Pardew Loses His Rag And Loses Punters Their Red Card Dough

Alan Pardew became the first Premier League manager sent to the stands and not one William Hill punter backed the Newcastle boss to see red which was offered at 16/1. The most popular selection was 6/1 favourite, Mark Hughes, who, despite his sides poor performance and the warm summer weather managed to remain relatively cool.

Mark Hughes is now the 10/1 favourite to be the next manager to be sent to the stands with David Moyes and Paul Lambert 11/1. Pardew has been cut slightly after his indiscretion to 14/1.

“Alan Pardew’s momentary loss of control will have everyone talking although the odds would suggest that he may well have learnt his lesson,” said Hill’ spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jermain Defoe scored for Spurs, but it was not enough to save his Spurs side from defeat and William Hill offer 11/8 that Emmanuel Adebayor arrives at Spurs before the end of the transfer window.

Next manager to be sent to the stands: 10/1 Mark Hughes; 11/1 David Moyes; 11/1 Paul Lambert; 12/1 Adre Villas Boas; 12/1 Martin O’Neill; 12/1 Roberto Mancini; 12/1 Sam Allardyce; 12/1 Tony Pulis; 12/1Arsene Wenger; 14/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Chris Hughton; 16/1 Martin Jol; 16/1 Michael Laudrup; 16/1 Nigel Adkins; 16/1 Steve Clarke; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Brian McDermott; 20/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 20/1 Alex Ferguson; 25/1 Roberto Martinez

Jermain Defoe Premier League goals: 9/4 1-6; 6/4 7-12; 13/8 13-18; 10/1 19 or more

Adebayor to sign for Spurs before the end of the transfer window: 11/8 yes; 8/15 no

Joe Crilly
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You Bet Two Big Money Strikers Are On The Move

With Roberto Mancini all but ruling out a move for Robin van Persie this summer, William Hill have eased Manchester City’s odds of signing the Arsenal striker. Manchester United are in pole position at Even money to be Van Persie’s next club, with Italian champions Juventus 13/8. It seems to be a race between those three clubs with Barcelona fourth favourites at 20/1.

Despite Arsenal starting to make signings that could potentially keep RVP at the Emirates, it appears to be a case of too little, too late and he is 4/11 to have left the club by the start of the season.

“Rather surprisingly, Alex Ferguson has been very public in his desire to sign van Persie and this shows how desperate he is to get his man after Nasri snubbed the Reds for the Blues last year and it looks like he may well succeed,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

The other big name likely to be on the move this summer is Andy Carroll and William Hill offer 1/2 for his next club to be West Ham with Sam Allardyce reportedly keen on the big striker. He is 9/4 to return to Newcastle and 7/1 to join Aston Villa.

Robin van Persie next club: 1/1 Manchester United; 13/8 Juventus; 15/8 Manchester City; 20/1 Barcelona; 25/1 AC Milan; 25/1 PSG; 25/1 Real Madrid; 33/1 BAR

Robin van Persie to be at Arsenal on the first day of next season: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

Andy Carroll next club: 1/2 West Ham; 9/4 Newcastle; 7/1 Aston Villa; 12/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Fulham; 20/1 AC Milan
*loan deals count

Top Premier League goalscorer: 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 7/1 Wayne Rooney; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Robin van Persie; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 Danny Welbeck; 20/1 Darren Bent; 20/1 Javier Hernandez; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Mario Balotelli; 20/1 Nickica Jelavic; 20/1 Papiss Cisse; 25/1 Andy Carroll; 25/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 33/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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Transfer Window Set To Spark Betting Bonanza

Tevez, Borini, Barton, Adebayor & Forest Latest

After a slow transfer window so far, the summer has really warmed up with a number of huge transfer stories hitting the headlines. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic seemingly on his way to PSG, William Hill make AC Milan 5/6 to be the club with which Carlos Tevez is plying his trade at the end of the transfer window although current club, Manchester City, are the same price.

“Tevez performed a spectacular u-turn towards the end of last season by saying that he was at Manchester City for the long haul but with AC Milan seemingly willing to mould the team around him, the lure of Italy may be too strong,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Liverpool have reportedly had a transfer offer for Fabio Borini accepted by Roma and William Hill make the Italian striker 10/3 second favourite to be Liverpool’s leading scorer next season behind 6/4 Luis Suarez. He is also 6/4 to score more than 10 goals next season.

QPR’s Joey Barton may face the ignominy of dropping down a division with Blackburn apparently keen on taking the midfielder on loan. William Hill make Rovers Even money to be Barton’s next club, with ambitious Nottingham Forest 7/4 second favourites.

“Barton is ruled out of the first 12 games of the season, which will take him up to November, which would then allow a Championship side to swoop for him outside of the transfer window,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Emmanuel Adebayor looks set to sign for Spurs and William Hill are offering 2/1 that he scores two or more goals against Arsenal.

Glenn Hoddle is the 4/6 favourite to be named as the next permanent Nottingham Forest job, with Roy Keane (backed in from 8/1 to 2/1) as the second favourite. Mick McCarthy has also been well backed at 9/4 while Thursday’s odds on favourite, Darren Ferguson, is out to 9/2.

Carlos Tevez club after transfer window (loans count): 5/6 AC Milan; 5/6 Manchester City; 8/1 PSG; 8/1 Inter Milan; 10/1 Real Madrid; 16/1 Juventus; 20/1 Anzhi Makhachkala; 33/1 Chelsea

Borini EPL goals: 5/4 under 8 goals; 5/2 8-10 goals; 6/4 over 10 goals

Top Liverpool EPL scorer in 2012/13 season: 6/4 Suarez; 10/3 Borini; 7/2 Carroll; 6/1 Gerrard…others on request

Joey Barton next club (loan deals count / void if hasn’t transferred/loaned by winter transfer window): 1/1 Blackburn; 7/4 Nottingham Forest; 5/1 Leeds; 10/1 Newcastle

Adebayor goals vs Arsenal (must be a registered EPL player after summer transfer window): 10/11 none; 11/4 one; 2/1 two or more

Next permanent Nottingham Forest manager: 4/6 Glenn Hoddle; 2/1 Roy Keane; 9/4 Mick McCarthy; 9/2 Darren Ferguson; 10/1 Alex McLeish; 16/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Sven Goran Eriksson; 25/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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All Chelsea Eyes Turn To Being Best Of The Rest

Andre Villas Boas insinuated that nothing less than a win would see Chelsea out of the running for the title and William Hill seem to agree offering 16/1 that Chelsea win the title behind Manchester City (8/13) and Manchester United (2/1). Villas-Boas is odds-on, however, at 1/3 to still be in charge of Chelsea for the first game of next season (9/4 not to be). Chelsea are in pole position to finish top of the sides excluding both Manchesters City and United at 11/8, just ahead of Tottenham at 13/8.

“If his post match talk were to be believed, Villas-Boas has already conceded defeat in his hunt for a Premier League title, but they still have a lot to play for and are in pole position to be the best of the rest,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Fernando Torres started the game once again on the bench and William Hill offer 11/2 that he leaves the club in January and 9/4 that he leaves in the summer. While Torres looked on, both Adebayor and Sturridge continued their rich vein of scoring form and they are 16/1 and 18/1 respectively to win the golden boot this year.

Premier League Outright: 8/13 Manchester City; 2/1 Manchester United; 16/1 Chelsea; 18/1 Tottenham; 33/1 Arsenal; 100/1 Liverpool

English Premier League – Top four finish: 2/5 Chelsea; 4/7 Tottenham; 11/10 Arsenal; 9/4 Liverpool

Villas Boas at Chelsea on first day of next season: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Top goalscorer: 16/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 18/1 Daniel Sturridge

Premier League without Manchester United and Manchester City: 11/8 Chelsea; 13/8 Tottenham; 3/1 Arsenal; 6/1 Liverpool; 100/1 Newcastle; 150/1 Everton

Torres to leave Chelsea in January: 11/2 yes; 1/10 no*

Torres to leave in the summer transfer window: 9/4 yes; 1/3 no*
*permanent deals only

Joe Crilly
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You Bet Six Alex To Ring The Changes: Man City To Hit A Hundred? Liverpool Favourite To Bring Run To An End!

After the humiliating defeat to City last weekend, Hills have opened a book on how many of that United starting lineup will survive offering 5/2 that five or fewer will start against Everton. Hills are betting on which team will be the first to beat City, Liverpool are the 2/1 favourites but the light blues are just 7/4 to win their next six fixtures. City are 2/1 to score between 100 and 110 goals in the season with United 2/1 to produce between 90 & 99 goals.

“The odds suggest there has been a genuine changing of the guard, City are favourite to score more goals and to win the Premiership,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

Number Of Manchester United Starters vs City To Start Against Everton: 6/5 Eight or more, 6/5 Six or seven, 5/2 Five or less

Manchester City Premiership Season Goals: 5/2 89 or less, 11/8 90 & 99, 2/1 100-110, 5/1 111 or more

Manchester United Premiership Season Goals: 9/4 79 or less, 5/4 80-89, 2/1 90-99, 9/1 100 or more

Which Team Will Be First Team To Beat Manchester City In Premiership: 12/1 Wolves, 15/2 QPR, 8/1 Newcastle, 2/1 Liverpool, 25/1 Norwich, 7/2 Chelsea, 7/4 None Of The Above

Premiership Golden Boot: 2/1 Wayne Rooney, 9/4 Sergio Aguero, 11/2 Robin Van Persie, 11/2 Edin Dzeko, 16/1 Javier Hernandez, 16/1 Luis Suarez, 16/1 Mario Balotelli, 20/1 Fernando Torres, 25/1 Emmanuel Adebayor, 33/1 Darren Bent, 40/1 Rafael van der Vaart, 40/1 Daniel Sturridge, 40/1 Demba Ba, 50/1 Danny Wellbeck, 50/1 Gervinho, 66/1 Bar

Premiership Outright: 11/10 Man City, 15/8 Man Utd, 4/1 Chelsea, 40/1 Liverpool, 50/1 Arsenal, 50/1 Tottenham

Rupert Adams
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Charles N’zogbia: You Bet A Good Bit Of Business By Villa

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Charles N’Zogbia from Wigan and William Hill think he will have a better season than the player he was brought in to replace, Stewart Downing. Hills go 8/11 that N’Zogbia starts more Premier League games than Downing, while Downing is 11/8 to start more than the Frenchman.

Hills also go 4/7 about N’Zogbia scoring more goals than Downing, who is 8/5.

“If reports are to be believed, Villa have made a profit of around £10 million by selling Downing and bringing in N’Zogbia and it appears that the new Clarets wide man may well be utilised more this season than the man that he has replaced,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills are offering a number of next club specials on some of the higher profile players being talked about in this summer’s transfer window. Real Madrid are the 4/6 favourites to be the next club to capture Neymar’s signature, while Arsenal are 1/3 to be Juan Mata’s next club. There has been plenty of speculation recently about Carlos Tevez and Hills offer 13/8 that Internazionale are his next club, while Juventus are 7/2.

Most Premier League Start 2011/12: 8/11 Charles N’Zogbia; 11/8 Stewart Downing; 7/1 Tie

Most Premier League Goals 2011/12: 4/7 Charles N’Zobia; 8/5 Stewart Downing; 9/1 Tie

Player Specials:

Neymar Next Club: 4/6 Real Madrid; 11/4 Chelsea; 7/2 Barcelona; 11/1 Manchester City

Diego Forlan Next Club: 9/4 Tottenham; 7/1 Besiktas; 8/1 Barcelona; 16/1 Aston Villa; 20/1 Manchester United; 20/1 Liverpool

Emmanuel Adebayor Next Club: 4/5 Real Madrid; 7/2 Tottenham; 9/1 PSG; 25/1 Blackburn

Juan Mata Next Club: 1/3 Arsenal; 2/1 Tottenham; 6/1 Liverpool; 12/1 Barcelona; 16/1 Liverpool

Samir Nasri Next Club: 8/13 Manchester City; 6/5 Manchester United; 8/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Real Madrid; 33/1 AC Milan

Dimitar Berbatov Next Club: 7/4 PSG; 6/1 Newcastle; 8/1 Tottenham; 12/1 AC Milan; 20/1 Manchester City

Scott Parker Next Club: 11/8 Aston Villa; 15/8 Chelsea; 2/1 Tottenham; 12/1 Arsenal; 14/1 Newcastle; 25/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Everton

Luka Modric Next Club: 8/13 Chelsea; 5/2 Manchester United; 10/1 Manchester City; 20/1 Real Madrid; 20/1 Barcelona

Carlos Tevez Next Club: 13/8 Inter Milan; 7/2 Juventus; 4/1 Real Madrid; 6/1 South American Club; 6/1 English Club; 12/1 AC Milan; 16/1 Malaga; 20/1 MLS Club; 33/1 Barcelona

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Argie Bargie At City: You Bet One Argentine Out And One In

With Carlos Tevez seemingly on his way out of Manchester City, William Hill have opened a market on who will come in to replace him, making Sergio Aguero their 1/2 favourite. Second favourite is Napoli playmaker Marek Hamsik at 5/1 with Samuela Eto’o, Giuseppe Rossi and Karim Benzema all offered at 6/1. Wayne Rooney is a 100/1 outsider.

“Tevez was in such sparkling form last season that he will be very hard to replace, but money is not an option for Manchester City and we fully expect them to splash the cash in order to find the best possible replacement,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Tevez’s goals were vital into propelling Manchester City into third place in the Premier League last season and Hills offer 4/7 that no player scores more than the 20 that he racked up last season. Of the players still at City, Hills make Balotelli 15/8 favourite to be the club’s leading scorer next season, although 7/4 is on offer for any player not currently there (or not a striker) to lead the scoring charts.

William Hill Manchester City Odds:

Who Will Be Manchester City’s Next Signing*: 1/2 Sergio Aguero; 5/1 Marek Hamsik; 6/1 Samuel Eto’o; 6/1 Giuseppe Rossi; 6/1 Karim Benzema; 9/1 Didier Drogba; 9/1 Pato; 10/1 Neymar; 10/1 Hulk; 12/1 Romelu Lukaku; 16/1 Falcao; 16/1 David Villa; 100/1 Wayne Rooney
*Only these players count

Manchester City Top Goalscorer: 15/8 Mario Balotelli; 9/4 Edin Dzeko; 12/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 16/1 Jo; 20/1 Roque Santa Cruz; 7/4 Any Other

Will any player score more than Tevez’s 20 Premier League goals from last season: 5/4 yes; 4/7 no

Manchester City Finishing Position: 8/13 1st – 2nd; 11/4 3rd; 4/1 4th; 4/1 5th – 10th; 33/1 11th – 17th; 1000/1 Relegated

Joe Crilly
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Exhaulted Kompany: Vincent Hot Favourite For City Armband

With the future of Carlos Tevez still to be decided, Hills are now betting on who will replace the striker as Captain of Manchester City on the first day of the upcoming season. Hills make Vincent Kompany the 1/4 red-hot favourite, while Yaya Toure is 7/2 second favourite. Garethe Barry is 9/2, Joe Hart 8/1, Lescott 10/1, David Silva 20/1 and Emmanuel Adebayor 100/1.

“Kompany has shown his leadership qualities, deputising in the absence of Tevez and Toure last season and it looks as though he will be the go-to man when City walk out at the start of next season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Arsene Wenger has given Barcelona a two week window to make their move to sign Cesc Fabregas and William Hill have slightly cut the odds of him staying at the Emirates, at least during this transfer window, from 7/4 to 6/4.

William Hill Odds:

Manchester City Captain On The First Day Of The Season*: 1/4 Vincent Kompany; 7/2 Yaya Toure; 9/2 Gareth Barry; 8/1 Joe Hart; 10/1 Joleon Lescott; 20/1 David Silva; 100/1 Emmanuel Adebayor
* Not club captain but wearing the armband on the opening game of the 2011/12 season

Cesc Fabregas at Arsenal at the end of the Summer Transfer Window: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no

Joe Crilly
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Wenger’s Fab Tip

Arsene Wenger has come out and said that he is optimistic his two courted players, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas will be staying at the Emirates next season. William Hill agree with Mr. Wenger with regards to Nasri, offering 8/11 that he is still at the club come the first game of next season, although Fabregas is 4/9 to have left for pastures new by then. Barcelona are the 1/4 favourites to capture Fab’s signature when he does leave, while Manchester City are 8/11 favourites to bag Samir Nasri.

“Wenger has, rather defiantly, come out and claimed that his two most prized assets are staying put and while we agree that Nasri looks likely to be staying for at least another season, the lure of Barcelona may be too much for Fabregas and Arsenal to resist for another season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Scott Parker has been backed from 20/1 to 6/1 to join Chelsea with Hills who make Villa 13/8 favourites to be his next club.”Parker returning to Chelsea would be a big story, but we are not convinced it is anything like a done deal.”

William Hill Premier League Players Future Destinations:

Dimitar Berbatov Next Permanent Club: 7/4 PSG; 6/1 Newcastle; 8/1 Tottenham; 12/1 AC Milan; 20/1 Manchester City

Scott Parker Next Permanent Club: 13/8 Aston Villa; 7/4 Tottenham; 9/2 Arsenal; 6/1 Chelsea; 6/1 Newcastle; 16/1 Liverpool; 16/1 Everton

Stewart Downing Next Permanent Club: 4/7 Liverpool; 13/8 Arsenal; 6/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Sunderland

Emmanuel Adebayor Next Permanent Club: 13/8 Real Madrid; 3/1 Tottenham; 7/1 PSG; 25/1 Blackburn

Charles N’Zogbia Next Permanent Club: 5/4 Aston Villa; 5/2 Sunderland; 7/2 Newcastle; 7/2 Liverpool; 20/1 Arsenal

Kevin Doyle Next Permanent Club: 4/6 Arsenal; 9/2 Newcastle; 6/1 Liverpool; 8/1 Everton; 10/1 Sunderland

Carlos Tevez Next Permanent Club: 2/1 Real Madrid; 7/2 Inter Milan; 9/2 South American Club; 11/2 AC Milan; 11/2 English Club; 8/1 MLS Club; 12/1 Malaga; 12/1 Barcelona; 16/1 Juventus

Cesc Fabregas Next Permanent Club: 1/4 Barcelona; 7/2 Real Madrid; 8/1 Manchester City

Samir Nasri Next Permanent Club: 8/11 Manchester City; 11/10 Manchester United; 8/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Real Madrid; 33/1 AC Milan

Luka Modric Next Permanent Club: 8/13 Chelsea; 5/2 Manchester United; 10/1 Manchester City; 20/1 Real Madrid; 20/1 Barcelona

Fabregas to still be at Arsenal on the first day of next season: 4/9 no; 13/8 yes

Nasri to still be at Arsenal on the first day of next season: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no

Joe Crilly
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Will Capello Take Harty Approach To Hungary ?

WILL CAPELLO TAKE HARTY APPROACH TO HUNGARY?

William Hill have opened a book on which players might get the nod to start England’s friendly against Hungary next week, and make Joe Hart 2/9 to be between the sticks when the game kicks off – although the Man City custodian is NOT favourite to start in goal for his club’s opening Premier League game, with Hills making Shay Given 4/7 to start that game with Hart at 5/4. ‘Hart is in the unusual position of being expected to be first choice for his country yet under-study at his club’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills make Jack Wilshere a 7/2 shot to start against Hungary, with Darren Bent 5/1 to start up front. ‘Wilshere’s price might tempt Arsene Wenger to have a flutter’ said Sharpe.

Start vs Hungary YES NO

David James 11/2 1/10

Joe Hart 2/9 3/1

Rob Green 5/1 1/9

Gareth Barry 4/11 2/1

James Milner 8/11 1/1

Ashley Cole 1/8 9/2

Glen Johnson 1/4 11/4

Peter Crouch 7/4 2/5

Jermain Defoe 13/8 4/9

Darren Bent 5/1 1/9

Aaron Lennon 5/4 4/7

Adam Johnson 5/6 5/6

Theo Walcott 1/1 8/11

Ryan Shawcross 4/1 1/7

Jack Wilshere 7/2 1/6

TO WIN MATCH……1/5 England;……..9/2 draw….8/1 Hungary

VIEIRA FAVOURITE TO GET QUICKEST PREM RED

With Patrick Vieira red-carded over the weekend, William Hill have installed him as 10/1 joint favourite with Lucas to be the player to receive the Premier League’s quickest red card in the first round of Premier League games.

William Hill….Quickest Player to be Sent off

No sending off in first round of games….11/4

Patrick Vieira 10/1

Lucas 10/1

Fabrice Muamba 11/1

Kevin Davies 12/1

Lee Bowyer 12/1

Nigel De Jong 12/1

Jamie Carragher 14/1

Lee Cattermole 14/1

Michael Turner 16/1

Barry Feguson 16/1

Wilson Palacios 16/1

Johnny Heitinga 16/1

Wayne Rooney 20/1

Gary Caldwell 20/1

Abdoulaye Faye 20/1

Titus Bramble 20/1

Richard Dunne 20/1

Emmanuel Adebayor 20/1

Ricardo Fuller 22/1

Robin van Persie 22/1

Alex Song 25/1

Steven Pienaar 25/1

Tim Cahill 25/1

Craig Bellamy 25/1

(Others on request….each-way 1/4th 1,2,3,4)

DUTCH DIRTY DEED?

**Any of the 4 World Cup starters for Holland to be the first sent off? (Heitinga, Kuyt, De Jong, Van Persie):4/1

Further information……graham sharpe……0208 918 3731

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