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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,..
Senior British Open Preview
by jimmywomble on 23 Jul at 23:14
Jimenez A Cut Above the Rest in Wales The British major’s keep coming and this week it’s the turn of the Seniors with the Senior British Open, which for the first time will be from the Royal Porthcawl GC in Wales. Winner last year at Royal Birkdale was Mark Wiebe who played in last week’s Open at Hoylake , with the winner this year getting a trip to St Andrews next year. Being a major it is four rounds for the seniors and play gets underway at 7am Thursday 24th July. The Course & Past Winner Royal Porthcawl is a links course sat on the Bristol Channel in South Wales, looking out over the channel to both the Gower Peninsula to the northwest and Exmoor to the south. It will play a yard over 6,900 yards and a par 71. I..
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..
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..
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..
Where now for England after a poor world cup
by meoldmate on 20 Jul at 11:18
The world cup has come and gone, with Germany being the world champions of football. Brazil world cup was a thrill in itself, with goals, action, mishaps and shocks, it had it all, kept every football fan glued to their television sets or computer to see all the action on a daily basis, until the closing stages, when it spreads out over a the week, until the final game. Now what, for us football fans, looking at the transfer market to see who has come and gone from each club, with the emphasis on the premier league and a glance at the other leagues. International football for England, never really climaxed and it was all over in day’s than weeks, even the girls on Soho and other red light areas would of been embarrassed of the quickness of the event that occurred. England meant..
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..
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