Tag Archives: Premier League

Barry Hearn – UK sports cannot afford another ‘tobacco scenario’

SBC News Barry Hearn - UK sports cannot afford another ‘tobacco scenario’

Barry Hearn, Founder and Chairman of Matchroom Sport, has become the latest sports figurehead to detail concerns on the government’s approach to reforming the UK’s gambling laws.   Recognised as the UK’s biggest sports promoter for darts, snooker and boxing, Hearn stated that a ban on gambling sponsorship would be a ‘disaster for every layer of sport’, according to a report …

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Burnley forced to seek replacement sponsor amid LoveBet ‘financial difficulties’

Burnley FC's Turf Moor

Burnley FC is seeking a replacement shirt sponsor for the Premier League club’s current contract with LoveBet, according to a report by The Athletic. The subscription-based sports site suggested that Burnley is ‘exploring new options’, with the online betting brand ‘believed to be experiencing serious financial difficulties’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The report stated that agents in Asia have been …

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Inside Edge: How much truth is there to the ‘Manager Bounce’?

Inside Edge: How much truth is there to the ‘Manager Bounce’?

In this week’s Inside Edge analysis, Joe Mellor and Nick Haynes at Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic –break down whether Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s new manager, can bring a new lease of life for the Blues, and if there is more value in ‘goals’ or ‘outright’ markets. Monday started with Frank Lampard becoming the second Premier League casualty of …

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Shirt sponsorship ban most likely outcome of 2021 Gambling Review  

SBC News Shirt sponsorship ban most likely outcome of 2021 Gambling Review  

The Daily Telegraph has reported this morning that PM Boris Johnson will likely support a ban on gambling industry shirt sponsorships across football.  Citing sources ‘close to Downing Street’, the Telegraph stated that Johnson’s senior cabinet are determined to press ahead with drastic reforms to the UK gambling sector. A ban on shirt sponsorships by gambling brands has been pitched …

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Epic Games and IMG team up with football clubs for Fortnite release

SBC News Epic Games and IMG team up with football clubs for Fortnite release

Video game developer Epic Games and IMG, the company’s licensing representative, have united to integrate football into the free-to-play multiplayer game Fortnite. The IMG agency has signed deals with 23 clubs from the A-League, Bundesliga, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, J1 League, La Liga, MLS, Premier League, Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership and Serie A. On 23 January, Epic Games will launch …

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FA dismisses three charges against Kieran Trippier after WhatsApp messages published

Kieran Trippier in action for England

Kieran Trippier informed friends of his transfer to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019, telling a group that it was a ‘done deal’ as they placed bets on the move. He was found guilty of four violations of the FA’s betting rules, although the FA dismissed three additional charges after the full-back told friends to ‘lump on’ the transfer. …

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Elite sport to continue under new national lockdown

Elite sport to continue under new lockdown

Elite sport has been given the green light to go ahead across the UK following the government’s announcement to introduce a third lockdown. Yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a series of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, including the closure of schools and universities. The retail betting sector was also dealt a …

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Paul Terry handed FA fine over ‘disturbingly high-stake bets’

Close-up shot of a Premier League matchball

The FA has issued former professional footballer Paul Terry with a £1,000 fine after the West Bromwich Albion employee was found to have breached betting regulations 209 times. The brother of ex-England international John Terry lost a total sum of £46,916.73 from betting on sport, including 35 wagers placed on competitions his own clubs were involved in. Terry joined Premier …

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Inside Edge: Is the Champions League taking its toll on domestic football?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interviewed by BT Sports Des Kelly before the UEFA Champions League Group D match at Anfield, Liverpool.

With the UEFA Champions League now well underway, Nick Haynes from Form Labs takes a look at whether the condensed fixture list is having an effect on the performance of top flight English football teams. The norm throughout a league season is that there tends to be increasing disparity between the top and bottom of the table as the campaign wears on, …

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