Tag Archives: League One

FA charges AFC Wimbledon manager over E8 betting breaches

AFC Wimbledon Manager Wally Downes has been suspended by the League One club after the Football Association (FA) has issued charges for breaching betting rules. Downes, who has managed Wimbledon since 2018, has been charged by the FA for Misconduct under FA Rule E1(b), after it was found that he had placed eight bets on matches taking place between 30 …

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Football aficionado Balague takes up role with Football Index

High-profile football pundit, author and journalist Guillem Balague has joined Football Index as a brand ambassador for the football trading platform. Balague will host trader events and produce regular, exclusive blogs and videos for the platform, which gives users the ability to buy, sell and build a portfolio of players. It is hoped that Football Index’s collaboration with Balague will …

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Coral extends Black Cats partnership

League one favourites, Sunderland  have announced the two year extension of their partnership with UK betting operator Coral. As part of the partnership, Coral will provide the Stadium of Light with a comprehensive match day betting service for every league and cup game throughout the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 seasons. Through its association with Sunderland, Coral aims to further strengthen its …

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BETDAQ on-board with League One favourites Sunderland

Betting exchange brand BETDAQ has agreed a deal with League One outfit Sunderland AFC, which sees the firm announced as new title sponsor of the club. Under the terms of the new agreement BETDAQ, which forms part of the GVC Group, will see its branding appear on the front of Sunderland’s official jerseys, whilst also featuring prominently around its Stadium …

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SBC’s on the Ball: The Football League in focus

The culmination of the English Football League (EFL) season is upon us, meaning that the inevitable drama and heartache of the play-offs awaits. This edition of On The Ball looks at some of the business of clubs from the EFL, as well as the a deeper look at the story that The FA could be about to sell the home …

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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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Football DataCo nets Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred deals

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Football DataCo has announced that is has signed a duo of operators to long term data usage license agreements.. Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred Group join a growing list of licensed betting operators, which includes bet365, Betfred, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet and William Hill. Through these new long term agreements, operators will be utilising match day data for the entire …

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£25,000 win takes just 15 minutes for Betway punter

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A customer of Betway had a weekend to remember, after a collection of random selections helped him scoop £25,000 on the bookmakers free to enter ‘4 to Score’ game. John Bolton, 32, from Llanharan, South Wales, saw his four picks, Plymouth Argyle, Morecambe, Eastleigh and Brackley Town, all find the back of the net within 15 minutes of kick off. The …

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Sky Sports ramps up live football content with new £600 million EFL contract

UK media has reported that Sky UK has secured a five-year £600 million deal, for the exclusive rights to broadcast English Football League (EFL) matches (Championship, League One, and League Two). Adding new content to its dedicated ‘Sky Sports Football’ channels, the broadcaster details that starting on season 2019/2020 it plans to show up to 183 live EFL syndicated matches. …

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Simon Westbury – VSoftCo – Using professional footballers to increase the realism of virtual products

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VSoftCo has been in the news recently after agreeing a multi-year deal to integrate its branded football game VStriker and a branded variant of Spot The Ball on Leander Games. To mark the start of a busy summer for the virtual sports specialist, we caught up with the company’s sales director Simon Westbury to discuss motion capture filming at Bramall …

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