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New Season, And A New Sack Race

Last season witnessed a record number of managers leave the English football league.

League Managers’ Association chairman Richard Bevan expressed his embarrassment at the number of managers and coaches ousted in the 2012-2013 season, which totaled 103. The concept of legacy seems lost in modern football, and with Sir Alex Ferguson now retiring, Arsene Wenger is flying the flag for stamina.

It might be a sad indictment of the modern game, but owners such as Roman Abramovich will argue that a ruthless replacement policy heralds success. Roberto Di Matteo was ousted last season despite winning the Champions League, and Chelsea went on to secure a Europa League triumph under Rafa Benitez

The ‘sack race’, conceived by British bookmakers, is now a staple of soccer speculation.

This Premiership season sees Newcastle manager Alan Pardew start as favourite after a summer of ruptures: Joe Kinnear’s controversial appointment as director of football, and Papiss Cisse’s refusal to train as a protest against the Wonga shirt sponsor.

After a barren, trophy-less spell at Arsenal and a so-far unsuccessful attempt to prize Luis Suarez from Liverpool, Arsene Wenger could also be close to an exit. Arsenal insist that there’s money to spend, but the failed pursuit of Higuain left Arsenal fans disillusioned with the veteran Frenchman.

Mourinho is also tipped to make a shock exit on the basis of his fractious past with owner Abramovich.

Out of the newly promoted clubs, Malky Mackay is a surprise favourite. In spite of his heroics last season, Cardiff might be looking for a more stellar name to cement their Premiership status.

Outside of the domestic club scene, most pressure is on England’s Roy Hodgson. A failure to navigate England through the Autumn World Cup qualifiers is certain to see the former Liverpool and West-Brom man out of a job.

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Get To Paddy Power For Some Shameful Promotions

You’ve got to give Paddy Power credit where it’s due, they really know how to draw attention to themselves. They have their own brand of pants which has already got them into trouble, and know they’re using trouble as an excuse to give away free bets; not that we’re complaining about it or anything.

The latest cheeky promotion from Paddy Power is called Ball Of Shame. The concept is very simple; you’ll receive free bets and promotions any time some bad and shameful behaviour occurs on the pitch. This could be pitch invading, someone pinching a corner flag, a little bit of harmless head-butting or just a player who doesn’t want to stop his shouting match with the ref.

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How It Works

Any time Paddy Power deems a player’s or fan’s action as shameful, they’ll give away a few deals to anyone who’s signed up to Paddy Power and registered their allegiance to the same team as that player or fan. They’ve already given all registered Blackpool fans a free £10 bet because of a pitch invasion during their Carling Cup loss to Preston last night.

So what do you think? There’s bound to be some despicable behaviour during any football season, so it’s worth signing up with Paddy Power in the hopes that your team might be do something outrageous. Don’t forget to mention it on Twitter too with #BallOfShame.

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What Will Prince George’s First Word Be?

Did you think that just because Kate Middleton is no longer pregnant and Prince George has been named there would be no more betting to do with the new born royal? Because if you did then you would be wrong.

I’m always up for a good novelty bet, and this one has really tickled my funny bone. Paddy Power are giving you the opportunity to bet on the little Prince’s first word; the bets on royalty aren’t over just yet it would seem.

The Future King’s Speech

So what do you think it’s going to be? I was told that my first word was ‘git’, which sounds about right; I can’t imagine Prince George coming out with something like that…

Here’s a list of the possible bets you can make:

First Word Odds
Papa 7/4
Mama 2/1
Nanny 8/1
Bye bye 12/1
Hello 12/1
No 12/1
Pippa 16/1
Juice 20/1
Harry 20/1
Gimme 25/1
Yes 25/1
Ball 25/1
Dog 25/1
Grandma 25/1
Horse 33/1
Book 33/1
Apple 33/1
Blanket 33/1
Car 33/1
Bottle 33/1
Choclate 33/1
Thank you 33/1
Goodnight 33/1
Bird 40/1
Winnie The Pooh 40/1
Queen 40/1
Rain 40/1
Train 40/1
Bike 50/1
Dora The Explorer 66/1
Swing 66/1
Crown 66/1
Plane 66/1
Carriage 66/1
Slide 80/1
Liz 80/1
Your Majesty 80/1
Great Grandma 80/1
Corgi 100/1
Mills 100/1
Yacht 100/1
Croquet 100/1
Where is one’s soother? 200/1
Mine’s a gin and dubonnet 200/1
Supercalafragalisticexpialadocious 500/1

Do you think you have the linguistic knowledge to have a good guess at what the new-born Prince’s first words will be? If so, you should sign up with Paddy Power and place a bet; there will probably be a few more royalty bets by the time this one’s over.

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Bet With Paddy Power On Facebook

Everyone has a Facebook account; you, your aunt, your kids; I even knew a dog once that had a Facebook account. So there’s no excuse to not be interested in Paddy Power’s new move to get a social betting app on the world’s most popular social network.

Yesterday, Paddy Power announced that they would be bringing the world’s first social betting app to Facebook, and that the beta testing would start in the next few weeks. The idea behind this move is so that you can place bets on all your favourite sporting events without having to leave Facebook, while also being able to talk with your friends and, if necessary, get some advice too.

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Putting The Bookies On Facebook

Gamesys was the first to launch a real-money gambling Facebook app with ‘Bingo & Slots Friendzy’, and shortly after that 888Casino made the first full casino suite available on Facebook. Now Paddy Power follows in their footsteps to become the first bookmaker to join the ever-expanding list of Facebook real-money wagering apps. For more information on the impish Irish bookmaker, check out RightCasino’s Paddy Power Casino review.

It wouldn’t be too shocking to see some of the other big names in betting to follow suit, especially since this is likely to be quite a successful venture.

Paddy Power has already expressed their concern that underage gambling might take place, so they’re enforcing strict age verification to make sure that no one underage is affected. This will probably be done by ensuring that Facebook player’s also have an account with Paddy Power before they’re allowed to use the app.

We know we’ll be playing from the LiveBetting Facebook account, why don’t you join us?

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Wimbledon Bets: Round Up

To say that the last two weeks of tennis was interesting would be one of the biggest understatements I could possibly ever come up with. The whole Wimbledon competition was intense since the very first round, and it was only a matter of time until we saw a match between the two best players in tennis.

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray went head to head yesterday with quite an epic match; it was definitely the most energetic and nail-biting battle of the whole competition, especially if you’re British or Serbian.

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The Men’s Final

Some people are saying that it was a one-sided match for Andy Murray, however if you were watching the game then you would know otherwise. Whilst Murray may have won in three straight sets, Djokovic was not making life easy for him. Several times the two were fighting for an advantage point where the Serbian server would just deny Murray of every point possible.

After 77 years, the Wimbledon cup has finally been won by a British champion, and if you one of the sensible people betting with Paddy Power then you would have won no matter what, as they have refunded all losing outright bets since Murray won the tournament.

The Women’s Final

It was a shock to see Serena Williams go out before the finals, but these things happen; plus she’s won Wimbledon enough times, let someone else have a go. Unfortunately, the bane of Williams couldn’t bring it home and lost to Marion Bartoli in 2 straight sets.

While Sabine Lisicki may not have won Wimbledon, she can still hold her head up high that she took on the number 1 seed and still beat her. Marion Bartoli will definitely go home happy with a trophy under her arms, even after some derogatory comments from John Inverdale.

There’s Always Next Year

So that’s another year of Wimbledon over with; the player’s will still be practising for the next event and we’ll just hold our breathe for next year’s Wimbledon. We’ve got a British male champion now, how about we start backing Laura Robson too? Couldn’t hurt to win Wimbledon twice in a row with both genders. If you’ve enjoyed our coverage of Wimbledon, then why not follow us on Twitter? We do this kind of thing all the time with most major sporting events.

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Wimbledon Bets: Day 11

We’re on to the semi-finals now, and the bookies are predicting that we’ll have both Djokovic and Murray fighting it off in the final. But first, they have to get past their semi-final opponents. For the time being, here’s what happened in yesterday’s match:

Agnieszka Radwańska fought valiantly, and the two girls were neck and neck with 1 set each after 2 sets, however it was Sabine Lisicki that took the game. Lisicki won with 2 sets out of three, scoring 4-6, 6-2 and 9-7, moving her to the finals.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay on top of the ball. With so few player’s, there are also fewer matches. Hare are today’s two big matches:


Novak Djokovic v Juan Martin Del Potro

Novak Djokovic 1/6
Juan Martin Del Potro 4/1

Jerzy Janowicz v Andy Murray

Jerzy Janowicz 7/2
Andy Murray 1/5

Don’t Forget About These Special Offers!

Paddy Power

 
If you bet with Paddy Power then you can get your money back on losing bets, but only if Andy Murray wins Wimbledon! Any outright bet of less than £100 will be returned to any losing players as long as the Scottish Slammer wins in the finals.

BetFair

 
You can win several £10 free bets if you play with BetFair. Bet at least £25 on any Wimbledon match and you’ll be entered into the draw. You can do this multiple times to give yourself a better chance of winning and also win multiple times. There will be two draws on the 1st of July and the 8th of July, each with 100 names being announced. Just remember, you can win more than once!

BetVictor

 
Take part in BetVictor’s ‘Fifth Set Insurance’ offer, and have your losing bets returned to you if your player losses in the fifth set! You’ll receive a maximum refund of £50 as long as your selection losses the match during the fifth set.

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Wimbledon Bets: Day 10

Yesterday was the start of the quarter final rounds at Wimbledon, and everyone was on the edge of their seats when we saw some more of the world’s finest tennis players leave the tournament for another year.

Andy Murray had a close match yesterday against Fernando Verdasco and they fought for 5 sets. Murray eventually took the lead in the final set though, and goes on to the semi-finals with a score of 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and 7-5.

Novak Djokovic didn’t have anywhere near as much trouble against the seventh seed player Tomas Berdych. The match was short lived as Djokovic won in three straight sets with 7-6, 6-4 and 6-3.

Finally, Lukasz Kubot is finally out of the tournament after an impressive run, but he still couldn’t hold his own against Jerzy Janowicz. The two Polish players fought for three sets, but Janowicz was able to constantly best Kubot and pushes into the semi-finals.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay on top of the ball. With so few player’s, there are also fewer matches. Here is today’s one and only big event:


Sabine Lisicki v Agnieszka Radwanska

Sabine Lisicki 8/13
Agnieszka Radwanska 5/4

Don’t Forget About These Special Offers!

Paddy Power

 
If you bet with Paddy Power then you can get your money back on losing bets, but only if Andy Murray wins Wimbledon! Any outright bet of less than £100 will be returned to any losing players as long as the Scottish Slammer wins in the finals.

BetFair

 
You can win several £10 free bets if you play with BetFair. Bet at least £25 on any Wimbledon match and you’ll be entered into the draw. You can do this multiple times to give yourself a better chance of winning and also win multiple times. There will be two draws on the 1st of July and the 8th of July, each with 100 names being announced. Just remember, you can win more than once!

BetVictor

 
Take part in BetVictor’s ‘Fifth Set Insurance’ offer, and have your losing bets returned to you if your player losses in the fifth set! You’ll receive a maximum refund of £50 as long as your selection losses the match during the fifth set.

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Wimbledon Bets: Day 8

As the second week of Wimbledon started, we saw only a few of the world’s best make it through to the final rounds. Nadal and Federer left earlier than expected, and yesterday we saw possibly the biggest upset this year! Here’s the summary of yesterday’s matches:

Andy Murray kept his record and beat Russian player Mikhail Youzhny in three straight sets. He ended with the score 6-4, 7-6, 6-1, and has so far won all of this year’s matches without giving away a set. Looks like we might be seeing Murray in the finals again!

Kubot also struggled through, managing to barely beat his opponent, Adrian Mannarino. The score ended at 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 with Kubot winning the last two sets and the match, although he does look like he’s starting to struggle; will we see him for much longer?

Djokovic, much like Murray, is also going full steam towards the final as he annihilated German player Tommy Haas. Djokovic has also managed to beat all of his opponents so far in three straight sets, this time scoring 6-1, 6-4 and 7-6.

In possibly the biggest upset so far this tournament, Serena Williams has bowed out early after being defeated by German player Sabine Lisicki. The two ladies both scored a set each, but Lisicki managed to win the last set and the match, ending the game at 6-2, 1-6 and 6-4.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay on top of the ball. We’re only following a few player’s now, so here’s today’s big event:


Sabine Lisicki v Kaia Kanepi

Sabine Lisicki 3/10
Kaia Kanepi 12/5

Don’t Forget About These Special Offers!

Paddy Power

 
If you bet with Paddy Power then you can get your money back on losing bets, but only if Andy Murray wins Wimbledon! Any outright bet of less than £100 will be returned to any losing players as long as the Scottish Slammer wins in the finals.

BetFair

 
You can win several £10 free bets if you play with BetFair. Bet at least £25 on any Wimbledon match and you’ll be entered into the draw. You can do this multiple times to give yourself a better chance of winning and also win multiple times. There will be two draws on the 1st of July and the 8th of July, each with 100 names being announced. Just remember, you can win more than once!

BetVictor

 
Take part in BetVictor’s ‘Fifth Set Insurance’ offer, and have your losing bets returned to you if your player losses in the fifth set! You’ll receive a maximum refund of £50 as long as your selection losses the match during the fifth set.

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Who’s Headlining Glastonbury Next Year?

Well, there goes Glastonbury festival for another year, and now most music aficionados are looking forward to the next annual festival. The big question on everyone’s mind (soon enough) will be ‘who will be head lining Glastonbury 2014?

Unfortunately, we don’t have the answer to that, but we do that you can place some bets on the more likely participants with William Hill. Take a look at the table below to see who might be next year’s main attraction to England’s muddiest festival!


Artist


Odds

Foo Fighters 6/1
Kasabian 6/1
High Flying Birds 8/1
Stone Roses 10/1
Kings Of Leon 12/1
Bob Dylan 16/1
Prince 16/1
Bloc Party 20/1
Daft Punk 20/1
Black Sabbath 25/1
David Bowie 25/1
Jay Z 25/1
Kanye West 25/1
Led Zeppelin 25/1
Oasis 25/1
Pink Floyd 25/1
Fleetwood Mac 33/1
Happy Mondays 33/1
Justin Timberlake 33/1
Lionel Richie 33/1
New Order 33/1
Red Hot Chilli Peppers 33/1
Jake Bugg 40/1
Bruce Springsteen 50/1
Florence And The Machine 50/1
Elvis Costello 66/1
Justin Bieber 100/1

You’ve got plenty of time until next year’s Glastonbury festival, so take your time before you bet. You might as well sign up with William Hill today though, as they have plenty of other bets you can make in the meantime.

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Wimbledon Bets: Day 7

We’ve nearly had a full week of Wimbledon now, and as more and more players drop out we’ll be nearing the finals soon enough. All the remaining player’s got a nice long rest yesterday, getting them ready for the last few rounds they will have to face. Here’s what happened with Saturday’s big matches:

Serena Williams did exactly as expected and was able to shrug off the challenge from Japanese player Date-Krumm in two straight sets, scoring 6-2 and 6-0.

Kubot and Paire were finally able to have their match after it being postponed due to the rain. Kubot eventually beat Paire in three straight sets, scoring 6-1, 6-3 and 6-4.

Djokovic also played just as expected, and dominated the court by beating Jeremy Chardy in three straight sets. Could we be seeing Djokovic and Murray together in the final?

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay on top of the ball. Here are today’s big events:


Mikhail Youzhny v Andy Murray

Mikhail Youzney 8/1
Andy Murray 1/18

Lukasz Kubot v Adrian Mannarino

Lukasz Kubot 8/13
Adrian Mannarino 5/4

Novak Djokovic v Tommy Haas

Novak Djokovic 1/10
Tommy Haas 6/1

Serena Williams v Sabine Lisicki

Serena Williams 1/18
Sabine Lisicki 8/1

Don’t Forget About These Special Offers!

Paddy Power

 
If you bet with Paddy Power then you can get your money back on losing bets, but only if Andy Murray wins Wimbledon! Any outright bet of less than £100 will be returned to any losing players as long as the Scottish Slammer wins in the finals.

BetFair

 
You can win several £10 free bets if you play with BetFair. Bet at least £25 on any Wimbledon match and you’ll be entered into the draw. You can do this multiple times to give yourself a better chance of winning and also win multiple times. There will be two draws on the 1st of July and the 8th of July, each with 100 names being announced. Just remember, you can win more than once!

BetVictor

 
Take part in BetVictor’s ‘Fifth Set Insurance’ offer, and have your losing bets returned to you if your player losses in the fifth set! You’ll receive a maximum refund of £50 as long as your selection losses the match during the fifth set.

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