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Irish Grand National Trends (Early Look)
by Micko70 on 29 Mar at 10:57
The Irish Grand National is run at Fairyhouse racecourse on Easter Monday every year The race is tun over 3m 5f and 24 fences will be jumped during the race, during it's history, the race has been won by some very big names. Previous winners include Butler's cabin (2007), Numbersixvalverde (2005), Bobbyjo (1998), Desert Orchid (1990) & Rhyme 'n' Reason (1985) Arthur Moore (1996 & 2011) & Jonjo O'Neill (2007 & 2014) are the only trainers to have won the race twice in the last 20 years, Jonjo has no entries this year but Arthur Moore has 1 single entry, Pass The Hat This will be the 2nd running under the new sponsor Boyelsports who started their sponsorship in 2014. I have looked at the last 10 years of the race and looked at 8 trends, they are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Recent Runs, Last..
Rory McIlroy - Can he win the Masters in 2015 ?
by The rabbit on 24 Mar at 19:33
Rory McIlroy has just finished jt 11th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational which is his last tournament before he competes in the Masters in April. He has won once this year which was the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European tour. He is the World number one and has managed to win four Majors which are the U S Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014 and the Open Championship in 2014. The only Major that Rory has not won is the Masters so can he win at Augusta this year ? The Positives 1. Rory has the confidence and experience and skill to cope with the pressure and expectations when he performs at the Masters and he is capable of closing out winning positions when in contention. 2. The Masters is arguably the easiest Major to win as it..
Should UEFA change the international qualification system?
by botev1921 on 29 Mar at 15:11
As the Euro 2016 qualifiers continue to dominate the European football scene over the past few days, I keep reading discussions regarding the competitiveness of those qualifiers and the evident misbalance in European football between the so-called traditional football countries and the smaller, less traditional teams who as it stands right now have no shot at qualifying for anything or to go even further, can’t beat eggs, never mind other teams. While the argument has two sides, especially when it comes to the original idea of the game, namely to promote sport and inclusion, the people who see no point whatsoever in Scotland or England needing to play the likes of Gibraltar and San Marino actually make a better case for a complete revamp of the qualification system. I wonder will the UEFA committees will ever consider taking that step? FOR..
PREMIERSHIP STATISTICS from some different angles - March update.
by davidg3907 on 27 Mar at 14:26
At the commencement of the season I decided to look at some stats from slightly different angles, searching for a profitable trend slightly off the beaten track. The stats will be generic rather than team specific initially but may be segregated later in the season once more data has been collected. At the end of the season some will also be split into Home and Away format. BACKGROUND TO THE STATISTICS During the early part of the campaign a few unexpected results will ( and indeed did ) inevitably occur. Some of those may turn out not to be shocks as the season progresses and form settles but they need to stay in the statistics. However, a few things did come as a surprise. Let’s look at the stats and see what has developed as we are now 3/4 of the way..
Big Decision on Big Sam
by redhammer on 29 Mar at 22:18
Big Decision on Big Sam This summer the manager of West Ham, Sam Allardyce, will be offered a new deal at The Hammers or a thank you for your hard work and a cheerio. His relationship with the fans has never been simple but with plenty against the appointment from the word go and with promotion at the first time of asking (via the play off's, just) many felt it wasn't good enough with the squad and budget he had at his disposal. First year up and it was a safe and sound season with a 10th place finish with some good and some not so good results. As a result the board reward the gaffer with a new 2 year contract and signed Andy Carroll for a record 15 million breaking the 11m for Jarvis that they purchased for Sam..
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..
Trainers to follow in April
by Scratville on 29 Mar at 23:17
After a poor March we stand around +£55.00 LSP for the year. Plenty to go at this month, hopefully we can get back on track. We have 11 trainers to follow, all of which have solid historical stats. NH BRIAN ELLISON (HURDLERS) North Yorkshire trainer who has been on the blog in his capacity of a flat trainer in the past, this month we will be looking at his Hurdlers. 2011 3/10 30% +£ 9.00 2012 1/13 8% (£ 8.00) 2013 7/21 33% +£11.89 2014 4/24 17% +£17.50 A strike rate over 20% and almost +£30 LSP over the last..
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