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Pre-season 2015/16 - The Liverpool Perspective
by ibfm23 on 29 Jun at 05:55
Hello and welcome to my 2015/16 season blog! The Reds have opted for a different pre-season strategy this time around and in contrast with last year’s high profile friendlies will travel east and face a number of local sides in Thailand, Australia and Malaysia. Back in Europe they will play HJK in Finland before kicking off the season at Stoke (!!!shivers) on 8 August. The club has been very active during the early part of the summer transfer window. After securing the signatures of out of contract Bogdan, Milner and Ings and sealing a deal for U19 England international Gomez, Liverpool announced the arrival of Firmino from Hoffenheim for £29m. The Brazil international paves the way for Sterling’s departure which should yield between £40m to £50m thus leaving a sizable balance to be reinvested in additional reinforcements. Reports indicate that the Reds have..
Over 40 Future Flat Racing Winners (Hopefully!)
by monkeytennis on 26 Jun at 14:28
I did one of these lists on here a couple of years ago and it threw up plenty of winners and we are at that stage in the flat season again where I feel I have a good list of well handicapped horses to go to war with. As usual the list is comprised mainly of 3yos that have run in very strong early season 3yo handicaps. Some probably won't be seen again and others will completely lose their form but hopefully most will reproduce their early season efforts and win some races. I'd generally expect most to win first time given their preferred conditions and if they don't win within three races I'll normally give up on them. The ones nearer the top are most likely to give their running/be seen out soon: Rotherwick - Had 9 runs as a 2yo..
2016 Oscar Preview
by LustForLeith on 28 Jun at 20:45
2016 Oscar Preview I know, I know, it’s too early to look at the Oscars. How can you tell how a film may do in the Academy Awards when you haven’t seen it or it’s competition? Well, there's no harm in trying! Could be quite an interesting year. There’s already some early favourites, so hotly tipped moves that have failed to deliver and the possibility of some surprises. Here’s things to consider - The last three Best Picture winners have been released in October in America That bodes well for the likes of The Walk, Legend, The Martian, Adam Jones, Freeheld, Steve Jobs. And The Last Witch Hunter. The likes of Boyhood and Grand Budapest Hotel could have done better if they had been released later in the year. But don’t rule out films that have been around for ages - Last year Whiplash dazzled..
Royal Ascot review, with declarations for winners
by meoldmate on 25 Jun at 20:22
Royal Ascot week, was exciting, thrilling and had everything else to go with the meeting, along with the channel four cameras. It is good to see the whole meeting through each day and not a few selected races. Never mind the fashion going on and interviewing stars, who have been racing, by chance, they appear this year and for the first time, someone must of got them a ticket, another freebie for celebrities to be notice. Would not surprise me if they knew, there was a racing meeting taking place. Yes onto the horses that made the show, what all our members, wanted to watch and be part of, even through the lens of the camera and into our living rooms, we get the feel of being their, with the excitement of wagers being on a selected horse and hoping for a..
Ashes 2015, England to tame "The Backyard Bashers" with their own scrappers.
by Randy Rann on 28 Jun at 13:57
Forthcoming Ashes Series has all the hallmarks of a classic, but England can scrape home in what promises to be a real dog-fight. Well we're not too far away from the First Ashes Test in Cardiff and I for one can't wait for the action to start. I still can't believe it's 10 years since that brilliant 2005 series here where Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff brought out the kid in me when he went close to taking over from Sir Ian Botham as my cricketing hero. The 1981 Ashes Series where Botham put in Superhero performances after being sacked as Captain got me hooked on this great game and Test cricket in particular. However that's all in the past and new heroes are to be made this summer as it's time for fresh faces to step up to the mantle and put..
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 Preview
by bobslay13 on 24 Jun at 21:14
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 Preview The supposed 'drought' of football this summer hardly exists. We've had the Euro U21 Championsip, Copa America, the Women's World Cup and now we have the CONCACAF Gold Cup to look forward to in July. Introduction The CONCACAF Gold Cup is North and Central America’s continental International tournament. It is played biennially. CONCACAF being ‘Confederations of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football’. I like the acronym; it’s got a nice ring to it. Founded in 1991, the Gold Cup has been run 12 times. It took over from the CONCACAF Championship which had been in place since 1961. The USA has hosted, or partially hosted every tournament and will again this year with Canada. Mexico have joint-hosted twice in the past but this will be Canada’s first time. Mexico have won the competition a record 6 times,..
Live MLS Soccer June 27th - 29th
by undertherobe on 27 Jun at 08:22
Live club football is at a premium during the summer but for those who enjoy watching live football that doesn’t involve International teams, Sky Sports have the rights to Major League Soccer and with three live games this upcoming weekend, I’ve taken a look to see if I can find some value.... Saturday June 27th Toronto vs DC United (10.00pm UK time) The MLS is considered by most to be a pretty competitive league but DC United are way out in front in the Eastern Conference, ten points better off than New England in 2nd place. However, that stat is a little skewed as they’ve played more games than anyone with teams like Montreal and today’s opponents Toronto having played just 13 and 14 games respectively. DC United’s win on Wednesday night in Chicago broke up a run of just one point in..
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Wimbledon 2015 - Prediction Blog
We had one winner in our Roland Garros prediction blog and came close with the Novak Djokovic prediction only to be denied, like I am sure many others, by the on-fire Stan Wawrinka. After breaking our previous visits record, the...
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Natwest T-20 Blast 2015
In past 7-8 years, t-20 format has made cricket even more exciting and popular and as a result, top cricketing boards are launching their own domestic t-20 tournaments with aurora of overseas players and glamour. Though England and Wales cricket...
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