Will Ba Go Bye Bye As Newcastle Could Be Carroll Singing?

Rumours abound that Andy Carroll could be on his way back to Newcastle as his Liverpool career has struggled to take off. William Hill think he will remain on Merseyside, however, offering 1/10 that he does not return to the Magpies (11/2 that he does). In just under one year at Liverpool, Andy Carroll has managed just four Premier League goals and Hills make him 8/13 to score more than that for Newcastle (should he sign) by the end of the season.

“To say that Andy Carroll has struggled at Liverpool, would be a bit of an understatement but, despite this, the extended absence of Luis Suarez means that the Reds may not cut their losses just yet,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Andy Carroll’s arrival on Tyneside could depend on whether Demba Ba’s release clause is activated, with a number of top teams reportedly interested in signing the Senegalese striker. He is 2/1 to leave St. James’ Park in January with PSG the 13/8 favourites to be his next club. Spurs are 11/4 second favourites to be Ba’s next club with Chelsea 3/1.

Thierry Henry marked his return to Arsenal by scoring and did so sporting a full beard. Hill’s think that Henry will now keep his beard for the full duration that he stays at Arsenal offering 1/2 that he does not appear clean shaven (as smooth as a baby’s bum during a match).

“We believe that Thierry Henry is very superstitious and think he will keep the beard until he departs at the end of February,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Andy Carroll to return to Newcastle in January: 11/2 Yes; 1/10 no (loan deals included)

If Andy Carroll moves back to Newcastle, will he score more than four: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no

Demba Ba Leave Newcastle in January: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

Damba Ba next club: 13/8 PSG; 11/4 Tottenham; 3/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Arsenal; 8/1 Liverpool; 10/1 Man Utd; 14/1 Man City

Will Thierry Henry appear clean shaven for a match during his time at Arsenal: 1/2 no; 6/4 yes

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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Newcastle Odds On Not To Find Ground Sponsor

ASHLEY ODDS-ON TO FAIL TO FIND ST JAMES’ SPONSOR!

WITH MIKE ASHLEY SET TO SELL naming rights to Newcastle’s St James’ Park, bookmakers William Hill have opened a book on whether those rights will actually be sold, and what the ground will be known as.
Hills believe it is unlikely that a stadium name sponsor will come forward and offer 4/7 that the ground name has either NOT changed at all by the first day of next season, or is still known as the Sports Direct Arena.
‘It is one thing putting the naming rights up for grabs, another getting the right deal – and Mr Ashley could conceivably even have changed his mind and sold the club by then’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hill’s make Tesco the most likely sponsor’s name to be added to the ground name, quoting the supermarket chain at 10/1, and also offering:
O2 – 12/1
Northern Rock 20/1
Greggs 33/1
Newcastle Brown 33/1
NE Tourism 50/1
Newcastle Building Society 50/1
Compare The Meerkat/Market 66/1
Tony Blair 100/1
Cheryl Cole 100/1
UK Coal 100/1
Sting Stadium 100/1
Gazza Stadium 500/1
Ant & Dec 1000/1
(others on request)

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
Twiter – @sharpeangle

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Red Mist On The Tyne Hampers Arsenal’s Chance To Steal A March

Newcastle and Arsenal shared the spoils on the opening day of the season and Arsenal have been pushed out to 12/1 to win the Premier League with William Hill. In a fiery affair, there was one red card for Arsenal and could have been another with Joey Barton involved in both incidents. Hills offer 6/5 that Arsenal receive between one and three red cards this season and 7/4 that they get four or five. Joey Barton on the other hand is odds on, at 4/6 to receive no red cards this season and is 5/6 to still be at Newcastle at the end of the summer transfer window and 5/6 that he is not. An uninspiring draw will not have improved Arsenal fan’s dim view on Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy and he is 5/2 to have left his job by the final day of this season.

“Arsene’s men lost their heads once again at St James’ Park and came away with a draw,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “While not a disastrous result, the craft of Fabregas and Nasri was sorely missed and Wenger may have to splash the cash quite soon.”

Elsewhere, Liverpool’s odds of 10/1 were eased to 12/1 following a home draw against Sunderland.

Joey Barton Red Cards In The Premier League: 4/6 none; 5/2 one; 3/1 two or more

Arsenal red cards in the Premier League: 6/5 one – three; 7/4 four – five; 9/4 six or more

Joey Barton to still be at Newcastle come the end of the transfer window: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

Arsene Wenger to still be Arsenal boss come the last day of the season: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no

Premier League Outright: 11/8 Manchester United; 5/2 Chelsea; 4/1 Manchester City; 12/1 Arsenal; 12/1 Liverpool; 50/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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Is Gary Gunning For Arsenal As Fab Heads For The Exit?

Owen Coyle has said that he has had no dialogue with Liverpool regarding the future of Gary Cahill and despite the Reds interest in the defender, William Hill make Arsenal the 1/2 favourites to win the race to sign him. Chelsea are 7/2 second favourites to be Cahill’s next club with Liverpool 6/1. Kenny Dalglish has been a very busy boy since taking over from Roy Hodgson in January and Hills 6/4 that he brings in between 3-5 more players and 11/8 he signs six or more.

Liverpool’s first game is at home to Sunderland and Hills go 6/10 that they keep a clean sheet, 8/5 they concede one, 9/2 two, 28/1 three and 80/1 four or more.

“Liverpool’s defence has been shaky to say the least this pre-season and Dalglish realises that his back line’s deficiencies need remedying before the start of the season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Saying this, however, Arsenal are the favourites to sign Cahill.”

In a potential U-Turn, Joey Barton has said he could well stay at Newcastle for the next year and Hills make him 11/2 to do so, although he is 11/2 to have departed St James’ Park by the time the summer transfer window slams shut. Everton and Stoke currently head the betting to sign Barton at 11/4, while Arsenal are offered at 4/1 with Spurs 9/2.

Cesc Fabregas took part in Arsenal’s open training session but William Hill make him 1/4 to have left the Emirates by the end of the transfer window.

How many more paid signings will Kenny Dalglish make this season: 2/1 0-2; 6/4 3-5; 11/8 6+

Gary Cahill next club: 1/2 Arsenal; 7/2 Chelsea; 6/1 Liverpool; 12/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Manchester City

Joey Barton Next Club: 11/4 Everton; 11/4 Stoke; 4/1 Arsenal; 9/2 Tottenham; 5/1 Celtic; 6/1 Aston Villa; 7/1 Man Utd; 10/1 West Ham; 12/1 Blackburn; 14/1 Bolton; 20/1 Wolves; 20/1 Fulham; 20/1 QPR; 20/1 Sunderland; 25/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Wigan; 40/1 Chelsea

Joey Barton Still at Newcastle after summer transfer window: 11/2 yes; 1/10 no

Cesc Fabregas to still be at Arsenal after the close of the summer transfer window: 1/4 no; 11/4 yes

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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Clubs All A Twitter About Free Agent Barton

Joey Barton looks like he could be on the way out of the St James Park and William Hill make Spurs the 13/8 favourites to win the race for his signature with Arsenal 7/2, Villa and Everton 5/1. Joey Barton has engaged in a rather public war of words with Mike Ashley and Hills offer 7/2 that the Newcastle supremo has left the club by the end of the season. Barton has been very proactive on his Twitter account in venting his spleen and Hills offer 3/1 that it is shut down by the end of the transfer window.

“There is no doubting that Joey is a good player, but his propensity for antagonism may lead his future employers to enforce a Barton ban on Twitter,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Joey Barton Next Club: 13/8 Tottenham Hotspur; 7/2 Arsenal; 5/1 Aston Villa; 5/1 Everton; 6/1 Manchester United; 9/1 West Ham; 10/1 Stoke; 10/1 Blackburn; 12/1 Bolton; 16/1 Wolves; 16/1 Fulham; 16/1 QPR; 16/1 Sunderland; 20/1 Liverpool; 20/1 Wigan; 33/1 Chelsea

Mike Ashley still to be at Newcastle on final day of the Premier League season: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no

Joey Barton To Have His Twitter Account closed by the end of the transfer window: 3/1

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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United Front Set To Blast Bolton

Sunday Football Specials

United Front Set To Blast Bolton

Wayne Rooney has a fantastic record of scoring against Bolton, having scored six in the last four meetings between the sides. William Hill are offering 10/11 that he manages to score at any time past a Wanderers rearguard that is without Gary Cahill. He is also 7/2 to score the first goal and 20/1 to score a hat-trick. Should Rooney get frustrated however, his temperament could come under scrutiny and Hills are offering 6/4 that he is booked and 16/1 to be sent off. Hills are offering 6/1 that Bolton win. Manchester United are 1/2 to win in what should be a routine victory.

Dimitar Berbatov is United’s main man at the moment and Hills are offering 7/2 that he bags the first goal. He scored a hat-trick against Liverpool and he is priced at 20/1 to score another this Sunday.

“United are facing their third North-West derby in as many games, and they will be viewing this as an attempt to close the gap on Chelsea. It would be the perfect opportunity for Wayne Rooney to really kick start his season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills are also offering odds of 10/1 that Stoke manage to score within 20 seconds of a Rory Delap throw-in against Newcastle. Newcastle are 19/20 to win against Stoke who are 3/1 to leave St James’ Park with 3 points.

Aston Villa are the 8/5 slight favourites in the Midlands derby against Wolves. Wolves are priced at 9/5 to win.

William Hill Sunday Football Odds:

Wayne Rooney: 7/2 to score first; 10/11 to score at any time; 4/1 to score 2 or more; 20/1 to score a hat-trick; 6/4 to be booked; 16/1 to be sent off

Outright:
6/1 Bolton; 1/2 Man Utd; 3/1 Draw
9/5 Wolves; 8/5 Aston Villa; 21/10 Draw
19/20 Newcastle; 3/1 Stoke; 12/5 Draw

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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15/1 Giant Killer Cup Replay

The stand out tie of the Carling Cup Fourth Round sees Arsenal travel to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle. Arsenal are the 8/11 favourites to progress to the next round.

The giant killers from the third round, Brentford and Northampton are up against it again, against Birmingham and Ipswich away respectively. The pair are 15/1 to repeat their third round heroics and progress to the Fifth Round.

Manchester United are the 2/1 favourites to lift the trophy, while Arsenal are 5/2 second favourites with Aston Villa 13/2.

“With some of the big names having already been dumped out of the competition already, Arsenal and United will be looking to get their hands on the first silverware of the season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Carling Cup Outright:

2/1 Man Utd; 5/2 Arsenal; 13/2 Aston Villa; 9/1 Newcastle; 10/1 Birmingham; 16/1 Stoke; 20/1 West Ham; 25/1 West Brom; 33/1 Ipswich; 40/1 Wolves; 40/1 Leicester; 50/1 Burnley; 50/1 Swansea; 100/1 Brentford; 200/1 Northampton

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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Newcastle Odds On Not To Rename Stadium

WILL NEWCASTLE GET STADIUM SPONSOR? YOU BET THEY MIGHT NOT…..

WITH MIKE ASHLEY SET TO SELL naming rights to Newcastle’s St James’ Park, bookmakers William Hill have opened a book on whether those rights will actually be sold, and what the ground will be known as. Hills believe it is unlikely that a sponsor will come forward and offer 4/7 that the ground name has NOT changed at all by the first day of next season, and 5/4 that it HAS gained a sponsor’s appendage by then. ‘It is one thing putting the naming rights up for grabs, another getting the right deal – and Mr Ashley could quote conceivably have changed his mind and sold the club by then’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
And Hill’s make Tesco the most likely sponsor’s name to be added to the ground name, quoting the supermarket chain at 16/1, and also offering:
Northern Rock 20/1
Sports Direct 25/1
Greggs 33/1
Newcastle Brown 33/1
NE Tourist 50/1
Newcastle Building Society 50/1
Compare The Meerkat/Market 66/1
Tony Blair 100/1
Cheryl Cole 100/1
UK Coal 100/1
Paul Gascoigne Stadium 500/1
Ant & Dec 1000/1
(others on request)

WILL FABIO BE TAKING THE MICHAEL?

AFTER his Carling Cup goal on Tuesday night, William Hill have cut their odds for Michael Owen to make Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad from 5/2 to 9/4 – and offer 1/3 that he will miss out. ‘Owen really needs a run of games and goals, which Fergie doesn’t currently looking like giving him, so although he appears to be fit again he isn’t getting the games which would enhance his prospects of recapturing his best form and forcing Fabio’s hand’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

SWINE FLU 6/1 TO STRIKE PREMIER LEAGUE

William Hill offer 6/1 that one or more Premier League matches will be postponed because of swine flu this season. ‘Several clubs are apparently suffering from swine flu, so it is not impossible that games could be put at risk if entire squads are struck down’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. It is 1/12 with Hills that there will be NO swine flu postponements.

Further information…..graham sharpe…0208 918 3731

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