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Malaysian Grand Prix 2015
by Ralfie1982 on 25 Mar at 21:42
So Formula 1 Race 2. Is it boring? I dont know, will you get rich backing it in the early stages of the grand prix season i very much doubt it. SO! What have we learn't about the teams after race 1? Mercedes are in a League of their own, McLaren are so bad that Alonso might wish he was still unfit to drive, Ferrari look more competitive than expected, and the early season slagging match between Renault and Red Bull has started again. What do we know about the Malaysian circuit? There are two BIG DRS zones close together (the first on the start finish straight before 1st corner and the 2nd on the last straight before the final turn 15), this will point us to the cars with the better top speed such as Mercedes, Williams and Force..
ATP Masters 1000 Miami
by undertherobe on 23 Mar at 20:50
Last week in Indian Wells saw it go to the form book with Novak Djokovic outlasting Roger Federer in the final to extend his lead at the top of the world rankings. Once again, we have an ATP 1000 event over the next week and a half, and this time we cross the United States onto the East Coast to take a look at the Miami Open which is the last hard court event on American soil until the ATP 250 in Atlanta at the end of July. History Between 1990 & 2004, this event was dominated by Americans with home players taking home 12 of the 15 tournaments played. Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick all winning at least one event. Since that period of American dominance, only Andy Roddick in 2010 kept the trophy in..
What I Have Learned From Cheltenham
by garethp1981 on 22 Mar at 20:46
The end of the festival is now over a week ago and I thought it would be good to record on this blog what I think can be learned from the greatest show on turf. I was lucky enough to be able to go to the first day, so my view are perhaps coloured a bit by this, but I did think there were things to be learned from each of the four days. Douvan Is One To Look Out For Much of the talk before day one was about a Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh winning the four Grade One Races on the Tuesday. To do this Ruby needed to start the festival by winning on Douvan and it was to the delight of a very noisy Cheltenham crowd that he did so. I personally thought that Douvan was the..
The final eight games of the Championship with a conclusion of final top six
by meoldmate on 21 Mar at 00:09
CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE Who is going to win this league? There are so many teams, within a chance of taking the title. With nine games left, plenty of action to come and points to be won and lost, with either improving a position all losing it and possibly automatic promotion. As I am typing this, the top of the Championship looks like this Team Matches Played Won Draw lost goals Goals Against Points Watford 38 22 9 8 78 45 72 Middlesbrough 38 21. 9 8 59 27 72 Bournemouth 38 20 10 8 79 40 70 Norwich 38 19 10 9 73 42 67 Derby 38 19 10 9 69 41 67 Brentford 38 20 5 13 62 50 65 The top seven teams who have over sixty points, with the top three all in the seventies.. If we adapt a league table for home games been played by the top seven, we find a different view of things. Team Matches Played Won Draw lost goals Goals Against Points Middlesbrough 19 12 4 3 37 11 40 Ipswich 19 12 4 3 31 13 40 Watford 19 12 3 4 44 20 39 Derby 19 11. 5 3 41 18 38 Brentford 19 11 3 5 37 22 36 Bournemouth 19 10 6 3 36 21 36 Wolverhampton 19 10 5 4 41 20 35 Norwich 19 9 6 4 41 20 33 Ipswich however, they have a slight chance of winning the Championship, depending on how the clubs above them perform in their remaining games, they do stand a great chance of making a play off position. Away form can cause..
Dutch football - knowing the league, knowing your bets
by botev1921 on 25 Mar at 12:05
I have been watching Dutch club football for as long as I can remember and one of the reasons probably is that I grew up when the Dutch national team was one of the best in Europe in the early 90s and their approach to football with the new modern academies, was always admired by media and specialists alike. I confess that I enjoy Dutch matches more than even English or Spanish ones and as I grew up more aware of different betting markets, I realised enjoyment actually has a lot to do with the entire philosophy of Dutch teams and that philosophy is incredibly helpful to punters looking for easy money. In this short blog I will bring to your attention my observations on that Dutch philosophy and how it translates into stats, which in the end make one..
The Lincoln with a line through ratings
by meoldmate on 25 Mar at 22:54
I like many members, punters like to work a figure of some sort and back in the 90’s, I use to use timeform a fair amount, now I prefer the Racing Post ratings. Figures for working out your selection chances can work for you and against you. The figures you work with, must co-inert with the form of the horse, including ground, trip and class. Many of us, including myself, can get carried away, when a horse appears with a great rating and been dropped in class, thinking this is thrown in and should win at a very good price, hence the very good price by the bookies, as it’s form has deteriorated and possibly unreliable. So what I was thinking and thought would be great to look at is ratings from the first three home in past races of the Lincoln and..
NL West Preview
by undertherobe on 21 Mar at 20:43
Wrapping up my look at each Division in baseball with the Division that had one of the biggest gaps in performance in 2014. Two of the three team that had less than 70 wins were from the NL West although it produced two playoff teams, including World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. So how will 2015 play out? Los Angeles Dodgers Last Season : 94-68 (Lost 3-1 to St. Louis in the NLDS) 2014 brought a second consecutive Division title for the Dodgers and an 8th winning season in the last nine years. Having the best pitcher in baseball often helps and Clayton Kershaw returns for Los Angeles and he returns to anchor an impressive starting rotation. Kershaw has led the league in ERA for the last four years whilst Zack Greinke owns a 32-12 record in two seasons with the Dodgers...
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The Best Horse Racing Betting System Ever. Can it work?
One of the most frequently asked questions about Horse Racing Betting - "Systems, do they work?" There are three types of punters regarding systems and during this piece I will refer to each in passing. Those that use systems, lose with systems...
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Grand National 2015 (Early Thoughts)
The Grand National is watched all over the world by millions of people, not all of which are serious horse racing lovers. The 2015 Grand National will be sponsored by Crabbies after years of sponsorship by John Smiths. The Race is run...