Cott Out As Forest Build For Future With ‘arry?

Following the sacking of Steve Cotterill, William Hill make Darren Ferguson the 2/1 favourite to be named as the next permanent boss of Nottingham Forest although the ambitious new owners could be able to tempt Harry Redknapp to the club, offered at 4/1.

A couple of notable former Forest players that could be in the frame to make a return in the dugout are Roy Keane at 10/1, Stuart Pearce and Nigel Clough both at 20/1 and Gary Megson 25/1.

“Steve Cotterill did a fantastic job under very difficult circumstances last season but the ambition of the new Forest owners is highlighted by the fact that they are being linked with Harry Redknapp, Roy Keane and bizarrely, Diego Maradona – who is recently out of a job,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Under their new ownership, Forest are 1/10 to finish higher than their 19th position from last season.


Shinji Kagawa was paraded in front of the media on Thursday with fellow signing Nick Powell and the Japanese international is 11/4 to net between 12 and 15 times for United this term. He is expected to play a pivotal role at Old Trafford this season and is 11/2 to start more than 26 games at United this season and 3/1 to start less than ten games.

“While Man City had Yaya Toure and David Silva, Manchester United were really lacking a creative midfielder last year and Kagawa looks like he will fill that role now,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Nick Powell, the 18 year old signing from Crewe is more likely one for the future. William Hill have him at 8/13 to start one or no games in the Premier League. He is 9/2 to start six or more in the Premier League this time. A big impact this season is unlikely but he is 7/1 to make the England squad for the World Cup in 2014.

Next Nottingham Forest manager: 2/1 Darren Ferguson; 4/1 Harry Redknapp; 7/1 Mick McCarthy; 10/1 Roy Keane; 16/1 Alex McLeish; 16/1 Billy Davies; 16/1 Karl Robinson; 16/1 Diego Maradona; 20/1 Alan Shearer; 20/1 Stuart Pearce; 20/1 Alan Curbishly; 20/1 Neil Warnock; 20/1 Nigel Clough; 25/1 Gary Megson; 25/1 Gordon Strachan; 25/1 Iain Dowie; 25/1 Ian Holloway; 25/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 25/1 Paolo Di Canio; 25/1 Paul Ince; 25/1 Rafa Benitez; 25/1 Phil Brown; 25/1 Glenn Hoddle; 25/1 Sven Goran Eriksson

Nottingham Forest finishing position: 9/1 lower; 7/1 exactly 19th; 1/10 higher

Shinji Kagawa Specials
Kagawa Premier League Starts 2012/13
3/1 Under Ten
9/4 11-15
9/4 16-20
3/1 21-25
11/2 26+

Kagawa Premier League Goals 2012/13
11/4 Under Four
5/2 4-7
5/2 8-11
11/4 12-15
5/1 16+

Nick Powell
Nick Powell number of Premier League starts for Manchester United 2012/13
8/13 0-1
5/2 2-3
7/2 4-5
9/2 6+

7/1 Nick Powell to be in the England squad for the 2014 World Cup

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Holt To Join Lambert At Villa Park?

Grant Holt looks even more certain to be leaving Norwich after West Ham made an offer for him and William Hill make him 4/7 to join Sam Allardyce’s side, 11/8 to join former manager, Paul Lambert at Aston Villa and 9/1 to stay at Carrow Road. With Aston Villa now having confirmed Lambert as their manager and given the Villain’s recent propensity to only keep their managers for the one season, Hills are offering 5/2 that the former Norwich man is not in charge on the first day of the 2013/14 season. Lambert is 1/9 to take Villa to a higher position than their 16th position that they finished under Alex McLeish.

“Lambert is a fantastic manager and we fully expect him to lead Villa up the table next year,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “He did have some good players at his disposal at Carrow Road and he could be joined by one of his old cohorts at Villa Park should West Ham not bag Grant Holt.”

Hills make Chris Hughton the 5/4 favourite to replace Lambert, with Malky Macky 7/4 and Steve Bruce 3/1.

Who will Grant Holt be playing for at the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season: 4/7 West Ham; 11/8 Aston Villa; 9/1 Norwich; 12/1 Sunderland; 16/1 Everton; 20/1 Tottenham; 25/1 Stoke; 33/1 Newcastle; 33/1 Fulham; 40/1 Liverpool

Paul Lambert to still be at Villa on the start of the 2013/14 season: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no

Aston Villa to finish higher than 2011/12 season: 1/9 Higher than 16th; 5/1 lower than 16th; 9/1 Finish 16th

Next permanent Norwich manager: 5/4 Chris Hughton; 7/4 Malky Mackay; 3/1 Steve Bruce; 6/1 Lee Clark; 6/1 Tim Sherwood; 10/1 Ian Culverhouse; 12/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 14/1 Gus Poyet; 14/1 Ala Curbishley; 14/1Gianfranco Zola; 14/1 Ian Holloway; 16/1 Roberto Martinez; 16/1 Mick McCarthy; 25/1 BAR

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Swans See Poyet As Ready Made Replacement For Rodgers

Swans See Poyet As Ready Made Replacement For Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has left Swansea after a fantastic year in the Premier League to join Liverpool and William Hill make Brighton Boss, Gus Poyet, the 6/1 favourite to replace him. Colin Pascoe is 8/1 with both Roberto Martinez and Ian Holloway 10/1.

“Brendan Rodgers will surely leave Swansea with the blessing of everyone at the club and whoever comes in will have very big boots to fill,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Next Swansea Manager: 6/1 Gus Poyet, 8/1 Colin Pascoe, 10/1 Roberto Martinez, 10/1 Ian Holloway, 14/1 Alan Curbishley, 16/1 Alan Curtis, 16/1 Michael Laudrup, 16/1 Chris Houghton, 20/1 Ole Solskjar, 20/1 Ray Wilkins, 20/1 Gianfranco Zola, 20/1 Dougie Freedman, 20/1 Lee Clark, 20/1 Steve Bruce, 25/1 Karl Robinson, 25/1 Paolo Di Canio, 25/1 Rafa Benitez, 25/1 Roberto Di Matteo, 25/1 Tony Mowbray, 25/1 Eddie Howe, 25/1 Alex McLeish, 33/1 Bar

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Villa Fans Shouting Ole…

AVB To Swap Blue For Red? Golden Summer For Becks? 150/1 Owen To Chester…

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been the subject of a massive nationwide gamble to become the next Aston Villa manager and subsequently his price has crashed from 20/1 to 6/4 favourite in just over an hour. Despite his price collapsing, punters were still desperate to back the former United striker. Paul Lambert is the 2/1 second favourite, having been favourite for most of the time since Alex McLeish was sacked, while Roberto Martinez is 5/1.

“Solskjaer has Premier League pedigree as a player and has proved himself to be quite an efficient manager in his homeland and our punters think that he may now be ready to take the leap into the Premier League,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Rio Ferdinand was left out of Roy Hodgson’s Euro squad and William Hill make the Manchester United defender 8/13 to never play for England again (6/5 he does). John Terry is 1/4 to start England’s first Euros match against France, with Gary Cahill 1/2, Phil Jones 7/4 and Joleon Lescott 2/1.

“Rio Ferdinand has been one of England’s finest defenders over the last decade or so but it now seems that the sun has set on his international career,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Roy Hodgson named his England squad on Wednesday and since the former West Brom manager took over, Hills have seen plenty of support for the Three Lions at the European Championships. “Despite the very recent change in personnel, our punters appear to have faith in Roy who has the experience to stabilise the squad after a tumultuous few months,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

As things stand, Andre Villas-Boas is the 5/4 favourite to take the reins at Liverpool with Roberto Martinez 5/2 and Brendan Rodgers 5/1. “Whoever takes the job at Liverpool will have seriously big boots to fill, but AVB has pedigree despite his not so happy time at Chelsea and he looks like he may be the man to do the job,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

David Beckham is currently in Athens receiving the Olympic torch and Lord Coe has said it would be fantastic if he represented Team GB at the Games. William Hill think that Seb may well get his wish, offering 4/7 that he is present at the London Games as a competitor (5/4 he is not). He is only slightly longer, at 4/6 to start GB’s first match in London indicating that should he go, he will certainly be there to play and not just make up the numbers. GB are 5/1 to win gold in the Olympic Football.

“David Beckham has almost usurped Lord Coe as the face of the London Games and we think his efforts will be rewarded by representing Team GB in the summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea are currently preparing for the Champions League Final and William Hill are offering 7/2 that the Blues lift the trophy and Roberto Di Matteo is offered the manager’s position on a permanent basis. He is 9/4 to get the job if Chelsea lose in the Final although the most likely outcome is that Chelsea lose the Final and Di Matteo fails to get the job.

Michael Owen has been released by Manchester United and Hills reckon that the sharpshooter could be on his way to Stoke City, offering them at 9/2 to be Owen’s next club, although Everton could be waiting in the wings at 6/1 and Aston Villa 7/1. Should he decide to follow in his father’s footsteps, he is 150/1 to play for Chester FC, his boyhood club.

“Despite not quite fitting the bill at United, Owen showed in flashes that he is still a competent player and there will be no lack of suitors for him to have his pick of,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Rio Ferdinand to play for England again: 6/5 yes; 8/13 no

David Beckham Specials

Make The GB Olympic Squad 4/7 Yes, 5/4 No
Play GBs First Game 4/6 Yes, 11/10 No
GB to win the tournament 5/1

Chelsea & Di Matteo Specials

Chelsea win CL & RDM TO get the job 7/2
Chelsea win CL & RDM NOT get the job 13/2
Chelsea to lose CL & RDM TO get the job 9/4
Chelsea to lose CL & RDM NOT get the job 10/11

Next Liverpool manager: 5/4 Andre Villas Boas; 7/2 Roberto Martinez; 5/1 Brendan Rodgers; 7/1 Frank Rijkaard; 8/1 Rafael Benitez; 9/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Didier Deschamps; 16/1 BAR

Michael Owen’s next club: 9/2 Stoke; 6/1 Everton; 7/1 Aston Villa; 9/1 Swansea; 10/1 Wigan; 16/1 Sunderland; 16/1 Blackpool; 16/1 Brighton; 20/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Sheffield Wednesday; 25/1 Bolton; 25/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Leicester; 25/1 Blackburn; 33/1 Leeds; 33/1 Wolves; 33/1 Burnley; 66/1 Tranmere; 150/1 Chester FC

Next Aston Villa Manager: 6/4 Solskjaer; 2/1 Lambert; 5/1 Martinez; 10/1 Mick McCarty; 14/1 Simon Grayson; 16/1 Hughton; Ranieri; Poyet; K Macdonald; McDermott…others on request

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Chelsea’s Captain Fantastic (not Terry) 14/1 For England Armband

FRANK LAMPARD captained 10 man Chelsea to the Champions League Final against Barcelona and William Hill make him 14/1 to wear the armband for England’s first game of the European Championships. However, Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker are the 5/4 joint favourites for the captaincy.

Harry Redknapp is the 1/4 red hot favourite to be named as the next permanent England manager but it is less clear when the FA will announce the appointment of their chosen man. William Hill make it 1/3 that the new manager will take his first press conference between the end of the Premier League and England’s first game at the Euros.

“Redknapp is the red hot favourite for the England job as far as our punters are concerned but no one quite knows when the appointment will be made,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

CHELSEA fantastically drew with Barcelona with ten men and William Hill make the Blues 7/4 to lift the trophy. With John Terry getting sent off and going 2-0 down, the Blues were as long as 20/1 to qualify from the tie. The mastermind behind the victory, Roberto Di Matteo, is in to 4/5 from 7/4 to become the next permanent Chelsea boss. Chelsea will be up against it in the Final having four players ruled out by suspension but Hills make Michael Essien 1/2, Bosingwa 1/5 and Torres 2/1 to start in Munich.

BARCELONA have now failed to win three games in a row, almost unheard of and Hills make Guardiola 5/6 to have left his position by the time the 2012/13 season kicks off.

ASTON VILLA lost on Tuesday to Bolton and William Hill make Alex McLeish 9/2 to have left Villa Park by the start of next season.

Who will captain England for the first game of the European Championships: 5/4 Steven Gerrard; 5/4 Scott Parker; 8/1 Joe Hart; 14/1 Frank Lampard; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Gareth Barry
*If captain for this game is John Terry then all bets are void

When will Fabio Capello’s permanent replacement have their first official press conference as England manager: 10/3 before the end of the Premier League season; 1/3 between the end of the Premier League season and England’s first game; 20/1 during Euro 2012; 9/2 after Euro 2012

Chelsea players to be there next season:

Lampard: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no
Drogba: 11/10 yes; 4/6 no
Terry: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no
A Cole: 1/7 yes; 4/1 no
Torres: 8/15 yes; 11/8 no

Chelsea players to start the Champions League Final:

Essien: 8/11 yes; Evs no
Torres: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no
Malouda: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no
Sturridge 5/2 yes; 2/7 no
Bosingwa: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no
Drogba: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Will Guardiola be at Barca at the start of next season: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

Who will name the England Euros squad: 13/8 Stuart Pearce; 4/9 someone else

Alex McLeish manager of Villa on the first day of next season: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

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Terry And Ferdinand On Shakey Ground ?


William Hill offer odds of 1/ 2 that Anton Ferdinand and John Terry will NOT shake hands during the pre-match ceremony prior to the Chelsea- QPR Premier League game on Sunday. It is 6/4 that they WILL shake hands.


WILIAM HILL offer 20/1 that John Terry will be the first player to lift the Champions League trophy aloft if they win the Final. (Bets void if Chelsea don’t win).


WITH TWO major trophies to aim at, William Hill offer 2/1 that Chelsea fail to win either the Champions League and FA Cup; 8/11 that they win just ONE of the two, and 7/2 that they win both.
Hills also offer 8/15 that Chelsea WILL play in the Champions League next season, 11/8 that they will not.


William Hill have cut their odds about Alex McLeish ceasing to be Villa boss by day one of next season from 9/2 to 9/4. He is 1/3 still to be in charge. Villa are 6/1 to go down.

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11/10 For Current Bottom Three To Drop…1/1 For No More Managers To Go This Season

Bolton and Blackburn were the two sides at the bottom who benefitted from today’s basement battles and Hills make those two North West sides 8/15 (Bolton) and 4/9 (Blackburn) to stay up. The current bottom three (Wigan, Wolves and QPR) are in increasing amounts of peril and Hills go just 11/10 that Wigan, QPR and Wolves all get relegated at the start of the season. Wigan and Wolves are 2/9 and 3/10 respectively to be relegated.

“Wolves and Wigan have not been playing particularly well over the last few weeks and QPR will certainly be looking at their upcoming fixtures with increasing trepidation,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “As things stand, it is easy to see why they are our big favourites for the drop.”

Chelsea squeaked past 10 man Stoke by the narrowest of margins, but at the same time maintained Roberto Di Matteo’s 100% record. Hills offer 4/1 that they reamain undefeated in the next four fixtures, including a tricky trip to Manchester City and a home tie against Napoli – their next game for which they are 7/2 to be defeated.

Hills are now offering Even money that no other Premier League manager leaves his job before the end of the season. Owen Coyle, Roberto Martinez and Alex McLeish are all 5/1 to be the next to go, while Steve Kean, who was as short as 2/9 at one point in the season is 8/1 to be the next to go.

Premier League Relegation: 2/9 Wigan; 3/10 Wolves; 1/3 QPR; 11/8 Bolton; 13/8 Blackburn; 25/1 Aston Villa; 33/1 Swansea

Premier League Stay Up: 1/300 Swansea; 1/200 Aston Villa; 4/9 Blackburn; 8/15 Bolton; 9/4 QPR; 12/5 Wolves; 3/1 Wigan

To finish bottom: 6/5 Wigan; 2/1 Wolves; 9/4 QPR; 8/1 Bolton; 10/1 Blackburn

When Will Chelsea First Lose Under RDM?
Napoli (H) (UCL) 7/2
Leicester (H) (FAC) 10/1
Man City (A) (PL) 5/4
Tottenham (H) (PL) 4/1
Remain unbeaten in above 4 fixtures 4/1

Must be played in above order or bets void.

5th Premier League manager to go: 1/1 No manager to go; 5/1 Owen Coyle; 5/1 Roberto Martinez; 5/1 Alex McLeish; 8/1 Steve Kean; 14/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Mark Hughes; 20/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Kenny Dalglish; 25/1 BAR

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City Return To Top Of Table With Mcleish And Mccarthy Both Backed To Go Before Next Season

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League courtesy of a close victory against Aston Villa and William Hill make the Blues 4/6 favourites to win the league this season ahead of Manchester United at 6/5. Villa on the other hand, left the field to a chorus of boos and Hills make Alex McLeish Evens to have left Villa by the start of next season (8/11 to still be there). McLeish is now 8/1 to be the next manager to leave his job.

A 5-1 defeat at home to their arch rivals, will have done nothing to placate the Wolves fans already calling for Mick McCarthy’s head and William Hill are offering 4/9 that he is no longer at the club come the first game of next season (13/8 that he is still there). Mick McCarthy is 7/4 favourite to be the next manager to leave his job.

“The writing appears to be on the wall for Mick,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “The Wolves fans were already unhappy with the way things were going and a heavy home defeat will not have done anything to change that.”

Premier League Outright: 4/6 Manchester City; 6/5 Manchester United; 20/1 Tottenham; 200/1 BAR

Top Four finish: 1/250 Manchester City; 1/200 Manchester United; 1/14 Spurs; 5/6 Chelsea; 11/8 Arsenal; 3/1 Liverpool; 12/1 Newcastle; 100/1 BAR

Relegation: 3/10 Wigan; 4/7 Wolves; 4/6 Blackburn; 4/6 Bolton; 6/4 QPR; 12/1 West Brom; 16/1 BAR

Will Mick McCarthy still be at Wolves at the start of next season: 4/9 no, 13/8 yes

Will Alex McLeish still be in charge of Aston Villa on the first day of next season: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no

3rd Premier League manager to leave his job: 7/4 Mick McCarthy; 2/1 Harry Redknapp; 9/2 Andre Villas Boas; 6/1 Owen Coyle; 6/1 Steve Kean; 8/1 Alex McLeish; 8/1 No manager to leave; 16/1 BAR

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Coyle Cut For Chop After Dire Home Defeat!

Following defeat in the vital relegation six pointer against Wigan, Bolton Wanderers are 8/11 to be relegated this season. Wigan remain hot favourites to go down at 1/4 with Blackburn 4/7 despite their victory over QPR, who are 5/4 to go down.

“It is becoming incredibly condensed at the bottom of the table and a little run could certainly see one of the sides move up the table and it could take a manager getting the sack to do this,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Of the bottom five clubs in the Premier League, only one of them have changed their manager and we could well see at least one of them go soon.”

Owen Coyle has also been cut from 10/1 to 6/1 to be the next manager to leave his job – a market that is headed by potential next England manager, Harry Redknapp at 5/4. Chelsea lost away to Everton and Andre Villas-Boas is 5/1 to be the next manager to go.

William Hill Odds:

Relegation: 1/4 Wigan; 4/7 Blackburn; 8/11 Bolton; 10/11 Wolves; 5/4 QPR; 9/1 West Brom; 12/1 BAR

Next Premier League Manager to go: 5/1 Harry Redknapp; 5/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 11/2 Mick McCarthy; 11/2 Steve Kean; 6/1Owen Coyle; 8/1 Alex McLeish; 8/1 No manager to go; 14/1 BAR

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Arsenal 11/2 To Win Cup As Wenger 11/10 To Go Before Next Season

9/2 all London Cup Final:

FOLLOWING THEIR comeback against Villa, Arsenal are now 11/2 fourth favourites for the FA Cup with William Hill who make Spurs and Chelsea 10/3 jt favourites.’Maybe the Arsenal fightback will restore the Arsenal faithful’s trust after a somewhat tetchy period between them’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. But Hills are still doubtful that Wenger will still be Arsenal boss on the first day of next season, quoting 4/6 that he will, 11/10 that he will not. ‘It would be no great surprise if Arsene Wenger decided to move on to a new challenge next season.’
But beaten Villa’s boss Alex McLeish has been cut from 11/8 to 8/1 to be the next Prem boss to leave his club and is now 7/2 NOT to be Villa manager on the first day of next season – 1/6 still to be there.
Hills offer 9/2 an all London FA Cup Final and 20/1 that it will be between Liverpool and Everton.

William Hill – FA CUP ODDS- 10/3 Chelsea; Spurs; 7/2 Liverpool; 11/2 Arsenal; 12/1 Everton/Stoke; 20/1 Sunderland; 25/1 Norwich; 33/1 Bolton; 66/1 Leicester; 80/1 Southampton; 100/1 Birmingham; 125/1 Brighton; 150/1 Blackpool; Middlesbro; 250/1 Millwall; Crawley; Sheff W; 500 Stevenage.

William Hill – NEXT PREM BOSS TO GO- 8/13 McCarthy; 9/2 Kean; 8/1 McLeish; 9/1 Coyle; AVB; 10/1 Martinez; Redknapp. 8/1no more managers to leave this season. Others on request.

Hills– McLeish still at Villa 1st day of next season: 1/6 Yes 7/2 No

Wenger 1st day next season: 4/6 Yes 11/10

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