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Soccer betting is banned in England but not for club owners

Earlier on April of 2017, it was announced that Joey Barton was banned from playing competitive football due some of his actions that the English player committed involving betting on over 1,100 matches. Joey Barton was also fined with a fee of £30,000.


It seems like the same rules that football players have to abide for, club owners don’t necessarily have to follow in the same way.

The Football Association is the governing body of authority in England and they have recently unveiled details which are not as known to the public and it involves club owners being allowed to participate in the world of betting which is what many figures are doing and have been doing for years and even decades.

One example of this is Tony Bloom, the chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion. He is a regular and well-known gambler. His associates established Star Lizard Consulting as a way to provide support for his betting syndicate and it operates like a hedge fund. With over 200 employees which includes traders, analysts and software engineers.

All of those workers were hired in order to provide Tony Bloom with accurate bets on soccer as well as many other sports and this appears to have been going well for the English chairman as he bought a controlling stake in Brighton back on 2009 and has managed to turn the club from competing in League One to their recent promotion into the top tier English Premier League.

Louisa Fyans is a spokeswoman for the Football Association and she revealed details concerning the separate set of rules that club owners have when it comes to betting in the sport as she said: Read more »

JANUZAJ DIDN’T SEIZE HIS OPPORTUNITY

Mourinho said that Adnan Januzaj’s future has been decided when queried on just what his plans for the young Kosovo-born was.


Who imagined such a backward growth 4 years after the 22-year old rose above the veterans in the United squad to drag over a win against Sunderland,scoring two goals in the process.

Chants of the new Ronaldo and Messi were rolled out immediately and within a short time then coach DavidMoyes got him to commit to a 5-year deal in a desperate attempt to shield the young light away from the elite predators of European football. It was the time when the Red Devils were facing the prospect of having a heavy crash off their perch as Moyes’ first season in the club kept looking like a nightmare.

United’s abject display for much of the first season in the post-Ferguson era connived to give Januzaj the kind of opportunities hardly bestowed on teenagers anywhere in the world much less a club of United’s stature.

The following season under was expected to be a proper break out season for the youngster.Unfortunately, by January,he was on the plane to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of the season. A return of 6 appearances and 0 goals showed Adnan didn’t fare better in Germany. Read more »

IAN WRIGHT HITS OUT AT GARRY MONK FOR BURST UP

Former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright has massively criticized Leeds United head coach, Gary Monk for his actions after the 37-year-old got in the way of Huddersfield boss, David Wagner during the Yorkshire derby game in the Championship on Sunday afternoon.


The game at the John Smith’s stadium was leveled 1-1 entering into the final minutes, but Terriers defender, Michel Hefele produced a late goal that sparked celebrations from the crowd.

Huddersfield boss sprinted the entire length of the touchline to celebrate with his players. Much angered by the reaction, the former Swansea boss, Monk stepped in front of the German tactician as he ran past him leading to a brawl between both sets of the teams.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Wright slammed Monk for such an unprofessional display as he backed Wagner for his celebrations. Wright said he believed Monk deliberately stepped into Wagner’s path, sparking the confrontation. Read more »

Rio Ferdinand backs Extension of Alexis’s Contract

Rio Ferdinand reckons that the contract extension of Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal has to happen on his terms only and not on the terms of the Gunners because in the current situation, Sanchez is at the height of his ability, while, the Gunners are over-reliant on him and can’t do away with him.


As per Ferdinand, whatever demands Sanchez throws at the Gunners, those demands will have to be met. The Gunners wouldn’t want a separation because they know that if separation happens they are only going to be left half a team especially in terms of the goal-scoring threat that they are posing these days.

Sanchez’s contract is surely going to come up for a talk at some point in near future at the Emirates Stadium as the Chili international has entered the last quarter of his contract and Ferdinand says he would not be surprised if he gets to know that the striker has asked for a sum which Arsenal has never paid to any of its players. Read more »

Rodwell Hoping to Revive Career under David Moyes

Jack Rodwell was once regarded as the best young English talent and it was not surprising to see him linked with clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City quite heavily.


Everton resisted any interest from these clubs when David Moyes was their manager. However, it was becoming increasingly apparent that they would not be able to hold on to the highly rated English talent for a long. After a lot of persistence from City, Rodwell made the move to the Etihad stadium even though he was about that first-team football would be a lot tougher than at Goodison Park.

Competition for places was extremely intense at City and they had the ability to bring in a new player for each position almost every summer. This coupled with the player’s own injury problems meant that he was able to make only 25 appearances in his two seasons with City. The club were aware of his injury problems that started to appear during the 2011-12 campaign. Even though they took a gamble, they were not rewarded and Rodwell left for Sunderland in order to revive his career. Now, the player is hoping to do exactly the same after being reunited with David Moyes.
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Rodwell Set To Transfer Out From Sunderland

We often do not realize the psychological impact that injuries on the field can affect certain players.


We often hear about the injuries that players have suffered on the field and take in the news without batting an eyelid. However, one such instance where repeated injuries had a prolonged effect on a player is Jack Rodwell. He is a player of great caliber, known to have played several league games and had also been considered to be skipper of England’s team. Today Jack is yet to get back to form since the several injuries he suffered has caused a mental setback in him. This has happened since the time he joined up Sunderland.

Rodwell came to Sunderland from 2014 before which he has played for teams like Everton after which he was with Manchester City. Sam Allardyce stated that Jack has been plagued with injuries from the time he started to play for Sunderland. The team has been supportive so that Jack can overcome the pain and the trauma of the injuries and be back in form on the playing field. There had been instances when he had to take up 50 injections for different injuries he sustained within a span of 5 days. Read more »