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It is time for Pep Guardiola to prove his credentials at Manchester City

It is time for Pep Guardiola to prove his credentials at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City with big promises last summer. Before his move to Premier League, he had enjoyed a lot of success with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but many argued that the Spaniard's job was made easy by the talent at his disposal at both of his jobs. The City job was quite different. He was required to build a new team without any support from the youth academy, and carry the club to the heights they have …
Why bookmakers don’t like winners

Why bookmakers don’t like winners

Many football fans enjoy a regular flutter at the bookies. Using your football knowledge to outwit the bookies can be highly satisfying, not to mention financially rewarding. But if you’re too good at it, the bookmakers will bite back. It’s not widely known (largely because it’s rare and the bookmaking industry does its best to keep it quiet) but regular profitable gamblers will have their accounts restricted or even closed. The practise, sometimes known as gubbing, mainly affects two types …
English football from a Norwegian view

English football from a Norwegian view

English football is almost as a religion i Norway and it has been like that for decades. When I was a young boy I remember watching teams like Forest, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Liverpool and Leeds, among others, battle it out on my grandfathers old TV. It was great and it was exciting but more important: it gave me a hobby for life and a lifelong interest. And that is just not me! Just to make a comparison before I move …
Has Neymar's move to PSG legitimised PL spending?

Has Neymar's move to PSG legitimised PL spending?

Older readers may remember the shock that reverberated around the British football scene when Trevor Francis' move from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in early 1979 broke the £1 million transfer barrier (and doubled the British record transfer fee). Less than forty years later and £1 million would just about buy one one of Neymar's toes. Footballing transfer finances are spiralling out of control. £1 million in 1979 is equivalent to around £5.25 million today, so in real terms a …
Can West Ham Break Into The Top Four Next Season?

Can West Ham Break Into The Top Four Next Season?

Hammers fans are walking around with a grin on their faces this summer as their club has spent big so far in the transfer window. The expectations for next campaign are getting higher due to this so it will be interesting to see how it plays out. They are not in most pundits football tips to win the EPL but they could well be a shock package if the new signings can gel together straight away. Their recent signing of …
Confidence returning to Leicester?

Confidence returning to Leicester?

On paper, a 12th place Premier League finish and a narrow Champions League quarter-final defeat to Atletico Madrid would signify a positive campaign for Leicester City. In light of the 15/16 title win however, it is understandable that some supporters feel a little underwhelmed. Six of the starting eleven who guaranteed survival with a 3-0 win over Watford last term, also started in the 0-0 draw at Sunderland that produced the same result in 14/15. We have seen a similar …
English Premier League Spending At New High

English Premier League Spending At New High

If summer transfer market spending were a sportsbook prop, the English Premier League would be the odds-on favorite to spend the most money. As a matter of fact, EPL clubs have already spent more than £500m since the end of last season, according to business analysts Deloitte the league is bound to establish a new record by August 31st. English clubs spent a record £1.165bn last summer, which rose to £1.38bn following the January window. Deloitte released its annual football …
What Premier League Sportsbook Faves Need this Season

What Premier League Sportsbook Faves Need this Season

Sportsbooks favor the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United to win the 2017-2018 English Premier League, but teams need more than favorable odds to get the job done. Manchester City needs a good goalie The Citizens have a question mark under the goalposts. There is a three-way competition for the starting goalkeeper position between Joe Hart, Claudio Bravo and Ederson – well maybe not so much Bravo. The City signed the latter at a pretty penny from Benfica, …
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