Finally we have someone with the foresight and fortitude to speak about the aged pension farce. About 10% or $41 billion of government expenditure is spent on the aged pension. Unfortunately, often through incompetent personal financial management, many elder Australians - including my four...
Australia V New Zealand 1st Test @ Gabba
Day 1: 16,181
Day 2: 14,187
Day 3: 15,223
Day 4: 6,608
Day 5: 1,373
Total: 53,572 (average: 10,714)
Greater Brisbane population (2014 ABS): 2.27 million
% of population: 2.36%
Australia V New Zealand 2nd Test @ WACA
Day 1: 13,593
So effectviely Essendon are seeking to break their unwise contract with Docklands and transfer at least one extra game to the MCG which...
These threads usually go on until it's clear people like me will just lose and won't make back our losses. So that's what we'll do here. When it's evident things are irreversible I'll just sail into the sunset pretending this thread never happened.
1u England to defeat West Indies 2nd...
1u Pujara H2H V Watson @ $2.10 (Palmer/Sportingbet). Pujara will finish as much better Test player than Watson. He had a dreadful time in New Zealand and England, but I think his technique is fine to cope outside India. Watson is also back from injury and his form over the last two...
Almost every punter under 40 would have some idea about the growing phenomenon of 'tipping' services for both horse racing and sports. As anyone with some idea about gambling would know, it is incredibly difficult to sustain any sort of long-term edge over the bookies; if you do, they'll likely...
Has anyone come across Matchbook?
It's an exchange under new ownership, but with only 1% commission, in comparison with Betfair's 5%. It appears to heavily focus on North American markets, but there are also markets on NRL and AFL.
NBA lines are $1.98 - or effectively $1.97 minus commission...
There may be a few contributors in this thread every month or so I thought I'd put it up. When I have the time I'll see if anything internationally interests me.
England tour of the West Indies
Both sides aren't at full strength but I rate England's squad far higher than the Windies and I...
Is anyone in Launceston going to game tonight? Reserved seating has sold out with over 14,000 tickets sold.
5 Casey Young
7 Ian Healy
12 Matthew Richardson
14 Ricky Ponting (Captain)
15 Luke Hodge
28 Matthew Hayden
29 Brent Harvey
36 Tim Paine (12th man)
45 Stuart MacGill
The Champions League and Ryobi Cup are both underway. The Ashes to come.
Will be looking for some value this summer.
For today in the NSW - Tas game, Smith was $7.02 to top score. Bookies can be a bit slow on the uptake sometimes.
0.5u Bailey to score @ $5. Tasmania's best batsman. Overs...
As this torturous season comes to a conclusion, I'd like to get the chance to thank the players for not only their resilience, but their on-field performance - our best since 2013. A remarkable effort.
As a club we are only going to get bigger and stronger.
Before we begin, in no circumstance can any poster of this board be singled out as per site rules - and not posts are to be quoted with their name - just the specific comment. Otherwise this thread will have a very short lifespan.
But of course there's many other sources of prescribed...
Try to be positive but have a vent if need be.
I thought Ryder battled well. Heppell was more than serviceable, though some of his disposals let him down. The skipper got through with 31 disposals but didn't have a major influence. Myers had a decent outing too.
Big cricket season coming up.
Champions Trophy early bets:
More than 6.5 centuries (15 matches) @ 1.80 - 2u. Only needs one ever 25% of innings to pass.
Watson Australia's leading series run-scorer @ 4.15 - 2u. Who else is there?
Amla most SA runs @ 4 - 2u. World's best ODI batsman...