Podcast Ep24: Friendlies, The Last Angry Man, UFC Zargreb, Jason Day

March 31, 2016 •

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 24

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Football

Ireland 2 – Slovakia 2

Another match, another injury. This time around Rob Elliot found fate a far crueller mistress than Kevin Doyle and picked up an injury that could rule him out for up to 6 months. Shane Long also looked to have picked up a knock.

Paul McShane – WHY??? Directly responsible for both Slovak goals.

Much better showing from Ireland with Wessi pulling the strings in an unusual (for Ireland) diamond formation.

Another ‘big winner’ is Shay Given who has seen both club and international rivals fall to serious injury over the course of the friendly schedules.

Gary Neville sacked from Valencia.

Something for the weekend (all Saturday matches):

Villa v Chelsea

Oh my Garde, you killed Remi! Villa dump manager. The obvious money would seem to be a Chelsea win but our valiant columnist has plumped for a draw. Why, though? “If you buy into all of the above (and you probably shouldn’t), the best price available for a draw is 57/17 from MarathonBet”

Bournemouth v Man City

Form suggests the home side for positive result, draw or win.

“The more even-tempered among you might fancy a draw (27/10 from BetVictor) but this column don’t play that way, hence the state of near constant penury. Best price for a Bournemouth win is 14/5 from BetFred amongst others”

Liverpool v Spurs

“The bookies have Liverpool as slight favourites whilst this column would thought have them as more evenly priced, with Spurs called as slight favourites in a gun-to-the-head scenario. The draw seems to be good value at 27/11 from MarathonBet and that is what this column is going to go with. For those of you who might fancy a swing with Spurs, Betfair and others have a price of 2/1”

MMA

Carl gives us a mini-preview of UFC Zagreb which is coming next week and Jones vs Cormier 2 which is on tap for later in April at UFC197.

Golf

With the Masters around the corner, is Jason Day’s painfully slow play a problem?