Archive for June, 2010

  • Five set bias in tennis
    With Wimbledon just about to start, it is interesting that not many people know or understand the dynamics between a 5 set and 3 set match. Only 4 times a year, not including a couple of one-off finals matches are 5 set matches held for men, and the difference between betting favourites and underdogs on 5 set matches is vastly different to the best of 3 set format. Truth...
    by at June 21st, 2010 at 03:06 pm
  • World Cup 2010 Update: Germany’s Mannschaft
    Well I have had time to recover from my home countries performance against the mighty Mannschaft (that’s right, they call themselves the Mannschaft). I have read all of the reports and watched the game again in the cold light of day. A lot of press in Aus is calling for Pim Verbeek’s head for not playing The Spaniard Harry Kewell or J. Kennedy, or even Bresciano...
    by at June 16th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • Ditch the girlfriend, the world cup is on
    The World Cup is finally here!!!!! No more sleeps and I am happy as a fat kid with a cup cake! For those in Melbourne, here are my plans for the first weekend of the World Cup. If you have a wife, a girlfriend, a boyfriend or an over protective mother, may I suggest that you save your leave passes for later in the tournament. The round of 16 and especially the Quarter...
    by at June 11th, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • Didier Drogba and the world cup 2010
    It is at this stage of proceedings where soccer fans world wide should be at a heightened state of enthusiasm. Last World Cup, official figures estimated just over 2.2 billion (yes billion) people watched the greatest show on turf, and a staggering 715 million watched the final. Being lucky enough to witness three glorious cities of Germany come to life at the last...
    by at June 8th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • World Cup Australian Warm up Review 2010
    Alright, plenty of interest which is the way it should be. Plenty happening over in South Africa, and we are still nine days away from the action. All teams have arrived and there are friendlies every where. Here are some interesting things to note from the last 24 hours: For those that followed the Jose Mourihno era at Chelsea, FLICK THE SWITCH Joey Cole has been...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 10:06 pm