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Premier League Betting makes Football more Exciting and Suspenseful

Premier League Betting is a Good Bet with William Hill

The 2012-2013 Barclays Premier League football season has gotten off to a roaring start, which augers well for the continuation of the season; and so has Premier League betting at William Hill. The current season began on 18 August 2012, and it is scheduled to wrap up on 19 May 2013, with full coverage available at William Hill.

The Long Football Season Means More Premier League Betting

The Premier League (also known as Barclays Premier League since the world-famous bank took over sponsorship) is England’s main professional football league, with hoards of loyal fans attending games, rooting for their teams and betting on their favourite sides along the way. (The league has thousands of fans outside of England, as well, where it is known as the English Premier League, or EPL.) During the long and arduous 2012-2-13 season, the 20 teams will each play 38 games, giving punters ample opportunity to place bets on a range of markets, such as high scorer, first scorer, and winning side.

Of the 20 teams competing this season, 17 are making repeat appearances, having played in the 2011-2012 Premier League. In addition, three new teams have joined, after being promoted from the Football League Championship. These newcomers are Reading, Southampton and West Ham United, and they’ve replaced the Bolton Wanderers, the Blackburn Rovers and the Wolverhamptom Wanderers. The point system in the Premier League is easy to follow – no changes this season where scoring is concerned. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one point for a draw; the side with the most points at the end of the season takes home the coveted Cup.

William Hill is a Pro at Premier League Betting

Manchester City entered the 2012-2013 season as the the reigning champion, having won the title last season. However, as every football fan knows, anything can happen in the Premier League. The odds on William Hill Sports reflect each team’s chances (longer odds mean a weaker team; stronger odds are given to better teams). UK punters know that William Hill gives the best odds on the Net, which is why so many seasoned punters do their Premier League betting on William Hill. The site’s reputation as professional and reliable is unparalleled.

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Meet LoveFooty.net – Football Blog Launches New Look Site

LoveFooty.net one of the webs oldest and most popular football blogs has launched a new look website with improved community & social features.

LoveFooty.net was initially launched at the start of 2007 and features all the latest news, gossip, opinions & football videos from the world’s most popular sport.

The new changes include a fresh design which is fast loading and easy to navigate. This is coupled with close integration with the internet’s top social networks including Facebook, Twitter and Google+ which makes it easier than ever for fans to share their views and content with other fans from across the globe.

Lead project designer James Scott who was in charge of the overhaul had this to say about the new look LoveFooty.net: “We had to completely overhaul the site design and we gave it a fresh lick of colour as the old site was rather bland, just in time for the African Cup of Nations 2012.”

Scott also had this to say about the social networking integration “The staggering growth in social networking sites and huge audiences available for popular topics like sports means we can tap into a huge audience very quickly.”

Not only does LoveFooty.net closely integrate their site with the top social networks but they also participate and engage with football fans worldwide using their social networking accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

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Sportpost.com To Become The Largest Sport Specific Video On Demand Site In The World

Sportpost.com, the new sports social media portal, has taken another giant step towards its goal of becoming the largest sport specific video on demand site in the world, after signing unique deals with the Football Association, and Europe’s largest action sports portal, MPORA.com.

The media partnerships, unique to Sportpost.com, have been designed to give media and brand owners the ability to freely distribute premium sports content via their own video players that simply plug in to the Sportpost network. Media owners can engage with sports fans from all over the world whilst at the same time remaining in control of their own advertising revenue.

Peter Janes, Managing Director of Sportpost.com explained: “Previously, media owners would never share their content with each other, as they would lose the control and potentially the revenue associated. We are in talks with some of the world’s largest media producers and our new independent distribution model is proving very attractive. For no cost we can give all sports media owners access to the platform to help build audiences and drive traffic and advertising revenue. In return, sports fans via sportpost have total access and choice to the best sports content around the world in one location.”

Having only launched in March 2010, Sportpost.com has smashed forecasts, registering more than nine times the expected traffic numbers. The pioneering site encourages fans to ‘share your sport with the world’. It combines the sports videos, blogs, news and debates from the world of sport into one central location. It also gives a voice to the superstars of world sport, with exclusive deals to publish personal sport blogs from athletes including 2010 Grand National winner, A.P. McCoy, Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen and tennis stars Kim Clijsters, Caroline Wozniacki and Robin Soderling.

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Horse Racing Teams Up With Sportpost.com To Attract A Younger Audience

Sportpost, sports social media site, has become an odds on favourite for fans of horse racing as the sport battles for viewers and looks to attract the next generation of fans. This week both Racing UK and ‘At The Races’ (The UK’s biggest broadcasters of horse racing content) have joined the growing list of channel partners at Sportpost.com. This move also works hand in hand with the sports move to overhaul betting and utilise decimals which is a language much more familiar to the younger generation.

Horse Racing Teams Up With Sportpost.com To Attract A Younger Audience

The two channel partners join recent Grand National winner and jockey legend A.P.McCoy who already has his own blogging portal within the Sportpost site. The move is highly significant in that horse racing, which has always previously used traditional distribution methods, has now fully embraced social media. Social media is increasingly being seen as the medium of choice for engaging younger viewers and increasing brand awareness, sportpost.com is at the forefront of this shift.

Richard Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Racing UK said: “Racing should always be looking at ways to introduce the sport to a new audience, and Sportpost is an innovative solution to do just that. Racing UK’s strong video content will contribute to the success of the site.”

Sportpost (Europe’s first sports social media site) is proving very popular with sports stars, rights holders and media owners as an exciting promotional tool. The multi-sport site already boasts, after less than a month since its launch, media partners such as Red Bull, Nike Football, the UFC, Euro League Basketball and now the two premier horse racing broadcasters in the UK. The full list of channel partners can be found within the sports videos portal at Sportpost.

Matt Taylor, Head of Online for At The Races said, “Exclusive content is very important to any broadcaster or publisher, but it is impossible to ignore the opportunity to drive fresh viewers through social media. Sportpost is a fantastic tool as it enables At The Races to widen racing’s overall appeal and grow awareness of our brand.”

Sports stars are also seeing the potential of the sports blogs portal within Sportpost. The site partners with stars such as tennis world No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki, England rugby stars James Haskell and Danny Care and recent Grand National winner AP McCoy, who immediately blogged of his success exclusively through his Sportpost blog.

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Sportpost.com Release World Cup Virals

With the world cup just around the corner, sports social media site Sportpost.com has got into the spirit by releasing a number of funny videos of alternative world cup moments. The series of four videos are aimed at football fans and have been posted on the Sportpost site and its YouTube channel.

Sportpost.com Release World Cup Virals

The four animated football videos include alternative endings to famous world cup moments including Zinedine Zidane’s head butt in the 2006 final; Gazza crying at Italia ’90; Maradona’s hand of god and Beckham’s red card against Argentina. The videos have been created for anyone who has ever wondered what Materazzi really said to Zidane, or how Gary Lineker tried to cheer up Gazza. As the sports world gets geared up for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the highly controversial videos are already causing a stir amongst football fans and are proving popular on YouTube as well.

Peter Janes, Sportpost founder and director said, “The World Cup is the greatest show on Earth and as Europe’s first sports social media site we felt it was only natural to get involved.”

Peter added “Everyone remembers key moments from World Cup history, however we wanted to know what football fans would have wanted to see if those famous moments had turned out differently and so the idea behind our alternative world cup moments were born”.

With constantly updated football news, user comments and videos from around the world, the four new animated alternative endings football videos are already helping to ensure sportpost.com is the world’s premier sports social media, video and highlight website. The site has already attracted sports fans from over 200 countries around the world and is causing a huge stir within the sports industry already since its launch in March.

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Sportpost.com Launches Europe’s First Sports Social Media Site

Set to revolutionise the consumption of sports content globally, the pioneering new site encourages fans to ‘share your sport with the world’. It combines videos, blogs, news and debates from the world of sport into one central location.

Uniquely, Sportpost.com also gives voice to the superstars of world sport, with exclusive deals to publish personal sports blogs from athletes including England rugby international James Haskell, Cheltenham challenger renowned jockey A.P. McCoy and England football star, West Ham striker Carlton Cole. Additionally, brands including Nike Football, Red Bull, Monster Energy, UFC, Laureus Sports and World Sport TV have already rushed to take advantage of its premium High Definition channels.

“Sportpost.com aims to be the world’s premier sports social media site,” said the Managing Director of Sportpost.com, Peter Janes. “The site is a fun, interactive alternative to traditional sports media and news sites. To date, fans have been on the sidelines looking in. They have never really had a voice or the ability to create and share sports content before. Being completely independent, we can work with all athletes, brand owners and media partners to give our users total access and choice. We are confident Sportpost.com will change sports consumption habits significantly.”

The brainchild of three co-founders, Loughborough University alumni and sporting fanatics, Peter Janes (Managing Director), Paul Stewart (Sales Director) and Charlie Cooper (Technical and Design Director), Sportpost.com is expected to dramatically impact the way sports fans consume and share content in future.

David Brooks, Head of Digital Media, Red Bull said: “Red Bull is always looking for new and innovative ways for us to get our brand message and media in front of sports fans. Sportpost.com is such an exciting platform for us to hit our ideal target demographic and draw eyeballs to Red Bull’s products and events.”

Sportpost.com has been in development for more than 15 months and has now gone fully live for the first time. The original test site attracted over 800,000 unique users from over 200 countries, with the UK, USA, India, Brazil, Germany, Canada, China, the UAE and Russia featuring highest. Sportpost.com bridges the gap, giving brands and sports stars a smarter, more cost effective and targeted alternative to reaching passionate fans than the creation of their own websites or micro-sites. Testing demonstrated the site demographics to be male (over 90%) in the 18 – 40 age bracket (over 70%). The vast majority are ABC1 (over 70%), university educated (over 50%) and almost all have high disposable incomes.

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Butlins Has Teamed Up With Carlsberg, The Official Beer Of The England Football Team, To Support Our Boys At This Summer’s World Cup

On Saturday, March 13, the interactive England roadshow bus will get the celebrations started at Bognor Regis. Butlins knows how to organise a party and footy fans will be able to enjoy a host of games and entertainment, both onboard the Carlsberg bus and on the Resort. They’ll even be able to make their own Team Talk video.

Butlins Has Teamed Up With Carlsberg, The Official Beer Of The England Football Team, To Support Our Boys At This Summer's World Cup

Fans that record a video on the day will be entered into an online draw to win the chance to deliver their inspiring words in person. The winners will meet some of the lads during an exclusive day out at Wembley Stadium and watch them train before the squad leaves for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

If you can’t make it to Bognor Regis then don’t worry, because on Saturday, March 27, the England bus will pull into Butlins Skegness , where plenty more fun is guaranteed. As both visits are part of Butlins Big Weekends, all guests must be over the age of 18.

Mike Godolphin, Head of Entertainment at Butlins, said: “A lot of Butlins’ guests are football fans so I know they’ll really enjoy being able to show their support for the England Team. As a truly British brand, Butlins would also like to send its best wishes to the lads.”

Ifan Jenkins, Carlsberg Senior Brand Manager, said: “With the World Cup finals round the corner the whole nation will want to get behind England. As a proud sponsor of the England team, we were able to provide the nation with a platform to be the 12th man and inspire the team to glory.”

Butlins is an expert in organising UK breaks so a good time is guaranteed. However, anyone unable to make it to one of the Butlins holiday parks in March can still enter the Team Talk competition by recording a personal message themselves and uploading it at www.englandteamtalk.com.

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Emirates And Arsenal Football Club Have Joined Forces To Open An Arsenal Soccer School, Where Children will Learn How To ‘Play The Arsenal Way’

Emirates, the award-winning international airline, and Arsenal Football Club have joined forces to open an Arsenal Soccer School, where children of all nationalities and backgrounds will have the opportunity to learn how to ‘Play the Arsenal Way’.

The Arsenal Soccer School will be permanently based at 7he Sevens, Emirates own sporting venue, and will offer fantastic training opportunities with Arsenal’s UEFA Licensed Soccer Schools Coaches. The school is open to boys and girls of all abilities aged between five and 18, with classes available in both Arabic and English.

No matter which team students support, or whether they live in Dubai or are visiting, the aim of the school is to get children active and having fun while learning to play football the Arsenal way. The emphasis will be on playing as a team to produce imaginative and skilful football, similar to the style created by Arsenal club manager Arsène Wenger, who is globally renowned for his ability to nurture young talent.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive ofEmirates Airline & Group, said: “As a long-term sponsor of Arsenal, Emirates is very excited about developing the relationship further on a grassroots level.

“Arsenal has demonstrated its commitment to the region by partnering us to launch the tried-and-tested Arsenal Soccer Schools concept for the benefit of the entire community. We have no doubt it will help the UAE to develop its football talent and who knows, we may even find a local star”.

Ivan Gazidis, Chief Executive Officer for Arsenal Football Club, is focused on building the club’s global brand. He said: “There is already a great appetite for football within the Middle East and we are pleased to be partnering Emirates in this venture to bring the Arsenal Soccer Schools experience to another key destination.”

Wenger is also firmly behind the new school. He said: “We invest heavily in developing and nurturing our younger players to ensure that they reach their full potential and the same applies to our Arsenal Soccer Schools.

“The training programme in our Arsenal Soccer Schools has been developed based on the same principles we teach our first-team players: developing young players’ technical skills and passion for the game to ensure they become the best players they possibly can. We also put a great emphasis on enjoyment and learning the right spirit of football, regardless of the ability or background of the youngsters.”

In addition to the children based in the UAE, Emirates will be opening up the opportunity to youngsters from around the world. With non-stop flights to Dubai with Emirates from six continents, learning from world-class Arsenal coaches at a magnificent training facility could not be easier.

More than 1000 children each year will be trained at 7he Sevens, with the first 10-week term kicking off on 5th October. Each session will be between 60 to 75 minutes in duration with the cost of the training depending on the amount of sessions booked per week.

About Emirates:
Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, is one of the world’s most successful and rapidly-expanding airlines. With a focus on high quality service and industry-leading products, Emirates has received more than 400 international awards and accolades for excellence since its inception in 1985. Emirates is currently the only airline to operate non-stop flights to six continents from one hub.

In 2004, Emirates and Arsenal signed the biggest club sponsorship in English football history. In addition to the Fly Emirates logo on the players’ shirts, Emirates also has naming rights of Arsenal’s home, Emirates Stadium. Elsewhere, the airline sponsors Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, Hamburger SV, AC Milan and Olympiacos FC. It is also the Official Partner of the FIFA World Cup and Official Sponsor and Airline of BEC Tero Sasana from Thailand.

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Emirates Has Been Announced As FIFA’s Global Tour Operator For The 2010 FIFA World Cup In South Africa

Emirates will be offering fans from around the globe the chance to purchase world class, seamless travel packages that will include flights to South Africa, accommodation, ground transportation and match tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Football fans will also have the opportunity to purchase, for the first time, unique ‘follow your team’ travel packages that will ensure they don’t miss a moment of their team’s action over in South Africa and safeguard them should their team be unfortunate enough not to qualify.

Emirates’ partnership with FIFA began at the 2006 FIFA World Cup when it became the first airline to be a sponsor of this prestigious global sporting event. Following on from the success of 2006, Emirates then cemented its status as an Official FIFA Partner up to and including the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Emirates and we are pleased to be able to develop our partnership with FIFA by offering our world class travel services to football fans globally. This newest development of our FIFA activation demonstrates how, as a FIFA Partner, we are bringing the spirit of the event to our existing and potential customers worldwide and offering a comprehensive FIFA World Cup experience.”

“Emirates is a valued partner of FIFA and we are delighted to have them on board as our global Tour Operator,” commented Jérôme Valcke, FIFA General Secretary.

He continued, “The goal of our Tour Operator program for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is to facilitate safe and effective travel to the matches for the largest possible number of fans from countries around the world, and we know that partnering with Emirates will help us achieve this. As a partner of ours until 2014 we are looking forward to working closely with Emirates and developing further initiatives for fans across the globe over the coming years.”

The Emirates FIFA World Cup Offers will go on sale shortly and a further announcement will be made detailing the World Cup Packages.

About Emirates:
Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, is one of the world’s most successful and rapidly-expanding airlines. With a focus on high quality service and industry-leading products, Emirates has received over 400 international awards and accolades for excellence since its inception in 1985. Emirates is currently the only airline to operate non-stop flights to six continents from one hub.

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