Podcast Ep 8: UFC Fight Night, Phoenix Open Golf, Midweek Football, Rosicky, Six Nations

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 8

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UFC Fight Night

In a change to the usual order, we start with a chat about this weekend’s UFC Fight Night which is headlined with the Rosholt vs Nelson fight. Carl gives us his picks for the five fights; some come with sound reasoning, some are just guy decisions. Here are his selections and the odds they come in at:

Rosholt at 7/5 vs Nelson

Thompson 9/4 vs Hendricks

St Preux 2/7 vs Cavalcante

Benavidez 1/4 vs Makovsky

Pyle 7/5 vs Spencer

We also have a little chat about people leaving UFC to go to Bellator.

Waste Management Phoenix Open

The PGA Tour stops in Scottsdale Arizona this weekend for one of the more boisterous tournaments on the circuit. Rob gives his picks for this one, and there’s some chatter about the fate of Tiger Woods, as this is the place where it all started to go wrong for him last year.: When will he be back, will he ever win again?

Rob’s picks for the weekend are as follows:

Fowler to win at 16/1

Dunne Top 10 at 12/1

Poulter Top 10 at 6/1

Laird Top 10 at 6/1

You can read more about why he’s picking them here.

Here’s that video of Tiger Woods on the 16th that we menioned.

Premier League Football

Plenty of chatter about the midweek round of English Premier League matches, and the recent spate of players heading off to China, including Jackson Martinez who has left Atletico Madrid for an impressive €42M! Cob also gives a heart-wrenching tribute to Tomas Rosicky who may not play for Arsenal again.

We also pit the computer against Cob in terms of picking the scores for this weekend’s games.

Six Nations Opening Round

The 6 nations opens this weekends with fixtures as follows:

06 Feb 14:25 UK France   v   Italy
06 Feb 16:50 UK Scotland   v   England
07 Feb 15:00 UK Ireland   v   Wales

We chat a bit about what we expect from all three games. Cob fancies Scotland to upset England and is throwing a ‘frivolous fiver’ on Scotland to win the tournament at 16/1. Elsewhere he fancies Wales to do the business against Ireland, despite the fact that the match is in Dublin.