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Football League Play-Off Finals Preview
by bobslay13 on 20 May at 13:05
Wembley Awaits The hard work began way back in the July 2014 pre-season for the whole of the Football League but for 6 sides it is only just finishing. The Play-Off Finals are a culmination of 48 gruelling games of football and in the end it’s all or nothing. Win at Wembley this weekend and the season was a success, lose and it’s back to the drawing board with a good season simply confined to the record books. It's so far so good for my Play-Offs predictions and tips from my earlier blog; HERE with Wycombe winning at 12/5 away at Plymouth's Home Park and Middlesbrough keeping a clean sheet at the Riverside against Brentford. I tipped Wycombe Wanderers, Swindon Town and Norwich City for Play-Off glory and all 3 have made it to the finals in a bid to land me..
Roland Garros 2015 - Prediction Blog
by botev1921 on 22 May at 17:08
For yet another Grand Slam we are back with one of our most popular prediction blogs. Back in January, our Australian Open edition accumulated more than 3400 visits and while we could have done better with our selections, the feedback was again positive all over the board. Hopefully this time around we can also hit a few more winners or value selections as the format remains the same with our panel looking firstly at the most likely ATP and WTA Champions and then offering selections for most likely players to either surprise pleasantly or totally disappoint at the red clay in Paris. The panel consists of several people with now proven record here at OLBG. The initiator Botev1921 is OLBG member since 2011 with more than 4000 forum posts and numerous solid results on the OLBG tennis competitions. Joining him is..
Roland Garros 2015 - ATP Draw Preview
by botev1921 on 22 May at 23:45
I will not deviate from the well-established tradition of posting a preview of the ATP draw for each Grand Slam and once again following very positive feedback after the Aussie Open, I am ready to present my thoughts on how Lady Luck arranged the different match-ups for the second of the four big tennis events of 2015. Roland Garros is very specific in its nature as the clay, which some consider the only true tennis surface has been heavily dominated by one group of players with distinguishable skill set and most important of all, one player who rightfully so grew up to be the true King of Clay. For the first time in a decade, however, Rafael Nadal does not enter his fortress as favourite and for the first time ever he actually has been significantly outplayed in the build-up..
Confirmation Bias - Rules Of Thumb
by garethp1981 on 19 May at 20:27
Hopefully this is entirely unnecessary but let me start out by saying I am not advocating murder; the darlings referred to in what I say next are a metaphor for pet theories, whether they are about football, racing, the X Factor or whatever event you choose to bet on. That said here goes, I think you should murder your darlings; various great writers are quoted as having used the same phrase when talking about the secret of good writing. The idea is that if a writer themselves particularly likes a certain part of what they have written, they should probably take it out as it is likely to be self-indulgent and to subtract from others’ enjoyment of the work. In terms of betting I am not saying that all pet theories are wrong or that those who bet on that..
SIZING EUROPE - Horse of a lifetime retires with CV of a Champion
by tbuckley on 22 May at 01:25
SIZING EUROPE - Horse of a lifetime retires with CV of a Champion Retirements of sporting heroes and greats, whether they be human or animal, are always strange situations that combine great memories, sadness, reflection, emotion and just pure human reactions that only the very, very best can create. In the football world there are 100's of professionals who retire every season but only the very best players generate widespread reaction and that's just the same in the horse racing world when the very best horses retire. This week it was announced that the Alan Potts owned and Henry De Bromhead trained SIZING EUROPE was retired after a glittering, remarkable career which stretched from March 2006 to a final start in March 2015, indeed a most fitting finale by running in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham festival. The..
Simona Halep - Can she win her first Grand Slam ?
by The rabbit on 19 May at 19:42
Simona Halep will be attempting to win her first Grand Slam when she competes in the French Open. Simona is from Romania and has improved considerably in the last two years and won her first WTA title in June 2013. Since then she has won ten other WTA tournaments and is presently ranked at number three in the world. She reached her first Grand Slam final last year when she was the beaten finalist in this tournament. She has won three WTA titles this year and was the beaten semi finalist in her latest event which was in Italy after previously losing in the first round in Madrid. The French Open is the second of the four annual Grand Slams to take place and it is held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris and the surface is clay. It begins on..
AT&T Byron Nelson ( PGA Tour ) 2015 Preview
by The rabbit on 24 May at 16:22
Jordan Spieth is competing in Texas this week at the AT&T Byron Nelson ( previously known as the HP Bryon Nelson Championship ) and it is the first PGA event that Jordan played in ( he came jt 16th in 2010 when he was 16 years old ). It takes place at the TPC Four Seasons course, Irving, Texas and this venue has been the host course since 2008. This tournament has been held regularly since 1944 and it is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 500 points. The past seven winners of this event with their final scores are - 2014 Brendon Todd - 14 2013 Sang Moon Bae - 13 2012 Jason Dufner -11 2011 Keegan Bradley - 3 2010 Jason Day - 10 2009 Rory Sabbatini - 19 2008 Adam Scott - 7 The Course The TPC Four Seasons course is a..
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