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  1. Bank on miserly England

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford The English media may have overreacted to England's 4-1 thrashing in last month's friendly against Denmark, but the odds compilers haven't, and nor should punters. England are long odds-on for the World Cup qualifiers away to Wales and Northern Ireland, and rightly so. The tables here compare England's results under Sven Goran Eriksson ...

  2. England expect 'home crowd' boost

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com England coach Ben Ryan is banking on 'home-field advantage' to give his team the edge over their nemesis New Zealand and help them end ... points after five events. The head-to-head looks unimpressive on paper, but the margin of victory has been close in four of those meetings, England losing by a single score in each of the last ...

  3. Punters can bank on low scores

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford The Battle of Britain between England and Wales takes centre stage tonight as the focus for soccer punters turns again to the qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup. England are hot favourites but probably shorter odds than they deserve to be, and this clash could easily end in a draw. It is hard to make a definitive case either way, but in England's favour ...

  4. Laugh all the way to bank by taking Barca on the HaFu

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... competition. Including this year's final, England and Spain have provided 10 of the past 14 Champions League finalists and, whichever team win tonight, this will be the fourth victory in six years for Manchester United or Barcelona. One factor that might make it closer than the 2009 final in Rome, where Barcelona were comfortable 2-0 winners, is that United are at home in England at Wembley. ...

  5. Leaner and meaner Magpies have reason to sing

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have debts- a reported GBP140 million- but these are in the form of interest-free loans from owner Ashley, instead of the banks, meaning the club's financial future appears as solid as its ...

  6. SAR bank on Sharma power

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong were drawn with defending champions England, Sri Lanka and Kenya. In the other pool, last year's Cup runners-up Pakistan was thrown in with South Africa, India and the United Arab ... their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Adult tickets are priced at $450 but an early bird discount of $100 will be given until October 16. 2004 HONG KONG SIXES DRAW Pool A: England, Sri Lanka, ...

  7. Hodgson can improve England as he did Fulham

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jason Dasey The doomsayers will point to his recent failure at Liverpool as a reason not to put Roy Hodgson in the England hot seat. But the lasting benefits of his three seasons at Fulham ... Hodgson has a proven track record in getting the best out of the journeymen of Fulham and West Brom. But how will he handle the considerable egos of England's ageing superstars, whose lofty ...

  8. Pienaar- from Bok captain to bank chairman

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... as it has. Despite this growth, he headed to England to be 'a Sarries man'. 'We went to England for a year or so, and ended up staying for six. I started out as player for the Saracens ... These days, Pienaar is helping his country's economy to grow further as the First National Bank's chairman of the Western Cape region. Although the company's headquarters ...

  9. Six mainland players go to bat in England

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Six members of China's 2010 Asian Games cricket teams- three men and three women- will travel to England this summer to learn the finer points of the game. All-rounders ... opportunity for these young men and women to not only improve as cricketers but also to act as standard-bearers for Chinese cricket. 'It's like Ranjitsinhji going to England more than 100 ...

  10. England and Australia set course for Rio

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... added to the Games mix, and the two nations are taking different paths as they target gold in Rio. England, who will likely comprise the bulk of Team GB in Brazil, have committed more resources ... There are no such difficult choices for England's GB hopefuls, with the Rugby Football Union offering full-time contracts to sevens players. 'Last year there were a few things off the field happening ...




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