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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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Lambert to the slaughter – Paddy pays out on Potters relegation

Stoke’s surprise choice of Paul Lambert as manager has prompted supporter bafflement, widespread online ridicule, and one bookmaker to pay out on their relegation. Within an hour of the announcement that Lambert was the Potters chosen saviour, Paddy Power paid out on all bets tipping the club currently sitting third from bottom to be relegated. A Spokesman Paddy Power said: …

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Tight at the top in League of Legends

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It’s been a weekend of mixed fortunes for fantasy football managers, with a stuttering top two in SBCs League of Legends being very much reeled in by the chasing pack. Sports expert Constantinos Digonis Pinillos has leapfrogged his way into third place, taking advantage of the paltry 23 and 30 points scored by current leader Charlie Cole and second placed …

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Tottenham’s rich vein of form pleases fantasy managers

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini and Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur were the surprise top scorers in this week’s fantasy football. Off the back of an impressive 4-0 away win at Huddersfield Town, Spurs boast three of the top five scorers in gameweek seven, with defender Davies, who now sits fourth in overall points scored, joined by Kieran Trippier and the …

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AFC Bournemouth announces Mansion as club’s first sleeve sponsor

English Premier League side, AFC Bournemouth, has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with former shirt sponsor, Mansion, for the online gaming company to become the club’s first ever sleeve sponsor. Mansion’s logo will be on the of the left arm of the Cherries home strip and third shirt, while another of Mansion’s brands, Casino.com, will be advertised on the …

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Betway offers 3/1 on Crouch celebrating 100th goal with Robot

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Betway has offered odds of 3/1 on Peter Crouch reproducing the iconic ‘Robot’ dance celebration when he scores his 100th Premier League goal. Last week, the 42-times capped England international scored his 36th Premier League goal for Stoke City, and his 99th in total, to move just one short of joining the illustrious 100 club. More than a decade on …

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Bookies suffer a Christmas football betting battering

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A set of punter-friendly football results over the Christmas and New Year period will have hurt the bookies at a crucial period in their financial years, according to analysis from Cenkos. All the leading Premier League teams won on Boxing Day including Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, the current league leaders. Liverpool subsequently won the following day and …

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Spiffx – Punters desert Manchester City after early goal

It might have been thought that Spiffx punters would be more willing to persevere with a winning team – unbeaten in the league and undoubtedly on a hot streak when it comes to scoring goals – but perhaps the lessons from last year’s upsets have truly sunk in. Or maybe they were much more attuned to the fact that Tottenham …

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Bet365 acquires naming rights to the Britannia Stadium

Stoke City have announced that the Britannia Stadium will be renamed ‘The bet365 stadium’ after agreeing a naming rights deal ahead of the 2015/16 season. As reported in the Telegraph, the deal with bet365 is for six years and also sees them extend their shirt sponsorship for a further three. It has also been announced that the club will fill the gap …

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Liverpool and Everton biggest flops compared to spread betting expectations

Spreadex’s Andy MacKenzie analyses how teams performed compared to their pre-season odds, and finds that it has been a miserable season on Merseyside. The Premier League may be done and dusted for another year – but how does the final table look when it comes to teams’ performances based on their pre-season betting odds? We all know that Chelsea ended …

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