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SBC’s On The Ball – Chelsea, The EFL and Real Betis

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at Chelsea’s expansion efforts as well as a dispute over EFL broadcasting rights. Sky Sports nets EFL broadcasting extension This week, Sky Sports announced an extension to its partnership with the EFL, however the record …

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‘On fire’ Northern Irishman Grigg saves bookies millions

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UK bookmakers are breathing a huge sigh of relief, after Manchester City crashed out of the FA Cup at League One Wigan Athletic courtesy of Will Grigg, saving up to £25m in the process. The Northern Irishman struck as the tie approached the final ten minutes, putting to bed any hopes Pep Guardiola’s side had of securing an unprecedented and historic …

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Paddy Power tests VAR promotions

In recent months the debate surrounding Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) has encompassed English football and with the FA cup returning to our screens this weekend, the debate looks set to recommence. In a recent interview with SBC, Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Head of Compilation at Betting data and tailored odds specialist Abelson Info, predicted that it was “highly likely that some of …

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Theo Walcott hits form to light up League of Legends

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Gameweek 25 of the Premier League saw another raft of midweek fixtures thrown into the mix, providing a number of eye catching results. Swansea kicked things off with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, following up on their 1-0 triumph of Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium. Bournemouth’s thumping 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge was the pick of Wednesday’s results, while Tottenham …

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Can VAR and in-play betting coexist?

Although many within football have been reluctant to embrace the use of Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR), with it now confirmed for this Summer’s World Cup, it appears increasingly likely that VAR will become a permanent fixture in the game. Nonetheless, the question still remains over whether the technology, which will be utilised in tonight’s Carabao Cup Semi-Final second leg between Arsenal …

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Aguero in triple delight for fantasy managers

The latest gameweek of the Premier League has come to end, with Swansea City’s game plan executed perfectly to crash Liverpool back down to earth, following the euphoria of ending the long unbeaten run of Manchester City. Fantasy managers within SBC’s League of Legends were left ruing decisions to stock up on players of the Anfield based outfit, however, Pep …

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Kane keeps firing to delight of fantasy managers

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Liverpool and Manchester City served up a thriller in the latest wave of Premier League fixtures, a round which has seen Constantinos Pinillos strengthen his place at the summit of the SBC League of Legends. The trader at Greek firm OPAP, who rose to top spot during the hectic Christmas period, thundered along to 92 points in gameweek 23, with …

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Fantasy managers navigate tricky Xmas period

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The hectic Premier League Christmas schedule has swept over the nation once again, causing many a debate for fans and a plethora of selection headaches for managers. That latter problem has also been affecting fantasy managers up and down the country, with the latest round of fixtures featuring a Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United double bill. Despite a number …

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Mr Green’s Jesper Kärrbrink: Analysing responsible gaming

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Responsible gaming is very much a hot topic, and at the heart of many an organisation worldwide. One such example is Mr Green, whose ‘green gaming’ applications resulted in a triumph at the recent SBC Awards. An achievement the firms CEO Jesper Kärrbrink addressed by saying: “Looking at our efforts in this area we are of course thrilled and very …

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All change at the top of the League of Legends

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An eventful Premier League gameweek 18 is now behind us, with Spurs losing ground in the race for the Champions League courtesy of defeat at Manchester City, and the revivals of both West Ham United and Everton still in full swing. In the SBC League of Legends, unlike England’s top flight, it is very tight at the top and we …

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