Posted on | March 11, 2014 | No Comments
Sunderland new boy Nacho Scocco has yet to start a Premier League game since signing for the club the day before the January transfer deadline, but the 28-year- old already has his eyes firmly set on winning a place in the Argentina World Cup squad.
The forward signed for the Black Cats from Internacional for £4 million following a difficult time in Brazil and is hoping to regain his form in the North East ahead of his return to South America in June.
In Scocco’s first game for Sunderland he helped them navigate their way past Southampton in the FA Cup, getting his first taste of action for two months and now he’s looking to kick on from there.
He told the Sunderland Echo, “I will work hard to get back to how I played in Argentina and reach the same level from Newell’s.
“I know I have a lot of work to get that. I will try to work every week and every game to try to get there. The World Cup is on the mind of every player.”
It’s perhaps his time at Newell’s Old Boys that attracted Gus Poyet to the striker. He scored 24 goals in just 33 games for his first professional side, helping them finish second in the Primera Division. But it will take a lot more than that to nudge out the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain from the national team.
The Argentinians currently possess one of their strongest sides for some time and should comfortably top Group F in the tournament setting up a likely tie with Switzerland or Ecuador in the Second Round. The bookmakers seem to agree, pricing them at second favourites, Messi and co can be back at 5/1 with a World Cup free bet .
Scocoo has only put on the blue and white of his nation once back in 2012 in a 2-1 victory over Brazil in which he scored both goals, but has failed to make a mark since.
If he is to resurrect his international career, it’ll be good news for Sunderland as he’ll have to score plenty to do so. And it couldn’t come at a better time. It’s been a bleak season for Poyet’s men bar an inspired run in the Carling Cup, and they’ll be hoping goals from Nacho can help them climb out of the relegation zone and retain a place in the Premier League.
Posted on | March 5, 2014 | No Comments
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has voiced his frustration over his lack of game time once more under David Moyes.
The 25-year-old has been selected for Mexico’s international friendly with Nigeria, with the striker desperate to prove himself after a frustrating season,
“I am very eager to play as my club don’t take me much into account. I hope I have the opportunity to play,” Hernandez told Record.
“When you are called up, you have to be thankful and if not called up, you have to keep working.”
Hernandez joined Manchester United from CD Guadalajara after the 2010 World Cup finals, and played a key role in his first season at the club, scoring 20 goals in all competitions.
He has dropped down the pecking order since then, and has only made four league start this season under new manager David Moyes, with van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck all currently ahead of him at Old Trafford. In the current state of affairs Hernandez could skip out of training and go to Cheltenham for the races and still not be missed by the management.
Moyes is keen to add a new striker to his squad in the summer, which could seal Hernandez’ exit from the club, which has arguably been a long time coming.
Despite being a proven goal scorer, the Mexican often fails to effectively contribute to United’s general play, and finds himself a passenger up top, relying on the abilities of others to bring him into the match.
If United are playing poorly, Hernandez is not the one to drag them out of their rut.
Strikers are expected to provide more than just goals in modern football, with the likes of Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney bringing so much more than just the odd goal here and there.
While Hernandez is a decent goal-scorer, and should not be languishing in the bench at Old Trafford, he is not the right type of striker for Moyes and United, and while his loyalty is commendable, it is surely time for a change.
Posted on | February 22, 2014 | No Comments
Real Madrid are interested in signing Vidal from Juventus this summer. Latest rumors from Spain suggest that Carlo Ancelotti has identified Vidal as their top target for the summer.
The 26 years old midfielder is indispensable in Antonio Conte’s team and the numbers confirm that. Vidal has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Juventus this season. The Chilean played an important part in Juventus success last season.
Even if he knows about Real interest, Vidal declared that he is happy at Turin and he wants to achieve his objectives with Juve. The midfielder also suggested that he feel like home in Turin.
Vidal came at Juventus in 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of around €10 millions. For his national team he played 52 games and scored 8 goals.
Posted on | February 4, 2014 | No Comments
Inter have announced the signing of Brazilian playmaker Hernanes from Lazio Roma. The player has signed a four year contract with the Italian giants. The transfer was done in the last couple of hours of the transfer window for a sum of around €20 millions.
Hernanes came at Lazio in 2010 and was one of the best players at the club. The 28 years old midfielder hopes to to became a leader for Inter, as he was at Lazio, and to bring the club at the top where it belongs
The Brazilian said that he remembers with pleasure the time when Inter were a force in Serie A and Champions League.
Hernanes is the second transfer for Inter this winter as D’Ambrosio also joined Nerrazuri from Torino.
Inter are fifth on Serie A, 26 points behind leaders Juventus and 11 behind Napoli who are on 3rd position.
Posted on | January 27, 2014 | No Comments
There are a lot of differences between sports betting and poker. In this article we take a look at four main areas where these two types of gambling differ significantly.
#1 Uneven odds
Every form of gambling is an art and, some would say, even a science. Poker lends itself easily to some good old math, and an expert at poker can easily calculate the odds for a given hand mentally.
The situation is a bit trickier when it comes to sports betting. You’re hingeing your chances of winning not on cold, impassive cards but on temperamental, easily distractible humans. Or animals. The world of sports betting is a lot messier and less organised than what you’d expect at a poker table, however most would agree that this is what makes it exciting.
In contrast to poker, sports betting requires greater intuition from the player and the ability to spot patterns in the performance of his team, athlete or racing animal. Sports betting is probably more difficult to master for the average player, but it is also more engaging than poker since you have to keep abreast of the latest news on the field constantly.
#2 Betting structures
Another significant difference between sports betting and poker, is that in the former you’ll find a wider variety of betting structures and the ability to bet an amount that suits your bankroll at any time.
Poker tends to have more rigid betting rules; in Texas Hold’em for example (online options shown here), the amount you can bet depends on your position at the table and on the decisions made by the other players. Sports betting, on the other hand grants more autonomy in the betting choices you make. In games like football you can even link your bet to part or all of the game, or to specific outcomes like a particular player scoring first or the number of saves the goalie will make.
The greater complexity of play in sports betting ensures that you can find a bet that fits your gambling style every time. While it may not appear as straightforward to the newcomer, learning the rules associated with sports betting is worth the effort since you’ll be able to enjoy greater control on your play.
#3 Friends and fun
The social aspect of sports betting is mainly related to the fun you’re having with your friends at the pub whilst enjoying a cold one. It’s unlikely that any of your peers will be influencing the amount of money you’ll bet, nor will you be directly competing against any of them.
In poker it’s a completely different affair. The social aspect of poker is inextricably linked to an atmosphere of competition, and in very big tournaments, even deceit and bullying. Whilst this may certainly appeal to some people, sports betting allows you to focus on the game and the only drama you’ll see will be playing on screen.
A related point is that sports betting can be learnt at a more gradual pace than poker. Which works well considering that sports betting is tougher to master than poker. But apart from the difference in difficulty, sports betting doesn’t pit you against competitors who are dying to strip you down to your last penny (or shirt, if you’re into that kind of poker!).
Sports betting is mainly a gamble against yourself, your own knowledge of a particular team, athlete, or race; therefore you can grow your ability at sports betting in tandem with your knowledge about your favourite sport.
#4 Turn a hobby into profit
If you love a particular sport then gambling is a way to cash into your knowledge about it. Poker as a game is pretty much limited to its own culture and casino circles, whereas sports betting taps into a richer tradition that includes fans, feuds, history and a sense of identification with one’s favourite team.
Sports betting differs from poker since it builds upon an existing interest and takes your deeper in the sports you love. There is a sense of commitment which is unlike that you’d feel for a deck of cards. Sports betting comes in all shapes and colours, and there’s plenty of opportunity to share your experience with fellow sports bettors.
Poker on the other hand can get a bit lonelier. It’s tough bonding over a big loss as it is to find fellowship from players you’ve beaten. Sports betting on the other hand ties in nicely with an existing set of social norms that can make winning more fun, and losing an opportunity to commiserate with fellow fans.
Counting cards or running yards?
The differences between sports betting and poker are significant, but many players find themselves at home playing at the tables or the bookies. Involving yourself in both worlds maybe the best way to get a good perspective on both and, why not, increase the ways you make money through your gambling.
Posted on | August 18, 2010 | No Comments
The video replay one of the most discussed topic in football in the recent years.
Everyone expects from the referees to be perfect, or at least to reduce the mistakes during the games but it looks that this is a very hard task to do. So everyone tries to find solutions, and Fifa is pressed from all sides to come with an alternative.
In the first phase Fifa tried the system with 6 referees, tested it in Europa League, but even this solution doesn’t seem to be better. There were also speculations that the ball should contain a chip to signal when the ball passes the line of the goal but the solutions is not well seen by the specialists.
So at the moment it looks like the only viable solution is the video replay.Regarding the video replay the opinions are divided with a plus for it. Fifa is pressed to take a decision especially after the World Cup mistakes, when some of them proved to be crucial.
So after rugby, basketball, tennis or american football we might have video replays also in football. This decision would bring advantages but not only.
At advantages we can mention fewer mistakes that can decide games and fewer scandals. On the other side the spirit and the charm of the game would suffer. Imagine for example a game show with a similar setup – a Who Wants To Be Millionaire Online Game for example would take so long and become boring. Also the game could have more than 10 minutes of additional time which could determine the players to lose their patience awaiting for the verdict, the fluidity of the game could also suffer.
The final decision will be taken in November but there are chances for a positive answer.keep looking »
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