FA breaks deal with Ladbrokes as sponsorships come under fire

FA breaks deal with Ladbrokes as sponsorships come under fire

The Football Association decide to prematurely sever a four-year, £4 million sponsorship deal with the Ladbrokes casino followed a board decision in May to distance itself from betting firms. Football’s ruling body in the UK decided, after a months-long review, that it would be a conflict of interest to crack down on anti-gaming rules for players and coaches while simultaneously making millions in promotion of the online bettors. The decision followed an uproar over complaints of hypocrisy by Joey Barton …
Is Sport Keeping Up With Advancing Technologies?

Is Sport Keeping Up With Advancing Technologies?

The advancement in technology over the last ten years has been somewhat overwhelming for a number of industries. One of these industries is the sports industries, and while the implementation of technology can lead to changes in the ways that a number of the sports are played and player’s performances, there has a little bit of hesitation when it comes to their implementation in a number of sports. Nevertheless, this introduction of sports technology is highly celebrated with the annual …
The Worst-Behaved Supporters in the EPL in 2016

The Worst-Behaved Supporters in the EPL in 2016

Football fans have always been an emotional bunch, especially during the Premier League when local pride gets amplified beyond the borders of emotional restraint and sound judgment. After all, it’s not like you’re waiting to win the Superena Max, or anything similar for that matter, because so much more is at stake here. And sometimes, the powerhouse of emotions that is EPL fandom leads some to end up doing what the Police sees as a criminal offence, rather than your …
FA Cup final: The best odds as Arsenal and Chelsea clash at Wembley

FA Cup final: The best odds as Arsenal and Chelsea clash at Wembley

London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will conclude the domestic 2016-17 English season at Wembley on May 27, with two powerhouses of the British game hoping to secure glory in the FA Cup final. The teams have had vastly contrasting campaigns, with the Blues crowned Premier League champions in Antonio Conte's first season in charge at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal on the other hand have struggled under an increasingly maligned Arsene Wenger, with the North London side putting forward a late push …
Activities which football players would do in their spare time

Activities which football players would do in their spare time

After a stressful day on the pitch from intense consumption of energy, there are other activities that football players enjoy doing in their free time. Other than playing football, some players spend their high earned wages engaging in several activities, some prefer activities to maintain their physical and mental fitness level. Not to talk about during injury period while awaiting recovery; relaxation, fun, and a list of other activities become their only option. We compiled a list of activities and …
Stoke City: Have they Stopped Progressing under Mark Hughes?

Stoke City: Have they Stopped Progressing under Mark Hughes?

During the 2007/08 Championship season, Tony Pulis won promotion with Stoke City to the Premier League, finishing runners-up to West Bromwich Albion. Many would have been unable to predict what would follow for the Potters, with the club still holding their place in the top flight to this day. The following season, Pulis guided Stoke to a 12th-placed finish, whilst West Brom finished bottom of the Premier League table. The other promoted side, Hull City, meanwhile, avoided relegation by the …
Why Manchester United Should Be In the Champions League

Why Manchester United Should Be In the Champions League

There has been the debate about the connotation and relationship between football in its raw stadium-state and entertainment. The fact still remains that without the paraphernalia, the controversies, the off-field drama, the hype, and other acts of entertainment and fun that are associated with football, the 90 minutes that is played on the pitch will make no sense. Now, back to the title, there are teams that every single football fan wants to watch their games, there are names that …
Starting Season Predictions v The Premier League Final Standings

Starting Season Predictions v The Premier League Final Standings

All sports analysts revel in the joy of a starting season, especially when it comes to the Premier League. The best English teams are fighting for the title as these experts often argue their claim about the final outcome of the matches. Despite their confidence, guessing the final outcome is about as difficult as guessing the lotto results before the next drawing. Reviewing the predictions made at the start of the season with the current table positions offers valuable insight …
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