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The Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 18 January 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor had a successful return last week with a winner and the Weekend Parlay getting up. He’s looking to do even better today at Flemington where the track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is out 9 metres for the entire circuit.

Remember to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 3 Horse 4 – Banquo (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 2 – Rogues Point (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 3 Horse 4 – Banquo into Manchester City to beat Crystal Palace (Premier League) into Memphis Grizzlies to beat Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA).

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

The Professor’s red hot tips for Pakenham races on 7 December 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor is looking to turn his fortunes around at Pakenham today. A big crowd is sure to be on hand to watch the running of the 2019 Pakenham Cup. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Pakenham

Race 4 Horse 13 – Lynch Mob (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 8 – Secret Blaze (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 8 – Secret Blaze into Manchester City to beat Manchester United (Premier League) into Green Bay Packers to beat the Washington Redskins (NFL).

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.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Sandown races on 16 November 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor is going back to the drawing board today after an ordinary effort last week. The Sandown track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Sandown

Race 6 Horse 4 – D’Bai (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 10 Horse 4 – Setting Sail (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 10 Horse 4 – Setting Sail into Arsenal to beat Southampton (Premier League) into Sydney FC to beat Melbourne Victory (A League).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Moonee Valley races on 26 October 2019 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor was on the money with Mer De Glace in last week’s Caulfield Cup. Too bad he didn’t put that horse in his weekend parlay as the other two legs saluted. He’s hoping to go one better today on Cox Plate day 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 9 Horse 9 – Lys Gracieux (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 10 Horse 5 – Amangiri (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 10 Horse 5 – Amangiri into New Orleans Saints to beat Arizona Cardinals (NFL) into Manchester City to beat Aston Villa (Premier League).

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

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Sportzfan Radio show 350 – 18 August 2019

Sportzfan Radio celebrated the 350th show in fine style welcoming back some panellists from the past in Daniel Eade and Chris formerly from Barwon Heads who joined the discussion with the Professor, the Gelding, the Judge, Coutta and Nick the Saint.

The Panel spoke to former steeplechase jockey, Leigh Woodgate about her early years, her career, the race fall 25 years ago, her recovery from the injuries she suffered in the fall and the inspirational speaking role she now has.

We also talked Premier League with Mark Fiorenti and NRL with Paul Dalligan.

You can hear the podcast here at Southern FM.

Professor’s red hotties for Doomben races on 11 May 2019 and his weekend parlay

The Professor has decided to study the Queensland form today and stay away from the rain affected track at Caulfield. Last weekend’s successful parlay had to wait until extra time for Adelaide United’s last minute winner!

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Doomben

Race 4 Horse 12 – Multaja (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 1 – Osborne Bulls (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 2 – Mr Quickie (at Morphetville) into South Sydney Rabbitohs to beat North Queensland Cowboys (NRL) into Manchester City to beat Brighton and Hove Albion (Premier League).

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

Good luck and good punting!

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 – Arsenal’s FA Cup, Wenger re-appointed, AFL, Dreamtime game controversy, Huddersfield Town promoted to Premier League

I was pleased to see that Arsene Wenger re-signed with Arsenal for another two years. While I understand there is a lot of discussion about him being moved on by Arsenal supporters, in the end he has still had a good year. The Gunners accumulated 75 points this year finishing fifth in the EPL. That would have got them into the top four on eight of the previous ten years and in two of those years they would have finished second. Arsenal also won the FA Cup last weekend with a great win over Premier League Champion’s, Chelsea. So the year, while frustrating, has not been a disaster. The key now is to ensure Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez remain at the Club on a long term basis. That is the biggest challenge facing Arsenal and Wenger at the moment.

The Dreamtime game between Essendon and Richmond produced a couple of controversial issues. Firstly the rushed behind resulting in an easy goal to Essendon and then Dustin Martin being named the best player on the ground. I thought the rushed behind decision was technically correct, but I certainly would not have been happy if my team was on the receiving end. A good question was raised during the week on the issue – would the Richmond player have rushed the ball through if the scores were level with little time left on the clock? I think the answer would be “no”, he would have tried to tap it to his team mate who was nearby at the time. As regards Martin being best on the ground, last year he clearly was the best on the ground, but this year I didn’t think there was a clear stand out player. In my opinion Brandon Ellis was Richmond’s best and Brendan Goddard was Essendon’s best. Martin got close to 30 touches, but his disposal efficiency was similar to the major Essendon ball winners. I was a bit surprised when Martin also got both coaches votes. I must be a poor judge!

Also great to see Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield get into the EPL with him scoring in the penalty shoot out.

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!