The first big match of the Premier League season takes place tomorrow evening when Manchester United and Chelsea meet (even if United boss David Moyes can’t believe the fixture computer dared to throw this one up so early in the new campaign).
The 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil proved to be an enthralling tournament and a perfect taster for next year’s World Cup. Over the past couple of weeks, there has been goals galore, controversial incidents and not forgetting the carnival atmosphere created by the crowds, who in turn, proved influential in roaring Brazil on to their third consecutive Confederations Cup success.
While the competition, which invites the winners of FIFA’s six regional confederation tournaments plus the reigning world champions, was nothing more than a minor dress rehearsal in some of the venues that will be used in 12 months time, there were plenty of clues on offer about what can be expected on the pitch from some of the leading nations. read more »
The Belgian has acquitted himself very well in his time at the Stadium of Light. The 25-year-old has gone from Black Cats benchwarmer to one of the best keepers in the Premier League over the last couple of seasons.
With rumours of Pepe Reina’s move to Barcelona persisting, it seems like a sensible bit of business by Brendan Rodgers. But the bookies appear to have put even more faith in Mignolet than Rodgers. His arrival has coincided with the odds on the Reds qualifying for the Champions League tumbling. read more »
We all dream of that big football bet. Yours truly won a grand on a horse bet not too long ago, and celebrated like he had hit the Euromillions, but that still doesn’t come close to how one Irish punter must have been feeling last weekend.
The gambler placed a €150 bet (rather sizeable we’re sure you will agree) on 12 different teams to win European league, and amazingly they all did so, rather hurting bookmakers Paddy Power, who were forced to pay out €102,592.71 read more »