Podcast Ep21: Leicester Keep Trucking, Barca Stumble, UFC200, Golden State, and Baseball

March 21, 2016 •

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 21

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Football

This weekends previewed matches:

15.00 Chelsea v West Ham. Chelsea grabbed a last minute penalty to screw my prediction there. 2-2 with West Ham seemingly the better side. Penalty for foul outside the box, if indeed it was a foul

15.00 Crystal Palace v Leicester. Another 1-0 win for the Foxes, easy money and Leicester extended their lead at the top to 8 points, up until Spurs beat Bournemouth 3-0 today to bring the difference back down to 5.

16.00 Manchester City v Manchester Utd. Somewhat incredibly, Utd seemed to be under the cosh for most of the second half but in the face of a generally scattergun onslaught, managed to hold onto their 1-0 win courtesy of young Rashford’s speed & skill and Demichelles’s inability to move faster than a scarecrow in a mild breeze.

Rumours abound that Mourinho has signed a pre-contract agreement with Utd. What could it mean and who cares?

Atletico lose to Las Palmas, but Barcelona can only manage a draw in Villareal in a fairly crazy game. The referee was unusually bad even by poor officiating standards. He meted out 12 yellow cards (8 for Villa, 4 for Barca) and also sent Villareal manager to the stands in the first half. Pique was very lucky to escape a second yellow in the first half for handball and Barca’s second goal came courtesy of a penalty that was as soft as my arse.

UFC Brisbane and Early UFC 200 Talk

Controversy this weekend over a ref that let things go on for too long in the Magny vs Lombard fight. Some more ammo for the anti-MMA crowd. Rumours surfaced this week that Conor McGregor is to fight Nate Diaz again at UFC200. We discuss why this may or may not be a good idea.

NBA- Golden State Closing In

The Warriors lost to San Antonio over the weekend and have now dropped 7 games this year. According to SportsLine’s projections, the Warriors have a 64.9 percent chance of winning 73 games this season. This is a 12-percent decrease from before the game, but still a strong number.
San Antonio also in line for one of the best seasons ever having only lost 10 games thus far. The two teams have to meet twice more before the end of the season.