After Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea suffered their latest setback against Bournemouth on Saturday, a new perspective emerged on the internet about how Chelsea to become champions next year.
Instead of commenting the news, let’s just face the theory:
Chelsea will win the league next season 1. Chelsea 2. Derby 3. Nottingham Forest 4. Burnley
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) December 5, 2015
Of course it is about the Championship, and it seems that Chelsea actually do everything in order to get engaged in the relegation battle as much as it is possible. Chelsea to become champions in the English second-flyer looks funny know, but if they don’t change something in the coming months, it will become even stickier towards May. They are currently 201.00 (200/1) to relegate at the end of the season at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Though Mourinho was previously confirmed as the Blues manager until the end of the season, gambling news reported that if they would eliminate from the Champions League against Porto on Wednesday, Roman Abramovich would instantly sack his friend. Or let say, “Relieve him from his duties”.
The show started with Manchester City going down 2–0 at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, where the hosts converted their first to shots through Marko Arnautovic. The Austrian winger also hit the post twice in the first half, so the Sky Blues actually lucky to start the second half with only two goals down. They were unable to recover, however.
Later on Saturday afternoon, Leicester City pulled out a confident, 3–0 win away at Swansea, thanks to a hat-trick from Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez. This helped Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester to climb back to the top of the Premier League table, stunning many experts of gambling facts. They are 26.00 (25/1) to win the league according to Bet365 Sportsbook.
Arsenal defeated Sunderland and though it wasn’t a surprise, this meant that two teams have passed City in the weekend, who fell back as down as third on the table. Still, Manuel Pellegrini’s men continue to be favourites to win the Premier League according to gambling news. Bet365 Sportsbook has the best offer for their success with online betting odds of 2.50 (3/2).
Their chances were boosted by Manchester United playing a goalless draw at home against West Ham United. Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils had only one shot on target during the 90 minutes and this stat speaks for itself. Jose Mourinho’s struggling Chelsea, increasingly getting involved in the relegation battle, suffered a 1–0 defeat at home to Bournemouth. Though Mourinho was previously confirmed as Chelsea manager until the end of the season, if it continues like this for them, his position might be reviewed even sooner…
To complete the list of crazy Premier League results, Liverpool suffered a 2–0 away defeat at Newcastle United, second bottom before the weekend. Just after Jürgen Klopp’s Reds were getting considered by more and more punters for the title – they are available for 10.00 (9/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook –, they came out with a performance. that was awful to watch. They might have been unlucky with the refereeing, but a defeat is all whet they deserved for their unimaginative display.
The holiday fixtures will expectedly bring an ever bigger mess, full of crazy Premier League results, and bettors should always consider the underdogs, especially when it’s about Premier League revelations like Leicester City and West Ham United.
Everyone in the football world is cracking jokes about the Simon Mignolet error—even Mignolet’s coach, Jurgen Klopp!
The jovial German proved once again that he not only possesses fantastic football skills, but a warm sense of humour as well when he told a journalist who took long pauses between questions that: “You take almost as long as Simon Mignolet taking a kick.”
In case you missed it last night, Mignolet gave away a freekick for holding on to the ball for over 20 seconds… pic.twitter.com/n3JJcQVXeQ
— Copa90 (@Copa90) November 27, 2015
He is referring to, of course, the bizarre Simon Mignolet error that occurred during the Liverpool versus Bordeaux match. Though a football goalie is only meant to control the ball with his hands for 6 seconds prior to a kick, Mignolet held on to his for 21 seconds before an indirect free kick which led to the visitor opener.
Needless to say, it was awkward. Really awkward.
Following the incident the football and sports betting media were buzzing with news of the Simon Mignolet error, and Klopp decided to join in on the good-hearted fun.
Had the game ended badly for Liverpool, the Simon Mignolet error would’ve been handled very differently. But given that the Bordeaux match ended in a hard-fought victory for the Reds, fans of both Premier League football and sports betting in UK can laugh things off along with Klopp.
There were some huge news stories that broke last week so lets quickly review some of the most important to his the headlines.
A terrorist attack on the luxury Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, capital of Mali, left at least 19 dead last week. The dead included an American, an Israeli, three Chinese, six Russians, two Belgians and witnesses report numerous members of the hotel’s security staff were killed when the dozen or so attackers struck using a car featuring diplomatic plates. Both Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Murabitoun claimed responsibility for the attack although authorities couldn’t confirm either claim.
Last week Anastasia Lin, the winner of Miss World Canada claimed she had been shut out of the finals of the Miss World contest by the hosts China for her outspoken stance on their record of human rights abuses and her defense of the Falun Gong who are deemed an illegal cult by the Chinese communist party. Without an official letter of invitation, which other finalists received in late October, she is unable to apply for the necessary visa. Miss World Canada said it would not provide a replacement.
A massive manhunt continued across Belgium last week as authorities sought the armed-and-dangerous Salah Abdeslam amidst intelligence reports that indicated an imminent threat of attack. Brussels, the capital, remained under lockdown for several days with residents told to avoid crowds, the city’s metro closed down and soldiers patrolling the streets. Many European capitals remain on a high state of alert following the attacks perpetrated in Paris on Friday the 13th that left 130 dead and hundreds injured.
In sport Chelsea took an hour to get the only goal scored in their Premier League fixture with Norwich giving them a much needed win in a week that saw Jose Mourinho claim that reaching the top of the table was “Mission Impossible” and that “Maybe Tom Cruise can do it, but it’s complicated.” Will the diminutive Hollywood star give up his career to manage the London side? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime he’s a look at some of the big stories we covered last week.
1. Holly Holm landed a big punch on sportsbooks with her UFC 193 KO win against Rousey.
2. Royal Panda Casino paid out some big cash winnings for online casino players last weekend.
3. EURO 2016: The pots for the final tournament draw were determined after the playoffs had been concluded.
4. Numbers after week 11 of the 2015 NFL season suggested that this year could be the fourth straight record-breaking season for Vegas sportsbooks.
5. PokerStars produced its seventh millionaire through the random prize Million Dollar Sit and Go tournaments.
Meanwhile an audience member on the long running BBC television show Question Time asked why the media continued to associate mainstream Islam with the militant terrorists in ISIS by calling them Islamic State (given they’re neither Islamic nor a state) saying “If I call myself a zebra do you them refer to me as a zebra?” Many experts encourage the use of the term Daesh instead a pronunciation of the acronym that also sounds uncannily like “a bigot who imposes his views on others” instead.
After defeating Arsenal 5-1 in the Champions League group stage game, the Bayern Munich home record in the last five games look like this. It is one thing to rule the Bundesliga, but to send back home virtually everyone with five goals is brutally impressive.
More cynical experts of online betting and gambling facts might say that Pep Guardiola’s Bayern have yet to meet a serious opponent, but this Arsenal is at the sunny end of the Premier League table currently with same points as leaders Man City.
VfB Stuttgart comes next on the weekend – good luck, guys!
Raheem Sterling might exploit the Blues’ lack of full-backs in the Man City vs Chelsea game on Sunday.
The two teams expected to be involved in a title race will meet on Sunday. The most waited game of the Premier League’s second round will be the Man City vs Chelsea clash. Chelsea news were dominated by Jose Mourinho’s row with team doctor Eva Caneiro. All this secured an opportunity for the Special One to avert the attention from his workshop. Somewhere in a dark room a master plan for the Man City vs Chelsea game was being drafted.
Since Chelsea has only one natural full-back, the Blues’ defence might need some tinkering. The lack of quick, mobile defenders might forecast a big game for the hosts’ attackers like Sergio Aguero or Raheem Sterling. However, fans of live sports results expect Mourinho to cope with the lack of speed in his defence through organization and team effort in the Man City vs Chelsea game. Man City are 2.05 (21/20) favourites according to Bet365. Draw is available at 3.40 (12/5), while Chelsea’s success is priced at 3.50 (5/2).
The Sky Blues’ marquee signing from the summer, Raheem Sterling thinks that the Man City vs Chelsea weekend match will be vital for their campaign. Manuel Pellegrini’s team had a promising start on Monday against West Bromwich Albion. However, they will play arguably their toughest game of the season on Sunday aganist Jose Mourinho’s side.
Sterling said, “I’m hoping this one will go our way and it’s vital that it does. We’re on our own ground and with it being our first home game of the season, we want to get off on the right foot. I’ve done alright against them in the past and results-wise, I think it’s been pretty even overall so far in the matches I’ve played in. Chelsea are very strong in every department from their defence and midfield to their attack, but it should be a good game and I’m really looking forward to playing in this match.”
The former Liverpool forward, who cost GBP 49 million, as it was all over in the sports scores news this summer, expects a close battle. Sterling doubts that any team could be able this term to wrap up the league as quickly as Chelsea did last season. He argued, “It’s going to be a really tough season. Everyone has strengthened their squads and the Premier League is always hard to second guess.”
Sterling admitted in the build-up to the Man City vs Chelsea match that he has set some targets for himself ahead of the campaign. However, he doesn’t want to make them public to avoid extra pressure. He said, “The only promise I will make is that I will try my best at all times – I will aim to create and score as many goals as I can for the team and work really hard every week.”
He added, “I’ve set myself targets for goals and assists and I know where I want to be but I don’t really want to reveal what they are because I’ll put myself under massive pressure – but I’ve got personal goals that I want to reach this season for City and hopefully I can meet them.” Sterling is 3.50 (5/2) to score anytime in the Man City vs Chelsea match at Bet365. An unlikely but fabulous Sterling brace is available at 19.00 (18/1).
Apart from the suspended Thibaut Courtois, Jose Mourinho has a full squad before the Man City vs Chelsea clash, gambling news report. However, his squad is relatively short on defenders. To cope with the lightning-quick attackers of the Sky Bluese, the Portuguese might have to shuffle his cards a bit. Having only one true full-back, he might need to deploy Kurt Zouma in that position at some stage of the match.
Mourinho is without a natural left back after Brazilian Filipe Luis returned to Atletico Madrid. Hence his first choice number three is Cesar Azpilicueta, originally a right back. On the right side of the defense plays Branislav Ivanovic. The Serb is a natural central defender, but excelled at full-back in the past. However, he might have problems against an extremely rapid forward like Sterling. Therefore experts of gambling facts suggest a possible shake-up in the Blues’ backline before the Man City vs Chelsea match.
Zouma is originally a centre-back. However Mourinho used the Frenchman at right-back and at midfield as well already. In the Community Shield, he appeared as a left-back after replacing Azpilicueta. According to a possible scenario, Mourinho might field the more agile Spaniard on the right to deal with Sterling. So that Zouma could take his place on the left in the weekend’s Man City vs Chelsea game.
Zouma commented the speculations revealing, he doesn’t have a problem with the left back position. He said, “Because I’m right-footed I have never played at left-back. It was different for me positionally so I had to learn quickly and adapt to it. It’s really not a problem because the boss needed me in that position and I have to give everything for the team. We all have to think about the team first of all so I always do that.”
He added, “They were good experiences for me because I played the games and I always want to be on the pitch enjoying myself and helping the team. I’m feeling very well. I had some opportunities to play in preseason and play in some good games. Now the Premier League has started we are just focused on the next game. We are looking forward to it.”
He concluded, “It’s a chance early in the season to show why we are champions. We want to defend our title. The season after a very good season is always hard but we have to show we are ready to try and do it.” Sergio Aguero scoring two-goals against the makeshift, but capable Blues defense in the Man City vs Chelsea clash is available with odds of 6.5 (11/2) at Bet365. A clean sheet from the visitors is priced at 4.00 (3/1).
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.”
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
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 9, 2015
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.”
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.
Premier League sponsors and broadcasters were asked to consider leaving the game. The reason is that many clubs refuse to develop their stadium’s disabled facilities.
Currently only three Premier League stadiums are able to fulfill the regulations. The rest of them are in constant violation of policies regarding wheelchair spaces and other services for disabled spectators.
Lord Holmes is a Conservative peer and former nine-times Paralympic gold medalist. Holmes called Premier League sponsors and clubs to reconsider their relationships with clubs failing to comply with disabled facility regulations. According to a new bill proposal, Premier League stadiums might be closed down if they fail to meet the minimum guidelines.
It was told to Premier League sponsors and broadcasters that they should avoid football stadiums until those don’t provide useful facilities for disabled fans, gambling news report. The most successful Paralympic swimmer of Great Britain, Lord Holmes of Richmond addressed the House of Lords with the problem.
He said, “What we see is nothing short of shambolic. Today, I’m going to write to the sponsors of the Premier League and the broadcast partners to suggest to them that if there isn’t considerable progress – so far I think we can describe it as glacial progress – in this area they should consider their relationship with football and how that fits with their ethical state in the market.”
Only three Premier League stadiums, the properties of Swansea, Bournemouth and Leicester have enough wheelchair spaces, according to online mobile news. A 2014 BBC survey pointed out that eight out of 20 top light football stadiums failed to offer half of the required wheelchair spaces.
The disability commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) asks Premier League sponsors to think about withdrawing from financial support of clubs. Football clubs should offer enough facilities for disabled people to retain the benefits of sponsorships.
Nine-times Paralympic Games swimming gold medalist, Lord Holmes, is fed up with disputing with the clubs, latest gambling news report. For example, Chelsea representatives stated that their old ground is not suited to offer enough wheelchair spaces considering safety measurements. Chelsea made a promise of fulfilling the wheelchair space quota, when they will build a new stadium.
However, Holmes argues that clubs are ready to arrange their grounds immediately, when new TV facilities are to be installed. Holmes, said “Whether it’s the Fifa debacle, casual sexism or the national scandal of discrimination against disabled fans, the need for football to discover its moral compass has never been greater. Poor access and discrimination against disabled fans has tarnished the reputation of football for too long.”
Before Lord Chris Holmes’ calls were made in the House of Lords, it was already in the newspapers that the nine-times Paralympic gold medallist considers the state of Premier League football stadiums a national scandal, regarding facilities for disabled people.
He thinks that “some clubs are still stuck in the dark ages”, when referring to some incidents, disabled people were involved in when attending football matches in the English top flight. According to a new bill proposal, Premier League stadiums would lose their safety licenses unless meeting the minimum quota of wheelchair spaces and other facilities. This would mean that those stadiums were unable to host football matches.
It was reported by sports scores news earlier this year that three supporters were dispossessed by their crutches and walking sticks when attending a Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal. A police liaison officer commented the incident, saying the stewards lacked common sense completely.
As the Premier League clubs are about to strengthen their squads, the biggest names in European football are involved in the discussions about possible transfer moves. It looks like Manchester United will finally acquire Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, but it is also possible that they will get competition if they really want to bring Sergio Ramos to Manchester, as City is reportedly interested too. The Blues are in talks about signing Juve’s Paul Pogba as well, but his enormous transfer fee could prevent the Frenchman’s move to Etihad Stadium.
Online gambling news reported that Manchester United could present French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin as their new player as early as Wednesday. Schneiderlin’s possible departure from Southampton was broadly discussed in the media since January, so the deal that is taking shape shouldn’t upset any of those who follow sports scores news.
Schneiderlin is considered as one of the finest holding midfielders in the Premier League and he is expected to take over Michael Carrick’s place in front of the United backline. This will be the Frenchman’s first opportunity to participate in the Champions League, as the Red Devils qualified for the competition again after a year of absence.
The French media reports that Man United will pay for Schneiderlin a fee around EUR 30 million (GBP 20 million) and according to English reports, the deal could be finalized this week. Schneiderlin was also linked with a move to the Emirates however Arsenal seems to be outbid by United.
The two giant clubs from Manchester have to battle against each other for Real Madrid’s Spanish World Champion and Champions League winnig defender, Sergio Ramos, gambling news report. Manchester United is looking for his signature for a while, and a possible deal also involving David de Gea was also emerged from the press.
However, according to the English media, Manchester City now entered the race for Ramos as the Blues’ board is watching the situation closely. If the contest will become more serious, this could be one of the most interesting transfer sagas of the summer.
Meanwhile former United star goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel suggests De Gea to stay at Old Trafford as he is on his way to become a legend for the Manchester club. The Spanish goalie expressed before that he wanted to move to Real Madrid, however the Danish icon sees a bright future ahead of De Gea at Old Trafford.
In the meantime Manchester City is just about to bring the young French star, Paul Pogba to Etihad Stadium from Juventus. The Turin-based club asks EUR 100 million (GBP 70 million) for one of its top asset and Pogba’s salary demand is reportedly EUR 12 million (GBP 8.5 million) for a year after tax, which means something around a GBP 160,000 salary per week.
All this won’t include the EUR 10 million fee of his agent, Mino Raiola, who is reportedly in talks with Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City’s director of football, according to latest gambling news. Pogba is also heavily linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid, and some experts speculate that City will miss out on Pogba eventually because of the high fee.
Though Barcelona is banned from transfers for this summer, they will be able to bring in new players in January. The Frenchman’s previous club, Manchester United was also keen to bring Pogba back, but the midfielder expressed that he is not interested in a move back to Old Trafford where he hardly got any chances to prove himself in the 2011-2012 season he spent there.
Since this is the only major tournament in the summer, everybody who loves the game or enjoys betting on football should watch this remarkable tournament. Maybe in not every match but spectacular football is guaranteed and you can make some money on it. Watch the greatest strikers in the world you get to know future prospects during the tournament!
Possibly the scouting team of your favourite club is also watching the games, and though this is not a youth tournament, you might be still proud to yourself if you found a talented but obscure footballer who will end up at some major European club in the summer. So, if you did not watch the games so far, have a look at our points, and make sure you will be in front of the telly when the next game kicks off!
The Copa America is always a terrific event, but this year the competition between Argentina and Brazil will be as fierce as ever, after both of them failed to win the World Cup in South America last year. But here are even more reasons to join the action in front of your TV set.
Though Luis Suarez is suspended you will still find a lot of superstars in Chile including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero. Moreover the scheduling is also awesome for those followers of sports scores who watching the tournament from the Americas. The Europeans though still have to solve a problem similar to the one they faced twelve months ago.
The squads participating in the tournament also feature around a score of Premier League stars amongst others, so if you don’t like to observe teams fielding wholly unknown players, you will find a bunch of familiar names in almost every game.
Lionel Messi made his debut for Argentina 10 years ago, but he is yet to win his first trophy with the team. There is a perfect occasion for that, as he was reborn after the World Cup final that was lost in extra time last summer, to lead Barcelona to an historic treble. Now he has a task to go all the way in the Copa America to get his country level on the number of titles with Uruguay.
Of course, Messi wasn’t the only player in that Barcelona squad that won everything this season. The arrivals of Ivan Rakitic from Sevilla and Luis Suarez from Liverpool were main contributors to the success, however, the biggest effort obviously came from the Argentina captain, who changed for this season, together with Barcelona, and everything came off for them.
“We won every competition we entered and it’s incredible to do the treble again,” expressed Messi, according to gambling news. He added, “Thankfully, we were able to fulfil our objectives with our club and hopefully we can now gain more success with the national team which is what we all want.”
Mexico’s main target for this summer is to win the Gold Cup, and in order to give a rest for his key players, Mexico manager Miguel “Piojo” Herrera virtually named a reserve squad to the 44th edition of Copa America. He left out high-profile players like Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado, Giovani dos Santos and several others.
Still he stated that Mexico is able to win the Copa America with this squad, though El Tri never managed to win the competition in eight previous attempts. With the need of deploying two different squads, he called up virtually unknown players in international football, as well as names who weren’t featured by the national side recently, online mobile news report.
There are a few young players who could take on the opportunity to secure themselves a starting spot for the near future. Javier Guemez is a calm but aggressive defensive midfielder, while the 21-year-old centre-back, Carlos Salcedo, is the youngest in the squad, still playing like an experienced defender. Jesus “Tecatito” Corona is a brave forward, but in order to become the top asset of the team, he must stop trying to do everything by himself.
Former Arsenal and Barcelona star Thierry Henry advised Raheem Sterling to stop his agent giving him bad advice that will lead to ruining his life and footballing career eventually. The football pundit is totally unhappy with the way Sterling’s camp handling the situation.
Sterling refused to sign the contract renewal he was offered by Liverpool previously, which was a 100,000 GBP per week bid, gambling news reported. A TV interview was set up for him, where he claimed it wasn’t about the money that he opted not to sign the paper.
Henry disagrees totally with that attitude. He said, “You can’t go out there and talk about your contract in the press. You have to respect your fans, respect the club that you play for. If you want to leave Liverpool or not, when you make the decision about leaving or staying, then do it. Don’t discuss yourself in the paper.”
Henry also added that when he was a young player, he had a similar problem with many of those surrounding him giving advices, influencing his footballing display in a bad way. He expressed, that, “you need to be able to say, ‘Enough, you’re destroying my life, you’re destroying my career.”
Alex Song, the Barcelona defensive midfielder loaned to West Ham is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester City. As he played for Arsenal for three seasons before his 21st birthday, he counts as a homegrown player in England, not to mention that he is a very good footballer indeed.
Barcelona stated before that they want to keep their unsettled forward, Pedro, however online mobile news reported that they will let him go in exchange for 7 million GBP. He only has one year left from his contract, and Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all could use him, and Liverpool was interested in signing him too.
Atletico Madrid could get back their former superstar striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian player returns from loan to Monaco soon, after he did virtually nothing at Old Trafford this year. The Principality’s club allegedly plans to offer him plus cash worth of 25 million GBP in exchange for Mario Mandzikuc.
Juventus is about to recruit unhappy midfielder Sami Khedira from Real Madrid, latest gambling news report. The world champion German hardly got any playing time this season, and he has been looking for a place to go in a while. It was understood in November that the club chose not to renew his contract as the midfielder did not accept an offer earlier.
Khedira is allegedly lost his role in the dressing room recently, though he was a firm starter under Jose Mourinho. However, the German had several injuries, while Real Madrid strengthened their midfield unit significantly by acquiring the likes of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.
Khedira expressed in March, that he would leave Madrid at the end of the season, and he allegedly decided to join Juventus. The Italians have to look for an industrious midfielder with Andrea Pirlo leaving this summer and the future of Paul Pogba hanging in the balance.
It looks like Steven Gerrard still considers himself as a hardcore Red, or at least he doesn’t feel that he is too much of a Galactico yet, at least his actions indicated that last weekend. Though, as his very last game comes closer and closer, some members of the team expressed that it is vital for Liverpool, to find a new leader after the department of arguably the best player in club history. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers ask other potential leaders to step up, while Adam Lallana thinks that the whole team should act together, each of them taking more responsibility.
Steven Gerrard might have played his last game at Anfield, but it is obvious that he still considers himself a 100 percent Liverpool player. He is joining Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season, but on Saturday he refused to sign the shirt of his future team, gambling news report.
Gerrard will leave Liverpool for Los Angeles after seventeen years, to enjoy a more central role in the last years of his career. However, when a fan offered a Galaxy shirt for him to sign it while on his lap of honour at Anfield, he said, ’I’m not signing it until I’m there’.
Gerrard played more than 700 games for Liverpool and won ten trophies there. Though he failed to win the championship last year which would have crowned his career, he has a Champions League trophy from ten years ago, clearly the highlight of his curriculum vitae.
Though his playing time dropped significantly for this season and on Saturday he played his last game at Anfield for Liverpool, which was a sour one as the Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace. Gerrard will play his ultimate game for Liverpool this weekend at Stoke.
Gerrard will be the second high-profile English footballer in Galaxy’s club history after David Beckham, who played in California for five years between 2007 and 2012. Los Angeles is captained by Irish international Robbie Keane, who was Gerrard’s teammate for roughly half a season at Liverpool six years ago.
Former Southampton captain Adam Lallana, who signed for Liverpool last summer, thinks every player in the Reds squad have to give more after Steven Gerrard will depart from the team to join the Los Angeles Galaxy. He also talked about his first season, which he considers as a pretty average one.
Lallana was the most expensive player Liverpool bought a year ago, as he cost 25 million pounds. Though the Reds were able to spend 117 million pounds on new acquisitions after Luis Suarez was sold to Barcelona, as many who follow sports scores remember, neither of the newcomers had a brilliant season.
The 27-year-old international had injury problems, but he started last weekend and scored the opener against Crystal Palace at Anfield. However, the visitors spoiled Steven Gerrard’s last home game, and team manager Brendan Rodgers expressed after the match that Liverpool will have to find their new leaders after Gerrard’s exit.
Lallana agreed with this, doubting that a single individual effort would be enough from anyone. He said, “There shouldn’t be any responsibility on anyone to solely fill Steven’s boots. It is going to have to be a contribution from the team. If everyone gives two, three per cent extra then hopefully we can half fill that spot.”
He went on to add, “I’m 27 and I feel that responsibility. I’m a leader and I feel responsible in the group but we have a lot of leaders in the team. We have good team spirit as well. I just hope we can build on this season. There are a lot of ups and downs but plenty of positives to be had. We need to learn from it, take it into next year and definitely build on it.”
Many English fans were disappointed that their sides were not represented in the quarter-finals of the Champions League over the week as no bigger team managed to qualify for the latter stages. That is why the Premier League will provide them with the sort of excitement that they missed out with their respective sides not playing on the continent.
Premier League Betting Preview – Matchday 33 (April 18-20, 2015).
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|Crystal Palace||West Bromwich||0-2|
After going through the first batch of games in England’s top flight, we will present 4 additional encounters that are set to light up the prominent football championship. Queens Park Rangers will play West Brom away from home, but judging by their performances this season the travelling side are about to experience a difficult match.
Premier League Betting Preview – Matchday 31 (Part II) (April 4-6, 2015).
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|Crystal Palace||Manchester City||2-1|
Sporting enthusiasts will have a great chance to make a killing with their betting exploits this weekend, thanks to the superb games in the top flight of English football. The international encounters were welcomed by many supporters, but the time is now right to get back into the fight for the biggest club crown of the beautiful sport.
Premier League Betting Preview – Matchday 31 (Part I) (April 4-6, 2015).
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|Manchester United||Aston Villa||3-1|
Make sure to tune in the top flight of English football on Saturday and Sunday to have a go at pocketing big wins through your betting pursuits. West Ham will be tested against Sunderland on Saturday evening, however anything could happen when a match like this one is on the agenda.
Premier League Betting Preview – Matchday 30 (Part II) (March 21-22, 2015).
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As we are approaching matchday 30 of the Premier League, all the clubs face more and more pressure in order to clinch a better position on the table. There are only a handful of games left on the calendar which should make way for some superb football encounters. This weekend sporting fans will have a chance to once again support their respective sides.
Premier League Betting Preview – Matchday 30 (Part I) (March 21-22, 2015).
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|Manchester City||West Bromwich||3-0|