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  1. Fantasy Premier League

    I think that was my worst score in 4 seasons!
  2. Betting Tips From ManagerXI

    I was talking to some people who followed my previous log and they pointed out that they were not interested in season long bets but were more interested in a tip that they can add into an accumulator for that week so I will be sticking to bets that will be settled quickly. They also pointed out that for a betting log it is more entertaining for the reader to see an objective and to show monetary amounts for the bets to see the progress of the log bet by bet. I will take this and work on a structure for a betting log that will be more entertaining, and profitable. At the moment I am thinking of running a betting log that will target the biggest bookmaker in Ireland as they like to show they have a sense of humour and more importantly I can place the bets in their shops which gets around the problem of having the online account limited. I will be back soon when I have a definite structure and a good tip to share. In the meantime, good luck.
  3. Betting Tips From ManagerXI

    I'll kick off the thread with some season long bets in the English Premier League and one for the remainder of this month. Sky Bet have given some generous odds in the season long betting markets in the hopes of attracting new customers at the start of the season so of course we will take advantage of that from the new owners - welcome to the game lads. For starters I'm looking at the relegation market and the bookies have Norwich, Watford and Sunderland as the favourites to go down but they must not have been watching the transfer market never mind the opening weekend! They are mistakenly basing their opinion on teams form last season in the championship. Norwich made 10 transfers in the summer while Watford made 15 transfers and they are of a very high quality for a promoted team. Etienne Capoute has arrived from Tottenham (£6m), Jose Jurado from Spartak Moscow (£6m), Valon Behrami from Hamburg (£3m) while Matěj Vydra has been captured from Udinese (£6m) and even he will struggle to dislodge the fantastic front two of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney who has scored at least 20 goals in each of the last 3 seasons. Recommended Bet: Bournemouth To Finish Bottom @ 6.5 (Sky Bet) Next I'll Look at the other end of the table and for the moment I can't split Chelsea and Man City and I think again it will be a two horse race. Man Utd are lacking pace and penetration and Rooney has gone past his peak and there is currently nobody of a high enough quality in the squad to back him up. Arsenal will dominate possession in the majority of games this season but they lack a striker with a good work rate and they will play very narrow this season from what I have seen so far and teams with a compact defence will be able to reduce them to a handful of shots on target so they will drop points this season with a few 1-1 draws. Tottenham have the same problem again, they looked poor going forward against Utd and their defence has remained their weak spot. I see them struggling to get a run of wins away from home which Chelsea are very good at doing. Liverpool are once again very much a team in transition and this won't be their year. Recommended Bet: Chelsea / Man City 'Dual Forecast' @ 3.25 (Sky Bet) I would worry for the traders in Sky Bet with this one. They have gotten the odds exceptionally wrong with the market "Bottom 3 on 1st September 2015". The two that are stand out candidates at this stage are West Brom who have more than a fair chance of having no points at the end of the month and Norwich who conceded 3 goals at home to Crystal Palace on the opening day and have a couple of tricky away fixtures where they might be able to nick 1 point in total. I would be amazed if one is not in the bottom and more than likely both will be propping up the table. Recommended Bets: (1) Norwich To Be In The Bottom 3 on 1st September 2015 @ 2.1 (Sky Bet) - (2) West Brom To Be In The Bottom 3 on 1st September 2015 @ 2.1 (Sky Bet)
  4. Fantasy Premier League

    Did you spot any surprise packages? Overall I think Swansea will do well this year but I'm not convinced by Gomis.
  5. Fantasy Premier League

    Poor opening gameweek where I was lucky to break the 40 point mark... Good news is that i have a lot of different players to the league leader who also used his bench boost on the first week so he might not be around for the full season... Anybody played their wildcard yet?
  6. Fantasy Premier League

    Of the premium attacking players , considering injuries and fixtures, it looks like Hazard, Walcott and Rooney may be the best three in that price bracket to start the season.
  7. Betting Tips From ManagerXI

    Hello Folks. Hope everyone had a good summer. As the Premier League kicks off this weekend I will be back with a new thread which will once again focus primarily on the Premier League but I will add in some bets from various other leagues and sports throughout the year. The last thread went very well with these final stats: Strike rate: 89% Level Stakes Profit: 3.96 Level Stakes ROI: 43.9% I will be compiling a database of stats and team strategies before sharing my first tip but it is good to be back and remember to bet responsibly and lets take the bookies money gradually over the season.
  8. Fantasy Premier League

    Trying to decide between having a Rooney/Costa/Aguero or a top quality defence and 3 mid range strikers that can be rotated in a 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 formation.
  9. Fantasy Premier League

    A new signing by Stoke that might have slipped by without being noticed is Stokes signing of Ibrahim Afellay from Barcelona. Once one of Europes brightest prospects he didn't get much game time at Barca and spent last season on loan at Olympiacos. The 29 year old attacking winger loves to dribble past opponents and cut inside where he can potentially rack up a lot of points. He is not the most defensively minded player and if he starts could reduce the number of clean sheets Stoke will get. Potentially a bargain at 5.5.
  10. Fantasy Premier League

    Good Luck Kevin
  11. Fantasy Premier League

    I have set up a private league on fantasy.premierleague.com that anyone can join. To make things more interesting I will give a Chelsea jersey to the winner of the league. Private League Code: 461204-116154 Link to join automatically: http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-leagues/116154/join/?autojoin-code=461204-116154 Hazard was incredible last season with 233 points and its unlikely he can top that performance. Fabregas at 9.0 looks to be good value.
  12. 21. Nemanja Matic

    Happy to see that he played every league game so far. Top quality player with a huge work ethic. Fantastic signing and great to see him become a starting XI player after his 17 league appearances last season after arriving in January from Benfica.
  13. The Betting Thread

    I write previews for myself to focus my thought process so will share this here: Liverpool host league undefeated league leaders Chelsea at a bad time when they have won just 2 from their last 6 league games and have only managed 2 clean sheets in their opening 10 league games however they have not conceded more than 1 goal in their home games. First choice striker Daniel Sturridge remains out through injury and Liverpool are struggling to create clear cut chances against mid table teams now that Raheem Sterling is being isolated by the opposing teams defences. Chelsea are scoring an average of 2.6 goals per match and look unstoppable but while they have not kept a clean sheet away from home they have managed to keep things tight against the likes of both Manchester teams who both only scored once. As Chelsea won both meetings last season in the league it was no surprise to see Liverpool field a weakened team midweek against Real Madrid with this game in mind. Ballotelli is starting to improve but he is nowhere near the standard of player that Liverpool hoped they had bought and unlike last season Liverpool are making very slow starts in their matches with almost no positive activity in the first half while Chelsea have been winning 60% of the time at the interval. Chelsea dominated possession last weekend against QPR however they struggled to break down QPR's 5 man midfield who were set up extremely defensively but Liverpool will allow Hazard and Fabregas much more freedom where they can do damage against a weak defense who are prone to mistakes. I expect Chelsea to resort to their usual tactic of a defensive display with lightening fast counter attacks away from home and this Liverpool team have been exposed by this strategy this season against Swansea, West Brom and West Ham. Recommended Bet: Chelsea to win the first half 'draw no bet' - 1.65 Ladbrokes
  14. 4. Cesc Fàbregas

    I seen on MOTD that they were having a twitter survey to find out would you prefer to have Alexis Sanchez or Eden Hazard in your team with the implication that they were the two best midfielders in the league... For me Fabregas is the best in the league. Sure he does not have the all round action game of those two but he will do the simple things exceptionally well and put the ball on a plate for someone in the 6 yard box. The goal of the month highlights reel is fine to look at but its goals that win the league and Fab will get the job done against the smaller teams who defend with two close banks of 4 and they best way to break them down and get the first goal is with that killer pass that he provides. Once that is done they have to come out and try to attack and then Hazard can do his thing when he gets more space to make runs but the main man is Fabregas.
  15. Welcome to the forums ManagerXI :)