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  • Diary of a Novice Racehorse Owner - Part 1

    deswalker on 29 Sep at 21:25

    She’s got a lovely head hasn’t she? The trainer Jamie says, I assume rhetorically. I squint at the mare in front of me, poking its head out of the stable ruminating thoughtfully, put my head on one side and think of a few adjectives I would use to describe it. Brown? Furry? Certainly there’s an air about the animal that she knows more than me… in the area of making aesthetic judgements over equine body parts, she almost certainly does. I’m assuming that this is one of the many things I will learn somewhere along the way on my first journey into racehorse ownership. Maybe it’s happening quicker than I thought as when, on the stable tour, we get round to the stable which contains Our Reward; the beast I am now the proud owner of a tiny fraction of (people…

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  • The NFL Underdog Blog - Week 4

    ebookconverter on 02 Oct at 04:04

    Last week Things were looking promising last Sunday. Down just five points and driving steadily downfield, the Lions were inside the Denver half with just four minutes left - and Stafford threw an interception. That was that. But fair credit to Denver's defense. For the third game in a row it comes up with a crucial play. How long can that last? Read on... Performance on the week 0 from 1, -1.0 pt Performance on the season 2 from 6, -0.20 pts This week There's several matches that look worthy of at least consideration: Jaguars at the Colts, Giants at the Bills, Redskins hosting Philly, 49ers at home to the Packers, the Vikings visiting Denver, and the Bears welcoming the surprising Raiders. The 49ers looked very good in week one but in hindsight that has the look of a fluke performance. They've lost…

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  • Just one selection let me down last week. Will this week bring more luck?

    undertherobe on 01 Oct at 06:30

    After laying an egg the previous week, it was nice to get back to winning ways last week although for the second time this season, the accumulator fell one win short as the exertions of a penalty shoot out at Anfield cost Carlisle in a 1-0 home defeat to bottom club Newport. This is the last week before the International break so before a truncated accumulator next week, it’s another shot at trying to land the second five from five of the season....... Running Totals Singles: 14/23 (60.87% strike rate), 5.20 pts profit (22.61% roi) Accumulators: 1/5 (20.00% strike rate), 12.40 pts profit (248% roi) A quick recap of the rules I’ve set myself for this experiment, Rule One No odds are out of range. We hear stories all the time of a short priced favourite scuppering a big acca but for someone & a lot…

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  • Keeping your own Match Ratings to Predict Results

    bobslay13 on 29 Sep at 13:27

    Keeping your own Match Ratings and using them to Predict Results Introduction I’ve been keeping records of my own match ratings for each Premier League game this season. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while and something I know that plenty of successful and strategic professional football bettors do. My ‘system’ is quite simple really. I give a team marks out of 10 for their match performance. By match performance I do not mean how good the final score was for them instead I mean how well they played. They could play well and be extremely unlucky and lose 3-0, it happens; and quite regularly too. How the strategy works The main idea of this is to help me when I’m looking at the form for upcoming fixtures. Results do not always tell the story, pretty often they are not…

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    pompeybuster12 on 01 Oct at 17:19

    THE FACE OF RABIES. “I would like to introduce you to the face of rabies” MICHAEL SCOTT (THE OFFICE US) (Michael then turns around a board with a picture of Meredith Palmer.) “How many of you know somebody who has been afflicted with rabies?” The whole of the staff raise their hands in acknowledgement. Michael then states “You see, too many to count” and takes this as proof of the prominence of rabies in the US today. AN AMERICAN WORKPLACE. If you have never had the pleasure of watching THE OFFICE U.S., stop reading now, get a Netflix subscription and lock yourself in a bunker for a month, it is undeniably one of the funniest, intelligent and heartfelt pieces of television ever made, it bucks all of the trends associated with American comedy, dealing self delusion and self deprecation, while managing to charm you at the same time,…

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  • A Blue Point of View

    RACHACE on 01 Oct at 15:21

    Manchester City v Newcastle United, Saturday 3rd October (15:00 ko) Firstly, welcome to my blog, my preview on Premier League matches involving my club Manchester City. Our 8th game see's us host the struggling and winless Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. The Magpies have had a very tough start to the season which has seen early season optimism dampen somewhat. No win in any of their opening 7 fixtures, losing 4 and drawing 3. However, they did play well for the majority of their last game against Premier League champions Chelsea but after having led the game 2-0, they unfortunately failed to hold on and the game ended 2-2. Still, before the game they'd have taken the point so they can still take the positives from what was a much improved performance to the ones they'd put…

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  • Sunderland v WEST HAM UNITED

    redhammer on 29 Sep at 19:47

    Sunderland v West Ham United 03-10-2015. 15.00. The Stadium Of Light. A West Ham Preview Last Time Out The Game West Ham United 2-2 Norwich City West Ham started slowly and the crowd were already getting grumpy when Nobles cross field pass was cut short by Brady who went by the incoming Tomkins, ran into the area and coolly slotted past Adrian to give the Canaries the deserved lead. This sparked West Ham into life, eventually, and it was 1-1 after Noble found Sakho who sent Payet down the line and he cut it back and laid the equaliser on a plate for the Senegal striker. HT 1-1 The second half was even as both sides probed each other for a winner with Adrian and Ruddy having to be alert but both sides looked very organised until the subs decided to have impacts. Firstly the Canaries substitute…

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