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Ludogorets (Razgrad) - the story
by botev1921 on 20 Jul at 00:49
I continue my coverage of the Bulgarian league with a short look at the only team that makes some impression in Europe and arguably the only team resembling some sort of professional sports organisation. Ludogorets (Razgrad) managed to take the country by storm in a matter of two years and had a big European break on the third. How exactly this team came to exist in a country, which outside its heroics of World Cup 1994 is not among the big football powers even of Eastern Europe might be something of a mystery for the foreign punters, but with them now even being discussed in the OLBG forums, I will try to share all I know of them as their rise coincided with the short-lived rise of my own favourite team with the only difference that the champions went even..
M2M Russian Open Preview
by jimmywomble on 22 Jul at 21:50
Put-in My Roubles on Bremner in Russia Sport often gets put in the political spotlight and this week could be no different as the European Tour heads over to Moscow and all issues around Russia and the Ukraine. (Surely the Russian President has the best golf name for a world leader, Mr Putt-in.) The M2M Russian Open has flipped between the main & Challenge Tours and this year sees the second year it is on the main tour and the fifth year running it will be at the Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club near Moscow. Winner last year was Michael Hoey who won on his debut here, but won’t defend as he injured his ankle last week in Hoylake. It will be an early start in UK terms as this will get underway around 4am Thursday the..
Premier League 2014/15 ante-post preview 1 - early views on the lower profile markets
by tbuckley on 20 Jul at 22:55
Premier League 2014/15 ante-post preview 1 - early views on the lower profile markets September 1st is the day when the summer transfer window has shut and the day when will finally know how each of the 20 Premier League squads will look making that the first proper time that we can confidently and accurately judge how teams are likely to perform this year in terms of the major outright markets. Until that day players will be coming and going to the various squads and it would only really be guesswork at best to give confident predictions now on the Outright markets and I'll wait at least until a week before the Premier League season starts to look at those markets. The good news for those of us that enjoy looking into the betting markets for football then there are loads of..
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE HORSERACING OF THE SPORT OF KINGS.
by meoldmate on 23 Jul at 22:09
Here we have another problem coming to the fore with thoroughbreds being doped or taking a substance that is not approved. This is occurring more often than not, now. It is also becoming embarrassing as this is affecting our Royal Majesty horses and trained by a knight, Sir Michael Stoute. The problem that has been put over, is the feed has been effected with a substance that is banned in the use on horses. If this has affected one horse, then surely many others will be coming into the picture. Why is this testing done after racing and not before, we all know early enough when these horses are going to run, with the group horses we practically know with months ahead of the race they are geared for. This would stop any thinking the sport of kings is not rigged and each..
RBC Canadian Open ( PGA Tour ) 2014 Preview.
by The rabbit on 21 Jul at 10:41
Brandt Snedeker is competing in Montreal this week as he defends his title in the Canadian Open which takes place at the Royal Montreal Golf Club ( Blue ) course in Quebec, Canada. This tournament was first held in 1904 and there have been a variety of host courses this century and the last time that the Royal Montreal Golf Club hosted this event was in 2001. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 500 points. The past ten winners of this event with their final scores are - 2013 Brandt Snedeker - 16 2012 Scott Piercy - 17 2011 Sean O'Hair - 4 2010 Carl Pettersson - 14 2009 Nathan Green - 18 2008 Chez Reavie - 17 2007 Jim Furyk - 16 2006 Jim Furyk - 14 2005 Mark Calcavecchia -5 2004 Vijay Singh..
International Crown ( LPGA ) 2014 Preview
by The rabbit on 22 Jul at 14:35
A new team event on the LPGA tour is taking place this week over a four day period and it is the International Crown which is a Matchplay competition that will feature teams from eight countries with each country being represented by four players. The total prize money is $1.6 million with $100,000 going to each member of the winning team. This tournament will be held every two years with the host course this year being the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland. The 2016 International Crown will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Tournament Format The format will begin with three days of Four Ball matches with the countries being seeded into two brackets with four countries in each bracket. Each country will play every other country in their bracket over the course of the first..
Premier League 14/15 - Getting a Head Start Over the Bookmakers
by danbradley on 24 Jul at 10:07
With the new season just a few weeks away, punters will soon once again be bombarded with hundreds of markets and hundreds of games to bet on. Some will look at the new season with trepidation, as a lack of form and statistics can leave one feeling underprepared when it comes to staking one’s hard earned money. I prefer to look at it in a different way though. Remember, the bookmakers have just as little as you at this point, and will be coming up with their prices without the use of form and statistics. Just like us, the bookmakers are forced into guessing when it comes to deciding the probability of outcomes, although there are obviously some factors which they will use when deciding an eventual price. One of those factors is likely to be last season’s results and statistics, and this,..
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