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Carling Cup games postponed due to London Riots. West Ham and Charlton games called off

Published on 08/08/2011 23:42

The Carling Cup Games involving West Ham United v Aldershot and Charlton v Reading have been called off following requests from the Metropolitan police tonight as rioting continues throughout London. Football has become yet another victim of disgraceful scenes in the capital. It remains to be seen if the game between Walsall and Middlesbrough will be affected, or for that matter if any other areas around the country become embroiled in the disturbances, should any other of …

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Republic Of Ireland Have Major Injury Problems Ahead Of Croatia Clash

Published on 08/08/2011 16:26

Republic Of Ireland take on Croatia in an interesting fixture on Wednesday night that will be screened on Sky Sports 3 and Republic Of Ireland will be looking to use this as another confidence booster with qualification for Euro 2012 a very realistic possibility, Republic Of Ireland are top of their qualifying group but only on goal difference, Russia and Slovakia also hold the same amount of points. Republic Of Ireland have been hit with several withdrawals already this week…

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Middlesboro off to a Flying Start, Could be Leading by Half Time – Middlesbrough v Portsmouth Match Preview

Published on 05/08/2011 23:30

Last season they couldn't have been farther apart. Boro short priced favourites to win the title and return to the Premier League and Portsmouth on the brink of extinction. As it turned out, they were not so different after all in the end. Middlesbrough with Gordon Strachan at the helm and a swath of new recruits did everything they could to get relegated before Strachan made his exit and Tony Mowbray came in to settle a sinking ship. And settle he did......Just! IN…

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New Season, New Stadium, New Division. Seagulls Start with Three Points – Brighton & Hove Albion v Doncaster

Published on 05/08/2011 22:05

Finally Brighton have moved out of the sports field they have had to play their football at since the demise of the Goldstone ground. And what a stadium it is. The Amex Stadium is a 22,000 all seater state of the art stadium that has been long overdue for the South Coast club. Doncaster will be the first competitive visitors on Saturday. Brighton begin their Championship campaign after finishing last season as Champions of League One. Valuechecker thinks they can continue…

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New Season, New Stadium, New Division. Seagulls Start with Three Points – Brighton & Hove Albion v Doncaster

Published on 05/08/2011 22:05

Finally Brighton have moved out of the sports field they have had to play their football at since the demise of the Goldstone ground. And what a stadium it is. The Amex Stadium is a 22,000 all seater state of the art stadium that has been long overdue for the South Coast club. Doncaster will be the first competitive visitors on Saturday. Brighton begin their Championship campaign after finishing last season as Champions of League One. Valuechecker thinks they can continue…

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New Season, New Stadium, New Division. Seagulls Start with Three Points – Brighton & Hove Albion v Doncaster

Published on 05/08/2011 22:05

Finally Brighton have moved out of the sports field they have had to play their football at since the demise of the Goldstone ground. And what a stadium it is. The Amex Stadium is a 22,000 all seater state of the art stadium that has been long overdue for the South Coast club. Doncaster will be the first competitive visitors on Saturday. Brighton begin their Championship campaign after finishing last season as Champions of League One. Valuechecker thinks they can continue…

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Chris Iwelumo Favourite to Score Anytime Against his Former Club. Burnley v Watford

Published on 05/08/2011 21:10

Chris Iwelumo has departed Burnley and switched to Vicarage Road and Watford. By a quirk of fate, the two sides meet in the opening game of their campaigns in the Championship on Saturday. Iwelumo was prolific for Burnley last season and will be a loss, he was also most effective in front of goal at Turf Moor. What odds for him to score today against his former club? Betfred will go 17/2 for him to score first and just over 5/2 for him to score at any-time during the…

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Derby v Birmingham – Jerome may stay, Carew a target – Derby boost with 2-0 win against Villa

Published on 03/08/2011 22:58

Derby and Birmingham kick off their Championship campaign this weekend, and both may go into the game with some better news than they have had of late. Derby County finished their preparation with a nice 2-0 victory against premier League Aston Villa. Nigel Clough sent out a good side in a final test before the season starts in earnest and was rewarded with a confidence boosting result. Passing the ball around with confidence the team was very attack minded and were…

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It Wont be Long before Shane is gone – Reading v Millwall

Published on 03/08/2011 22:22

One way or another it looks like Shane Long will no longer be a Reading player by the end of this month. In fact, it's looking increasingly likely he will gone before the end of the week. Whilst West Ham had a bid totalling £7m turned down for the striker that contributed 24 goals to Reading's total last season, Sven Goran Eriksson has convinced his money men at Leicester City to get the cheque book out once again. IF successful it would take Leicesters spend to…

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Italy not great value but should emerge as Group B winners

Published on 03/08/2011 14:27

World Cup 2014 qualifying Group B is unlikely to prove a cakewalk for Italy, but nonetheless they should prove too strong for rivals such as Denmark, Czech Republic and Bulgaria and book their place at the finals in Brazil. Italy returned from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with their tails firmly between their legs after finishing bottom of their group with no wins against the likes of Paraguay, Slovakia and New Zealand. As you can imagine this performance was a…

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Red Devils the value call in World Cup 2014 Group A betting

Published on 02/08/2011 17:16

World Cup Group A sees Serbia, Croatia and Belgium pitted together in one of the more tighter looking sections according to the bookmakers early odds, yet at a stand-out 4.50 with Coral/Eurobet the Belgians could represent outstanding value. I've little doubt that Serbia possess the best squad in this section, but continue to be perennial underachievers, with their woeful effort at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which included losses to both Ghana and Australia,…

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Community Shield Likely To Go To United Rather Than City In Manchester Derby

Published on 02/08/2011 09:11

There is added spice in this year's Community Shield as local rivals Man Utd and Man City clash. The Community Shield is always more than just another pre season friendly and this year it could be all out war as Roberto Mancini's 'noisy neighbours' bid to get one over early in the season on Sir Alex Ferguson's men. These sides met in the FA Cup Semi Final, which City went on to win to secure their place in this match, and it was City who had the bragging…

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£30m Cash Boost for Coventry City – Sven after Korean Striker for Leicester City

Published on 02/08/2011 00:03

There a group of investors including former Vice-Chairman Kevin Hoffman, who state they are prepared to invest up to £30m into the cash strapped club. Hoffman left the club after disagreements on the running of the Midlands operation and current chairman Ken Dulieu, whilst claiming to be willing to settle any differences if a genuine offer is on the table, has also claimed that current owners SISU are prepared to continue supporting the club financially Whilst the…

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Hull City and Blackpool to Raise the Curtain on the 2011/12 Npower Championship.

Published on 01/08/2011 23:20

Fresh from relegation, Ian Holloway and his depleted Blackpool team travel east to the KC Stadium in the opening fixture of this seasons Npower Championship. Minus Charlie Adam amongst others Blackpool will be hoping they can relive the dream of Promotion two seasons ago and return to the promised land of the Premier League where they were so entertaining last season. The Premier Leagues loss is the Championships gain in that fans of the second tier of English Football now get…

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Scott Parker to start for West Ham United in the Championship this season

Published on 01/08/2011 21:18

Sam Allardyce has said that Scott Parker is likely to play for West Ham in their opening game against Cardiff City this coming weekend. However, he doesn't expect him to stay at the club beyond the transfer window. On Talk Sport Allardyce admitted “"If the right club comes with the right money then we are going to release Scott because he wants to play in the Premier League. We do need the finances that will bring.” That is not the only departure Big…

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England odds on in World Cup 2014 Group H betting

Published on 01/08/2011 16:57

Despite England's poor showing at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, bookmakers believe that they will advance to the final stages of the 2014 version with the minimum of fuss and with joint Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland likely to prove their main opposition who could disagree? With Fabio Capello due to step down as England manager after the Euro 2012 Championships betting on his successor will be popular over the coming months and should the bookies and fans…

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QPR Look The Best Bet To Go Down This Season

Published on 01/08/2011 16:00

The Premiership relegation market is always an interesting bet as you have three chances to get it right but that is reflected in the odds so backing the three teams who came up from the Championship to go straight back down isn’t going to make anyone rich. The first place you have to start though is the teams who came up as they are the most likely teams to go straight back down at the first time of asking. This year’s favourites to be relegated are Playoff…

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Andy Carroll Looks Value In Most Open Top Scorer Betting Market In Years

Published on 01/08/2011 15:55

Predicting the top scorer in the Premiership is never easy but it should never be too hard either, the top scorer usually players for a top four side and is the main goalscorer for that side (and often the penalty taker) which really narrows the options down. The early favourite in the top scorer betting is Man Utd’s Javier Hernandez who really hit top gear in the second half of his debut season, with Wayne Rooney teeing him up on many occasions he is sure to score…

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West Ham United – Transfer News & Npower Championship Preview

Published on 31/07/2011 09:50

West Ham will be looking at the quickest possible return to the Premier League and are favourites with Leicester City to do so. 9/2 is the best price available for them to win the division, which is the same as Leicester. All things considered, this doesn't look a bad price and certainly more attractive than the same odds for Leicester. As one might expect there has been a huge amount of speculation regarding the players that came down with West Ham and where they may…

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Watford – Transfer News & Npower Championship Preview

Published on 31/07/2011 09:49

Malkay Mackay has moved on from Vicarage Road and taken up tenure at Cardiff City for the 2011/12 season. He will be much missed by Watford and as such the layers are taking no chances in the relegation market offering only 5/2 for the Hornets to go down this season. Valuechecker thinks that is a little on the disrespectful side considering some good performances last season and a mid table finish. This is despite some big name departures from Vicarage Road. Don Cowie has…

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