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Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:08:28 AM
[u]Why Barack Obama won't be the next US President[/u] The optimism of four years ago has vanished, the economy continues to struggle and there is little discernible difference from George Bush's much-maligned tenure, with Guantanamo Bay still open for business in spite of promises otherwise. Support from minorities is dwindling, with African-American and, to a lesser extent, Latino voters gradually losing faith, and it won't take a huge shift for traditionally Republican states like North Carolina and Florida, which Obama won by slim margins in 2008, to swing back to the right. History is against him too, with Bill Clinton the only Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt to have been elected for two terms. [u]Why Spain won't win Euro 2012[/u] The European Championship has never been retained,...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Jul 28, 2011 at 11:53:15 AM
It was my birthday at the weekend. Everybody came round for a barbecue, and we discovered some crackers that were left over from Christmas. One of them suggested that the best way to count your age is to ignore all the Saturdays and Sundays, and it seemed a great idea to me. Makes me nearly 40, and I'll settle for that - although if truth be told I'd take off Thursdays and Fridays too for the way I feel about life. I'm lucky, blessed with good health, great family and a job I love that has taken me all over the world watching sport. So I know just where Jenson Button is coming from as he prepares for his 200th Grand Prix in Hungary this weekend. At 31, he's looking to sign another contract with McLaren, and says he's forgotten all about any plans to retire. "I was thinking recently...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:33:18 AM
[i]The Betfair Contrarian explains why he thinks there will be a homegrown winner on Sunday...[/i] [b]Hamilton loves it at Silverstone[/b] The 2008 world champion has had more success at Silverstone in four years as a Formula One driver than most British racers experience in a lifetime, having claimed a win, a pole position and three podium finishes in his four previous attempts to take the chequered flag at his home Grand Prix. Add his two victories there when competing in the GP2 Series in 2006 into the mix and he has as many wins to his name in Northamptonshire as Formula One record breaker, Michael Schumacher, who is 16 years his senior. [b]None of the current crop excel there[/b] Schumacher is the only driver on the circuit to have triumphed more than once at the British...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Mar 3, 2011 at 07:37:31 AM
Clearly Bernie Ecclestone has got his months muddled up. Yesterday was March 1 and he obviously felt it was April. I can't see any other reason behind his latest idea for trying to make Formula One more interesting. Bernie was perhaps thinking out loud while he was watching Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton show off McLaren's new road car on a sleety track in Surrey. But the man with the marketing brains behind modern Grand Prix racing is suggesting having sprinklers to produce artificial rain in the middle of races. "We always have exciting races in the rain, so let's think of making it rain," he suggested. "You could have a 20 minute spell in the middle of the race, or near the end with 10 laps to go. It would guarantee suspense." Yes, Bernie, but so would putting Ashley Cole ...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 10, 2010 at 08:07:06 PM
Formula One's reputation for providing gripping television has dwindled in recent years, but even those with little interest in the sport were drawn in by 2007 and 2008's exciting title deciders. Another dramatic one is on the cards at Abu Dhabi on Sunday with four men still in mathematical contention (Alonso, Webber, Vettel and Hamilton) to top the standings and The Contrarian expects plenty more final day twists, which is why he is opposing 2.0 Drivers' Championship favourite Fernando Alonso... [b]The finale rarely passes without incident...[/b] The destination of the Drivers' Championship has been determined at the final race in three of the last four years and the last two deciders have been anything but a stroll for the men who started the closing weekend in the ascendancy....
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Oct 27, 2010 at 02:36:40 PM
The F1 season reaches its climax in three weeks and while there are still five men in with a shout of scooping the big prize, it looks like the McLaren duo of [b]Lewis Hamilton[/b] and [b]Jenson Button[/b] have been left with too much to do. McLaren won't give up until it's mathematically impossible to win the world title but it looks to be a straight fight between the Red Bulls of [b]Sebastian Vettel[/b] and [b]Mark Webber[/b] for the Drivers' Championship, with [b]Fernando Alonso[/b] in the Ferrari ready to capitalise on any infighting from the blue cars. [b]A good Korea move?[/b] This weekend the teams ship back East for the debut race in Korea. Up until last weekend there was some doubt as to whether this event would even take place, given the circuit's apparent lack of readiness....
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