Friday, October 21, 2016

FOOTBALL FEVER: It’s still rising

Football has always been the favorite sport all across the world. Over the last few decades this sport activity has gained very fast impetus around the globe. Be it be world cup, premier leagues, Euro cup or any other tournament, majority of facebook updates, tweets have one thing in common and that is football .

Teams fight to win their respective league title, some fight to be in the top spots so they can play in UEFA championship and others to avoid the relegation zone.  Every year we see so many unpredictable things that sometimes the team who was not been able to qualify for top ten in one season, wins the league title in the next one as in the case of Leicester City last season. This certainly has changed the prediction of repeated winner and made the game more interesting not only for fans but football betting industries too.

The track record of the team, the no. of draw matches, no. of football betting matches and odds at William Hill certainly provides edge to punters in placing their bets. There are many matches where track records help one to predict the probable winner but sometimes coins flips the other side too.

football betting matches and odds at William Hill


Our memory is still fresh when Atletico Madrid defeated all time favorite Barcelona in Champions league this year and later become the finals. The matches like this produce some great football, controversial decisions and tears of joy and despair at the same time as the final whistle blows that even the dormant viewers come out of their shells and become nostalgic.

There is a long list besides the skills that a players shows in the match that make fans love this game so much like fights, fake dives, wrong decisions, players distributing their jerseys in matches to their fans and all others.

Besides all this the football fans never get tired of expressing their happiness over the win of their favorite team, criticism over the loss of major match, views and opinions about the transfers of players and controversies surrounding the match. There is always an overwhelming response of people before the start and end of any important match.

Football is such a game which has something for all the age groups. The most beautiful and remarkable feature of this game is that with every new season, with every new match it brings more vigour, more fun and more excitement.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Done Deal : Manchester United Signs Henrikh Mkhitarayan

Manchester United has announced that Henrikh Mkhitarayan has completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

Mkhitaryan has made 140 appearances and scored 41 goals for Borussia Dortmund since his joining in 2013. He was also voted Bundesliga Player of the Season for 2015/16.

Mkhitarayan signed a four-year contract with Manchester United with the option to extend for a further year.
He is believed to be Armenia’s all-time top scorer, with 19 goals in 59 appearances since his international debut in January 2007.

Henrikh Mkhitarayan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan said: "I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me. I am excited to play for a club with such an illustrious history and hope to be part of it for a long time. I thank the trust the club and Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young."

José Mourinho said: "Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country. He is a real team player with great skill, vision and also has a good eye for goal. I am delighted he has chosen to sign for United. I believe he will make an impact on the team very quickly as his style of play is suited to the Premier League. We are all looking forward to working with him."

Thursday, May 19, 2016

John Terry signs one-year deal at Stamford Bridge

Veteran Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year deal with Chelsea


The 35-year-old Blues’ defender contract was about to over this summer. He gave an emotional speech after his side's final league game against Leicester on Sunday and said he wanted to remain in the club.

"Everyone knows I'm Chelsea through and through," said Terry.

"I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one."

John Terry
Terry has made 703 first-team appearances for Chelsea since he joined the club in 1998.

Chelsea will be managed by Italy boss Antonio Conte in next season taking the charge from Guus Hiddink.

Chairman Bruce Buck said: "We are delighted John will spend another year at the club.

"He has been the leader of the Chelsea squad throughout the most successful period in our history. He recently reached the 700-appearance mark, which is testament to his professionalism and dedication as well as his undoubted talent."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Diego Costa, Juan Mata & Fernando Torres left out of the Spain squad

Spain has recently announced their squad for Euro 2016 and coach Vicente del Bosque has overlooked three of the star players Diego Costa, Juan Mata & Fernando Torres.

Brazil-born Costa has scored one goal in 10 games since switching allegiance. He has not shown any impressive piece of skill in Chelsea either, as he netted 16 goals in 41 appearances this season and missed their final two games with a persistent hamstring injury.

"We didn't want to have too many players with doubts regarding their physical condition," said Del Bosque, who led Spain to the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 titles.



Mata, 28, featured in both of Spain's friendly matches in March, but misses out after a season where he scored nine goals and provided eight assists for his club.

Torres, who is in superb form and lead his club Athletico Madrid into Finals of Champions League, has scored seven goals in his past 11 games, leading to speculation he might be recalled for the first time since Spain's embarrassing exit at the group stage at 2014 World Cup.

Bayern Munich defender Javi Martinez and Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla are other notable omissions from spain Euro 2016 squad.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto), David de Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla)

Defenders: Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra (all Barcelona), Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta (both Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Koke, Saul Niguez (both Atletico Madrid), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Isco (Real Madrid), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal)

Forwards: Pedro Rodriguez (Chelsea), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao), Nolito (Celta Vigo), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)


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