Sponsors and rival tournaments could be in line for compensation, while holding the Qatar tournament in the summer poses other costly problems.
Form book lovers will be salivating about the credentials of Kiyoshi fir this, as the 5/1 the favourite for next year’s 1,000 Guineas puts her reputation on the line in Ireland on Sunday.
This is a match that smacks of goals to me, although the bookies obviously agree because it’s long odds on that there will be at least three.
Paul Lambert has a fast improving side of young and hungry players
Premier League shirt sponsors pour record £166m into top-flight bank accounts – with Arsenal seeing the biggest rise
The combined shirt sponsorship income of the Premier League’s 20 clubs has again defied the recession by rising £18.65m year-on-year to a record £165.75m this season – with big winners but some fallers among the new deals.
There are already signs that Mourinho’s formation won’t offer too much genuine width in the classic fashion
To begin, a health warning. Regular readers of this column, if such things exist, should make a mug of strong, sweet tea and find a sturdy armchair in which to settle.
Swansea were put to the sword by Manchester United on Saturday, but manager Michael Laudrup will know that will be one of his team’s hardest matches of the season and tonight’s task should be altogether more straightforward.
Last season I tipped up Napoli at an each way price for Serie A, and they had a great season, finishing a clear second to Juventus.
This is a bit of a fun market (although obviously not for those involved), but it is interesting to note that over the last 10 years only two favourites have won it, and that in all the other years the ‘winner’ of the Sack Race was at least 12/1 and at up to 33/1 at the start of the season.
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