The Euro 2016 qualifiers reached a crucial stage and UEFA President Michel Platini suspended – as FIFA vice president, online mobile news report. He is still active in his position at the governing body of European football, though he was handed a 90-day long suspension together with FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
This comes after the Blatter corruption charges emerged recently and it is speculated that Platini might have played a part in disloyal payments too. It is useful after all to hold several high positions, especially if you are a key member in an organization that is so
full of shit strongly associated with corruption and suspicious activities like FIFA.
When the FBI and the Swiss authorities launched an attack on FIFA leaders earlier this year, there was a feeling that Blatter’s reign could finally be over. This will come eventually, and though he insisted to hold his position until next year’s election, the suspension brought an early end to his time at the top of international football.
Platini had the shortest odds to become the next FIFA President, but this suspension virtually took him out of the race. (If the FIFA ethics committee extends his suspension with the available 45 days, he would have five days for his campaign…)
Though Platini criticized Blatter several times, many followers of live sports results speculated that he was so close to the Swiss sports leader that the Frenchman’s appointment would basically extend the current period full of wrongdoings. The process in which the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting was allocated to Russia and Qatar respectively is also investigated. Platini was involved in those decisions as well.
And it is also interesting that Platini’s homeland, France was granted the UEFA Euro 2016, virtually the only hosting that was determined during his reign as UEFA president (he was inducted into his office early 2007, a couple of months before the UEFA Euro 2012 was granted to Poland and Ukraine).
If he would face corruption charges as FIFA vice president, would he be still recognized as an immaculate and trustworthy sports leader at the helm of the UEFA? And what does his “ban from all football-related activities” mean as UEFA president? Who will run the organization as the Euro 2016 qualification is reaching its climax, with Platini suspended?
Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond expressed that Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League is a must and will happen in the next decade.
Though professional football clubs based south from the Border rejected Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League six years ago, Desmond thinks that such a move is inevitable. The Celtic majority shareholder thinks that this is not just good for the Scottish giants, but for Scottish football and clubs playing in the English Premiership as well. He envisions a British Premiership for the future, online mobile news report.
According to Desmond, Celtic and Rangers belong to the top 10 British football clubs, and thus they should play in arguably the strongest league in the world. Actually Rangers should have to get back to the strongest division in Scotland first, as they failed to beat Motherwell in the final of the Scottish Championship playoffs last year…
Anyways, it is a topic that reappers from time to time. As all experts of gambling facts know, no other club than these two were able to win the Scottish top-flight in the last 30 years, and it is understandable that they see themselves playing in a different league. Though currently sitting second, four-points behind leaders Aberdeen, Celtic are 1.11 (11/100) favourites to win the Scottish Premier League at Betway Sportsbook.
Dermot thinks that if there would be a change in the structure at the English Premiership, Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League could actually happen.
He said, “In Italy and in Spain you have the bigger clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid who negotiate their own football contracts, because they are more advantageous to them. I think that will happen in the UK with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and then I think they will institute a change in the structure of the league.”
A move that would see Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League was vetoed by English clubs last time in 2009. Their reasoning is also understandable: by including two new clubs at the top would cause two English sides losing their position. Some tinkering could be done with a 22-club Premiership for a year with four or five teams relegating to the Championship as the Premier League go back to 20 teams, but the UEFA would still have to approve all this.
Some say that this is absurd, but two years ago Premier League sports scores news featured two sides from Wales: Swansea City and Cardiff City. Though the Bluebirds – then playing in red – have relegated, Swansea continue to be an integral member of the English top flight. Maybe the time of a British Premier League will eventually come after all.
After the last seven days of European football it is right to ask the question: Is Manchester United the best team in England? According to the numbers, it currently is.
At the time when the Anthony Martial transfer to Man United was announced, there was a feeling that this could be big. Now it seems that the transfer deadline day move just provided the last piece in the attacking puzzle of Louis van Gaal. Manchester United are in excellent form since Martial made his debut for the Red Devils against Liverpool.
Meanwhile, the other members of English football’s top four or top five, as you like it, are struggling. In the land of the Blighty, and on the continent as well. After analyzing the numbers, any expert of online betting and gambling facts might ask himself that “Is Manchester United the best team in England? Really?”
The fact that Van Gaal’s men are topping the Premier League table at the moment, suggest in itself that Manchester United are the best team in England at the moment. Moreover, their 1 win, 1 loss statistics in the Champions League group stage means that amongst the European horror of English clubs, they are the best side representing their country on the continent as well.
This is a tough time for English top clubs. Title holders Chelsea are only fourteenth in the Premier League table, while Arsenal are fourth – just behind West Ham United. Manchester City have lost their last two league games, so they were overtaken by United on the top of the table.
In Europe, the picture is even worse, according to sports scores. The four teams were good for three victories in their first eight games in the Champions League group stage. Arsenal are rock bottom in Group F with two defeats – they were beaten by European giants Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos, while Man City and Chelsea are third in their respective groups.
Meanwhile the Red Devils jumped to place 2 in Group B thanks to their 2-1 home victory vs VfL Wolfsburg. Their 3 points and zero goal differential is the same tally that Man City produced, and in fact, worse than what Chelsea achieved so far. Still, Man United are the only English side occupying an advancing position in the most important club competition in world football.
This poor performance might hurt English football a lot. Underachieving in Europe was a tendency for them in the last few years, and this might be resulting in UEFA taking their fourth Champions League spot to give it to Serie A. Yes, Serie A, the Italian championship that is as bad as ever…
And all this came after a summer that had no World Cup and no European Championship to waste their players completely. South American influence isn’t that high at top English clubs that it can blew their season start. Or is it?
Van Gaal just ditched one of the best players from South America when he sold Angel di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain, and also got off Javier Hernandez, minimizing the Latin-American influence on his side. That might be a contributor to their okay season start, which was enough for a positive answer for the question “Is Manchester United the best team in England?”
However, the picture might change quickly, since United will visit the Emirates in the Premier League on Sunday. Online mobile news report that BetVictor Sportsbook offers the best online betting odds for their success against Arsenal with 3.80 (14/5). The hosts are 2.05 (21/20) favourites with draw being available at a tempting 3.60 (13/5).
Looking at the teams’ current forms, Man Utd/Draw for 1.75 (3/4) with Double Chance looks like a good deal. It would be interesting to consider a goal from Anthony Martial for 3.12 (85/40) too, as Arsene Wenger just missed out on his fellow Frenchman’s signature, as his previous club, AS Monaco refused to sell his top asset to the Gunners.
The South African sports minister warned the rugby team they can’t play again like vs Japan, and coach Meyer came back with Springboks changes before the next game.
Heyneke Meyer made eight Spingboks changes to their starting line-up. The overhaul was triggered by the embarrassing defeat they suffered from Japan last weekend. After the game, Minister of sports, Fikile Mbalula warned the side, that one more defeat and they will be referred to us “a bunch of losers”. Mbalula thinks South Africa can’t let to be represented by a side like this.
Mbalula also criticised the team selection and he demanded Springboks changes. He was unsatisfied with the performance of senior players in particular. After all that, national team coach Meyer reacted with a major refurbishing of the side, that did not come as a surprise for those, who follow rugby in online mobile news.
On Saturday, South Africa will face Samoa at Villa Park, in their second game at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Meyer insisted that the Springboks changes were made with the game against Samoa in mind, not just because of the 34–32 defeat against Japan.
Experts of gambling facts might know that Samoa have never defeated the Boks in their eight previous matches. The average score is 48–12 to South Africa, who are favourites to win the game once again. Unibet Sportsbook offers the Springboks’ success with online betting odds of 1.09 (1/11), and this is the best offer on this market.
Samoa, who defeated the United States 25–16 in their opening game, are available at 8.00 (7/1). On the handicap markets, Unibet Sportsbook has the best offer for a 19-point Springboks win amongst websites providing online betting odds: draw with South Africa -19 is available at 30.00 (29/1).
Though it is expected to be a tough, overly phisycal game, there is a feeling that the fresh and angry Springboks could do some more serious damage. They are available to win with a -25 handicap at online betting odds of 2.67 (5/3). With Unibet promotions and the operators extensive coverage of the tournament, Unibet Sportsbook is a perfect destination to bet on the Rugby World Cup.
The biggest role in the new-look Springboks side will go to 21-year-old fly-half Handre Pollard. Pollard is considered as one of the best attacking 10 in the world. He is known for his spectacular charges and the incredible tries he is capable of scoring.
However this time his tactical wisdom will be needed from him. Meyer went as far as pronouncing to the media that “there’s a game, you’ll need 23 players, but this game is going to be won and lost by Handre.” Meyer emphasized thet Pollard’s tactical sense helped South Africa’s junior side to win the World Championship in 2012.
Meyer also spoke about Du Preez. He said, “He is a true general, he is one of the best rugby minds I’ve ever coached. He will look after Handre and obviously that’s been our dilemma; a lot of our superstars haven’t played a lot of rugby. I said before the World Cup that I thought the guys could handle pressure and now it’s up to them to show that.”
Many fans of rugby and sports scores overall can’t wait to see the side after the Springboks changes were implemented. They are 10.00 (9/1) to win the tournament at Unibet Sportsbook. That would be a major surprise after their fiasco against Japan, but would also generate thrilling headlines all over the world…
Bayern was down, so they needed their Polish striker from the bench, who came in and finished off Wolfsburg. The Lewandowski 5 goals in 9 minutes show created history.
At Borussia Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski was a superstar. He was the focal point of all the attacks, which naturally appeared in his goal-scoring statistics. He scored 22, 24 and 20 Bundesliga goals in his last three campaigns for Dortmund. That was 27.5, 29.5 and 25 percent of Dortmund’s league tally respectively.
At Bayern Munich, he is also the No. 1 option for the central striking role. However at Allianz Arena, he is just another player. He still scored 17 goals in is first Bundesliga season with die Roten, which is 21 percent of the Bavarian’s total. But since Bayern plays a different, less vertical game to that Borussia played under Jurgen Klopp, not all the attacks come down to Lewandowski.
He is an important player for Bayern, but not that important as he was at Signal Iduna Park.
But on Tuesday, he was the most important player in sports scores news around the world. Wolfsburg took the lead with their first shot of the game in the first half against Bayern Munich through Daniel Caliguri. Bayern had most of the ball in the first half, but Wolfsburg protected their box immaculately. The hosts were unable to create quality chances, they relied on long shots instead.
Pep Guardiola sent in Robert Lewandowski and Javi Martinez at half time, taking off Thiago and Juan Bernat. Since Bayern had the ball and Wolfsburg was camping in their own defensive third, it was reasonable to deploy a more typical striker alongside Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze.
The Pole came in and the game was settled and sealed in fifteen minutes. The amazing show when the Lewandowski 5 goals in 9 minutes came, started in the 51st minute. And the game was all over in the 60th, when the No. 9 hammered home the goal of the day, a flying volley from the 18-yard line.
Three of his goals were unassisted. This signals that the Wolfsburg defence simply shut down after the break and the structural change in Bayern’s line-up might also confused them. It also marks that Lewandowski had some luck with his goals – particularly the third – but his positioning was perfect throughout this period. He was able the exploit the holes in the Wolves’ defence, and he banged home the ball from every opportunity he had in that 9-minute-long spell.
With this Lewandowski 5 goals in 9 minutes show the polish striker scored the fastest Bundesliga hat-trick (less than 4 minutes). He was also the quickest Bundesliga player to reach four goals (6 minutes) and five goals. Experts of gambling facts might also know that he is also the first player in league history who scored four and five goals as a substitute.
The Bundesliga record for most goals in a game is six. The sechs Tore feat was achieved by Dieter Muller for 1. FC Koln in 1977 against Werder Bremen in a 7–2 victory. Since the cameramen were on strike that day, unfortunately there is no video footage of that historic act.
This fünf Tore trick, that was discussed by online mobile news all over the world. And by the record-breaking Lewandowski 5 goals in 9 minutes glamour the Polish striker became one of the best substitutes in footballing history. After all, it could be a great role to be a multiple-goal substitute in every game for a European elite club.
Remember Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who became a legend from the bench – once scored four as a substitute for Manchester United and decided the 2000 Champions League final against Bayern Munich coming in late in the second half. Or there is Henrik Larsson, who virtually won the 2006 Champions League final for Barcelona with his two assists after coming in as a sub.
However, I am sure that the Pole has no plans about sitting on the bench for long periods. This Lewandowski 5 goals in 9 minutes ensures his starting place – unless Guardiola being a mastermind genius freak, making a habit of humiliating opponents with super subs…
“Peyton Manning over 70,000 yards, the second QB after Brett Favre” was the big news Thursday night before the Broncos’ last minute comeback against the Chiefs.
Roughly a year ago, Manning left the 500-TD mark behind. He broke Brett Favre’s NFL record of 508 touchdown passes soon after, as experts of gambling facts might remember. Now, Manning over 70,000 yards in passing in his career and on his way to brake another record of Favre, namely the all-time record of 71,838 passing yards. And it is noteworthy that reaching the latest milestone came in a game, where the Broncos offense was far from the most important unit on the field.
The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Denver Broncos on Thursday night in a tight division matchup. The opening game of the second round of the 2015 NFL season was also a heavy defensive battle. The Chiefs dominated Manning and co. for most part of the game, also contributing with a pick-six. This was the second consecutive game with an interception return TD from one of Manning’s passes.
The visitors #D once again emerged as a dominant gang, pretty much winning the game. They harassed Alex Smith with two interceptions and forced two Jamaal Charles fumbles. Though the Chiefs running back had a 125-yard game with a TD, he lost a fumble in the red zone and another one in the last minute. The latter came through Brandon Marshall when the score was tied and was returned for a touchdown by Broncos corner Bradley Roby making it 31–24.
That was just enough to win the game for the Broncos and it came five seconds after Peyton Manning found Emmanuel Sanders in the Kansas end zone for a 19-yard touchdown. Though the Denver QB registered 3 TD-passes and 256 passing yards, and provided the “Manning over 70,000 yards” headlines for sports scores news, he produced another shaky performance.
However, it is remarkable that Manning was instrumental once again when the game was on the line, leading the Broncos offense in a fourth-quarter scoring drive. He was at his best from the shotgun when Denver went no-huddle and this might be a glimpse of things to come from the 39-year-old this term.
With an outstanding defensive unit on the board, which made a statement in an important division game, Manning doesn’t have to carry the team on his shoulders. It seems that he only needs to make his magic in the decisive moments to win most of the games. All this could be enough for another division title this year.
The game that brought the “Manning over 70,000 yards” online mobile news, also was the second in a row when the former Colt led the Broncos to a key scoring drive in the fourth quarter. He said afterwards, “To be able to win two games in this fashion, you can always refer back to games like this later on in this season. These are obviously great times to play football.”
He added, “To win a division game on the road, a great atmosphere, this place is always a great place to play football, and the crowd was rocking, they were into it. … Yeah, I think this is one that you always remember, certainly the way it ended.”
— 247Sports (@247Sports) September 18, 2015
The last time when a team was able to turn the game around with two touchdowns in the last minute happened 37 years ago. Manning was only two years of age, when his father, Archie Manning lost in an NFC West division game in similar fashion. The New Orleans Saints went down against the Atlanta Falcons 20-17 after Haskel Stanback scored with 57 seconds to go and Alfred Jackson received a TD-pass from Steve Bartkowski with 10 seconds from the end of regulation.
So, Manning over 70,000 yards and the Broncos with two wins out of two. They will play at Detroit next week, who are 2.20 (6/5) underdogs at Betway Sportsbook against the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North matchup this Sunday.
The EUR 5,300 Main Event of European Poker Tour Barcelona’s Season 12 is over. The prestigious competition was won by the professional poker player John Juanda, who has achieved great poker results in the past as well.
The new season kicked off with a record-breaking attendance in the Main Event and with a huge cash reward of over EUR 1 million for the lucky EPT Barcelona winner. Online poker sites can’t stop praising the gaming skills of the 44-year-old winner.
John Juanda is regarded as one of the greatest talents in the poker world. Not without a merit, the 44-year-old has just broken a record by becoming an EPT Barcelona winner and the Main Event of PokerStars‘ prestigious competition. He was the best out of 1,694 players and seized the first place, together with its EUR 1,022,593 cash reward.
This is the first EPT title of the successful poker player, according to online gambling news. Even though the fact that he won the largest amount of money, other players can be satisfied with the final results as well. Frederik Jensen finished in the third position, which awards him with a EUR 810,294 prize, while Steve Warburton’s silver medal comes with a EUR 941,613 cash reward.
The final round has started with Denys Shafikov being the overwhelming chip leader. Juanda quickly came up to the second position by an Ace and a King in hand, with which he defeated Andreas Samuelsson’s queens. Lots of hands later, Shafikov lost his leading position upon losing the all-in to Jensen, and eventually got knocked out by the latter EPT Barcelona winner Juanda.
At this point, Steve Warburton had the most coins, while Juanda was in second position. Jensen tried to match Juanda but his 2 pairs were not good enough against Juanda’s full house so he had to quit the game, leaving only 2 players in the game. Juanda had a great advantage over Warburton by now, thanks to which he managed to defeat his young rival.
The Indonesian EPT champion has added his prize of over EUR 1 million to his total career earnings which, due to his latest success, exceeds the USD 17 million. With this amount, John Juanda has made his way to the top 10 of all-time poker earners. He sat in the table with the second shortest stack but remained determined and focused until the last second, thanks to which he became EPT Barcelona winner.
However, it was doubtful whether he would even start competing in the EUR 5,300 Main Event of European Poker Tour Barcelona. Online mobile news report that he suffered from an illness and arrived in the last minute to play. In addition, only a few days ago, he was offered the chance to claim a prize of more than EUR 500,000 but he turned the offer down. Juanda explained his decision by saying that accepting that prize would have meant giving up on the EUR 1 million reward of the Main Event.
A total of 71 events were held throughout the European Poker Tour Barcelona poker tournament series. The 12th season of the prestigious poker competition kicked off in the Spanish city as usual, and has brought great excitement among gambling enthusiasts. Thrilling games and incredible cash rewards were the main attributes of EPT Barcelona.
Daniel Peche, a talented poker player from Germany, came away with a EUR 11,800 prize upon finishing first out of 312 participants of the EUR 200 NL Saturday Night SuperStack tournament. The next exciting competition was the EUR 5K NL 6-Max. Turbo event, where successful poker players were fighting for the incredible first prize.
PokerStars‘ 25K-euro High Roller event’s champion Martin Finger was one of the best gamblers who managed to reach the final, however he finished in the third position. Upon his elimination, only Wael Sarkis and Benjamin Pollak remained in the game and these two players faced each other for final glory and the unbelievable money prize. Pollak became the next EPT Barcelona winner eventually, claiming the EUR 118,460 cash reward.
By the time that the Main Event was down to a heads-up, the fast-paced EUR 300 NL Turbo Edition of EPT Main Event has celebrated another EPT Barcelona winner as well. Danillo Patella from Italy was named as the best out of 350 players. Due to his great performance at the poker tables, he received a EUR 19,850 cash reward. Romanian Adrian Costin Constantin finished as runner-up while Peter Eichhardt from Sweden stood on the bottom of the podium.
John Juanda has achieved incredible poker results by winning the €5,300 Main Event, knocking out both Jensen and Warburton. Not so much later another EPT Barcelona winner was celebrated. Gregory Torrents from France was participating in the EUR 100 NL Hyperturbo event and has claimed the EUR 5,130 first prize. He was the best one out of 264 poker players.
Another great victory was achieved about an hour later, when the €2K NL 6-Max. Turbo event has finished. Farid Jattin was crowned as the next king of poker tournaments as he has received the 83,290 euro first prize. Fillippo Lazzaretto was given the silver medal while Joao Vieira finished in the third position.
California could join those states that enable high-stakes raffles for the purpose of charity at professional sports events.
A bill that passed the state senate that would let professional sports franchises to organize high-stakes raffles. Those 50-50 games are very popular all around the country, raising considerable amounts of money for charities. Lucky players can feel like casino winners at the same time. Those who participate have a shot at half of the revenues, so it is easy to understand why these games are so exciting. Meanwhile players also know that they have contributed to a good cause. The other half of the money goes for charities. There is also criticism though. The bill currently in effect would still apply all the remaining charity organizations. That makes it really hard to raise money through raffles.
Major sports franchises in California strive for holding high-stakes raffles. According to current state regulations, only 90-10 raffles are legal. This means that players can go only for the 10% of the pot. At least 90% must be given away for charity. The 2001 bill also has that no electronic device can be used for selling raffle tickets or performing the draw.
A new proposal would let professional sports teams to be given an exemption from this law to organize 50-50 raffles. They would be also able to use devices, selling electronically generated tickets and employing a random number generator to determine the winner. Spectators at professional sports games, pro golf tournaments and NASCAR races would be able to participate. The raffle could be held only at the events itself.
This high-stakes raffles system works in almost 30 states in the US and it is in place in Canada as well. The point would be raising considerable amounts for charity through the large pool of sports fans. High-stakes raffles offer a much more tempting prize than the 90-10 raffles. Thus a large number of sports scores fans are expected to participate if the bill passes.
Many nonprofit organizations oppose the bill however. They feel that legislation would favor major sports unfairly. CEO of California Assn. of Nonprofits, Jason Masaoka said, “This bill is a carve-out. It creates special rules for raffles by sports leagues, but the old rules still apply to PTAs and school bands.”
Native American tribes operating casinos think that this would be a new form of gambling. David Quintana, California Tribal Business Alliance lobbyist said, “When you go from a 90-10 split to a 50-50 split, you’re moving away from charity to something more like a lottery. This is a huge change.”
Professional sports teams are lobbying for the possibility of organizing high-stakes raffles at sports events in California. These 50-50 raffles would be held at sports events only. 18 pro sports organizations, 23 minor league teams and golf and racing events are in the mix. Half of the revenues would go for charities. The players would go for the other half of the pot.
The bill already passed the state senate, online gambling news report. A similar law failed last year however. Several nonprofit organizations naturally opposes the new proposal. They argue that making an exemption favoring professional sports franchises would be unfair towards small charity organizations like food banks or churches. Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits was quoted by online mobile news, “Any bill that says there’s an exemption from the law for 11 corporations as named below, that immediately doesn’t smell right.”
Meanwhile high-stakes raffles are great success in many other states. Texas locals will vote in November whether to change state constitution or not in order to enable pro sports teams to organize raffles at their games. In California the bill is supported by franchises like the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants and the Sacramento Kings. Service groups like the American Legion and Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club also back the proposal.
High-stakes raffles can raise a lot of money quickly. The Arizona Diamondbacks were able to sell a record USD 100,016 worth of raffle tickets in one game, using electronically generated tickets for their 50-50 raffle. They supported charities reacting to the Yarnell fire that killed 19 firefighters. Sen. Isadore Hall, the author of the law expressed that critics should be ashamed of fighting the bill. He argues that money generated by the high-stakes raffles would be vital for poor communities he represents, like Watts and Compton.
Although this is all about charities, there is a lot of money on the table too. Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. is an operator providing an electronic raffle system. That system is used by more than 70 pro sports teams all around the United States. Is is understandable why they spent more than 100,000 dollars in the last two years on lobbying to enter the largest market of the states…
The Washington Redskins are reportedly plan to make an RG3 trade, as the franchise quarterback seems to be surplus to the team.
However, the owners are allegedly against the RG3 trade. Robert Griffin III was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Followers of live sports results might remember that he had an amazing rookie campaign, however, injuries struck and sophomore slump hit him too. He failed to retain his rookie form since, and it seems that head coach Jay Gruden doesn’t rate him as an outstanding QB.
Gruden took over the team before the previous season, however he wasn’t able to improve the team much. Scot McCloughan was named as new general manager this year to help to rebuild the team. The first big issue – among many – he will have to sort out is the quarterback issue and the possible RG3 trade.
It seems that virtually everyone at the Washington Redskins want an RG3 trade, online gambling news report. Except the owners, who still hang on their former 1/2 pick. According to team and league sources, the Redskins offered an RG3 trade for a few NFL franchises. There were no interest for Robert Griffin III, however.
It seems that Griffin ceased to be the starting quarterback in Washington, D.C. Maybe he will be removed even from the roster in the coming days. An influential part of the Redskins coaching staff is ready to forget RG3 for good. Since it doesn’t make sense to keep a former franchise QB on the books in surplus, they are willing to make an RG3 trade. However, they might not have the power to get rid of Griffin.
Teams will name their 53-man roster for the start of the season in the coming days. Scot McCloughan took over the team as general manager this year to rebuild the team, as sports scores followers might remember. He is expected to play a key role in making the decision whether to ditch Griffin or not.
It won’t be easy to arrange an RG3 trade. Griffin has a guaranteed USD 16.1 million on his contract for 2016. The Redskins decided to keep Griffin on the books using the fifth-year option of his deal. When the decision was made in April, it seemed that the Redskins will need him for 2016. Now it seems that that move was unthinkingly made or forced on the front office by the ownership.
Jay Gruden is 2.20 (6/5) favourite to be fired first in 2015 among NFL head coaches at GTbets. According to that, it seemed that he might loose out on the RG3 issue eventually. It turns out that he just might outlast the quarterback at the FedExField. But maybe only just, if his team fails to improve this season.
The injured Robert Griffin III didn’t participate in the third preseason game of the Washington Redskins. It seems that he still might have been hurt though. Kirk Cousins stood in for him when the starters took the field. The former Michigan State QB was praised by head coach Jay Gruden for his performance after the 31-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Griffin was cleared to play on Thursday after suffering a concussion, online mobile news reported. However, on the next day it was announced that he was unfit to take the field. And maybe he won’t take a snap in the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins either. Especially as an RG3 trade can possibly happen before the start of the regular season. Washington are 2.55 (31/20) underdogs to win that match according to GTbets.
Jay Gruden tried to explain the situation about Griffin’s health reports. He revealed to the reporters after the game on Sunday, “We’re all as confused as you are. People have to understand that this has nothing to do with the Washington Redskins. I know people want to make it out that we’re incompetent, but this has nothing to do with us.”
Gruden was asked which quarterback will start against the Dolphins in the first 2015 regular season game of the Redskins. Gruden however refused to answer. He said, “First of all, I need to read these reports. These reports are confusing.” It seems that Griffin was announced to be cleared to play without reading the medical reports thoroughly, and after that came the new announcement about the player being unfit to play. It suggests a certain level of incompetence indeed.
And reports suggest that Cousins will start against the Dolphins. Moreover, a possible RG3 trade is circulating in the news in these days. Gruden dared to say that he doesn’t have a quarterback issue at all. However, he did not name franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III as his starting QB when the player was healthy. He said instead, “I believe we have three NFL-caliber quarterbacks on our team”. Which means that he is undecided. And now with a rumored RG3 trade… It seems pretty much like a quarterback issue.
Betsafe launched an extremely straightforward campaign, called “No Bullshit Betting”.
The Malta-based online gambling company chose to address their target audience in a particularly uncommon way, gambling news report. The debut ad of the campaign confronts the players with its massage cruelly: the bank always wins on the long. Players are virtually no more than brave losers. Still, the No Bullshit Betting campaign calls out gamblers for a challenge, as Betsafe ask their audience to prove them wrong.
Betsafe bosses and CP+B Scandinavia targeted the smart players with the No Bullshit Betting campaign. They could be tempted by the fact that this operator won’t treat them like imbecile children. The campaign is based on that there is a significant group of gamblers out there, who preferred to be addressed in an intelligent manner. Since they are supposedly successful people, they might have some money to burn. Betsafe might got it right with the No Bullshit Betting campaign.
Betsafe chose an extraordinary way to gain the attraction of online betting players. They launched the “No Bullshit Betting” campaign, confronting the audience that online gamblers are no more than losers. Meanwhile they will actually secure themselves a luxury lifestyle from the players losses.
The debut spot of the No Bullshit campaign alerts the players that the odds are against them. The operator always wins on the long. Still, if they are brave enough, they will place a wager. The ad virtually challenges the players instead of charming them with online gambling bonuses and dreams about luxury jackpots and a superstar way of life.
The spot pictures an apparently successful female gambling boss. She wanders between all kind of players each watching a football game nervously. They might win or loose, but the bank always wins, she suggests calmly and provokingly. She actually calls out for a challenge, saying “Odds are you don’t have what it takes to beat us in the long run … Go ahead. Prove us wrong.”
Betsafe is an internet gambling firm licensed and based in Malta. The No Bullshit Betting campaign targets players from Northern Europe. Managing director Jeremy Taylor explained the nature of the spot, expressing that true gamblers are bored of being treated like children. That is why they presented this strikingly honest campaign.
CP+B Scandinavia started a “No Bullshit Betting” campaign for Betsafe, online mobile news report. In the debut ad of the Malta-licensed gambling firm the audience is reminded the fact that the betting operator always wins on the long.
The spot is dominated by a fictional female gambling boss, who addresses the viewers in a provoking way. “Life is all about the challenge,” she says. “I mean, who celebrates the status quo? I certainly don’t. And I’ve turned that mindset into a means of making a living, a good living, at your expense.”
Our protagonist is walking in a room full of bettors, either celebrating their wins or crying over their losses. But she remarks that whatever the players achieves, the odds are always on the operator’s side. She says, “When you lose, we win. When you win, well, in some ways we still win.”
In the end she calls out the players to bet on Betsafe, but in an uncommon way. She suggests that the players might not have the guts to place a wager. Jeremy Taylor, managing director of Betsafe commented the new campaign in a statement. He emphasizes that they targeted the smarter users with the No Bullshit Betting campaign. “Ultimate players and thrill seekers… are incredibly tired of being patronized. Our customers are not stupid and I think they deserve the honesty that we give them with this new campaign.”
Markus Lindsjo, creative director of CP+B said that with the No Bullshit Betting campaign they wanted to address those online gambling players who consider themselves extraordinary. “We want to reach those who don’t see themselves as the statistically average. The self-proclaimed outliers. And to get them to attempt to prove us wrong when we say in all honesty that they’re unlikely to beat us.”
Jose Mourinho was heavily criticized after the Portuguese manager threatened Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro with loosing her matchday job.
The controversy erupted after the Chelsea medical staff entered the field to treat Eden Hazard in the last minutes of Chelsea’s season opener against Swansea. Hazard had to leave the pitch due to the treatment. Since Thibaut Courtois was sent off earlier, Chelsea was left with eight outfield players temporarily. Mourinho argued that Hazard wasn’t injured, just needed a rest. He also mentioned that the medical staff have to understand football. The Special One planned to expel the Chelsea doctor from the bench for matches.
However, he was heavily attacked by other sport physicians. They insisted that Chelsea doctor Carneiro displayed a proper approach, since the medics were called from the pitch. The match ended 2-2. After the disappointing result gambling blogs speculated that it was nothing more than Mourinho’s frustration erupted. Maybe he also wanted to use the controversy to avoid his team’s display to be criticized. Gambling news reported that Chelsea’s odds to retain the Premier League title fell back slightly. Now they are top underdogs according to Bet365, available at 3.00 (2/1).
Major sports physicians defended Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro. Their support came after Jose Mourinho revealed that he intended to drop her from the matchday staff. Carneiro learned on Tuesday that she won’t be on the Chelsea bench at games anymore. The sanctioning came after he and team physio Jon Fearn entered the pitch to treat Eden Hazard in the last minutes of Chelsea’s weekend draw against Swansea.
Mourinho said after the final whistle, “I was unhappy with my medical staff. They were impulsive and naive. Whether you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game.” However, there is video evidence that the referee called the Chelsea doctors after the Belgian player went down, seemingly injured.
Recognized sports physician Peter Brukner was disappointed with Mourinho’s actions, online mobile news report. He said, “I thought it was appalling behaviour by the manager. He has a player who has gone down, who has remained down and the referee obviously considered it serious enough to summon on the doctor and the physio.”
He added, “They went on as they must do when they are summoned on and the player is down and, as a result, the player had to come off the ground. What do you expect the doctor to do? Just ignore the referee beckoning them on? The medical staff deserve a public apology and I’m very disappointed that the club hasn’t come out and done something to support them; they were just doing their job.”
Jose Mourinho criticized the Chelsea doctor for her actions in the title-holders’ draw against Swansea. That was followed by Eva Carneiro thanking the support of the public in a Facebook post. She wrote, “I would like to thank the general public for their overwhelming support. Really very much appreciated.”
According to Chelsea players however, this post was the real reason behind Mourinho banning the Chelsea doctor from the bench, sports scores news report. The Premier League Doctors’ Group reacted in a statement when learning about the sanctions towards Caneiro. They are concerned that results are more important in football than the players’ health.
The statement said, “The Premier League Doctor’s Group considers that removing Dr Eva Carneiro from the Chelsea team bench for their next match is unjust in the extreme. In the publicised incident in last Saturday’s game against Swansea, the Chelsea medical staff were clearly summoned on to the field of play by the match referee to attend to a player. A refusal to run onto the pitch would have breached the duty of care required of the medical team to their patient.”
It went on, “It is a huge concern that Dr Carneiro has been subjected to unprecedented media scrutiny and a change in her professional role, merely because she adhered to her code of professional conduct and did her job properly. Dr Carneiro has universal and total support from her medical colleagues at the Premier League Doctors Group. It is also of great concern that at a time when the both the Premier League and the Premier League Doctors group are intensifying efforts to safeguard player welfare, the precedent set by this incident demonstrates that the medical care of players appears to be secondary to the result of the game.”
Barcelona and Sevilla played a UEFA Super Cup final in Georgia that will stuck in our memories forever.
Tbilisi hosted a game on Tuesday night that will remain in the memories of sports scores followers for long. The UEFA Super Cup was special before it started. This was the first such game in Tbilisi, Georgia. And this was the first occasion, when the Europa League winners arrived with a spot secured in the Champions League through their cup victory. Not to mention that we saw another all-Spanish final.
Luis Enrique’s side had the task to reach their fifth UEFA Super Cup victory, but they almost slipped on the way. However they only threw their three-goal lead, not the whole game. Pedro saved them again, and probably for the last time. Barcelona leveled AC Milan’s achievement, winning a record five UEFA Super Cups. Though Pedro is about to leave, this team have the chance to defend their Champions League title. They are 4.00 (3/1) favorites at Bet365 in that regard, while Sevilla is available at 81.00 (80/1).
It was Pedro Rodriguez again. The forward, who won everything a footballer ever can, scored the winner in the 115th minute of a UEFA Super Cup. He did it again after 2009. In the same minute. And this will possibly be his last goal for Barcelona. At least this term, as latest gambling news report that he is on the way to Manchester United indeed.
Sevilla’s Argentine midfielder Ever Banega opened the scoring with a beautiful free-kick in the third minute. Marc-Andre ter Stegen had no chance. This was the fastest goal in a UEFA Super Cup final. However, in further 13 minutes it was Barcelona who had the lead. Lionel Messi first mirrored Banega’s free-kick and found Beto’s net from just outside the penalty area. Then he smashed in another free-kick to the near corner from much further, stunning many of those, who follow live sports results.
Barcelona added two more through Rafinha and Luis Suarez, so it was 4-1 in the 52nd minute. The game seemed to be settled, so Barca slowed down. But it was far from over, as Unai Emery’s side had the determination and the energy to come back. Jose Antonio Reyes and Kevin Gameiro both scored to make it 4-3 with 20 minutes to go. After both were substituted, their double’s equalized, as Ciro Immobile set up a goal for Yevhen Konoplyanka. So it was 4-4, and Barcelona had to deploy Pedro for the extra time, who duly scored the winner for Barca after another free kick from Messi.
After the UEFA Super Cup, Lionel Messi said that he was lucky with his free kicks. Barcelona won the match 5-4 against Sevilla, and the Argentine genius scored two goals from free-kicks in the first 16 minutes. He has now 80 goals in UEFA club competitions, online mobile news report, the same tally as Cristiano Ronaldo. This is a record of course.
It was the first occasion in his career when Messi managed to score two goals from free-kicks in a single game. He said, “I’ve just been lucky enough to score those and I’m very happy the team won and very grateful to everyone for their support and such a warm welcome.”
The UEFA Super Cup is Barca’s first trophy in the 2015-16 season, but in the fourth in this calendar year. Next they will have a shot at the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao. The first match is on Friday. Messi also commented the trophy count. He said, “The key thing is to win and to win as many trophies as possible. Winning today was significant because of what the UEFA Super Cup represents in terms of starting the season on the right foot, so we’re delighted. All trophies are great.”
Unai Emery, the head coach of Sevilla was proud of his players after the UEFA Super Cup final. Sevilla was able to come back from 4-1 and take the game into overtime against Barcelona, arguably the best team in the world. They had to leave Tbilisi with empty hands however, as Pedro Rodriguez scored the winner for Barcelona in the 115th minute.
Emery thinks that Barca’s Lionel Messi had a major role in the victory. The Argentine scored two goals from free-kicks, while Pedro hit the winner after another Messi shot. Emery said, “I want to congratulate Lionel Messi too – his ability to play at the highest level with Barcelona and their consistency is what wins them trophies. There’s a huge amount of teamwork behind it. Everyone has their role so that he can make the difference. Can we stop him next time? We’ll try.”
He added, “I do not know if the result is fair, but with the chances we had, I am left with honey on the lips. If there’s one thing we want to make this team, it is competitive. We want to go for victory whatever the circumstances. If you can reach the Super Cup and Champions League then you have to compete with these teams and see how far you can go. We lost but we were competitive throughout and we are very proud of our team. The worst thing would have been not to have recognised the Sevilla we want to see.”
Arsenal kicked off the season with an uninspiring performance against West Ham on Sunday, that ended in a defeat.
Arsene Wenger brought in Petr Cech from Chelsea in the summer to stop conceding cheap goals. Yet, the experienced Czech international looked like a youth player making his debut at full level at the Arsenal v West Ham derby in the opening round of the 2015-16 Premier League season. Cech made two errors, both of them leading to goals, scored by Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate.
But the aspect of the game that could be the most discouraging for Arsenal fans was the Gunners’ overall display. As Arsene Wenger put it after the game, they were unconvincing. Up front and at the back as well. Despite Arsenal players are anything but inexperienced youngsters, they looked like an Arsenal team from an earlier period of Wenger’s reign. Arsenal are 5.5 (9/2) to win the Premier League at Bet365.
Arsenal doomed themselves, Arsene Wenger expressed after Arsenal v West Ham, that ended 0-2. The Gunners’ manager said defensive lapses caused their defeat against their city rivals in the opening round of the 2015-16 Premier League season. He also said that his team’s overall performance was “not convincing”, online mobile news report.
The visitors clearly deserved the win in the Arsenal v West Ham derby. The match also saw a poor performance from Petr Cech, who made his Premier League debut for Arsenal on Sunday after a summer switch from Chelsea, after he spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge. He made errors before both goals the Hammers scored. Wenger did not blame the defeat on the 33-year-old Cech international however.
He said, “The way we conceded the goal just before half-time, with the experience that we have in our team – it’s difficult to understand. It was a collective lapse. There are many things to say about that. I knew that if the delivery was good, we would be in trouble, even before the free-kick was taken. The concentration was not completely there on the set piece, the organisation was not perfect. The positional play – we were too far from our goal. We gave him [Kouyaté] too much distance to run into. We killed ourselves.”
After a promising spring and an impressive summer transfer window, Arsenal looked like genuine title contenders, according to fans, pundits and experts of gambling facts. Yet they started the season with a defeat, as Arsenal v West Ham ended 0-2 on Sunday. This doesn’t change the Gunners’ status however, but pointed out that Arsene Wenger need to invest in a world class striker to challenge for the title indeed.
Though Petr Cech made two big errors in the Arsenal v West Ham game, he might still be a worthy addition to the squad. However, Arsenal needs a natural striker, as Olivier Giroud is not enough for a successful title run. Arsenal’s other attackers, like Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez are versatile forwards, but neither of them is a pure striker.
Update on Olivier Giroud: contrary to some reports, he was not unconscious at any point after collision today and has returned home as usual
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Danny Welbeck is more useful in that position, but he seems to be prone to injuries. Giroud might be a better player than the public sees him, but Arsenal need more options up front to win the league. Arsenal and Manchester United, and maybe the other two teams from last year’s top four have the same problem. And maybe all of them are about to complete one big signing each before the transfer market closes.
Arsene Wenger expressed after the Arsenal v West Ham match, where the home team was beaten 2-0, that his team was not convincing regarding attacking and defending. He also mentioned the easy goals, both coming with a very bad timing, at both sides of half time. Wenger said that West Ham looked sharper, and that they are clearly ahead of Arsenal considering preparation.
That is hardly a surprise for those, who follow sports scores, since Slaven Bilic’s side completed six competitive matches already this season. Even though the Croatian had to give up the last Europa League qualifier, and with that the competition too, as the Hammers’ squad is anything but equipped for double strain.
Wenger admitted, “I knew before game it would be tricky game on that front. A big part of it was not to concede, even if we played for a 0-0. The way we conceded the goal just before half-time, with experience we have in our team, is difficult to understand.”
Authorities attended the Balcarce cemetery on Friday to get the body of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed to solve two paternity cases.
DNA samples were taken from the remains of F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio in Balcarce, Argentina. The five-time Formula One world champion was born and died in the town in Buenos Aires province. Fangio was never married and he was thought to be childless. However, two paternity cases emerged in the last ten years in Argentina, leading eventually to get the body of Fangio exhumed. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the children of the legendary driver.
Fangio won five Formula One world championship titles in the 1950s. He was only one-time champion, when he had a near fatal accident in Monza in 1952, breaking his neck as he was thrown out from his car. However, he made a comeback at 42, and went on to win four more titles.
Two men claims in Argentina to be the children of the legendary driver, Juan Manuel Fangio. With the purpose of subject to a DNA test was the body of Fangio exhumed on Friday in Balcarce. The procedure started just after 11 am local time in the hometown of the five-time Formula One world champion of the 1950s, online mobile news report.
To get the corpse of Fangio exhumed and perform a DNA test was ordered by a Mar del Plata judge. Mar del Plata is next to Balcarce in Buenos Aires province. The law-case had begun in 2013, as the 77-year-old Oscar Espinosa wanted to prove that he is the son of arguably the best racing driver of all time. The 73-year-old Ruben Vazquez has similar claims. His lawsuit was started in 2015. Now, after the body of Fangio exhumed, the tests can settle both cases.
Espinosa became a racing driver himself and is recognized as Oscar ‘Cacho’ Fangio in the world of motorsport. Juan Manuel Fangio did not married in his lifetime. He did not had any acknowledged children either. However, he and Espinosa’s mother, Andrea Berruet had a long relationship. According to Vazquez, his mother, Catalina Basili told him in 2005 that he is the son of the legendary driver, from a relationship in the 1940s.
Authorities in Buenos Aires province got the corpse of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed on Friday. Genetic samples were taken from the remains of the legendary Grand Prix driver. They will be to subject of DNA tests in order to determine whether two men are the children of arguably the best driver in motor racing history, or not.
One of them is Oscar Espinosa, a former racing driver himself, who was referred as Cacho Fangio in the world of motor racing. The other one is Ruben Vazquez. The two started separate lawsuits. Fangio is regarded as the best racing driver ever by many of those, who follow sports scores. He dominated Formula One’s first decade in the 1950s, winning five world championship titles. He died in 1995 at 84 years of age, without marrying or having officially recognized children.
The 73 year old Vazquez stated that his claim has nothing to do with money. He said, “There are no economic interests in my request. I just want to be recognised for the Fangio surname.” Andrea Berruet, the mother of Espinosa had a long relationship with the legendary driver that ended in 1960. He supported his claim to be Fangio’s son with letters the F1 legend wrote to Berruet.
According to the order of Judge Rodrigo Cataldo to get the corpse of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed, the process was carried out on Friday. The genetic samples that were taken will be the subject of a couple of DNA tests. The point of the procedure is to determine two men’s paternity cases. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the son of the Formula One legend.
Representatives of the Juan Manuel Fangio Foundation were present at the Balcarce cemetery. The five-time F1 world champion was born in the Argentine town in Buenos Aires province. Fangio died at 84 in his hometown 20 years ago, on July 17, 1995. He never married and did not have officially recognized children, as many of those, who follow sports scores news in Argentina might know.
Vazquez started his paternity lawsuit ten years ago. He said, “The paternity request was started a long time ago and I’ve had to overcome a lot of blockages and obstacles.” He added, “I have no contact with the Fangio family and of course I’d like to know them.” According to Vazquez, her mother, who died at the age of 103 in 2012, signed papers in front of a notary public, stating her son’s father was Fangio.
It was speculated by many pundits, supporters and gambling blogs that City’s Chilean manager is no more than a benchwarmer until Pep Guardiola becomes available. However, Manchester City ended, or at least postponed all this with a Manuel Pellegrini contract extension. The new deal will run out at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season as opposed to his previous one which was due to expire next summer. Will the Pellegrini contract give City the distraction-free base they’ll need?
Pellegrini’s job was reportedly under threat after his team produced a poor second half in last year’s Premier League season. That run ended without a trophy, and this is always a possible motivation for change at Etihad Stadium. However, Pellegrini, who revealed this offseason, that he needed a new Lionel Messi, got Raheem Sterling to take on next year’s campaign. Man City are 1.67 (4/6) favourites at West Brom in their first league game this season on Monday night. Gambling news reported that Sterling is 2.75 (7/4) to score at Bet365.
Manchester City announced that Manuel Pellegrini signed a new, two-year contract with the club. His previous deal was due to run out at the end of the 2015-16 Premier League season. The news about the Manuel Pellegrini contract extension can come as a surprise to many, who follow sports scores.
It was speculated long that City wanted to acquire the services of ex-Barcelona and current Bayern Munich boss, Pep Guardiola. Former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp, who recently left Dortmund were also mentioned in the media as possible replacements for Pellegrini. Answering a question regarding that, Pellegrini said,“I am not talking about Pep Guardiola, he is a manager that every team will want to manage because he is a great manager.”
He added, “I have no problem with my relations inside the club. I know exactly how the owners think. I was used last season to the speculation. Carlo Ancelotti had a contract signed and Jurgen Klopp had also a contract. For me, the owners are happy with the way I am working. Me, I am also happy at this club. It is impossible to know about the future.”
The Pellegrini contract also covered his lieutenants, assistant manager Ruben Cousillas, goalkeeping coach Xabier Mancisidor and fitness coach Jose Cabello. His commissions have also been extended by the Sky Blues. Pellegrini commented the set of new contracts happily. He expressed, “The contract shows the club trusts in my work”.
It seems unlikely that Pep Guardiola is joining Manchester City next summer, as the club announced a Manuel Pellegrini contract extension, online mobile news report. The Chilean manager took over Man City before the 2013-14 season and took the Sky Blues to a Premier League title and a Capital One Cup victory instantly. After a trophyless second season however his future was questioned. His previous contract was to run out next summer, but he signed a new, two-year deal.
Pellegrini said, “I am proud to manage Manchester City and am therefore very pleased to have agreed this contract. I have a very good quality group of players and a great team of people to work with on and off the field and at all levels of the club. I am focused on the coming season and confident that my team and I will respond to the constant support shown to us by everyone including of course our fantastic fans.”
The Manuel Pellegrini contract extension was also commented by Manchester City’s CEO, Ferran Soriano, who previously worked with Pep Guardiola at FC Barcelona. According to Soriano, the Sky Blues gave the new deal to the 61-year-old because the team improved significantly under his supervision.
Soriano said, “We are delighted to reach this agreement with Manuel Pellegrini, who has already contributed so much to the development of Manchester City in his first two years with us and we look forward to further progress in the seasons ahead. This agreement allows Manuel to focus on the challenge of guiding a team capable of both fighting for domestic titles and competing for European honours.”
The Argentine midfielder joins the French champions after an unsuccessful spell at Old Trafford. Though it seemed at the start of the 2014-16 Premier League season that Di Maria will be an asset for the Red Devils, he failed to fulfill the expectations. After he arrived as the most expensive player in British football, it seemed that he is a perfect fit to Louis van Gaal’s system.
The inside midfielder is able to cover a lot of distance moving horizontally on the pitch while also making dangerous forward runs. He is a player hard to come by in European football, but very useful in a creative three-man midfield, or a midfield diamond. He can also play in the forward line, and he is usually referred as a winger, since his natural role is traditionally unknown in English football.
The Angel di Maria transfer from Manchester United to PSG was finally completed. Online gambling news reported last week that the two clubs have agreed on his transfer fee. However the Argentine midfielder signed his four-year contract only on Thursday. Manchester United confirmed first via their official social media feed, that the Di Maria transfer was done.
The player, who was an integral member of the Argentina national team that finished as runners-up in last year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, as followers of sports scores might remember, was understandably delighted. He revealed, “I am very proud, and can’t wait, to wear the colours of Paris Saint-Germain. I want to win every competition we enter, both in France and Europe. I want to win the Champions League, which is a dream for all footballers, for a second time.”
His abilities were praised by Paris Saint-Germain’s Club Presient, Nasser Al Khelaifi. He said, “He is an incredibly talented player, with a frightening speed and ability to beat opposition players. He adds his name to the club’s strong South American community and, above all, the big Paris Saint-Germain family.”
Soon after the Di Maria transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United was announced, it seemed that the Argentine attacker regretted the move instantly. He bid farewell to Madrid fans in an open letter twelve months ago, and it was clear that he did not intended to play for another team. For him Manchester United was better than nothing, stunning many of those, who follow live sports results.
He wrote last summer, “Unfortunately, I have to go but I want to make clear that this was never my desire. My cycle at Real Madrid has come to an end. It’s impossible to capture everything I’ve experienced here in a few lines but I hope this letter communicates what I feel at the moment. There are many things that I value and many of them have nothing to do with my salary. I hope to find them at Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
It was especially an upsetting entrée after Manchester United invested GBP 59.7 million in the Di Maria transfer plus the Argentine’s luxury wages. He became the most expansive player in the history of English football, however he was unable to live up to the expectations. He wanted a leading role as a starter, but he wasn’t able to establish himself in United’s first XI.
Angel Di Maria signed a four-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain completing a EUR 63 million switch from Manchester United. The Di Maria transfer was a record in Manchester United’s history twelve months ago, but a year later he left to join the French champions. PSG will present the midfielder to the supporters before their first league game next week, online mobile news report.
The Argentine traveled to Qatar to complete the medical tests. Manchester United lost GBP 16 million regarding fees with the double Di Maria transfer in twelve months. Di Maria became the most expensive player in the history of British football right after he was the best player on the field in last year’s Champions League final. Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in Lisbon.
He played in 27 Premier League games during his year-long spell in Manchester. Though his tally of three goals was disappointing, he was third in the league regarding assists with 10. He scored his last league goal in October, and after that it became obvious that he is unable to settle in at Old Trafford.
Mourinho and Abramovich can work together without any problems, the Special One revealed before the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Jose Mourinho expressed that despite he was able to get along well personally with the Russian magnate between 2004 and 2007 too, they had professional disagreements. That eventually led to the Portuguese leaving Stamford Bridge in September 2007. However since Mourinho returned to London in 2013, the two enjoy a fantastic relationship. And now they are working for Chelsea’s second title in a row. The Blues are favourites to win the 2015-16 Premier League season. Bet365 offers their title defence at odds of 2.63 (13/8).
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed that any fight with club owner Roman Abramovich ended long ago. Mourinho delivered the Premier League title in both of his first two seasons at Chelsea between 2004 and 2006, as many of those, who follow live sports results might remember. However, the Portuguese left in September 2007 after Mourinho and Abramovich had a quarrel.
After he returned in 2013, he needed only two years to bring back the Premier League trophy to Stamford Bridge. He revealed that in his first spell at Chelsea he had some professional arguments with the Russian club owner. He said, “In my first period, my personal relationship [with Abramovich] was very good [but] professionally we had some interferences and a bit of a disagreement with some ideas.”
He added, “In this moment we don’t have this problem. When I left Real Madrid to come here, Mr Abramovich asked me to fight for titles. In my first season we were almost there, in my second season we did it and in my third season if you are close, you can always do it.”
Mourinho and Abramovich are having a smooth relationship, according to the world class manager, since he returned to Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2013. Jose Mourinho revealed that he was asked to fight for the title by the Russian club owner, and this is exactly what he wants to do this year, online mobile news report.
However, the Special One thinks that the rivals will pose a real threat on the Blues’ way for their second title in a row. He said, “Arsenal are a fantastic club with great players. Liverpool have amazing investment. Man City is a squad to love and a club, with two Premier Leagues in the last four or five years. And Man United with everything – the history, the players, the investment.”
Reigning champions Chelsea was defeated by FA Cup winner Arsenal 1-0 in the Community Shield last Sunday. The Blues kick off their Premier League season at the Stamford Bridge against Swansea on Saturday.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is preparing to fight for his fourth Premier League title in his third year of his second spell at Stamford Bridge. To claim the trophy, it is also important that Mourinho and Abramovich are all good, as gambling news reported, despite they had some disagreements in their past.
Mourinho also goes for his second title in a row. The Stamford Bridge outfit would be the first side to retain the Premier League trophy since Manchester United in 2009. The Portuguese said that this year’s story will be similar to recent seasons. He said, “The top five are the top five, and why not a club like Tottenham to get in there?”
He added, “But in the end history plays a part and investment plays a part. Chelsea (were) four times champion in the last decade.” Mourinho also mentioned Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United as potential title contenders. He did not left out Manchester City of course, the team that will be Chelsea’s opponent in the Blues’ first away game on next Sunday, as many, who follows sports scores might know.
The Wenger vs Mourinho feud is not letting up.
The Community Shield is hardly more than a well-covered friendly. Many of those preparing for the game were the most excited about the meeting of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho next to the sideline. Rather than the game itself.. Well, the two of them behaved well during the game this time. However, after the ceremony the Frenchman just avoided the Portuguese instead of shaking hands with him.
The Wenger vs Mourinho conflict is something that can add more spice to the Premier League title run. Especially if Arsenal, through performances like this one on Sunday, can produce a campaign that will see them fighting for the title.
FA Cup winners Arsenal won the Community Shield against Premier League champions Chelsea, gambling news report. The beautiful goal of Alex Oxlade-Champerlain was the difference between the two sides on Sunday. It was the first time ever that the Wenger vs Mourinho duel was won by the Frenchman.
Arsenal started the way they were playing in recent weeks. They looked sharp at the beginning, as many of those who follow latest gambling news expected. However, as Chelsea, fighting for the equalizer, raised the pace of the game, they had to defend. The Gunners performed attractive attacking play that seems to work even against sides with the quality of the Blues.
Oxlade-Chamberlain had a convincing day, winning his overall battle against his marker, Cesar Azpilicueta. The whole Arsenal team was well-organized in defense, protecting the lead effectively. If they can do this against their biggest rivals in the league season, they might have a shot at the title.
The Wenger vs Mourinho conflict continued on Sunday in the Community Shield match. This kind of hostile rivalry between title contenders is something that was missing from the English top-tier recently. Watching the game on Sunday suggest that the two will provide this, and Arsenal might have the potential to go for the title this year.
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho just cannot stand each other it seems. When facing the other, they tend to behave childishly. That is a feature that appeared only in the last couple of years, though they met 14 times already. Yet this was the first occasion when the Frenchman was able to beat Mourinho’s Chelsea, as keen followers of live sports results probably know.
Arsenal now produced a performance that was similar to those that earned them a 2-0 away victory against then title-defenders Manchester City in February. That match indicated that the Gunners might become serious title challengers; however they weren’t able to maintain their form in the spring.
In the latest episode of the Wenger vs Mourinho soap opera, the Frenchman refused to shake his rival’s hand at the end of the Community Shield game. Arsenal won 1-0against Chelsea, but after the match, winning manager Arsene Wenger ignored Jose Mourinho, and the Portuguese did not forget to mention that to online mobile news reporters.
The Special One congratulated all the Arsenal players after the ceremony, however Wenger just avoided Mourinho. The Chelsea manager said, “You only miss me if you want to miss me and every Arsenal player came in my direction, which was the easiest thing to do because I was just there.”
He added, “If other people didn’t come in my direction, that is not a problem, not a story and not the end of the world. I did my job, the job that my club deserves me to do and the status as a manager when I lose any trophy.”
Chris Froome has been dominated the 2015 edition of the Tour de France so far. However, it seems that not all the crowd acknowledges his performance.
After doping charges appeared in the media in reaction to his outstanding climbing performance, a fan threw a cup full of urine at him. This might have seemed to be funny for the probably (or hopefully) drunk fan, but this was a disgusting act that shouldn’t be happen at such a prestigious event. International cycling’s governing body and Tour organizers, Amaury Sport Organisation – not so quickly, but finally – acted, releasing a statement that asks fans to respect yellow jersey.
Tour the France fans were asked to respect yellow jersey by competition organizers and UCI, international cycling’s governing body, gambling news report. It comes after Chris Froome and his Sky teammates were involved in several humiliating episodes.
Froome complained that urine was thrown at him while he was doing stage 14, after doping charges emerged in the media against him. Another Team Sky member, Richie Porte reported that he was punched in stage 10. The doping accusations appeared as Sky doing an excellent job at the 2015 Tour, as followers of live sports results might know. 30-year-old British rider, Froome led the competition by more than three minutes after stage 18.
Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), organizer of the Tour de France released a joint statement. It said, “UCI President Brian Cookson and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme ask crowds along the roadside to respect every rider, and the integrity of the riders and in particular the yellow jersey.”
UCI, the International Cycling Union released a statement together with the organizers of Tour de France, asking fans to respect yellow jersey and all the other riders in the remaining part of the competition. Chris Froome, Team Sky’s 30-year-old rider led Nairo Quintana by 3 minutes and 10 seconds when the statement was issued, as many of those who follow sports scores might have known.
Froome was accused with doping by the media, and a fan thrown a cup of urine at him at stage 14. It was reported shortly after his teammate, Richie Porte claimed that he was punched by a fan on stage 10. Apart from asking fans to respect yellow jersey rider Froome, the UCI and Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) joint statement also emphasizes that they regretted the incident the British rider was involved in.
It said, “The UCI and ASO publicly regretted the aggressions suffered by the leader of the overall classification from some spectators during the 14th stage between Rodez and Mende, while at the same time thanking the large majority of the public which respects the athletes.”
UCI, world’s cycling governing body had to release a statement, asking fans to respect yellow jersey and stop insulting drivers on the Tour. What triggered the statement is that a cup of urine was thrown at Chris Froome while racing. Online mobile news reported that his teammate, Sky’s Australian rider Richie Porte was allegedly spat on and punched by fans.
The statement that was a joint issue with the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), Tour’s organizers said, “The peloton of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France enters a decisive phase of the race as it enters the Alps, where the riders require optimal conditions in order to perform to their best before arriving in Paris on Sunday.”
It continued, “UCI president Brian Cookson and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme ask crowds along the roadside to respect every rider, and the integrity of the riders and in particular the yellow jersey.”
Jamaica were able to upset favourites United States in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, gambling news report. The Reggae Boyz will be the first side from the Caribbean to reach the final of Gold Cup. In the Philadelphia showdown they will face Mexico, who defeated Panama in the other semifinal.
The United States seemed to have the upper hand against Jamaica in the first half, however they were able to soak the pressure and found the net twice. Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes were the Jamaican goal-scorers, and Michael Bradley pulled one back shortly after the break. However, this will appear only as a consolation goal in sports scores, as the USMNT wasn’t able to bag another one.
This is the first time since 2003 that the CONCACAF Gold Cup final won’t feature the United States. Jurgen Klinsmann’s men will play against Panama for the third place instead on Saturday, in Chester, PA.
The semifinal against Jamaica might be the toughest USMNT match during the reign of coach Jurgen Klinsmann. The Caribbean underdogs bagged two goals in a five-minute-long spell in the first half and that was enough for them to reach the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Experts of gambling facts might know that it never happened before that Jamaica was able to defeat the Yanks in the United States. It is their second win against the US overall, the previous one coming in 1988. The USMNT will play against the winner of the Gold Cup in October to determine who to represent the CONCACAF in the 2017 Confederations Cup that is due to be held in Russia.
Klinsmann was furious after the game. He said, “We had enough chances to put the game away. It’s not a nice pill to swallow.” His team almost came back after going down 2-0 in the first half, but they were able to convert only one of their chances, and they duly went out of the competition.
Jamaica exploited the United States’ defensive wobbles to eliminate the hosts and to reach their first ever CONCACAF Gold Cup final. Centre backs John Brooks and Ventura Alvarado looked sloppy throughout the whole competition, though the USMNT was lucky to avoid goals coming from their mistakes until the semifinals.
Those two were responsible for the first Jamaican goal that was scored by Darren Mattocks. The second came after Brad Guzan’s mistake, who unintentionally handballed outside the penalty area. From the free kick Giles Barnes put the ball into the net and online mobile news reported at half time that Jamaica were ahead by two.
United States displayed some excellent passing game to open up the visitors’ defence, however there was always somebody to make a last man tackle and save Ryan Thompson from conceding a goal. Michael Bradley still scored one, but Winfried Schafer’s defensive tactics worked eventually. That might be as basic as putting bodies between the ball and their goal, and to try to catch the USMNT on the break or from sit-pieces, but the hosts weren’t able to deal with it.