Thursday, 29 December 2011, 17:30
The Iowa caucuses are an electoral event in the United states where residents of the U.S. state of Iowa meet in precinct caucuses in all of Iowa`s 1,784 precincts and elect delegates to the corresponding county conventions. There are 99 counties in Iowa giving 99 conventions. These county conventions then select delegates for both Iowa`s Congressional District Convention and the State Convention, which eventually choose the delegates for the presidential nominating conventions. The 2012 Iowa Caucuses are scheduled to take place on January 3, 2012.
The Iowa caucuses are knowned for the amount of media attention they receive during U.S. presidential election years. Since 1972, the Iowa caucuses have been the first major electoral event of the nominating process for President of the United States. Despite the fact that only about one percent of the nation`s delegates are chosen by the Iowa State Convention, the Iowa caucuses have served as an early indication of which candidates for president might win the nomination of their political party.
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Thursday, 29 December 2011, 16:15
Liverpool v Newcastle Preview
This will be a game between two table neighbors, Liverpol on the sixth place and Newcastle on the seventh place, separated by only one point. Liverpool had a lot of bad luck last round against last place Blackburn, and they only got one point. Newcastle managed to get an important win away from home, 2-0 against Bolton and they would like to get some points against Liverpool as well.
With so many games still left to be played, both teams still have chances to get to the European Cups places and this will also be the objective for this season. They are at a big distance from the first two places and entry in the battle for the title is out of the question for the moment for both teams.
Liverpool will have the advantage of the home ground and fans, and this could prove decisive in a balanced game like this one. Newcastle comes with good morale and hope to get at least ne point from this game. We believe that in the end, Lverpool will be able to secure the victory and the three points.
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Thursday, 29 December 2011, 14:45
Manchester United v Blackburn Preview
Manchestr United are clearly the performers of the last rounds in the Premier League. Five wins and a draw in the last six games and a total of 18 goals, an average of 3 goals per game brought Manchestr united on the second place in the league table, tied on points with rival Manchester City.
They are thinking at the title and judging by the last round, Manchestr United befame favorites if they can keep the same form. They will have a game this round against the last place in the Premier League and by the way the last game looked for Manchester United, we will see lots of goals scored again.
Blackburn has a tough season. They have only 11 points after 18 games, with only 4 points earned in the last six games. They are five points away from the first place that will assure the presence in the Premier League for the next season, but sadly they will not get any points from this game against Manchester United.
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Tuesday, 27 December 2011, 19:00
Arsenal vs QPR Preview
Arsenal got only one points in the game played at home against Worverhampton, despite having a lot of opportunities to score in the second half and also playing with one extra man for about 20 minutes. A victory against the Wolves would have taken them to the fourth place in the league, but with only one point, they remain on fifth between Chelsea and Liverpool. Twelve points less that the leader, manchester City and Arsenal only has the Champions League places to fight for this season.
QPR got the same score last round as Arsenal, 1-1 away from home against Swansea and they are still close to the dangerous zone of the league. Two points more than Wigan, the first team under the line and they need many more points go get further away from the relegation zone.
Arsenal is the favorite in this game against QPR, they proved that they can score a lot of goals, they lacked a little luck last round against Wolverhampton, but it is not going to be the case again. Arsenal will win this game and put another three points in their account.
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Friday, 23 December 2011, 08:05
The Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt race in Ireland and it is run at Leopardstown Racecourse in December, over a distance of 2 miles and 1 furlong.
Big Zeb is the clear favorite to win this race. He is in good form and he pretty much holds all the aces to take the big prize and the thophy. Despite the fact that he could be vulnerable to the track and weather conditions, his coach and jockey are confident that he will do a good race and win.
The main contender for Big Zeb is Golden Silver, but everyone agreed that something will have to go wrong with Big Zeb for the other horses to have a chance at winning this race.
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This year`s favorites are BIG ZEB - best odds 1.72
, GOLDEN SILVER - best odds 5.50
and NOBLE PRICE - best odds 6.50
Monday, 19 December 2011, 10:00
Donald McCain’s high quality dual purpose performer Overturn looks an unlikely starter in the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton Park on Boxing Day having had three tough races in just over a month culminating with another rock solid performance in finishing runner-up to Grandouet in the Grade2 Stanjames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham last week, writes Elliot Slater.
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This year`s favorites are LONG RUN - best odds 2.38
, KAUTO STAR - best odds 5.00
and MASTER MINDED - best odds 6.50
Thursday, 15 December 2011, 19:00
The PDC World Darts Championship is a world championship competition for darts, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation . It was introduced after a dispute in 1994 with the British Darts Organisation (BDO), which has run its own world championship since 1978. This is the biggest of the PDC tournaments, and it traditionally begins December, finishing in early January.
During the history of this tournament, only 5 players have won this thophy: Dennis Priestley, Phil Taylor, John Part, Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis
. Of these, only Phil Taylor and John Part have won it more than once. Further more, Adrian Lewis is the only PDC World Champion never to have won the BDO World Championship. Phil Taylor has dominated the tournament, winning 13 titles and reaching 16 of the first 17 finals.
The last three winners of this tournament were: 2009 - Phil Taylor, 2010 - Phil Taylor and in 2011 Adrian Lewis.
2011 PDC World Championship Betting Tips
- Phil Taylor is the clearely the top favorite to win this tournament. He returns to regain the "crow" of the championship and he is set to success. Still, a best odd of only 1.95 could say that ou can better place your bets elsewhere.
- The defending champion, Adrian Lewis could be considered one of the strongest title contenders. Despite having a disappointing second-half of this season, he showed signes of rediscovering his best form in the lastest tournaments. At best odds of 9.50, he looks like a solid pick to retain his title this year.
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 22:50
The Welsh National is a Grade 3 National Hunt race in UK, opened to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Chepstow race track, Wales, over a distance of about 5,934 meters. During the race there are twenty-two fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in December.
The Coral Welsh National is the first of the Grand National races of the season and is always eagerly awaited. It is run at the start of the season with the other three major Nationals, the Grand National at Aintree, the Irish National at Fairyhouse in Ireland and the Scottish National at Ayr taking place towards the end of the season.
Last year Synchronised won the race and he will be back this season aiming at another win. He currently is the Coral Welsh Grand National favorite for the big race. There are some other interesting runners set to take on Synchronised at Christmas. One of them is Beautiful Sound who will run off of a feather weight while Galaxy Rock is also likely to take his chance. This race has always been a stamina test for the horses so the punters will need to be looking for horses with proven stamina, as well as being able to handle hard weather conditions.
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This year`s favorites are SYNCHRONISED - best odds 8.00
, GILES CROSS - best odds 11.00
and GALAXY ROCK - best odds 13.00
Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 12:04
Wolves vs Stoke City Preview
Wolves will have a very difficult game to play this round, at home, against Stoke City. With only 14 points after 15 games, Wolves are close to the relegation zone in the Premier League. Only two points ahead of Wigan for Wolves and this announces to be a difficult season. They need many more points to get away from the relegation zone, and they must start already.
Stoke were the performers from last round, when they managed to win against Tottenham, a team that won 6 consecutive games before the game against Stoke. Stoke won 2-1, they are already qualified for the next phase of the Europa League, they have good morale and most likely they will come to Wolverhampton to get the three points.
Stoke got used to the European Cups atmosphere and they want to try it again next year. They have good results so far this season in the Premier League and if they can keep this form, they will have the chance to one of the places that will assure the presence in the European Cups next year.
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Monday, 12 December 2011, 16:55
Fulham vs Odense Preview
Fulham is one step from the next stage of the Europa League tournament. They have a good season in this competittion and managed to get 7 points after 5 games. They are second in this group and this place will take them to the knockout phase of this competition. It will be a good performance for them and what they expected when entering this competition.
They only need to win the last game against Odense and it is very possible that they can do it. Odense got only 3 points in this competition, in the first game against Wisla Krakov, and hey don`t have any chances to go through the next phase.
Without motivation, Odense will probably come to England to perform as well as they can and to show that they deserved more from this group. Fulham has all the motivation they need, they have the home crowd and pitch on their side, they are the more experienced and valuable team and they will win this game.
Games played so far in Group K of the Europa League group stage
2011-12-01 Twente - Fulham 1-0
2011-12-01 Odense - Wisla Cracov… 1-2
2011-11-03 Twente - Odense 3-2
2011-11-03 Fulham - Wisla Cracov… 4-1
2011-10-20 Wisla Cracov… - Fulham 1-0
2011-10-20 Odense - Twente 1-4
2011-09-29 Odense - Fulham 0-2
2011-09-29 Twente - Wisla Cracov… 4-1
2011-09-15 Wisla Cracov… - Odense 1-3
2011-09-15 Fulham - Twente 1-1
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