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

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Bad Boy Barton Backed For No Reprieve…

Bad Boy Barton Backed For No Reprieve…

Joey Barton, today received a 12 match ban for his shenanigans at the end of last season and bookmakers William Hill are betting on what the outcome will be at the culmination of the inevitable appeal that will take place. Barton will undoubtedly feel aggrieved at the extent of his ban and Hills are offering 11/8 that the 12 matches are decreased. It is even money that the ban stays the same and 4/1 that it is increased.

“Barton gives the impression that he has turned over a new leaf,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It seems as though the FA, however, have taken a dim view as to his antics in the last game of the season and we reckon his ban will remain as it is regardless of appeal.”

Will Joey Barton’s Ban Be…11/8 decreased, 1/1 stay same; 4/1 increased

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Betting On Barton Ban

HOW LONG WILL BARTON BAN BE?

William Hill have opened a book on the length of Joey Barton’s ban – and make him 5/6 to serve over 7.5 games, and 5/6 under 7.5 games. Barton is 4/6 NOT to be at QPR on day one of next season, 11/10 still to be there. ‘Barton has entered uncharted waters with his behaviour and his ban could set new records’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

MANCHESTER CITY are 11/8 favourites with Hills to win the Premier League title again next season – and quote them at 200/1 to win the Quadruple.

TO WIN NEXT SEASON’S PREM TITLE….11/8 Man C; 11/4 Man U; 4/1 Chelsea; 6/1 Arsenal; 25/1 Spurs; 33/1 Liverpool; 125/1 Newcastle. Others on request.

BOLTON are 10/1 to win the Championship; 5/2 to be promoted, 20/1 to go down again next season.

FURTHER INFO…Graham Sharpe…..0780 3233702

twitter- @sharpeangle

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You Bet Hughes And Barton Will Be Staying Put Despite First Defeat!

Mark Hughes’ reign at QPR started with defeat and William Hill are offering 4/1 that he is no longer at QPR come the start of next season (1/7 to still be there). Should QPR be relegated, Hills offer 7/1 that they win the League and 3/1 that they would gain promotion by any means.

Joey Barton was the subject of much speculation in the Sunday papers as they suggested that Mark Hughes could let him go in January. Hills are erring on the side of caution and make him 1/8 to stay (9/2 to leave in January). Joey Barton did not play against Newcastle due to being suspended and Hills go 1/4 that he starts the first game for QPR that he is available for.

“Mark Hughes has already claimed that Joey Barton will remain his captain and while it is not uncommon for clubs to sell their leaders, we think that Joey will be staying put for the time being,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Mark Hughes to be at QPR on the first day of next season: 1/7 yes; 4/1 no

Joey Barton to still be at QPR at the end of the January transfer window: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Joey Barton to start first match he is available for: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

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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The Million Man: Barton’s Tweet Is Looking Sweet

Joey Barton breached the million follower mark and William Hill are offering 10/1 that he manages to overtake the two kings of English football tweeting, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand, by the end of the season. He is 5/2 to overtake one of them and 1/3 to fail to overtake either of them. Given his propensity to controversial tweeting, Hills are offering 11/4 that he is banned from tweeting by QPR before the end of the season.

“Joey’s twitter feed, which spans from philosophy, through football banter and so-called ‘TOWIE bashing’, is proving incredibly popular and its diversity could help in making it the number one Twitter footy feed by the end of the season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “He just has to make sure that he is not too controversial otherwise his club may force him to quit.”

Banned from tweeting by the end of the season by QPR: 11/4 yes; 1/4 no

To overtake Rio Ferdinand or Wayne Rooney in Twitter followers by the end of the season: 1/3 neither; 5/2 one; 10/1 both

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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Hughes Favourite For Q P R Job

Warnock waves goodbye, but:
HUGHES FAVOURITE FOR RANGERS’ JOB?

William Hill make Mark Hughes 6/5 favourite to be the next permanent manager at QPR following the reported departure of Neil Warnock. ‘QPR have made a habit of parting company with managers in recent seasons and the new incumbent will be well advised to keep his cv close at hand’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Mark Hughes6/5
Rafa Benitez11/4
Gianfranco Zola11/2
Paulo Di Canio7/1
Alan Curbishley8/1
Steve Bruce10/1
Sven Goran Eriksson12/1
Guus Hiddink12/1
Roberto Martinez14/1
Louis Van Gaal16/1
Carlos Queiroz16/1
Fabio Capello20/1
Laurent Blanc20/1
Claudio Ranieri20/1
Didier Deschamps20/1
Marcelo Lippi20/1
Manuel Pellegrini20/1
Frank Rijkaard25/1
Ruud Gullit25/1
Ray Wilkins33/1
Jose Mourinho50/1
Pep Guardiola50/1
Joey Barton 50/1
Others on request

WHERE WILL RANGERS FINISH THIS SEASON?
QPR top 4: 250/1
Top Half 7/1Bottom Half 1/16
Finish Bottom 10/1
Stay up 2/5Relegation 7/4

NOW WHICH BOSS IS FAVOURITE TO BE NEXT OUT?

William Hill make Steve Kean 4/6 fav to be the next Prem boss to go, following the deparure of Neil Warnock who had been a 5/2 chance to be the next to depart.

3rd Premier League manager to leave:
Steve Kean4/6
Owen Coyle2/1
Andre Villas-Boas9/2
Alex McLeish7/1
Mick McCarthy8/1
No manager to leave8/1
Roberto Martinez12/1
David Moyes20/1
Harry Redknapp25/1
Next permanent QPR manager25/1
Martin Jol33/1
Alan Pardew40/1
Kenny Dalglish40/1
Roy Hodgson40/1
Paul Lambert50/1
Sir Alex Ferguson66/1
Arsene Wenger66/1
Brendan Rodgers66/1
Martin O’Neill66/1
Roberto Mancini66/1
Tony Pulis66/1

Further information….graham sharpe….07803233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Tweeting Twit Barton Barking Up Wrong Tree

Joey Barton has come out and stated that he thinks it is only a matter of time before a team sues a match official although William Hill are on the side of the officials, offering 16/1 that a Premier League club sues a referee in the next 5 years (1/100 that they don’t).

“Joey Barton is still angry at what he sees as an unjustified red cad against Norwich and quite possibly has not given any thought to the logic of his argument,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Any attempt by a club to sue an official would contravene the ‘RESPECT’ campaign and would surely result in ramifications for that particular club.”

Will any Premier League club sue a match official in the next five years: 16/1 yes; 1/100 no

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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Goalless Draw Signals Relegation Scrap More Likely Than Lofty Expectations

Following the 0-0 draw between QPR and Newcastle, William Hill are offering 25/1 (QPR) and 12/1 (Newcastle) respectively that the sides qualify for Europe this season. Hills offer 9/4 that QPR are relegated this season and 7/1 that Newcastle are. QPR are 1/3 to stay up, while Newcastle are 1/16. Newcastle have been cut to 80/1 for a top four finish with QPR offered at 200/1.

“The result indicates a dull, goalless draw but in reality it was anything but,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It has shown us that both sides will have a lot to say within the league but would have to be considered more as relegation fodder than European contenders.”

Joey Barton made his debut for QPR and William Hill offer 4/1 that he scores six or more goals for the Royals this season and he is 1/2 to avoid a red card all season.

William Hill Odds:

Joey Barton Premier League Red Cards 2011/12: ½ none; 5/2 one; 9/2 one

Joey Barton Premier League Goals 2011/12: 2/1 0-1; 2/1 2-3; 5/2 4-5; 4/1 6+

Qualify for Europe: 12/1 Newcastle; 25/1 QPR

Relegation: 4/7 Swansea; 4/6 Norwich; 5/4 Blackburn; 15/8 Wigan; 9/4 QPR; 11/2 Bolton; 6/1 BAR

Top 4 Finish: 80/1 Newcastle; 80/1 Fulham; 100/1 West Brom; 150/1 West Brom; 150/1 Wolves; 200/1 QPR; 200/1 BAR

To Stay Up: 5/4 Swansea; 11/10 Norwich; 4/7 Blackburn; 2/5 Wigan; 1/3 QPR; 1/10 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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Rooney Front Runner For Pfa Award

Wayne Rooney performed well over the weekend and William Hill have installed him as the early front runner for the PFA Player of Year award at 8/1, with Luis Suarez 10/1 Ashley Young appears to have blended seamlessly into Manchester United’s side and he is 12/1.

“Rooney opened his account with a well taken goal and his countless flicks and pinpoint passes show that he is truly back to his best,” said Hill’s spokesman. “What a difference a year makes.”

Rooney has come in to 6/1 from 9/1 to be the Premier League top goal scorer with Fernando Torres and Javier Hernandez both 9/1.

PFA Player of the Year: 8/1 Wayne Rooney; 10/1 Luis Suarez; 12/1 Ashley Young; 14/1 Javier Hernandez; 14/1 David Silva; 14/1 Jack Wilshere; 16/1 Nani; 16/1 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Gareth Bale; 20/1 Luka Modric; 25/1 Robin van Persie; 25/1 Samir Nasri; 25/1 Sergio Aguero; 25/1 Lampard; 25/1 Rafael van der Vaart; 33/1 Didier Drogba; 33/1 Steven Gerrard; 33/1 Andy Carroll; 33/1 David Luiz; 33/1 Mario Balotelli; 40/1 Dimitar Berbatov; 40/1 Charlie Adam; 50/1 Joey Barton; 50/1 Darren Bent; 50/1 Nemanja Vidic…others on request

Premier League top scorer: 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 9/1 Fernando Torres; 9/1 Robin Van Persie; 11/1 Luis Suarez; 12/1 Darren Bent; 12/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Sergio Aguero; 20/1 Didier Drogba; 20/1 Andy Carroll; 25/1 Mario Balotelli; 25/1 Edin Dzeko; 25/1 Dimitar Berbatov; 33/1 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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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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