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British Grand Prix
by Ralfie1982 on 27 Jun at 21:34
British Grand Prix - Pre Practice thoughts For those who read my earlier blog about falling out of love with the Formula 1 in general I have to say I have started to get the tingle back, i dont know if that is because its a "home" grand prix but its coming back to me and hope i feel the same 10 laps into the race The Track & Facts First held 1929 (62 occurance) Most wins (drivers) Alain Prost & Jim Clark (5) Most wins (constructors) Ferarri (15) Circuit length 5.891 km (3.66..
2016 Oscar Preview
by LustForLeith on 28 Jun at 20:45
2016 Oscar Preview I know, I know, it’s too early to look at the Oscars. How can you tell how a film may do in the Academy Awards when you haven’t seen it or it’s competition? Well, there's no harm in trying! Could be quite an interesting year. There’s already some early favourites, so hotly tipped moves that have failed to deliver and the possibility of some surprises. Here’s things to consider - The last three Best Picture winners have been released in October in America That bodes well for the likes of The Walk, Legend, The Martian, Adam Jones, Freeheld, Steve Jobs. And The Last Witch Hunter. The likes of Boyhood and Grand Budapest Hotel could have done better if they had been released later in the year. But don’t rule out films that have been around for ages - Last year Whiplash dazzled..
2015 Tour De France
by Micko70 on 01 Jul at 20:53
The 2015 Tour De France begins in Holland on Saturday July 4th and ends as usual in Paris on July 26th, in this years edition of the race, the race will visit 6 Towns/Cities that have never experienced the race before The race gets underway in Holland when Utrecht hosts the opening individual time trial, the race then moves onto Belgium where stages 2 & 3 finish Stage 4 see's the race finally enter France as they finish in Cambrai There are 9 flat stages in the race this year, 3 stages that are quite hilly with 1 or 2 categorized climbs There are 7 stages that see some pretty steep climbs, 5 of those stages will see a summit finish which are usually great stages for the fans to watch We will also have 1 individual time trial and 1 team time trial and..
City Lacked Chelsea's Consistency
by garethp1981 on 28 Jun at 17:34
Thus far since the end of the season I have written blogs reviewing the football season in five countries. These five countries, Germany, Spain, Italy, France and Portugal are all part of the top six leagues in Europe according to UEFA (I picked the top six because numbers seven and eight are Russia and Ukraine, leagues in which have little interest). Since I have looked at five countries, and I am covering the top six there is obviously one missing, and this country is England. The English league is the second highest UEFA-rated league behind Spain and is the one most often tipped on by OLBG members. The Premier League is also the league in which I have the most interest and it is the one about which I have the most to say, so it is the one I..
Wimbledon 2015 - The British Perspective
by undertherobe on 28 Jun at 00:28
Oh dear. Back at the start of the grass court season, I wrote a blog previewing the six British men inside the top 200 of the ATP Rankings (click here) but it’s all gone downhill from there. Other than Andy Murray, only Aljaz Bedene managed a main draw victory in any of the warm-up events and he didn’t make it further than the 2nd round in Nottingham. To make matters worse, the Wimbledon draw couldn’t have been less kind to the British men and once again, only Andy Murray is favoured with the bookmakers to make it past the first round. So is there any hope for the British men and how far can they get in SW19? Andy Murray (1st rd vs Mikhail Kukushkin) Seeded three, Murray really shouldn’t have too much trouble getting past Kukushkin in the first round. The..
Wimbledon 2015 - ATP Draw Preview
by botev1921 on 26 Jun at 17:53
Once again I am off to provide the most comprehensive quarter by quarter preview of yet another Grand Slam and while the ATP part of these events has grown to be somewhat dull and predictable, few really saw Stan Wawrinka winning Roland Garros, so there is some value out there if only we can find it early enough. The grass court season, for being as short as it is, actually offers some very specific angles to work with when we analyse draws and match-ups. It is common knowledge that big servers, credible net play and most of all stable return play a much bigger part of the grass court strategy and I believe we must combine those three when we try to pick a potential surprise package to upset the top 10, who once again are expected to dominate at..
Alstom Open de France Preview
by jimmywomble on 30 Jun at 20:13
Howell to Stop the Hat Trick Man in France The European Tour crosses the border from Germany into France this week with the Alstom Open de France which for the 14th year in a row will be from Le Golf National just outside Paris. Looking to make it a hat trick of wins will be Graeme McDowell who dominated in 2013 winning by 4 and last year coming from 8 back to win by a shot. Staying an hour ahead of the UK and tee times will mean they will start at 6.30am UK time on the 2nd July. The Course & Past Winners Le Golf National has hosted just about every year since 1991, only missing out in 1999 & 2001, although I’ve only looked at results since 1997. Perhaps more importantly it will be the host of the..
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MOST POPULARby botev1921
26 Jun 14:21
Wimbledon 2015 - Prediction Blog
We had one winner in our Roland Garros prediction blog and came close with the Novak Djokovic prediction only to be denied, like I am sure many others, by the on-fire Stan Wawrinka. After breaking our previous visits record, the...
MOST DISCUSSEDby meoldmate
25 Jun 20:22
Royal Ascot review, with declarations for winners
Royal Ascot week, was exciting, thrilling and had everything else to go with the meeting, along with the channel four cameras. It is good to see the whole meeting through each day and not a few selected races. Never mind the...
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