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  • Premiership Relegation (inc end of October predictions).

    davidg3907 on 04 Oct at 19:40

    It hardly seems a month since I did the end of August update, but what has happened to various teams since then? The October break for internationals seems a logical time to investigate. Despite Chelsea’s apparent eagerness to get involved, I shall concentrate on the eight most likely candidates, along with updates on those theoretically involved at the beginning. WATFORD My initial thoughts were that they had marginally the most difficult start of the promoted teams. Backed to a small stake averaging 1.78, this is a position I will hold for the first month or so. End of August update They started the season with 3 draws to get the 3 points I thought they may get from the West Brom match. It was a step too far taking their unbeaten start to the Etihad. End Sept estimate 7pts. October break update. 10…

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  • Euro Champs Final qualifying double header

    Micko70 on 06 Oct at 22:12

    October see's the final 2 rounds of matches being played between Thursday 8th October & Tuesday October 13th There are just 2 games left for every nation to try and earn their spots in France 2016. Here is how each Group currently stands and who plays who in this double header set of fixtures GROUP A POS NATION PL W D L GF GA PTS 1 Iceland 8 6 1 1 15 3 19 2 Czech Republic 8 6 1 1 16 10 19 3 Turkey 8 3 3 2 11 9 12 4 Netherlands 8 3 1 4 13 10 10 5 Latvia 8 0 4 4 4 16 4 6 Kazakhstan 8 0 2 6 5 16 2 FIXTURES Saturday October 10 5:00 - Iceland v Latvia 5:00 - Kazakhstan v Netherlands 7:45 - Czech Republic v Turkey Tuesday October 13 7:45 - Latvia v Kazakhstan 7:45 - Netherlands v Czech Republic 7:45 - Turkey v Iceland Iceland & the Czech Republic have both already qualified for France 2016, the 3rd placed position is a straight fight between Turkey & The Netherlands Turkey are 2 points clear and know that 2 wins will guarantee them 3rd placed, their last 2 games are against the top 2 who have both already qualified, the have to travel…

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  • NHL: Which teams are ready to end a postseason drought?

    undertherobe on 06 Oct at 23:40

    The NHL season gets underway in under a week and every year, teams who weren't very good in the previous season get better and make a run at the postseason. Since the 2004/05 season was lost to the strike, 45 of the 144 postseason places over the last nine seasons have been taken by teams who failed to make the playoffs in the previous year. That's an average of five per year. Splitting it down by conference, 23 of 72 Eastern Conference spots have been taken by teams who failed to make it the previous year whilst 22 of 72 Western Conference spots have been taken by teams who failed to make it. So of the fourteen teams who didn't make the postseason last year, which five are best placed to extend their season this time around? Eastern Conference Boston Bruins Despite failing to make…

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  • Friday Racing Review - Newmarket and York on 9 October 2015

    Robmull on 07 Oct at 14:43

    Regular readers of my blog will be aware that I provide weekly articles in which I preview the races that are to be televised by Channel 4 each Saturday, with the aim of drawing together in one place some useful and hopefully potentially profitable pointers in respect of these races. In addition to my usual Saturday Racing Preview, I thought that it would be beneficial to produce a separate companion article for the 7 top quality events from Newmarket and York that the Channel 4 cameras will be covering this Friday. Each race will be previewed in time order, during which I will in the main attempt to highlight useful data in relation to the following criteria: • Trainers with profitable records at the racecourses and in the specific races • Historically profitable trainer/jockey combinations • Historically profitable trends in respect of specific races • Any additional…

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  • Saturday Racing Preview - 10 October 2015

    Robmull on 08 Oct at 20:13

    Saturday is usually the busiest day of the week in terms of race meetings, attendance at race meetings swelled by occasional racegoers enjoying a good day out and betting turnover, as once a week punters try to find the winners of the races that they are able to watch on terrestrial TV. In general, the races that are usually covered by Channel 4 on Saturday are often the most valuable and competitive events of the week and as such are the most complex to analyse. In addition, many Saturday punters that I know struggle to find sufficient time to fully analyse all of the data that is available in the media, prior to making their selections, as they find they are under time restraints due to competing home and/or work commitments. Speaking from personal experience, I have lost count of…

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  • In Form Trainers - 5 to 11 October 2015 - Updated With Full Data For The Week

    Robmull on 04 Oct at 21:28

    The purpose of this blog is to highlight trainers in Britain that are currently in good form based on a minimum of 5 winners at a strike rate of 20% or more during the last 14 days up to the close of racing on Saturday. In addition, I will endeavour to list where these trainers have horses entered at racecourses over the forthcoming week where the trainer has been profitable to follow since the start of 2011 and will also highlight any jockeys that have been profitable to follow when teaming up with our in form trainers, during 2015. There is an old saying that states that success breeds further success and whilst most training stables come in and out of form during the year, it often pays to keep a close eye on a trainer’s runners when the stable…

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  • Premier League Handicap Update

    Micko70 on 07 Oct at 12:55

    We have now played 8 games in the Premier League and as it's international weekend this weekend, i have decided to have a look at the Premier League Handicap so far I am looking at Ladbrokes Handicap for the current season as they are the only bookie currently offering odds on the Handicap, each team was available at 15/1 at the start of the season off their handicap mark Let's have a look at how each side is doing and what there odds are now TEAM HANDICAP POINTS TOTAL PRICE Watford 48 10 58 5/1 Leicester 42 15 57 11/4 Norwich 46 9 55 12/1 Bournemouth 45 8 53 12/1 Crystal Palace 37 15 52 4/1 West Brom 42 8 50 25/1 West Ham 35 14 49 20/1 Aston Villa 43 4 47 66/1 Sunderland 44 3 47 250/1 Swansea 35 10 45 20/1 Stoke 35 9 44 66/1 Everton 29 13 42 12/1 Newcastle 39 3 42 150/1 Southampton 29 12 41 18/1 Tottenham 22 13 35 33/1 Liverpool 15 12 27 66/1 Man United 8 16 24 25/1 Arsenal 6 16 22 22/1 Man City 3 18 21 20/1 Chelsea Scratch 8 8 250/1 Previous Seasons Thanks to OLBG member Davidg3907 i have got the handicap results for the last 7 seasons, going back to the 2008/2009 season and this is how the top 3 panned out over the season - 2014/2015 1st - Southampton = 99 (39 hcap & 60pts) 2nd - Swansea = 97 (41 hcap &…

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