Sunday, July 28, 2013

Money trumps player safety in Premier League’s Hong Kong tournament

English Premier League consider extending biennial summer tournament to Africa agen judi bola terpercaya US

A VIEW of the pitch during the Asia Trophy Final match between Manchester City agen judi bola terpercaya Sunderlagen judi bola terpercaya at Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday. Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore conceded that pitch condition agen judi bola terpercaya location were among lessons to be <a href=situs judi online learned following the torrential rain that threatened to ruin this year's event. Photograph: Getty Images' style='float:left;padding:5px' /> They know this pre-season tournament is little more than a training session, but it's still the one chance every few years that most of them get to see EPL players in the flesh. In fact, the EPL is so popular that it can demand a staggering $225 million over three years for TV broadcast rights just for Hong Kong, agen judi bola terpercaya the league knows that fans there would still rather watch a spectacle of players sliding around in the mud than nothing at all. A cancellation - agen judi bola terpercaya the resulting PR hit - would have given the Premier League less leverage to drive up those TV rights still further next time around. Manchester United officials were reportedly examining the fine print to see if they could cancel Monday's friendly game, but it seems they are in a similar bind. Anger the fans with a last-minute cancellation agen judi bola terpercaya you can kiss goodbye to a bump in merchagen judi bola terpercayaise sales. So the show goes on rain or shine, agen judi bola terpercaya injuries become an inevitable consequence.

English club could be Celtic's Trojan horse to enter the Premier League

Away supporters Scudamore also revealed the Premier League has made it easier for clubs to take a larger contingent of away fans. Keeping away attendances high is our most strategically important thing just now, he said. We have changed the rules. It was quite brutal. You either had to take 1,500 or 3,000 on a sale or return basis. It is quite difficult for a club who might have 2,000 who could come.

Owen surprised at Suarez Arsenal link

Meanwhile, Celtic supporters have looked on with envy as what they consider to be boutique clubs such as Chelsea have developed pretensions of European gragen judi bola terpercayaeur. The fate of their fierce city rivals, Glasgow Rangers, who went into financial liquidation last year agen judi bola terpercaya are currently trying to fight their way back to the top through Scotlagen judi bola terpercayas lower divisions, has left Celtic marooned. They are participating in a league which is not fit for its primary purpose of providing competition. They are also a cash-rich club which has already banked around 40 million (Dh226 million) this year from player sales agen judi bola terpercaya participation in last seasons Champions League. Possessing such riches, though, is no fun if you can only spend it in the local supermarket.

Betting: 2013-14 English Premier League outright winners

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen says he would be surprised if Anfield favourite Luis Suarez leaves to join English Premier League rivals Arsenal.AFP/File LONDON, Englagen judi bola terpercaya (AFP) Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen says he would be surprised if Anfield favourite Luis Suarez leaves to join English Premier League rivals Arsenal. The Reds have already turned down a Gunners club record bid of 40illion pounds (61.5 million dollar) for the 26-year-old Uruguay striker - and Owen feels if a move does take place it would be more logical to look at Spain. "Arsenal are a fabulous club agen judi bola terpercaya have got a great heritage, but Liverpool are as big - if not bigger," Owen told the BBC's Sportsweek. "I'd be very surprised if he were to move to Arsenal.

There isn't a league that generates more bets than Englagen judi bola terpercaya's Premiership agen judi bola terpercaya it seems that the magic aura of Mourinho has led many to believe that the Blues will come out on top this year. Chelsea comes into the 2013-14 campaign as slight favourite with odds of 3.00 , while both Manchester clubs are next in line at 3.25 . The Gunners' failure so far to make a big splash in the transfer window see their odds of winning the trophy for the first time in ten years at a lofty 11.00 . Should they manage to snag Luis Suarez from Liverpool that would certainly go down under the double digit mark.

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