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Who else sees Arsenal as the Premiership value selection?
by botev1921 on 25 Jul at 00:27
When I was writing about Arsenal and their slim chances of winning the league in late January, I pointed out several very serious issues and problematic areas that would eventually see them drop to 4th, which ended up being a very accurate prediction. Many were thinking that one Mesut Ozil is the only missing piece for the Gunners to have a coherent title challenge, but once injuries hit and the schedule turned deadly, they faded like a summer rain in Southern Italy. To be honest, with the transfer history of Wenger and all his ‘’to stay or not to stay’’ drama of 2013, I was sceptical there will be much improvement, but as the summer transfer period progresses, I start to feel a much more serious Arsenal team is being built and the great start of the last campaign might..
International Stakes Trends
by Micko70 on 24 Jul at 19:38
The International Stakes is a 7 furlong Heritage handicap run at Ascot racecourse on King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes day at the end of July. There is usually a field of more than 20 runners for this race and some decent names have won the race in the past including Al Muheer, Laa Rayb & New Seeker. The race has had several sponsors over the years and the current sponsors are Longines. I am looking at 11 trends for the race from the last 10 years, they are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Season Runs, Season Wins, Handicap Runs, Handicap Wins, Draw & Distance. FINAL FIELD There are 29 runners declared for the race at the 48 hr stage, they are - 5-7517 Gabriel´s Lad(28) 5 9-10 Denis Coakley 110 5950-1 Field Of Dream(38) 7 9-7 Jamie Osborne 107 72017..
Ludogorets (Razgrad) - the story
by botev1921 on 20 Jul at 00:49
I continue my coverage of the Bulgarian league with a short look at the only team that makes some impression in Europe and arguably the only team resembling some sort of professional sports organisation. Ludogorets (Razgrad) managed to take the country by storm in a matter of two years and had a big European break on the third. How exactly this team came to exist in a country, which outside its heroics of World Cup 1994 is not among the big football powers even of Eastern Europe might be something of a mystery for the foreign punters, but with them now even being discussed in the OLBG forums, I will try to share all I know of them as their rise coincided with the short-lived rise of my own favourite team with the only difference that the champions went even..
Where now for England after a poor world cup
by meoldmate on 20 Jul at 11:18
The world cup has come and gone, with Germany being the world champions of football. Brazil world cup was a thrill in itself, with goals, action, mishaps and shocks, it had it all, kept every football fan glued to their television sets or computer to see all the action on a daily basis, until the closing stages, when it spreads out over a the week, until the final game. Now what, for us football fans, looking at the transfer market to see who has come and gone from each club, with the emphasis on the premier league and a glance at the other leagues. International football for England, never really climaxed and it was all over in day’s than weeks, even the girls on Soho and other red light areas would of been embarrassed of the quickness of the event that occurred. England meant..
Senior British Open Preview
by jimmywomble on 23 Jul at 23:14
Jimenez A Cut Above the Rest in Wales The British major’s keep coming and this week it’s the turn of the Seniors with the Senior British Open, which for the first time will be from the Royal Porthcawl GC in Wales. Winner last year at Royal Birkdale was Mark Wiebe who played in last week’s Open at Hoylake , with the winner this year getting a trip to St Andrews next year. Being a major it is four rounds for the seniors and play gets underway at 7am Thursday 24th July. The Course & Past Winner Royal Porthcawl is a links course sat on the Bristol Channel in South Wales, looking out over the channel to both the Gower Peninsula to the northwest and Exmoor to the south. It will play a yard over 6,900 yards and a par 71. I..
International Crown ( LPGA ) 2014 Preview
by The rabbit on 22 Jul at 14:35
A new team event on the LPGA tour is taking place this week over a four day period and it is the International Crown which is a Matchplay competition that will feature teams from eight countries with each country being represented by four players. The total prize money is $1.6 million with $100,000 going to each member of the winning team. This tournament will be held every two years with the host course this year being the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland. The 2016 International Crown will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Tournament Format The format will begin with three days of Four Ball matches with the countries being seeded into two brackets with four countries in each bracket. Each country will play every other country in their bracket over the course of the first..
RBC Canadian Open ( PGA Tour ) 2014 Preview.
by The rabbit on 21 Jul at 10:41
Brandt Snedeker is competing in Montreal this week as he defends his title in the Canadian Open which takes place at the Royal Montreal Golf Club ( Blue ) course in Quebec, Canada. This tournament was first held in 1904 and there have been a variety of host courses this century and the last time that the Royal Montreal Golf Club hosted this event was in 2001. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 500 points. The past ten winners of this event with their final scores are - 2013 Brandt Snedeker - 16 2012 Scott Piercy - 17 2011 Sean O'Hair - 4 2010 Carl Pettersson - 14 2009 Nathan Green - 18 2008 Chez Reavie - 17 2007 Jim Furyk - 16 2006 Jim Furyk - 14 2005 Mark Calcavecchia -5 2004 Vijay Singh..
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Longines Handicap (Lady Amateur Riders) , Saturday , 7 Furlongs , Ascot 4.25pm
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