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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..
November Big Race Reviews and Cheltenham Festival 2014 Clues
by man o bong on 03 Dec at 19:30
The first real full month of the national Hunt season is in the box and we have several big races to asses the form of. I am looking to review each month as it passes en-route to the Cheltenham Festival Where did runners catch the eye? Where did they need the run? Can we take anything from the form just yet? Early season form can be quite difficult to asses and we will see examples of this as we take a look back at November and races such as the Charlie Hall, Haldon Gold Cup, Paddy power Gold and Betfair Chase, over fences, whilst Over hurdles, the likes of the Greatwood Hurdle and Long Distance at Newbury to unpick Charlie Hall Chase - Wetherby 1st 4 Harry Topper K C Bailey 6 11-6 J M Maguire 5/1 Held up, jumped slowly 1st, blundered next, not fluent 9th, headway on outside 11th, challenged 4 out,..
Find a Yeti in the Trading Market
by davidg3907 on 09 Dec at 23:18
A bit like the Holy Grail or the Yeti , I have not the slightest idea where it is - but it must be out there somewhere. What must :? The thin line between trading and ' covering bets ' or ' greening up '. Trading early or late To explain what I mean , let's look at racing first. You back 100 horses £1 at 5.00. There are three possibilities with varying degrees of each. A winning system , a losing system and one virtually breaking even. Should 22 win your return is £110 equating to a profit of 10 pts. That is a reasonable enough profit. Personally , if I was confident enough that a similar margin could be maintained there may be no reason to mess with it. Should 20 win your return is £100 just breaking..
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,..
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..
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..
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..
MOST POPULARby mercer
03 Dec 09:40
Midweek Live Premier League Matches (Booking's Stats)
LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES (BOOKINGS & STATS) Two live Premier League matches on show for us to watch over the next few days & both look close games, so expect a battle & cards to be shown. I have kept all...
MOST DISCUSSEDby drobgod
03 Dec 09:57
Can Twitter help our betting in the specials markets?
I have no idea whether the amount of Twitter followers a celebrity has could be a useful guide for us when betting on programmes such as I'm A Celebrity, X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, but after having two winning bets...