Beck’s Backed To Light Flame Following Snub…avb To Take Project To Spurs

DAVID BECKHAM has been left out of Stuart Pearce’s Olympic squad to be replaced instead by Micah Richards and William Hill are offering 4/1 that the starting XI in the first Olympics game for Team GB features at least one player from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. GB are the 6/1 joint third favourites to win the Olympic football alongside Switzerland and behind Brazil (15/8) and Spain (9/4). David Beckham has now been slashed from 25/1 to 10/1 to light the Olympic Flame.

“Becks has been disappointed in his dream to represent Team GB at the Olympics but he may well have a role to play in lighting the Olympic Flame,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

David Beckham’s attentions will undoubtedly turn to the MLS Cup, for which his LA Galaxy side are 12/1 to win.

Andre Villas Boas looks as though he is just days away from being confirmed as the next Spurs boss with William Hill making him 1/12 to get the gig on a permanent basis. He is well fancied to do better in the Spurs hot-seat than he did at Chelsea and he is 1/10 to last the whole of next season in charge. AVB’s job will be made simpler by the fact that star man, Gareth Bale, has penned a new four year deal although Hills offer 4/6 that he leaves White Hart Lane before the end of the contract (11/10 he will still be there).

“AVB’s project did not go down too well at Chelsea, but with a younger squad, wholesale changes will not really be required and it may well be able easier to implement his ideas at the lane,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Should Villas Boas take charge, he may have to turn around Spurs’ fortunes without playmaker, Luka Modric, who is 1/7 to leave the club before the start of next season, amid interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.

La Galaxy to win the MLS Cup: 12/1

GB Men’s Olympic Football: 15/8 Brazil, 9/4 Spain, 6/1 Great Britain, 6/1 Switzerland, 8/1 Uruguay, 12/1 Mexico, 40/1 Japan, 40/1 South Korea, 50/1 Morocco, 50/1 Egypt, 50/1 Senegal, 50/1 Belarus, 50/1 Gabon, 150/1 UAB, 150/1 Honduras, 150/1 New Zealand

Beckham to light the Olympic Flame: 10/1 yes; 1/33 no

Next permanent Spurs manager: 1/12 Andre Villas Boas; 8/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Fabio Capello; 16/1 David Moyes; 16/1 Pep Guardiola; 20/1 Rafa Benitez; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 20/1 Tim Sherwood; 20/1 Guus Hiddink; 25/1 BAR

AVB to last the season as Spurs boss: 11/2 no; 1/10 yes
*bets void if AVB not named as Spurs manager

Bale to stay until the end of his contract: 4/6 no; 11/10 yes

Modric to still be at Spurs at the start of next season: 1/7 no; 4/1 yes

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
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That’s Rich: Luka 9/4 To Turn Out For Big Spending United

News reports are suggesting that Manchester United are set to make a move for Spurs playmaker Luka Modric and William Hill are offering a market on who will start in midfield for the Reds on the first day of next season. Paul Scholes and new signing, Shinji Kagawa, are 4/7 with Ryan Giggs 8/11 to start. With Modric not confirmed as a Manchester United player yet, he is just 9/4 to take to the pitch in a United shirt on day one of the 2012/13 season.

“After just missing out on the title this season, United are aiming to come back with a bang and the signings of Kagawa and Modric certainly indicate their intentions right at the start of the summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

David Beckham, Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs are reportedly the three over 23 players named in Stuart Pearce’s Olympic squad and Hills now make David Beckham the 1/3 favourite to wear the armband in the first game. Bellamy is the 5/1 second favourite with Giggs 6/1.

“All three players have worn international armbands in the past and all three will be leaders on the pitch but it looks like Becks will lead the side out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

To start for Manchester United next season:

1/3 Michael Carrick (9/4 not to)
4/7 Paul Scholes (5/4 not to)
4/7 Shinji Kagawa (5/4 not to)
8/11 Ryan Giggs (1/1 not to)
6/4 Tom Cleverley (1/2 not to)
6/4 Ji-Sung Park (1/2 not to)
9/4 Luka Modric (1/3 not to)
5/2 Darren Fletcher (2/7 not to)
9/2 Paul Pogba (1/8 not to)

Who will be Team GB in the first group game: 1/3 David Beckham; 5/1 Craig Bellamy; 6/1 Ryan Giggs

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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You Bet Giggs And Beckham Will Be Rolling Back The Years This Summer

Craig Bellamy has let slip that he is reportedly one of the over 23 players who is being included in Stuart Pearce’s Team GB side. William Hill are now speculating who the others will be, making David Beckham and Ryan Giggs the two favourites. Beckham, who was so instrumental in getting the Games to London, is 1/6 to be included in the 18 man squad while Giggs is 4/7. Other names believed to be under consideration are Joe Cole (9/4), Steven Fletcher (6/1) and Chris Brunt (4/1).

“With a combined age of 75, it will take an Olympian effort for Giggs and Beckham to play every minute of every game in London this summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “But you don’t win gold medals with just effort and there is no doubting that the pair could well make the difference in London.”

Craig Bellamy is 100/1 to win this year’s Sports Personality of the Year.

To be in the GB Olympic squad:

Beckham: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no
Giggs: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no
Joe Cole: 9/4 yes; 1/3 no
Fletcher: 6/1 yes; 1/12 no
Brunt: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no

Mens Football winner: 15/8 Brazil; 9/4 Spain; 6/1 GB; 6/1 Switzerland; 8/1 Uruguay; 12/1 Mexico; 40/1 Japan; 40/1 South Korea; 50/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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M: 07850 518 164
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4/1 Scholes, Becks, Giggs In Olympic Team And 150/1 Van Persie Minor In Arsenal Team

PAUL SCHOLES 2/1 TO MAKE GB OLYMPIC TEAM

Following confirmation that both David Beckham and Ryan Giggs have expressed an interest in being part of the GB Olympic squad, William Hill are offering odds of 8/15 that the pair will appear together in the side at any stage of the tournament.

Hills are also offering odds of 2/1 that another Manchester United oldie, Paul Scholes, will join them in the squad and play alongside them at the Olympics.

“Having Beckham , Giggs and Scholes in the team will certainly raise interest in the tournament and given the sudden glut of oldies playing in the Premier League it would appear to be a very likely scenario”, said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
BECKHAM, GIGGS & SCHOLES ALL TO APPEAR IN THE SAME GB TEAM AT THE SAME TIME: 4/1 YES, 1/7 NO.

TO PLAY ANY PART IN TEAM GB FOOTBALL SQUAD
David Beckham: 1/8 Yes, 9/2 No.
Ryan Giggs: 2/5 Yes, 7/4 No.
Paul Scholes: 2/1 Yes, 4/11 No.

William Hill OFFER 250/1 ABOUT ROBIN VAN PERSIE’S SON SHAQUEEL PLAYING FOR THE GUNNERS’ FIRST TEAM IN THE FUTURE.

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Beckham And Giggs Odds-on To Reunite In G B Olympic Dream Team

BECKHAM AND GIGGS ODDS-ON TO REUNITE IN GB OLYMPIC DREAM TEAM
Following confirmation that both David Beckham and Ryan Giggs have expressed an interest in being part of the GB Olympic squad, William Hill are offering odds of 8/15 that the pair will appear together in the side at any stage of the tournament.

“Having Beckham and Giggs in the team will certainly raise interest in the tournament and given the sudden glut of oldies playing in the Premier League it would appear to be a very likely scenario”, said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills are also offering odds of 2/1 that another Manchester United oldie, Paul Scholes, will join them in the squad and play alongside them at the Olympics.

TO PLAY ANY PART IN TEAM GB FOOTBALL SQUAD
David Beckham: 1/8 Yes, 9/2 No.
Ryan Giggs: 2/5 Yes, 7/4 No.
Paul Scholes: 2/1 Yes, 4/11 No.

BECKHAM, GIGGS & SCHOLES ALL TO APPEAR IN THE SAME GB TEAM AT THE SAME TIME: 4/1 YES, 1/7 NO.

How Many Points Will Winner Of Premier League Have?
Under 80….13/2
81 – 85……5/2
86-90……..6/4
91 or over…..2/1

CITY’S HOPES OF GOAL SCORING RECORD ON THE WANE
William Hill have lengthened their odds for Manchester City to set a new scoring record in the Premier League by netting 104 or more goals during the season and now go 6/4 from 5/6 and make them 1/2 to miss out on the record.

“The early season goal rush seems to have dried up somewhat in recent games”, said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
William Hill, who now make Man City 7/1 to remain undefeated for the remainder of the Premier League season, offer 5/6 that they will win the title with their great local rivals United as runners up. ‘Spurs’ slip up at the weekend and City beating Wigan has handed the advantage to the two Manchester clubs’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
City are now 1/2 favourites to win the title with Hills who go 5/2 United; 10 Spurs; 25 Chelsea; 80 Arsenal.
WIGAN ARE NOW 4/11 FROM 2/5 TO GO DOWN WITH Hills WHO MAKE THEM 2/1 TO STAY UP.

William Hill TITLE STRAIGHT FORECAST:
MAN CITY/MAN UTD5/6
MAN CITY/SPURS6/1
MAN UTD/MAN CITY3/1
MAN UTD/SPURS20/1
SPURS/MAN CITY20/1
SPURS/MAN UTD25/1
**City unbeaten in EPL rest of season – 7/1

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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Lampard 5/6 To Reach 100 Caps…qpr Becks Appeal Shrinking

Frank Lampard led by example as England defeated Spain and he has now targeted 100 caps for England. The midfielder, who took his tally to 90 on Saturday is 5/6 with William Hill to join the 100 club (5/6 not to).

QPR have seemingly given up in the race to sign David Beckham and William Hill have eased their odds to 8/1 (from 6/1). Paris Saint Germain are the 4/9 favourites to secure Beckham’s signature, while Tottenham are the 5/1 second favourites. Beckham is 4/7 to join up with the GB squad for the 2012 Olympics and Hills make Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey 1/8 and 1/5 respectively to feature in the Olympic squad.

“Bale and Ramsay have already appeared in the promotional photos for the launching of the GB kit and with Wales not playing in the Euros, it now seems almost impossible to imagine that they will not join up with the squad in London,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

David Beckham next club: 4/9 PSG; 5/1 Spurs; 8/1 QPR; 9/1 Anzhi; 10/1 Blackburn; 12/1 Aston Villa; 16/1 AC Milan; 33/1 Real Madrid…others on request

Frank Lampard to win 100 England Caps: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

GB Sqaud for Olympics:

Bale: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no
Ramsey: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no
Beckham: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Team Gb: Can Becks And Pearce Lead 5/1 Men To Victory?

Stuart Pearce and Hope Powell have been confirmed as the coaches of the Team GB football sides for the 2012 Olympics and William Hill offer 5/6 that no non-English players line up in Stuart Pearce’s first match in charge. 4/1 is offered for one to take to the field while it is 5/1 for four or more to do so. David Beckham has already announced his desire to play in the Olympics and he is 4/7 to be called into the squad. He is 7/4 to start the first match and 7/2 to score at any point during the tournament.

William Hill offer 5/1 that Stuart Pearce leads the men to glory in London while Hope Powell is 8/1 to do the same for the women.

“Having named their coaches, the hard work begins in earnest and the odds suggest that both sides will need to be at their very best to grab gold in London,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Beckham to be in the GB 2012 Olympic squad: 4/7
Beckham to captain the GB Olympic team in the opening match: 7/4
Beckham to score for the GB Olympic team during the Olympics 2012 (penalty shoot outs do not count): 7/2

How many non-English players will start Team GB’s first Olympic Game: 5/6 none; 4/1 one; 5/1 two; 6/1 three; 5/1 four or more

5/1 Men’s side to win gold (5/1 silver, 5/1 bronze)
8/1 Women’s side to win gold (6/1 silver, 5/1 bronze)

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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Goldenballs’ Golden Dream Could Spark Move To Paris

David Beckham helped the LA Galaxy to the MLS play-offs but William Hill think that he will leave when his contract runs out at the end of November. He is 2/7 to not sign a new contract at Los Angeles and Hills think that he could be on his way to PSG, with the French giants offered at 4/7 to be Beckham’s next club.

Beckham has stipulated that he needs to move somewhere where he will be playing first team football in order to get into the GB national squad for London 2012. He is 4/7 to be in the squad and 7/4 to captain the team. He is 7/2 to score at the Olympics and 33/1 to manage the team.

“Becks is a very patriotic guy and would surely jump at the chance to play for the GB team at the Olympics and because of this, he will have to pick his next club very carefully as he needs to be playing first team football,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Beckham Specials:

Beckham to be in the GB 2012 Olympic squad: 4/7
Beckham to manage the Olympic team: 33/1
Beckham to captain the GB Olympic team in the opening match: 7/4
Beckham to score for the GB Olympic team during the Olympics 2012 (penalty shoot outs do not count): 7/2
Beckham to sign new contract with LA Galaxy: 5/2 yes; 2/7 no
Beckham’s next club:

Paris SG 4/7
Tottenham 7/2
QPR 7/2
Arsenal 4/1
Fulham 10/1
AC Milan 16/1
West Ham 20/1
Leicester 20/1

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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