Tag Archives: FA Cup

Eleven Sports scores Belgian domestic football rights deal

Strengthening its media rights portfolio, global sports provider Eleven Sports has been granted live and exclusive rights for Belgian domestic football as part of a five-year agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Eleven Sports will gain the rights to the Belgian First Division A, the First Division B, the women’s Super League, the Belgian Cup and the Belgian Super …

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‘More needs to be done’ to future-proof the regulation of football betting, says Tracey Crouch

Former Minister for Sport and Civil Society (DCMS), Tracey Crouch, has weighed in on the recent debate surrounding the streaming rights for FA Cup games, arguing that Parliament has a duty to implement future-proof regulation while also ‘allowing those who gamble responsibly the freedom to continue’. The Conservative MP expressed her opinion in Parliament’s magazine The House, addressing the ‘cross-party …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Changes loom on the horizon

As I write this, we are just two weeks into the new year – or indeed the new decade, as some would have us believe. Either way, what a start it’s been for the UK gambling industry! We ended 2019 with confirmation that the newly elected Conservative Party government intends to act speedily to fulfil its General Election manifesto promise …

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SBC’s On The Ball – La Liga plots controversial US growth

With football fans all over the world already enthralled by the club season, this week’s edition of On The Ball looks at some major stories from the business of football. Taking a deeper look at La Liga’s US expansion, as well as some big news from broadcasting. Spanish La Liga seeks stateside expansion In a proposal that could come to …

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FA reveals new carding system for managerial misconduct

The English Football Association has revealed that for the upcoming season, red and yellow cards will be handed to managers for touchline misconduct. The sanctions will be enforced in the FA Cup, Football League, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy and National League, however in the Premier League managers will receive a verbal caution if the officials deem they have behaved irresponsibly. …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Vermantia’s Peter Woodfine

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Peter Woodfine, Business Development Director at Vermantia, is the latest to join the growing ranks of The World Cup’s Finest alumni, as …

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Injuries take their toll on fantasy managers

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It proved to be a frustrating week for fantasy managers, with a smattering of injuries ensuring a vast majority of scores failed to live up to the lofty expectations of recent weeks. With Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero already out injured many turned to Harry Kane to captain and earn double points, but disappointment followed as the England striker limped out …

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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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Sergio Aguero hits four goal flurry to ensure top scores

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Sergio Aguero sank Leicester City in the latest round of Premier League fixtures, with four goals delighting fantasy managers who had the Argentina international installed as captain, and therefore earned double points. One such example is Piyush Choudhary, Chief Business Officer for Ballers Media Group, who saw the Manchester City frontman boost his 21 point haul to a very impressive …

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Bodog – Expanding its global presence with unique sponsorships

International online gaming brand Bodog recently signed to be a master sponsor of the Copa do Brasil in a seven figure dollar deal. The competition is the most significant club competition in the region – similar to the FA Cup in the UK. Bodog already has a long history of major sponsorships in Europe with English Premier League clubs like …

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