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Premiership Transfer Window Losers
by botev1921 on 27 Jul at 16:33
After talking about the Premiership Transfer Window winners I decided to come back to the losers category I was considering and quickly go over the teams and players I consider to have done worse than expected or to have done certain moves that simply lack coherence and logic. While obviously for a certain transfer to be considered a failure one would need to monitor how things go for at least a couple of months, there were still those occasional pieces of business that just made very little sense in the context of what the teams/players needed to go one step further in their development. Feel free to add comments even if you disagree completely with some of my observations and we will be able to compare points of view come May 2016 and see who got it right or wrong...
2015/16 European League Trends
by undertherobe on 22 Jul at 22:18
Last season I wrote a short blog looking at relegation trends amongst some of the top leagues in Europe (VIEW HERE). Despite getting Leicester and Burnley the wrong way around, relegations for Paderborn and Cesena softened the blow and a small loss of 2% was made. For 2015/16 I’m going to take another look at some trends over the last few seasons concerning title winners and relegation across the biggest leagues in Europe with the hope of finding some profit come next May Premier League Winners CHELSEA won their 4th title in the Premier League era last season but not since 2006-07 to 2008-09 has a team retained the Premier League when Manchester United won three in a row. That was preceded by two titles in a row for Chelsea but six seasons in a row without a team winning back to back..
Newcastle And West Ham - Be Careful What You Wish For
by garethp1981 on 27 Jul at 19:10
In the last part of my football blog reviewing the 2014-15 season I wrote about three teams who had bad starts to the season and then managed to turn things around. In this blog I will be writing about teams who did the opposite, a reasonably good start followed by a poor second half of the season. One example of this is Newcastle United who managed to stay in the Premier League in the end with 39 points; but this total does not tell the full story of the season. Alan Pardew left the club officially on the 2nd of January, so the team had played 20 of their 38 games. He left them on 27 points which most people would agree is not fantastic but is far from relegation form (Hull and QPR both had 19 points at this..
QATAR VINTAGE STAKES 2.35 Goodwood
by meoldmate on 27 Jul at 23:44
GOODWOOD 2.35 HISTORY This race has only been going since 1975, young in comparison to other well known group races. The first winner of this race was Riboboy who was ridden by Joe Mercer and trained by Dick Hern, who went onto win this race six more times, with the aide of Willie Carson, who also won this race six times as a jockey. Henry Cecil also equaled Dick Hern with six winners. Year Horses name Jockey Trainer 2000 No Excuse Needed Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute 2001 Naheef Frankie Dettori David Loder 2002 Dublin Jamie Spencer David Loder 2003 Lucky Story Keith Dalgleish Mark Johnston 2004 Shamardal Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 2005 Sir Percy Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 2006 Strategic Prince Eddie Ahern Paul Cole 2007 Rio De La Plata Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2008 Orizaba Frankie Dettori Mick Channon 2009 Xtension Adam Kirby Clive Cox 2010 King Torus Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sn 2011 Chandley Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sn 2012 Olympic Glory Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sn 2013 Toomore Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sn 2014 Highland Reel Joseph O’Brien Aidan O’Brien Good to soft on show and with plenty of cloud around, the ground could be riding on the slow side, which..
SUPER LEAGUE - ROUND TWENTY-THREE
by wildbillsghost on 23 Jul at 19:22
The final normal round of the season before the split occurs with, nothing much really, to play for. The bottom four places are just about decided, bar a huge points turnaround with Hull KR and Catalan on Sunday, so they are likely to be licking their wounds and concentrating on fighting the upstart Championship sides they will have play to preserve their Super League lives. For the top eight it’s pretty much business as usual, only the fourth place is really on the line this weekend, and that looks certain to go to Huddersfield bar a huge Wakefield upset. For the rest of the top boys it a case of carry on as you were, with the top four still the target for the final seven games. Thursday July 23rd 2015 HULL FC ..
MLB Review - We 25.07.15
by undertherobe on 26 Jul at 07:41
Another excellent week in baseball ended with a no-hitter for Cole Hamels in Chicago. Hamels has been the subject of trade rumours for a while now and yesterday may well have been his final appearance in a Phillies uniform. In this week’s blog I look at four pitchers who are hot property this week as the trade deadline approaches, which teams to back and oppose in extra innings and another three pitchers to watch.... Picks Review Zack Greinke continued his remarkable run on Sunday as he outdueled Max Scherzer in Washington to extend his scoreless streak beyond 43 innings and he hasn’t given up a run since June 13th. The Dodgers found some offense against the Washington bullpen and racked up 15 hits in a 5-0 win. Greinke finished with 8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 11 SO. It wasn’t just Greinke who..
Thoughts on the Premiership Title
by meoldmate on 24 Jul at 12:14
THE PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL LEAGUE Possibly the best league in the world, where many clubs can be found fighting out the finish for the title. This Premiership League can be split into three tiers, as we all know what team could finish where in being three places either way of being close. Splitting the league into three tiers, I will use television programmes to place the teams under, which could underline their status. DALLAS Arsenal Chelsea Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Tottenham Hotspurs. DALTON ABBEY Crystal Palace Everton Southampton Stoke City Swansea West Bromwich Albion West Ham United HOME AND AWAY Aston Villa Bournemouth Leicester City Newcastle United Norwich Sunderland Watford The reason for calling the first group Dallas, the money teams, they have floating accounts that other enterprising teams or companies dream of. The second group, are the clubs that have both upper and lower class players, just like the standards of this programme with “My lord” and “Mr”. The last group, called “home and Away”,..
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