Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Another Soda Stream Ranking Update

I have one more flavour to test out and the long awaited Soda Stream ranking will be complete.

This idea I came up with has been kind of hard. I've been teasing it for months and I am ALMOST there.

I really don't know when it'll be published, but trust me it will see the light of day. Eventually...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

One Step Closer

Manchester United finally did it.

They've sacked Louis Van Gaal and now are one step closer to signing Jose Mourinho.

Hmmmmm.....

I don't know what to make of this entire thing. I like Mourinho, but just cannot buy into him as United boss.

What would have made sense to me is if Mourinho was Manchester City coach and Pep Guardiola was boss of United. That would work for me.

It's going to be interesting to see these two battle it out again.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Redesign. Rebuild. Recaim.

It's great to see Seth Rollins back in WWE.

The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion returned just a few minutes ago during the close of the Extreme Rules PPV.

He had been out since November of last year after messing his knee up while on a European tour. It resulted in him having to relinquish the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and undergo surgery and then rehab.

I was enjoying his run as champ, so hopefully he can get the strap back eventually.

His new slogan is appropriate - 'Redesign. Rebuild. Reclaim'.

Perfect.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Cup

I don't like the FA Cup Final being played in the evenings.

Well, I think that's what it is.

For the past few years, I seem to have disliked the finals for a good portion of each game. I don't want to be too scientific because I'm probably typing out of my backside but I think a good reason why these games have been slow is because of the time they have kicked off.

Give us back the 3pm kick-offs. Forget about other countries and their time zones.

Okay, rant over.

I am not a Manchester United fan, but I was glad that they won the cup. They really should give Louis Van Gaal some more time but it's looking very likely that Jose Mourinho is taking over.

It's a shame and this is coming from someone who used to like Mourinho as a coach. I really don't think he's suited to the United job. Just an opinion and I'm sure I'll be proven wrong for the short-term. The proof will be in Mourinho's performances beyond year three. If he makes it that far.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

No Way Jose (And LVG Will Co-Exist)

The press reported yesterday that Louis Van Gaal will be given a director role at Manchester United in order to move Jose Mourinho into the manager's seat.

This was on the back page of The Sun. Apparently the best British newspaper for sport.

Well.. I'm going to out-scoop them on this story.

LVG WILL NOT BE DIRECTOR AT MANCHESTER UNITED WITH JOSE MOURINHO UNDER HIM

There's absolutely no chance this scenario is ever going to happen. No way whatsoever.

I have limited knowledge of football business, but even I know this is pie in the sky.

It's kind of ridiculous that it missed the common sense edit and made it to the backpage to begin with.

Speaking of United - I hope they win the FA Cup today. I had them to win the cup at the start of the season. Would have been a nice payout had the other selections I chosen did the honours!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Prayers Answered Two Years Too Late

It seems my prayers have been answered.

Sort of.

You see - a little over two years ago - I published a post titled Bored & Away where I complained about the number of new characters that had been dumped upon us in Home and Away.

It seemed that the producers had introduced too many newbies into the programme to make room for the loss of regulars.

I know there's a cycle with soap operas but this seemed a little too much even for Home and Away.

If the upcoming storylines are anything to go by, it seems that the problem I had two years ago fixed itself.

Two of the characters have been killed off in Australia a few weeks ago and a few of the others are set to leave.

If you had told me this two years ago, I wouldn't have seen a problem. I do now as I  have gotten used to these characters in that time.

The good thing is they seem to be filtering the newer characters in at a rate I am happy with. I don't feel like they've thrown a load in at once.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Premier League Season Handicap Winners 2015/16

Now that Manchester United and Bournemouth have finally played the final Premier League game of the 2015/16 season, I can finally put the season handicap table to bed.

As I knew a few days ago, Leicester City were the overall winners with a total of 123 points. The team had been given 42-points at the start of the year. Their league triumph carried over here.

In Sunday's post, I went over the top four teams in the Championship, League 1 and League 2. Below is the full Premier League season handicap table for 15/16. The extra points that were given to each team at the team at the start of the season are in parenthesis.

  1. Leicester 123pts (42)
  2. West Ham 97pts (35)
  3. Watford 92pts (47)
  4. Tottenham 91pts (21)
  5. Southampton 89pts (26)
  6. Bournemouth 87pts (45)
  7. Stoke 83pts (32)
  8. West Brom 83pts (40)
  9. Sunderland 83pts (44)
  10. Swansea 81pts (34)
  11. Norwich 79pts (45)
  12. Arsenal 77pts (6)
  13. Crystal Palace 77pts (35)
  14. Everton 75pts (28)
  15. Liverpool 75pts (15)
  16. Newcastle 75pts (38)
  17. Man Utd 73pts (7)
  18. Man City 69pts (3)
  19. Aston Villa 60pts (43)
  20. Chelsea 50pts (0)
As per usual, I'll have a post over the summer where I look forward to the upcoming season. If you're new to season handicap betting, click on the 'Season Handicap Betting' tag below this post and it'll show you all the posts that are specific to this topic.