mexico 151 Japan 176 USA 201 Australia 251 South Korea 251 Nigeria 251 Greece 251 Cameroon 301 Iran 751 Algeria 1001 Costa Rica 1001 Honduras 1501 The groups are made up as follows, World Cup Group A Brazil Previous World Cups: 1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Key player: Neymar (Barcelona). How they got here: Hosts Where will they finish: I have had Brazil down as winners from a long way out for no other reason than they are a terrific side and have home advantage. The thing that may work against them is actually that home advantage with home support and expectation. If they can overcome that, indeed rise to it, they can get the final Cameroon Previous World Cups: 1982, 1990, 1994,..
DR MATT'S ALTERNATIVE VIEW - week 1
by drmatt on 07 Dec at 12:09
I often wonder how many people follow the ‘hot tips’ on the OLBG website. For me I like to look at this page to get an idea of the overall feeling of the tipsters on the site. But rather than following the selections, I like to see if I can take an alternative view in the hope that if this is against the general feeling there might be more value in my selection. But this is not just about opposing all the consensus choices blindly; there still needs to be some consideration as to which are the ‘top tips’ to avoid. I have been doing this over the course of this season and it has been turning out quite well. So starting today, the tips that I have identified are as follows Chelsea (v Stoke, confidence 90%) Chelsea this..
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
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..
NFL Expert Picks - Your Ultimate Guide To Week 14
by Chipmonkadidooda on 06 Dec at 03:40
NFL EXPERT PICKS WEEK 14 Thursday Night Game HOUSTON TEXANS (2-10) @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-9) CURRENT MONEYLINE ODDS: 1.62/2.40 (HANDICAP -3 TEXANS) CONSENSUS: 5-3 TEXANS CHIPMONKADIDOODA: Much is made of the Jags being better on the road, but no-one mentions the fact that the Texans are rubbish EVERYWHERE! Couldn’t believe the Jags were dogs here and I take full advantage at the bookies here at least on the handicap. Texans are playing for a draft pick to find a franchise QB now (Schaub is 32) – mark my words they’ll have the worst record in the NFL come January. (JAGUARS) DECO121: The Houston Texans started their season 2-0 yet now, somehow, stand alone with the worst record in the NFL at 2-10 as we begin week 14. I say "somehow" because in my opinion they have been nowhere near the worst team in the league especially..
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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...