Sunday, September 21, 2014

Guessing The Main Event Finish: Night Of Champions 2014

Seth Rollins will leave WWE Night of Champions 2014 as WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

That's my guess, anyway.

I have a feeling John Cena will have a fight with Brock Lesnar similar to their first encounter at Extreme Rules two years ago. 

If you can't recall what happened - it ended with Cena pulling out a win after taking a pummelling.

He'll regain the title, but will then have to defend it against Seth Rollins who will cash in his immediate WWE World Heavyweight Championship title shot. 

This will pave the way for Rollins to defend the belt against his rival Dean Ambrose in a Hell in a Cell match next month and then ultimately lead to a Rollins versus Roman Reigns match at WrestleMania next year.

I would much rather tonight's show end with Brock Lesnar retaining his championship. 

It would be cool to see him keep the belt all the way to WrestleMania XXXI, but I don't know how his contract can cover the stretch from now until then. 

Even though I would prefer a Lesnar win, my gut feeling is still an intriguing prospect.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I don't really know whether my unscientific approach to predicting the result of the Scottish Referendum was a winner or not. However, it was right.

The 'No' vote was 1/5 in betting a number of hours before the polling stations opened on Thursday. All the talk about things being neck-and-neck were sort of incorrect.

My idea of neck-and-neck is a couple of percent close to each other. Not 55-45. 

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ole Goner Solksjaer

Yesterday's cover of the South Wales Echo had the perfect headline:

Because, after a dreary start to the season, Cardiff City have decided to part ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

I was not impressed at all when he was first appointed. He had no experience managing in the Premier League. His inexperience was one of the factors why the team ended up being relegated from the league. 

Don't get me wrong, he was an incredible player and seems to be a nice enough fella. He just wasn't good enough to be a manager of a club with the ambition Cardiff have.

Or rather had.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Polling stations will be busy today as the people of Scotland vote on whether the country will become its own independent state.

I don't follow politics that much, but have been passively taking an interest in this referendum. One thing that has struck me is the belief that the 'Yes' and 'No' opinions are neck-and-neck.

The claims that this is too close to call is something that contradicts something I have looked at.

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Using an unscientific method - betting odds - I see that the 'No Vote' is favourite with a price of 1/5. The 'Yes' is 7/2, which leads me to question whether it really is as close as the analysts are predicting.

We won't know what will happen until all the votes have been counted but, based on what I see here, I would not be surprised if Scotland remains part of Great Britain.

Odds taken from Bet365.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More Still Open All Hours On The Way

Oh no.

I have just read that the BBC has commissioned, and began filming, new episodes of Still Open All Hours.

Last year's Christmas one-off special was bad enough. Now we are expected to endure an entire series of this rubbish.

They really should have left this alone. It isn't the same without Ronnie Barker.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thoughts On The Call

I watched the WWE-produced movie - The Call - yesterday.

The film was okay. Not great but not as terrible as you would think.

Halle Berry plays the main character who works as a 911 operator. The story starts off with Berry's character being on the end of the phone when a girl is abducted from her home. She is later found murdered, which causes Jordan (Berry) to battle depression.

Well, I think it's depression. She is seen taking pills six months later and no longer works on the phones. Instead, she is a trainer at the call centre but ends up taking a call when one of the newer members of staff gets a call from.

Wait.. Can you guess?

If you thought 'a girl who has been abducted by the same person as before' you win a prize.

I don't want to give too much away, but it does get kind of psychotic near the end. And when I type 'psychotic' I mean Norman Bates kind of psychotic.

As noted, it's not terrible but definitely isn't superb. It doesn't even target WWE audiences as the movie doesn't have any wrestling personalities in it.

Not that that's a bad thing!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

A Bad Start

This American football tipping lark isn't as easy as I thought.

When I started a few months ago, I had planned on giving away a few American football leans away on the website.

In week one, I went 1-1. This past weekend saw me go 0-2.

The losing picks were Georgia -6.5 in college football and the Seattle Seahawks -6 in the pros.

Georgia lost 35-38 to South Carolina and the Seahawks were beaten by the San Diego Chargers with a score of 30-21.

I guess this is the part where I look at the positives.

Hey, it was only the second week!