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If it's a sport then you'll probably find me watching it somewhere. Trying to perfect my betting discipline and making less but more-informed bets.

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College Football Preview 2014

Jul 30th, 2014 at 21:57 American Football 0 comments

It's been almost 8 months since Florida State became the first non-SEC National Champion in College Football since Texas in 2005. Since the College Football National Championship became the BCS National Championship in 1998, the SEC had won 9 titles which is 7 more than any other Conference. After what seems like an eternity since the Seminoles' Jameis Winston threw a Championship winning touchdown to Kelvin Benjamin with just 13 …

A Fans View of Everton

Jul 24th, 2014 at 20:03 Other Football 5 comments

It doesn't seem right that the new season is almost upon us. The time since Liverpool completely fluffed their lines against Chelsea and Crystal Palace has flown by so quickly, in part due to a World Cup that promised so much with it's exciting start but delivered very little (for me anyway). So, with another season just a handful of preseason games away, what of my team, Everton? Second Season Syndrome Second …

MLB Review - We 19.07.14

Jul 20th, 2014 at 08:10 Baseball 0 comments

With baseball taking their annual All-Star break this week, there isn't much to talk about as the action only restarted on Friday night. The All-Star game was won by the American League which gives them home advantage for the World Series in October and it was another stop for Derek Jeter on his farewell tour. The career Yankee went 2 for 2 to become the oldest player to record multiple …

MLB - Mid Term Review (National League)

Jul 15th, 2014 at 22:03 Baseball 0 comments

I posted my review of the American League so far in 2014 yesterday. Now it's the turn of the National League. With the Top 8 teams in the league separated by just 3 games and all the NL Divisions split by a single game or less it threatens to be the tightest pennant race for years once the action restarts on Friday. But for now, how does each Division shape …

MLB - Mid Term Review (American League)

Jul 14th, 2014 at 23:12 Baseball 0 comments

Although we're past halfway in terms of games played, the All-Star Break marks the mid point of the season. For those not involved, it represents a chance to recharge those batteries for four days whilst for those select few who have been lucky enough to be selected for the festivities, it's a chance to have a bit of fun and relax. Once these few days are out of the way, …

MLB Review - We 12.07.14

Jul 13th, 2014 at 08:16 Baseball 0 comments

We've finally reached the halfway point in the season and are now at the All Star Break. Once we get past all the festivities of the next week every game will seemingly take on more importance as playoff races are intensely scrutinised, the trade deadline edges ever nearer & the race for October appears over the horizon Hot Pitcher Review The week started well with Henderson Alvarez, Adam Wainwright & Clayton …

NFL - The Specials Markets

Jul 11th, 2014 at 21:31 American Football 0 comments

The NFL is a multi billion dollar industry and reports this week confirmed that the 32 NFL teams shared revenues of $6 billion in 2014. With this increased exposure comes increased betting opportunities as bookmakers seek to exploit the average punter. One of the more common ways of doing this is by offering specials markets. This is common practice on the high street with the Premier League football and with …

World Cup 2014 - Evens or better on every game Semi Finals

Jul 8th, 2014 at 17:54 Other Football 0 comments

60 matches have come and gone and 28 teams have fallen by the wayside leaving just four big hitters of World football to fight it out for a place in the Final. Hosts Brazil have continued their remarkable 39 year unbeaten home streak in competitive internationals and they face a Germany side who are in yet another World Cup Semi-Final. It's South America vs Europe in the 2nd semi-final as …

MLB Review - We 05.07.14

Jul 6th, 2014 at 11:22 Baseball 0 comments

The last week saw the first big trade of the month take place as well as the lead change hands in both the AL East & NL West for the first time in a couple of months. With this being the last week before the All-Star break, expect there to be a few more moves on the horizon as teams look to put those finishing touches together as they make …

NFL - From Last to First

Jul 3rd, 2014 at 18:51 American Football 3 comments

With only 10 Sundays left until Opening weekend in the NFL and the bookies starting to price up the Divisional winner markets I thought it might be worth a look at an interesting record from the NFL. Since the NFL split into its current 4 Division format in each Conference in 2002 at least one team who has finished last in their Division have gone onto win that Division the …

World Cup 2014 - Evens or better on every game Quarter Finals

Jul 2nd, 2014 at 21:36 Other Football 1 comments

What promised to be an excellent 2nd round for this blog turned out to be a nightmare as a 90th minute equaliser for Greece started a 5 game losing run that saw the blog finish 2-6 for a 2.60 level stakes loss. That takes the overall record to 20-34 and a 6.07 level stakes loss. With just 8 games left to play of the 2014 World Cup it's going to …