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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cudicini moves from Chelsea to Tottenham

Tottenham have signed Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer from London rivals Chelsea.

The Italian goalkeeper has set his sights on pushing Heurelho Gomes for the number one jersey at White Hart Lane.

Cudicini (35) spent a decade at Stamford Bridge and has no regrets about swapping Champions League football for a Premier League survival battle saying :

"At this moment the team is not in the best position but it doesn't matter - I'm here to bring some experience and try to push this club forward."

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Roger Federer shortens as favourite to win Australian Open

Roger Federer has been made the bookmakers favourite for the Australian Open Mens Singles title following his impressive three-set defeat of Marat Safin in Melbourne.

To beat Safin so convincingly showed the Swiss ace is at the top of his game whereas you couldn't say the same thus far for Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic. Federer is available at 2.87 at Bet365

Andy Murray remains the second favourite at 4.10 also at PinnacleSports but this has as much to do with patriotic punting from within the UK as it does with estimations of his ability to win his first Grand Slam title here in Melbourne.

We should get a better handle on Rafael Nadal credentials after his match with the unpredicable Tommy Haas tomorrow and Nadal is priced at 4.60 at PinnacleSports right now.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pittsburgh Steelers favoured to win Super Bowl

Superbowl Betting OddsThe Pittsburgh Steelers are the overwhelming favourites to beat the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl in Tampa on February 1st.

The Steelers saw off the Baltimore Ravens 23-14 in Pittsburgh while the Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 32-25 on their home field in Glendale.

But the bookies see only one winner when the pair square up in Tampa, with the Steelers 4/10 (1.40) at European bookmaker Interwetten and the Cardinals on offer at 9/4 (3.25) with Paddy Power.

The early handicap line gives Arizona a 6.5 to 7.0 point start.

SuperBowl Odds from European Bookmakers (UK & European Punters)
SuperBowl Odds from 3 Offshore Sportsbooks (US Players)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kaka turns down Man City and stays at AC Milan

AC Milan playmaker Kaka has turned down a lucrative move to Manchester City.

City issued a statement saying they had ended talks, believing it was unlikely a deal could be struck with Milan. Executive chairman Garry Cook said: "The discussions reached only a preliminary stage and the player was not involved at any time."

City's bid for Kaka was reportedly worth £100m, more than £50m in excess of the current world transfer fee record Real Madrid paid to Juventus to sign Zinedine Zidane in 2001, and that the Premier League club were willing to pay the Brazilian weekly wages of £500,000.

Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi told Italian television the 26-year-old had opted not to leave. "That's the end of the story," Berlusconi said. "I'm truly delighted to have kept Kaka at Milan."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

KAKA transfer news overdose ...

Here is a selection of news flashes and pure made up bollocks published by newspapers in the last 24 hours regarding Kaka's possible transfer to Manchester City.

They can't all be true - many of them contradict each other ...

(Press Association)
Despite reports to the contrary from the Middle East, Manchester City boss Mark Hughes insists the Kaka deal could still go ahead.

( Manchester City have sensationally withdrawn their bid for Kaka, and will instead unveil another signing from Serie A in the next 48 hours - "not in the Kaka league".

(The Sun) AC Milan star Kaka will only move to Manchester City if he is given a series of get-out clauses as part of a world record £175m deal.

(The Sun continues) If he joins City, the Brazilian star wants written guarantees in his contract that Sheikh Mansour remains the club's owner and continues to invest heavily, that City qualify for the Champions League within two years, that Robinho stays at the club and also that he retains control of his image rights. If any of those clauses are broken, Kaka would be allowed to leave for a predetermined transfer fee.

(Daily Star) City will offer Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti the chance to take charge at Eastlands in the summer in a bid to improve their chances of signing Kaka.

(The Sun
tried a new line ..) Kaka is committed to the Rossoneri but will listen to City if there is any indication that the Italian club are willing to accept the £100m on offer by the Eastlands club.

(Daily Telegraph)
Milan are willing to sell Kaka but a deal will only be sanctioned if he wishes to leave the San Siro.

(The Sun must have a lot of bugs in the negotiation room) Kaka's father and closest adviser Bosco Leite is flying in from Brazil to enter the negotiations.

(Daily Mirror) City will present their proposal to Kaka's representatives before the end of this week but Bosco Leite holds the key to whether the deal will go through.

(Daily Mail) Kaka wants to meet Sheikh Mansour before he decides on his future.

(Daily Telegraph) City will renew their efforts to sign Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon or AC Milan goalkeeper Dida in an attempt to convince Kaka of their ambitions.

(The Guardian) Manchester City used Kaka's compatriot Robinho, who joined them from Real Madrid for £32.5m in August, to try to persuade the 26-year-old midfielder to swap the San Siro for Eastlands.

(Daily Mail starts to make it all up ..) Robinho has been in regular telephone contact with Kaka and has told City boss Mark Hughes that his Brazil team-mate is ready to move to Manchester.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Watch UK Racing LIVE !

UK and Irish Customers can now watch EVERY race in the UK and Ireland, live at bet365. You need not miss a second of the action with bet365 - and there's not a subscription fee in sight!

In fact bet365 pay YOU a bonus with your first deposit !

Monday, January 12, 2009

Interwetten has a €111 bonus for sports punters

interwetten sportsbook Interwetten Sportsbook is serious about expanding it's business and it is now offering new punters a 50% FIRST DEPOSIT BONUS UP TO €111 in order to attract their business.

Interwetten has a long history as an online betting destination, established in 1990 in Vienna as a telephone betting service for soccer & ice hockey bets.

Subsequently Interwetten Sportwetten GmbH (Ltd) became Interwetten AG (plc). The operational side of the betting was transferred to the 100% subsidiary Interwetten Cyprus Ltd - and from March 2005 Interwetten has been Malta based.

But despite it's longevity many UK punters have never tried Interwetten, possibly put off by the lack of a good joining bonus at the website.

Now Interwetten have responded with a 50% first deposit bonus up to €111 (if €222 is deposited) and have also lowered the bonus wagering requirements from a rollover of 5x to 3x.

The minimum deposit is 10 EUR, 15 CHF, 250 CZK, 75 DKK, 2500 HUF, 75 NOK, 6 PDS, 35 PLN, 35 RON, 90 SEK, 20 SGD, 13 USD.

- Deposit + Bonus must be wagered at least three times in bets before a payout can be requested
- Only single or combination bets with minimum odds of 2,0 count for the fulfillment of the wagering requirements

Check the full interwetten review on our site OR visit the interwetten site directly.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Liverpool stumble and see odds lengthen on title

Liverpool are as big as 11/4 (3.75) to win the Barclays Premier League title after being held to a goalless draw by Stoke on Saturday.

Rafa Benitez's side are now four points clear at the top of the table but the two points dropped have negatively affected title chances the title. The Reds are 11/4 chances at BoyleSports.

Arsenal needed a late Nicklas Bendtner goal beat Bolton at the Emirates and were trimmed for the title after the 1-0 win. The Gunners are now 25/1 (26.00) at PaddyPower.

BoyleSports offer Spanish Language site

Irish bookmaker BoyleSport now off a Spanish Language site to cater for a growing number of Spanish speaking sports punters.

It still covers all the football action, and has a GREAT 4 x €50 bonus offer for new players - and is well worth checking out.

As well as sports betting there is casino, poker and lottery action all covered on the one site.

Visit BoyleSports Spanish Language site here

Friday, January 09, 2009

Globet offers a new correct score cashback.

European bookmaker Globet are sweetening the pot by offering a "correct score cashback" in high scoring games.

Place a correct score bet on any match in one of the major leagues*.
If there are 6 goals or more in the match and your bet loses, then Globet will refund your stake up to a maximum of 250 Euros.

*Major Leagues include Italian Serie A, English Premier, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, Champions League and UEFA Cup matches.

Terms & Conditions
1) Applies to bets placed prior to kick off only
2) Maximum refund 250 Euros per customer
3) Applies to correct score bets only
4) Globetsport football rules apply.

Check it out at

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Brazilian World Cup winner trials with Bolton Wanderers

Denilson to Bolton? Bolton have given Brazilian World Cup winner Denilson a trial.

Bolton boss Gary Megson will take a look at the 31-year-old, who is a free agent after being released by Brazilian club Palmeiras. Denilson became the world's most expensive player when he moved to Real Betis from Sao Paulo in 1998 for £21.5m.

Denilson spent seven seasons in Spain before spells at Bordeaux, followed by Al-Nasr and then FC Dallas.

He has won 68 caps for his country and was part of the Brazil squad that won the 2002 World Cup beating Germany 2-0 in the final.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Chelsea boss odds cut in the sack race.

Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Chelsea bosss Luiz Felipe Scolari being the next Premier League boss out of a job to 10/1 (from 33/1) following a flurry of bets on him to be sacked.

Chelsea are struggling a little and with Scolari coming under more pressure after Southend forced the Blues to an FA Cup replay, it seems that the 33/1 was too attractive a price for some punters to turn down.

Manchester United to face Tottenham in FA Cup 4th Round

The fourth round draw for the FA Cup has thrown up a couple of high profile games and also a couple of "classic ties" invoking memories of previous years.

In the "Big Games" Liverpool will face Merseyside rivals Everton and
Manchester United will host Tottenham Hotspur in the pick of the ties.

For the giant killers there is the prospect of hosting Premier League opposition as non-league Kettering Town will meet Fulham and giant-killers Hartlepool entertain West Ham.

There is also an east Midlands derby with Nottingham Forest being rewarded for their emphatic 3-0 win over Manchester City with a trip to Derby County.

Last season's finalists Cardiff City will host Arsenal at Ninian Park, a replay of the 1927 final between the pair which the Welsh club won 1-0.

Full FA Cup fourth round draw :
Liverpool v Everton
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Hull or Newcastle v Millwall or Crewe
Sunderland v Blyth or Blackburn
Hartlepool v West Ham
Leyton Orient or Sheffield United v Charlton or Norwich
Cardiff v Arsenal
Portsmouth or Bristol City v Histon or Swansea City
Chelsea or Southend v Ipswich Town
Cheltenham or Doncaster v Aston Villa
West Brom or Peterborough v QPR or Burnley
Torquay v Coventry City
Kettering Town v Fulham
Watford v Leicester or Crystal Palace
Derby County v Nottingham Forest
Birmingham City or Wolves v Middlesbrough