hold the advantage

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Yet, that I hold the advantages of the mode of publication to outweigh its disadvantages, may be easily believed of one who revived it in the Pickwick Papers after long disuse, and has pursued it ever since.
The victory means Malpas hold the advantage in the race for the title as they prepare to visit Chepstow on the final day but Newbridge, who travel to Pentyrch next weekend, kept pace with the leaders with an eight-wicket win over Chepstow Town.
The Clan, for whom Stefan Meyer, Leigh Salters and Matt Keith all netted braces against Hull, now hold the advantage for the second Champions Hockey League place.
Unlike Marquez, Pedrosa is famed for his lightning starts so, beginning third, he can be expected to hold the advantage early on.
The Welsh side, captained by Tata Steel's Gareth John, looked to hold the advantage in all aspects of the game with their forward superiority particularly impressive.
Midway through the afternoon fourballs, Europe hold the advantage in three matches with the US up in one, the report added.
England came into day one of this match of the 2006/07 Ashes series on the back of two defeats, but by the close of play seemed to hold the advantage over Ricky Ponting''s men.
The Red Devils hold the advantage in the championship race, but an away success for the Reds would help keep alive their title hopes with nine games still remaining.
Avram Grant's men still hold the advantage given their outstanding home record and the limitations of the Greeks, but he needs the likes of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka to provide more of a goal threat this evening.
However when it comes to two-legged ties it is English sides who hold the advantage, emerging victorious in nine of the 16 ties.
Yes, Potter and Anderson both admit that vehicle manufacturers are always looking at alternatives like aluminum and composites, but that steel continues to hold the advantage.