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Days Are Numbered For The Premier Leagues Pyramid Scheme

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Whilst Rooney enjoys a hefty salary increase against the backdrop of austerity cuts, the system is starting to break, at least in the UK. Is there a different way? Rise and Fall Currently the top flight of English football is organised as a "pyramid scheme", with fans at the foundation supporting the entire international organisation. Fans buy the merchandise, watch the games and attend the matches; the prices go up and the money is relentlessly funnelled to the rootless entities that run the show. Continuing massive profits depend on expanding that army of paying fans, and the amount that they pay. Players, agents, tv companies, sponsors and many others have all become rich from this process. Whilst the quality of the players and the ways we can consume football have undoubtedly increased over this period, has the football business been managed with short term profits, or with the long term security of the club and fans in mind? Many individual clubs have expanded rapidly and borrowed vast sums of money on the back of even greater potential future expansion. The bubble has now stopped growing, with attendances dropping in many grounds and a number of clubs trying to navigate troubled financial waters. Many have been left high and dry, with their financial obligations either going to send them into administration (Portsmouth) or get sold at a loss (Liverpool) to the next entrepreneur. Whatever the outcome, it's ultimately the fans that will still be there to support and, if needed, bail out the clubs. Club and community The current flow of money away from the grass roots to a handful of 'investors' does little to improve the local integration of the club into the community. Many will remain fans no matter what befalls their team, but it's more than possible that the experience of Middlesbrough FC will be repeated. Many (although not all) board rooms ignore the social value of a club as there's nothing in it for them or their shareholders, and yet there are great possible benefits to both the club and the local community if they work together. Missing these opportunities could impact on a team's fan base, as fans abandon the behemoth clubs and get back to local teams and more 'real' football. Future Paths The current level of cynicism towards the state of the game is growing and can only increase in times of economic stagnation or contraction. There are alternatives (see the ambitious plans of FC United) which in no way damage the fan's enjoyment of the game, instead they aim to bring back a sense of club ownership and involvement. Community ownership of a club is not a new idea and doesn't have to completely rule out business ownership - in Germany, for example, all football clubs are required to have at least 51% fan ownership. So what next? There are so many vested interests in maintaining the status quo that the only way the situation will change is from the actions of if the hand that feeds the clubs takes action. And that means the fans deciding which teams to support emotionally and financially. It will be interesting to see how FC United fare.

The Latest Soccer Shoes From Adizero Series

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In a world where soccer shoes have to be brighter and lighter than the previous versions, one boot silo has constantly set the bar. The adiZero series has completely changed the face of the boot to shave off as many ounces as possible. It also saw the balance of power in the boot world shift away from a market that was once dominated by any and every release that Nike put out into the world.

Although the F-series has been a long-running franchise for Adidas, the adiZero was a massive change that saw the F50 soccer shoes become the standard bearer in lightweight boots. The silo has some significant differences from tier to tier, but the differences aren't all immediately noticeable from just looking at the boot. There are already quite a few colorway releases on the market.

In the past several years, the F50 adiZero soccer shoes could be seen as the most important cleats released among the soccer shopping. The upper on the adiZero is an incredibly thin synthetic that feels amazing in your hands. The thin nature of the upper provides as close as possible a feeling to that elusive 'barefoot' feel that all boot companies strive for. The touch on the boot is absolutely amazing, definitely making you want to immediately run out and try to mimic every move you've ever seen on YouTube. The thinness of the upper definitely puts you in a position where every touch you make allows you to feel in control of where the ball goes. Lastly, there are TPU ribs running along the inside of the boot that allow the boot to hug your foot and make sure the boot feels locked in play.

Different from the previous versions with SprintFrame 2.0 in soleplate, the current F50 is supposedly a change. The only noticeable difference is a small groove on the front two studs and some slight triangular divots on the tops of each stud. The other big addition is the add-in of the miCoach slot, which is practically unnoticeable when actually wearing and using the soccer shoes on the field.

ESPN Acquires 2012 and 2016 UEFA European Football Championship Broadcast Rights

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ESPN has signed agreement with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to acquire multimedia rights agreement for the UEFA European Football Championship in both 2012 and 2016.

ESPN will be the exclusive home in the United States in all languages for UEFA EURO 2012 and UEFA EURO 2016, which will feature the top European national teams competing in one of the world's most prestigious championships.

The agreement extends ESPN's relationship with UEFA, the governing body for association football in Europe, having served as the U.S. television and digital home of the UEFA EURO 2008. ESPN earned much praise for its coverage of the 2008 event, which proved to be very popular among American audiences. More than 41 million viewers in the United States tuned into live UEFA EURO 2008 matches on ESPN networks.

UEFA EURO 2012, Friday, June 8 - Sunday, July 1, in Poland and Ukraine, will include a total of 31 matches featuring the top-16 European national teams. Four years later, the field will expand to 24 teams and 51 matches for UEFA EURO 2016 in France.

Guy-Laurent Epstein, Marketing Director of UEFA Events SA, said: "Following a very successful experience with UEFA EURO 2008, we are extremely pleased to extend our partnership for UEFA EURO with ESPN for the next two tournaments in the United States America. With interest in football growing significantly in America, ESPN will no doubt provide great visibility for UEFA's national team competitions through their promotional and programming capacity. These long-term partnerships demonstrate the strength of the EURO as a global property, and working with ESPN, we are committed to further enhancing it in the future."

UEFA EURO 2012 continues ESPN's unprecedented stretch of presenting marquee global soccer events each summer, beginning in 2006 through 2014 - three FIFA World Cup tournaments (2006, 2010, 2014), two FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments (2007, 2011), two FIFA Confederations Cups (2009, 2013) and two UEFA European Football Championships (2008, 2012).

In addition, ESPN has acquired the rights for a variety of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying matches which began in September 2010, and will continue through November 2011. Some of the matches include home fixtures by Spain, Germany, France, and Netherlands, as well as matches featuring Italy, Portugal, England, Ireland and Scotland.

Highlights:

TV AND RADIO RIGHTS

* ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to present live coverage of all matches (31 in 2012; more than 51 in 2016) in high definition. Additional coverage will include pre-match, halftime and post-match programming, news and highlights shows on match days, unlimited re-air rights across all networks and media platforms, magazine programs, and more. * ESPN Deportes - exclusive Spanish-language network for UEFA EURO 2012 and 2016 matches in the U.S. and extensive studio programming including SportsCenter, Fuera de Juego and more. * Exclusive radio rights via ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio or via a sub-license in the region.

DIGITAL MEDIA RIGHTS

* - ESPN's broadband network in 65 million homes will feature all 31 matches live in 2012 and 51 matches in 2016. Additionally, all matches will be available for replay on shortly after the completion. * ESPN Mobile TV - ESPN's wireless network will offer live coverage of all matches of the European championship. * , and - Dedicated UEFA EURO 2012 and 2016 sections featuring highlights and video news clips, reports, columns, match previews, player profiles and real-time data.

ADDITIONAL UEFA EVENTS

* and ESPN Deportes will feature the UEFA European Under-21 Championships in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 on ESPN. * UEFA European Women's Championship 2013 on and ESPN Deportes.

Scott Guglielmino, ESPN senior vice president, programming and X Games said "ESPN is committed to serving soccer fans with live coverage of the sport's top events from around the world. We are especially pleased to extend our relationship with UEFA and continue to help build the UEFA European Football Championship brand in the U.S. The successful 2008 tournament proved this is a must-see event, and our ability to deliver EURO live across our services will ensure that fans can access this unique event wherever and whenever they choose."

Various Strategies For Owner to Make a Wonderful Fantasy Football Draft

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If you are an owner and want to get success in fantasy football, then it is important to have an efficient draft strategy. Usually, there are mainly two drafting techniques used by most of the fantasy leagues in fantasy football. First style is generally include the traditional method, in this technique owner of the squad takes turn and choose team members in a prearranged category until every owner has sealed his schedule. Whereas, a second style of choosing players is auction. In the process of auction, owners of the squad are assigned a particular amount of cash, which is generally known as a salary cap, to be used for acquiring players. A holder of money is permitted to propose any participant at any point of time until and unless he scares out of money. As both the techniques are different from each other, so it is essential to keep them in mind at the time when you are making a fantasy football draft.

Followings are some tips for owner to make a wonderful draft:

1. There are many fantasy football websites allowing owners to practice on how to make a draft and most of them are not getting any money to provide this service. So if possible you should practice nicely before the actual day of drafting.

2. Always try to pick up running backs with your initial two picks because they are the stamina of you team. Running backs are the players who constantly score more points for their owners. If you have a strong player of running backs then they can really improve a chance of your team to achieve success.

3. Keep in mind that you should choose a kicker and a defense with your last two picks. 4. Do not ever exceed your limit and don't be panic by any chance. You can see in many cases that there will be a time given when participants of the similar position initiate to get drafted in fast progression. This is the main reason most of the owners will draft less player in a high round out of apprehension. Some of the owners who are exceeding their limit might fail to notice a great opportunity to draft the best quality player in a different position.

5. The owners of Fantasy football should stay away from having lots of players in their team that share the similar bye week. These tips are not the only thing to make a grate fantasy football draft but additionally there are several other sources available for those owners who are looking to make a useful fantasy football draft strategy. There are a broad variety of journals available with complete information about hundreds of players and teams. So you can go through any of these publications to get the details about participants and leagues.

Indianapolis Colts Losing Streak Keeps Increasing as Well as Their Injury List

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Week 4 ended with another loss for the Colts, this time by 24-17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in a game that shocked Monday Night Football with Eric Foster's gruesome injury.

Curtis Painter and the Indianapolis Colts were looking for their first victory of the season in their visit to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on Monday Night Football. It was the 26-year-old quarterback first career start, who was filling in for veteran Kerry Collins, and he had the pressure of preventing the Colts first 0-4 start since 1998.

With an 87 yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon in the second quarter Painter shook away the pressure and helped the Colts reach a 10-point lead, after Adam Vinatieri's 45 yard field goal in the first half. The QB's strike had just surpassed by one yard Peyton Manning's longest scoring pass, which seemed like a prelude to their first win of the season.

A response from the hosts was expected, and it came with 3:54 minutes to go in the second quarter through Josh Freeman, who at 1st and 1 went up the middle to the first points of the night for Tampa Bay.

Late in the second quarter one of the worst injuries ever seen in NFL football took place: Eric Foster's ankle suffered gruesome dislocation, when his foot was trapped underneath teammate Tyler Brayton. The injury was as severe as Foster's pain, who had to be hospitalized and undergo surgery.

At 9:43 in the third quarter a 46-yard field goal from Connor Barth evened the score to 10 apiece, but then, and for the second time in the night, Painter connected a TD pass with Garcon, this time a 59-yard one. Vinatieri got the extra point and the Colts were again up in the game 17-10.

The Buccaneers were going to appeal to Freeman's reputation as a second-half quarterback, and the 23-year-old player stepped up for the team with a shotgun pass to Preston Parker for a 13-yard TD, which tied the game at 17.

Late in the fourth quarter, on 3rd-and-6, Freeman (287 yards, 1 TD) was going to scramble up the middle to for a first down, setting the stage for the winning play: on 2nd-and-6 LeGarrette Blount ran for a 35-yard TD that condemned the Colts to a 0-4 start. It was 24-17 for Buccaneers that recovered from Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions with three victories in a row, and are now No. 1 in the NFC South Division.

Besides losing to the Buccaneers, that Colts also lost that night the already mentioned Foster, Drake Nevis with a back injury, starter Anthony Castonzo with an ankle injury and Ben Ijalana accused a knee injury.

The Colts next game will be on Sunday 9 at home versus the 1-3 Kansas City Chiefs, and Collins could be starting if he is recovered from Week 3 concussion, relegating Painter to the bench again, despite throwing for 281 yards with two TDs and no interceptions against Tampa Bay.

And the Buccaneers will be traveling to San Francisco to face the 49ers on Sunday 9, team (3-1) that is on the rise after two road victories in a row.

Enjoy Most Memorable Moment with Liverpool Football Team Matches

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Liverpool wouldn't have been performing well all this while in the Premier League but four consecutive wins that the club has witnessed in their last few matches have elevated their morale. Currently they are in the twelfth place in the point table with eleven points. Wins have motivated Brendan Rogers' squad and the former Irish footballer eyes their match against Chelsea on the Remembrance Day. The Liverpool boss is well aware of the rivalry between the two clubs as he has served under Jose Mourinho in 2004 as the manager for the blues' youth team. His good work fetched him promotion after two years and was appointed manager for the reserve team at Stamford Bridge in 2006. He continued serving the London club until he got the offer of managing the affairs of first team of Watford. Get your Liverpool football club tickets today if you want to catch this crucial fixture between the fierce rivals on Sunday.

The rivalry between the two clubs prompted during his stay there at Cobham and Rafa Benitez's reds and Mourinho's blues eyed each other as enemies while the two squads clashed in some of the crucial Champion League encounters. Roberto Di Matteo's squad has began the season impressively this year but they were beaten by Sir Alex's squad in their home while could manage only a draw against Swansea. Get your Liverpool football tickets today if you want to catch this crucial fixture over the weekend.

Liverpool boss praised the efforts of Fernando Torres, who left to join Chelsea in January 2011 and regarded his efforts as terrific. But he was quick to switch over and divert ways to Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan who has been brilliant since he joined the club. He hailed for the world class striker and called him a blessing for his camp. Rogers admitted Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar to be immensely dynamic and great technicians and considered them as threat for his team on grounds. The manager didn't forget to mention Raheem Sterling, the teenager who has been able to bag a place for himself in Roy Hodgson's England team for their friendly match against Stockholm. For Liverpool, worth mentioning has been the landmark 600th appearance of Steven Gerrard, the skipper has continued his great form this season as well in the Premier League. With Glen Johnson being completely recovered from his injury and Pepe Reina almost in the verge of return, the Irishman has many more reasons to smile.

Liverpool was established in 1892 first time and joined football league following year .after getting stabilization this club become most successive club in football club league. Liverpool club has won 11 titles continuously and make history in football league when most famous player Bill Shakly and Bob Paisley are played for this club and they have also win eight European trophies. The supporter of Liverpool club has faced two disasters first one hasley stadium distaste in 1885. The wall was felt down and most of supporter injured. Second disaster is the Hillsborough disaster where 96 supporters lost in crush against perimeter fencing.

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Top 4 Greatest Performances in World Cup History

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Over the entire World Cup History, a variety of players have made history, themselves. To retire with a World Cup is the dream of many players around the world and much at the influence of player such as these. In honor of the FIFA World Cup ready to begin, here is a list of my top four of the very greatest performances ever seen in the history of the tournament.

4. Gerd M�ller 1970, West Germany

It was 1970 when a rather young German by the name of Gerd Muller showed the World Cup and awe inspiring performance as he lead Germany to third-place.

He was able to score in two hat tricks consecutively in the Group Stage against Peru and Bulgaria and placed West Germany in the quarterfinals.

There, Muller scored the winning goal against England. This set up the semifinal match with Italy where he scored twice in extra time. Although Italy made a great comeback and pulled out a 4-3 win in what was referred to as the "Game of the Century", West Germany went on to win third place and this was largely credited to Muller.

3. S�ndor Kocsis 1954, Hungary

The World Cup in 1954 began with an injury to Hungary's forward Ferenc Puskas. This gave fellow forward Kocsis his legendary opportunity to amaze which he did with three and four goals achieved against both West Germany and South Korea.

He scored twice more in the quarterfinals against Brazil and two additional times in extra time playing Uruguay. This put Hungary in the finals. With a record total of 13 goals in the 1954 World Cup, Kocsis established a record that has yet to be beaten.

2. Pele 1958, Brazil

In the first internationally televised World Cup, Brazil was able to strut their stuff in front of the entire world as they won the World Cup, their most prominent player being that of 17 year old named Pele who slowly became noticeable throughout the Group Stage.

Pele scored the winning goal in the quarterfinal against Wales, which got Brazil into the semifinals. There, his hat trick against France got them into the World Cup playing Sweden where he continued to score two more times and Brazil won their very first World Cup.

1. Diego Maradona 1986, Argentina

Maradona began Argentina's legendary World Cup with the tying goal in a Group A match with Italy who were the defending World Champions.

After the tie in the group stage, Maradona helped Argentina proceed onto the World Cup quarterfinal which would be against England. There, he became known for the two most famous goals of all time.

"The Hand of God" was the first goal which comprised of Maradona punching the ball over keeper Peter Shilton. The second of which was considered the "Goal of the Century" where he charged through the entire English defense from midfield to all the way to the goal. Maradona scored both of Argentina's goals in a 2-1 win in the semifinal. Although he did not score in the final, he did pass the winning play and ended this World Cup with five goals and five assists.

Watch Soccer Online-Key How to View Soccer on the Internet

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Cheers to all football lovers who will do anything, absolutely anything just to watch soccer. If you want nothing but pure excitement, soccer is a very good sport for you. Even if you are just watching minor soccer tournaments or the more prestigious English Premier League you will still become one of the billions of soccer fanatics in the world. Being one of the most watched sports in the world, many simply devise ways to watch soccer online.Normally, the normal organism can fair buy the gamy tickets in enjoin to view football smoldering. It is pretty expensive in itself not mentioning the additional payments you need to shoulder like travel, food, amongst others. Alternatively, you can do a more convenient pick to simply pay for a television subscription that offers the broadcast of soccer games. However, you should have your fingers crossed if you plan on using this method of viewing because other television service providers do not broadcast live Premier soccer. Hence, if you are the soccer addict fan of one of the most popular teams like United Manchester and Liverpool then this may be a major pain. This drawback is most true if you live in far or distant territories. Another popular trend these days are the so-called fan zones wherein millions of people get to see soccer live on the big screens that are set up in strategic locations. This supply is "ticketless" compared to purchase the real overpriced tickets. With large demand for true football tickets and really slight provide, certainly this may get one of the favorite innovations in soccer telly.Although not live, you can still watch soccer online replays or highlights program to view this interesting game. Nevertheless, be forewarned of the major spoilers that you may come across before watching this type of viewing service. The worst spoiler news is to know the winners or the actual scores of a certain important game event that you are very eager to watch. The best option is still having access to live football channels. Currently, there are quite a handful of them to choose or subscribe good news is, with the rapidly improving internet connection speeds, one can already watch soccer online live. Thanks to the advancing technology we have these days, the video quality of the live streams is greatly increased while decreasing the accessibility complexity of this service. This means that it is very easy to view the games online with a simple set of instructions or maybe download a program to view high quality, watchable video streams. The downside of this service is if you have a poor internet connection or if you live in a country with poor internet networking and obsolete internet speeds of less than 1 MB. If you have a cable or broadband speed faster than this one then surely you'll have a great free viewing experience. You will have nothing but a smooth and continuous online experience of any soccer match you would like to watch. It is also important to note that the dial-up internet speeds also can deliver this service but it is only fairly viewable. Another key factor to be put into consideration is the soccer stream servers themselves. Big matches or games will surely pose a huge ordeal for their system leading to possible flaws.Nevertheless, this is not of top concern because it is already implied that whenever "big" games are streamed then more servers are used to have a guaranteed uninterrupted connection.

Wholesale Soccer Jerseys – Low Cost, Excellent Together With Wholesale Soccer Jerseys

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Severe sports fanatics would want to take hold of their own favored cycling tops through wholesale soccer jerseys shops. Merely as i am, My spouse and i frequently propose to your girlfriend my personal personal in close proximity friends in order to purchase nearly just about any football related merchandise.

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Following The Right Soccer Betting Advice Can Help You Make A Lot Of Cash

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Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. There is no country that is not under the soccer fever. On account of the increasing popularity of this sport, betting on this game has been on the rise since quiet some time. There is a reason for the popularity of soccer betting and that is the big amount of money which can be made through it. It is an interesting fact to be noted that the amount of money in the bets can go up to a few million dollars. Therefore winning becomes a very important aspect in the soccer betting system.

Bets on sports are made either for fun or for making easy fortune. You can increase the chances of winning by following the right kind of soccer betting advice. Afterall, you cannot simply depend on luck in order to win the bets. There are several other things that are to be kept in mind in order to increase the probability of winning.

1.Observation

You should take some time observing the technique and form the various teams as well as individual players. Only after being familiar with all such factors, you should place your bets on the desired team and players. You should focus on their strategies and playing methodologies. After doing this, you can place the bets and have the maximum probabilty of winning.

2.Choose the best bets

You should always go for the best bets that ensure the maximum benefit. For this, you should register yourselves with multiple bookies. This is beneficial because you can compare the different deals offered during a specific game and then choose accordingly.

3.Patience

In case of soccer betting, it is advisable that you should wait untill half time to place the bets. By half time, you can analyse the form and performance of the teams as well as the players and place a safe bet. This is considered as the safest bet. The only factor that might be a bit unfavourable is that the amount of cash on the bets after half time is considerabley decreased.

4.Experience and calculation

The more the experience, the more accurate are the calculations and hence greater chances of winning. There are simple calculations that are done prior to placing a bet. There are certain factors such as strength, stamina, performance and others that are needed in the calculation and it only gets better with experience.

Along with all this, one should not straight off jump into multiple betting. You should first start with placing individual bets and then with the passing of time and experience, you can place multiple bets. Multiple bets in the very beginning can lead to immense loss if the bet is lost. Therefore, one should gradually increase with the number of bets in order to minimize the loss ratio.