Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Disappointment of Kaka

Alas it wasn't to be so. AC Milan did not sell their star player to Manchester City. I cannot believe that people were making such a big deal about it. To have a player like Kaka in the EPL can only be a good thing. And the value of something is however much someone is willing to pay for something. AC Milan were crazy not to take the money although I think that the figures may have been slightly exaggurated.

I put all of the blame for this deal falling through on David Beckham. Everyone was giving their opinion and who did he listen to - obviously Beckham. Kaka wants to be like Beckham and Beckham wants to be like Kaka. Kaka will never have what Beckham has and his narrow minded outlook is poor. If the Arabs want to create a Brazilian super team in the North East then go for it. It is a risk but could make Kaka into a legend. That being said the team in AC Milan is practically like that anyway.

But for Beckham to say there is only one team in Manchester he is wrong. People support teams through the internet and on television. I say this as a Manchester United fan.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Superbowl Predictions

Alex Desailly of Filippa Law
Eagles beating the Steelers

Gian Carlo the fantasy football champion
Pittsburg beats the Cardinals

Stos of Roosevelt Island
Pittsburg Beats Eagles

Rory Of Roryssports
Baltimore beats the Cardinals

Monday, January 12, 2009

Prediction Results

I have to appologize - the weekends results did not in fact go as I predicted.

Each year millions and millions are wagered on sports results and very few make any money at this at all. Infact the only guaranteed winners are the actual bookmakers. So addictive is this gambling vice that actual sportsmen get hooked. For example Michael Owen of Newcastle and England had a terrible habit, as did Wayne Rooney.

So much money is to be won that people have been found guilty of staging results. The entire Italian football empire was almost brought down when it was discovered that with the help of the referees they had been fixing matches.

The reason that it is so had to predict matches is down to the large amount of luck that is involved. If a boxer gets caught with one lucky punch then he may well lose to an unfavoured opponent. The term 'any given Sunday' has been coined to reflect the unpredictablity of sports. If 2 football teams were to play - the score after a few days might be 100 goals to 1. However after 90 minutes on any sunday, the worse team may score the 1 goal first and the other team may not have scored their 100 goals yet.

So to my predictions. I suggested that the Tennessee Titans were to win the superbowl - they have just lost to the Ravens. I appologise for this and hope that noone used my tip. It should be pointed out though that my prediction was based on the quality of running back Chris Johnson, unfortunately he was injured in the first half and the team significantly disimproved. But it highlights the luck that is involved in winning a match

I was also wrong on the score of the Manchester United match against Chelsea, but only by a late goal from Berbatov.

Are there any predictions that you have for any sporting results this year

as always



Saturday, January 10, 2009

Relegation Predictions

West Brom, Hull and Stoke


Manchester United 2 - 0 Chelsea

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Who will win the Superbowl?

Few can forget the victory of the Giants last year that resulted from dramatic last minute touchdown. What made this allthe more incredible is that if all the teams that made it to the playoffs, they had one of the worst records and they played every game on the road. They even played an unbeaten team to win the trophy

What this implies is that it is almost impossible to predict who is actually going to win. But it is always worth a shot even if I wouldnt bet on my predictions.

Of the teams remaining - Arizona, Pilidelphia and San Diego have the worst records and I have to say that I dont think they can make it. For example, despite Kurt Waners career year - it will probably be too hard a task as his team has weaknessees like a poor defence.

New York are certainly one of the favorites but I think that without Umeniora and Strahan, their defense isnt as powerful as it once was. Pittsburg are good but have been beaten notibly by a few teams such as the giants. Carolina lack power.

I am going to say that Tennessee will win. Chris Johnson is remarkably quick and I think they will take it.

My dream would be for Baltimore to win but despits winning on the road against Miami, they are much stronger at the M&T stadium.