With painful slowness, the Brasileirão season has finally worked its way clear of Confederations Cup snarl-ups and Libertadores bottlenecks and hit the open road that will carry it through to December’s finishing line.
Chelsea’s Juan Mata won the Most Assists market last season with 18 after going off at 22/1. He’s the 11/1 favourite this year, with the market settled on the basis of statistics from the Premier Leagues official site, and with rumours persisting that Jose Mourinho isn’t entirely convinced by him and a possible move to Spain, he has to be passed over.
After The Ballad of Paul Tierney, more sport-inspired songs.
I’m going to concentrate on ante post bets this week in the run up to the start of the Premier League Season and we’ll start with the Golden Boot betting, which goes to the player that scores the most goals.
Poignant tribute song reminds us of the beautiful game’s fickle nature… and puts superstar tantrums into perspective.
Chester Le Street hasn’t hosted many Tests, but the last time it did so in 2009, England forced the West Indies to follow on after winning the toss and posting a first innings total of 569 for six declared, with Cook and Bopara both scoring centuries.
It never rains; but it pours. Just as Coventry fans were trying to compute having to play home games at Northampton’s ground, their historic club gets plunged into receivership and deducted 10 points.
The betting could hardly be tighter for this Capital One Cup curtain raiser with League One Preston 7/4, Championship side Blackpool 7/5 and the draw 9/4.
Sarah Outen has been alone at sea, rowing across the North Pacific Ocean for 100 days. Here, she tells of her highs and lows and a very unique proposal.
The introduction of a play-off system into the new Scottish Championship will add spice at the end of the season
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