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The Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 29 February 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor has had difficulty picking the horse leg of his weekend parlay and so he’s looking at replacing the horse leg in the coming weeks. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 2 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 4 Horse 2 – Sylvia’s Mother (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 1 – Alligator Blood (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 4 Horse 2 – Sylvia’s Mother into Liverpool to beat Watford (Premier League) into New Orleans Pelicans to beat Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 22 February 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor has done his research for Blue Diamond Stakes day at Caulfield and hopes to be on a few winners by the end of the day. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 3 metres for the entire circuit.

Remember to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Race 7 Horse 2 – Hanseatic (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 3 – Bivouac (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 3 – Bivouac into Liverpool to beat West Ham United (Premier League) into Indiana Pacers to beat the New York Knicks (NBA).

You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Judge, the Saint and Coutta tomorrow on Sportzfan Radio from midday on 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside. Sportzfan Radio will be broadcasting tomorrow from Sandringham Football Club’s Family Day to be held at Wilson Removals Trevor Barker Beach Oval – come down and see us in action!!

Good luck and good punting!!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 15 February 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor is wary of the weather conditions for today’s Flemington race meeting. The track is currently rated a Good 4 but rain is expected during the day and that could affect the chances of some horses. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 7 Horse 2 – Nature Strip (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 9 – Katalin (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 2 – Nature Strip into Liverpool to beat Norwich City (Premier League) into Melbourne United to beat South East Melbourne Phoenix (NBL).

You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Sportzfan Radio panel including the Gelding, the Judge, the Saint and Coutta tomorrow from midday on 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley races on 28 December 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor’s last selections for the year and the decade. Let’s hope we can go out with a bang today at Moonee Valley! The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Race 4 Horse 2 – Cassius (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 2 – Wagner (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 2 – Wagner into Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) into Liverpool to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers (Premier League).

Good luck, good punting and Happy New Year!!

The Professor

Weekend musing – Champion’s League final and Arsenal appoint new manager

The weekend musing is back after a bit of a break.

This week Chris looks at the Champion’s League final and Arsenal’s appointment to replace Arsene Wenger.

I did not watch the Champions League final last week, but I did see the highlights and low lights! For the record, Real Madrid won its 13th European Championship establishing the Club as one of the greatest of all time. Winning however, didn’t stop Real’s manager, Zinedine Zidane from leaving for greener pastures.

The Gareth Bale scissor kick was an absolute cracker, but the two howlers from the Liverpool keeper, Loris Karius, were a modern tragedy. No one means to make those sorts of mistakes, but I have not seen anything like that first goal when his throw was intercepted – not even when my boys were playing under age matches, let alone at the pinnacle of world club soccer. I agree with Jurgen Klopp that the second goal he conceded was as a result of the first one. I must say I feel sorry for the keeper as it doesn’t matter how many games he wins and how many trophies he collects, from now on he will always be known for those howlers in the final.

Good to see the new Arsenal manager named last week in Unai Emery. I was not across all the names mentioned as likely candidates for the job but I am sure the former Paris Saint Germain manager was only mentioned very late in the search. His record is good and fingers crossed he invests a bit more time in the transfer market and stiffening up the defence for next year.

Have a great weekend!!

Weekend musing – AFL, sledging, EPL final week……

There have been instances of good sportsmanship and bad sportsmanship in the AFL last weekend.

On the good side it was pleasing to see Dyson Heppell and Joel Selwood chair James Kelly off after last weeks game to celebrate Kelly’s 300th game.

On the flip side, you had the sledging allegations levelled at St Kilda players for targetting Marc Murphy in the game against Carlton targeting. This is a difficult issue and hard to assess and monitor. By drawing attention to the sledging and the content of the sledging, it brought to light rumours that I and a lot of other footy fans who aren’t on social media sites were not aware of. Where do you draw the line when it does not involve issues that are currently in the code of conduct?

Another good story in the AFL this week is the appointment of the female umpire, Eleni Glouftsis for the Essendon v West Coast game this Sunday. By all reports she has got there on her merits and deserves the chance. Another way of getting females involved in the game of Australia Rules Football.

The EPL concludes this week with Chelsea and Tottenham wrapping up the top two spots before the weekend and Manchester City almost safe in third spot. That leaves Liverpool and Arsenal in the fight for fourth position and the all important Champions League qualification. Liverpool have the easier game, but the Gunners have come with a rush in the last month and are not without some chance of finishing fourth. With Manchester United playing off for the Europa Cup and possible qualification for the Champions League, more may need to play out before the final positions are known. I have had a look at the qualification criteria and it is by no means clear. My personal view is that it would not be a bad thing for the Gunners to miss out on Europe and only concentrate on the League next season. Chelsea and Leicester have won the League in the last two years without having to worry about the Champions League.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – Soccer, Leicester City, Arsenal……

Chris Barwin HillsThe English Premier League ladder has an unfamiliar name on the top at the moment in Leicester City. They have obviously surprised everyone and are this year’s Southampton and the next month may indicate if they drop out of the top four as Southampton eventually did last year. Their next four games are Chelsea (h), Everton (a), Liverpool (a) & Manchester City (h). If they can split the points in those fixtures they may hang onto their spot in the top four, but as Southampton found out last year it is hard to maintain that consistency over the course of the season.

Staying with that theme it was great to see Arsenal again move alexis-sanchez-arsenal-burnley_3223813through the group stage of the Champions League after an extremely shaky start to the campaign. The home win against Bayern Munich was obviously the key with the return wins against Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb sealing the continuation of their run which I think is 15-16 times in a row they have progressed past the group stage.

There was also some good news for the Australian fans of the Gunners with the team coming to Australia in 2017. The bad news for Victorian supporters is that the two games they are scheduled to play will be in Sydney.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday musing – AFL, Arsenal, FA Cup, Premier League…..

Chris Barwin HillsDue to coming public holidays this is the first in a series of two Thursday musings!

With Good Friday tomorrow, the attention turns to the AFL and the “will they/won’t they” sanction a game for next year. I must say that I used to be against it on the basis that the day was always sport free. However, now that other sports are cashing in on the day, I would be happy to be able to sit down on Good Friday night and watch a game of football. Having said that, I would prefer that my team was not playing.

Sticking to football, this one is slightly out of left field. Since Dale “Daisy” Thomas cut off his hair he has hardly played a good game having previously been one of the better players in the AFL. My solution is that he grows his hair back. ou take away someone’s trademark and they are not the player they used to be. I also cite the historical reference to Stephen “strawbs” O’Dwyer who used to play for Melbourne, he had very prominent ears, but as soon as he had his ears pinned back he hardly played a good game. I am sure there other ones as well, like Keith Greig’s ankle bandages, although I doubt he ever removed them.

Better news for the Arsenal fans over the last couple of days. They scraped into the FA Cup final and then in the Premier League they beat West Ham and Everton lose to Crystal Palace to allow the Gunners to reclaim the all important 4th position. They now have their destiny in their own hands and it would be a great finish to the year to take out the first bit of silver wear for 9 years and qualify again for the Champions League. It also looks like Liverpool are favourite to now take out the League title with Man City only getting a draw against Sunderland. What an amazing turnaround from last year when I think they finished 7th.

Have a great Easter!

Friday musing – Watson, Ponting, Warne & more

Chris Barwin HillsI think I have commented on Shane Watson’s fragile physique before, but watching him come into bowl and do his hamstring re-emphasised this point. I mean the man was hardly charging in like Dennis Lillee on the long run, he ambles in like a park cricketer! Don’t get me wrong I am a bit of a Shane Watson fan because I think he is a genuine all rounder and they do not pop up very often. At his best in both batting or bowling he probably gets a game in the Australian team, but he is so rarely at his best that he does get very frustrating for the fan. Couple this with our captain’s bad back and the continued breakdown of our fast bowlers and it is no wonder we are struggling internationally.

Keeping to the cricket theme I was disappointed with Warnie’s rant the other day about Ricky Ponting. I think you read between the lines and you sense some sour grapes about missing out on the Australian captaincy. He is clearly supporting his friend Michael Clarke, but Clarke is the current captain of the team and can look after himself. Having said that, I never thought Ponting was a great captain, although his record would suggest otherwise, at least he kept the team together. Michael Clarke is a better on-field captain, but seems to lack the other qualities which make great captains like Mark Taylor and Ian Chappell who were both good on and off the field.

Now getting on to the Melbourne Cup and this is a comment through my hip pocket. Leading up to last weekend I had been on Fiorente, but after Dear Demi’s run in the Mackinnon I jumped horse and had a bit each way on her. I still had Fiorente in quinella’s and trifectas. I was never happy with Dear Demi in the run and she never seemed to settle and was gone a long way from home. I was then astounded to read Chris Munce’s comment the next day that he was happy in the run, but she didn’t stay!! My guess is that he stirred her up early to get a good position before the first turn, which she did have, but this was contrary to how she had been running and it ruined any chance she had. A great performance by Fiorente and fully deserved win for Gai Waterhouse.

Not satisfied with stuffing up on Melbourne Cup day I did a similar thing on Oaks Day. I was on Solicit in the Wakeful and changed to Gypsy Diamond for the Oaks. Solicit just gets pipped and runs a good third, while Gypsy Diamond struggled into fourth. The trick is to get onto the horse I was on, but got off and you will have a win!

Good to see the Gunners get up twice since the last Musing. A good win over Liverpool and a very good away win over Borussia Dortmund which extends their away record to eight months without a loss. The big test will be this week against Manchester United.

Sticking to the world game, I saw the A-League game last Friday night between Adelaide and West Sydney and it was a very good standard and it will not be too long before Tomi Juric plays for the Socceroos.

Have a great weekend and go Gunners!!

Sportzfan Radio show #245.2

@SportzfanRadio now available on iTunes!6 May 2012 245.2 – The fifth anniversary show featuring┬áthe Professor, the Gelding, Daniel Eade, Sportzfan Stan and special guest John O’Callaghan talking about WADA rules and the AFL & AFLPA trying to have cannabis taken off the banned list and whether Nick D’Arcy should have been selected for the Australian Olympic team. Mark Fiorenti comes on to talk soccer including A League, Premier League and FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool. Paul Dalligan discusses the rugby league round so far with Melbourne Storm still undefeated and Daniel Eade talks ice hockey and the AIHL.