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All the facts you should know about AC Milan’s new head coach Stefano Pioli (Part 1)

It’s official announced that this summer just over a 100 days after the former got signed, Stefano Pioli has replaced Marco Giampaolo as AC Milan’s manager.

This article will give you more information about the new coach, his personality, formations and tactics, his strengths and weaknesses here belows.

A man-marking approach

When defending Pioli often opts for a man-marking approach instead of the zonal-marking approach. One thing is for certain and that is that it demands bigger responsibility from the defenders so it’s a risk although this has its ups and downs.

There is often not a team-mate there to cover the ground which you’ve just given your opponent, as if you lose your man. This puts increased pressure on his defenders who can not make any mistakes.

His formation

Between 2014-2017 during his tenures with Lazio and Inter Milan, Pioli’s favorite team deployment is a 4-2-3-1, especially when he coached the latter. However, after succeeding Paulo Sousa Pioli switched formation into an attacking 4-3-3 when he took over Fiorentina.

The two formations have been similar that he seem to prefer alternatively great crossers and two fast and technical wingers. There’s usually a complete striker which is skilled at scoring through headers and with both feet centrally between the wingers. During his Fiorentina days Giovanni Simeone occupied and in Inter Mauro Icardi played that role perfectly.

Occasionally at the back Stefano Pioli has used different variations of three. This has mainly been against two types of opponent: Firstly, lower table teams to have as many players as possible on the opponents half where Pioli’s team can play possession based. Secondly, he needs to rely on counters with those that are playing possession and ball moving based football.

Djokovic kicks off Shanghai tittle defense with win over Shapovalov

The defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated the young Canadian Denis Shapovalov, 6-3, 6-3, to extend their head-to-head series to 3-0.

On the heels of his victory in Tokyo, Djokovic picked up where he left off to cruise past Shapovalov, 6-3, 6-3 in the Shanghai second round on Wednesday, Oct 09. He now leads the young player 3-0.

Djokovic said after the match that it’s nice to be back and he felt very good to play as well as he did. He knew that Denis was a very dangerous player and if he had time and if he was feeling the ball well, it would be a tough match.

Djokovic is going for his 5th Rolex Shanghai Masters title and his 34th Masters 1000 career title while Rafael Nadal leads the all-time list with 35 tittles.

In the early goings on Wednesday, both two players went toe-to-toe before the top seed pulled away to take the first set after securing a break in the eighth game. Never threatened on his serve, Djokovic dropped just one service point en route.

Although Shapovalov got his first look at a break point in the opening of the second set, Djokovic was able to fend him off. In the fifth game, the defending champion found his opening, making good use of it to go up 3-2. Four games later, he crossed the finish line in order to claim the match in straight sets. Now he has won 12 consecutive sets in Shanghai.

On Tuesday, Djokovic joined forces with Filip Krajinovic to defeat fifth-seeded duo Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz in the doubles opening round. They will next play Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray, who triumphed over Chinese wild cards Zhe Li and Xin Gao.

For a spot in the quarterfinals, the Serbian superstar will square off against the 16th seed John Isner. It will be their first meeting this season. With a 9-2 record against Isner, all wins on hard court, Djokovic has never lost to the 34-year-old American since falling in their 2013 Cincinnati quarterfinal encounter.

Golf betting tactics that you should know

Golf is a sport with a long history and is quite expensive for many players. Like football or other sports, betting is an integral part of golf.

Sports betting or golf betting is also attractive to both the fans of each sport. Golf betting guides are a little different because of the size of the playing field and it is not uncommon to have very wide odds such as 50/1, 66/1, or even up to 100 / first.

A more interesting thing about golf betting is that this is a global sport, with many major tournaments taking place weekly.

How to bet golf

Whether many players want to bet on who will win a huge tournament next season or bet on the best player on an afternoon of competition tomorrow, the bookies are big, betting guides Golf betting always has many types of betting for you. Here are a few common types of betting in golf.

Bet on the winner of the tournament

Placing bets on players will win the whole tournament which is the longest bet in Golf sports betting and is easy to play. In big tournaments, bookmakers often make multiple odds for the top 6 golfers.

Betting match

Guidelines for betting on golf players may bet on two or three golfers scoring the lowest or highest score in the round.

Golf betting tactics

Sports betting in general and golf betting in particular are in the search for the value and reason to bet, and for Golf, there is no way to know for sure which Golf player will win because about the vast size of the golf course.

During the golden age of Tiger Wood, betting players were able to gain confidence to some extent by betting on Tiger Wood in any tournament; But right now, with the advent of potential golfers, there’s no way to know for sure which golfer will win.

But do not let this be a distraction; The bookmaker’s betting odds have, fortunately, accurately reflected this lack of stability, and for a golfer there is still potential and lots of value throughout the year.

Deontay Wilder to take on Luis Ortiz to secure his WBC heavyweight title

Deontay Wilder has announced that in November he will attend a rematch against Luis Ortiz to defend his WBC heavyweight title.

In January 2015 Wilder hold the title and last December he drew a highly-anticipated rematch on the cards with Tyson Fury.

But in November the Bronze Bomber (41-0-1) will first fight against Cuban Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will pave the way for another showdown against Tyson Fury if he beat the Cuban again.

Anthony Joshua The Brit has revealed that he prefer taking on Tyson Fury than Wilder. Andy Ruiz Jr who lost his world titles to the chubby underdog in June is about to have a rematch against The Brit.

But Joshua will target a domestic showdown with fellow former world champion Fury and maybe he can avenge his first professional defeat. Fury prevailed on a unanimous decision against Sweden boxer Otto Wallin in Nevada while he was taken to 12 rounds within his most recent fight.

In an interview to Sky Sports, referring about his ideal fight, he said that he always changed it, but right now, he had to say it would be a massive fight against Fury at Wembley who was the best of Britain. They will surely fight each other like a certain soccer team will play another soccer team.

He added that they were in the same era as well as in the same division. They had to fight each other. It would be really massive because they all are big draws in the heavyweight division. He would love to compete with every boxers, whoever Wilder, Fury or Ruiz Jr and so on. There’s so many out there so his list goes on.

2019 Best FIFA Football Awards: General Info

A reproduction of the cup for the FIFA best football player award is displayed during a press conference held at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Five-time winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Virgil van Dijk are the 3 finalists for the FIFA best male player award while the United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the female player award. The ceremony will take place at the La Scala theatre in Milan on Sep.23.

Liverpool center-back Virgil van Dijk will be the favorite, in spite of the presence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi finds himself nominated in 2 categories, with his superb chip for Barcelona FC against Real Betis back in March a contender for the Ferenc Puskas Award that was given to the best goal scored during the year.

Date: Monday, September 23rd

Time: 7:30 p.m. BST/2:30 p.m. ET

TV Info: Sky Sports Main Event

Live Stream: FIFA Facebook, FIFA YouTube, Sky Go.

Here’s a look at the nominees, according to the FIFA official website:

The Best FIFA Men’s Player:

1. Lionel Messi, Argentina/Barcelona

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal/Juventus

3. Virgil van Dijk, Netherlands/Liverpool

The Best FIFA Women’s Player:

1. Megan Rapinoe, USA/Reign FC

2. Lucy Bronze, England/Olympique Lyonnais Feminin

3. Alex Morgan, USA/Orlando Pride

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:

1. Pep Guardiola, Spain/Manchester City

2. Mauricio Pochettino, Argentina/Tottenham Hotspur

3. Jurgen Klopp, Germany/Liverpool

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:

1. Sarina Wiegman, Netherlands

2. Phil Neville, England national team

3. Jill Ellis, USA national team

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper:

1. Ederson, Brazil/Manchester City

2. Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Germany/Barcelona

3. Alisson Becker, Brazil/Liverpool

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper

1. Hedvig Lindahl, Sweden/Chelsea/VfL Wolfsburg

2. Sari van Veenendaal, Netherlands/Arsenal/Atlético Madrid

3. Christiane Endler, Chile/Paris Saint-Germain

FIFA Puskas Award:

1. Lionel Messi (Argentina): Real Betis v. FC Barcelona (17 March 2019)

2. Daniel Zsori (Hungary): Debrecen FC v Ferencvaros TC (16 February 2019)

3. Juan Fernando Quintero (Colombia): River Plate v. Racing Club (10 February 2019).

ISRAEL FOLAU COULD LOSE HIS AMERICAN FOOTBALL JOB AFTER SAYING ‘HELL AWAITS GAY PEOPLE”

Israel Folau could lose his American football job after saying ‘hell awaits’ gay people

Israel Folau, one of the top American football players in Australia and the world, could lose his job because of the controversial statements he made to the LGBT community on social media.

Folau, a member of the Council of God and a outspoken religious supporter, posted a photo on Instagram last week saying that “hell waits” for people “living in sin”, including gays, drunks and liars.

“Those who are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent,” he wrote in the caption next to the image. “Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn your back on your sin and come to Him.”

Shortly after the post was published, American football Australia and the NSW American football League announced plans to terminate their Folau contract.

The two sports bodies wrote in a Joint Statement on Thursday: “As a rule, we have explicitly stated to Israel formally and consistently that any post or comment in communal media. which society does not respect people because their sexuality will lead to disciplinary action. “

“In the absence of mandatory mitigation factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract.”

Folau met American football leaders on Friday afternoon, but American football Australia and the NSW American football League announced that their position remained “unchanged.”

Israel Folau during a Wallabies training session at Cbus Super Stadium on September 10, 2018 on Gold Coast, Australia.

On Wednesday, NSW Waratahs announced that Folau had responded to the infringement notice issued by American football Australia regarding his social media posts and requested a hearing.

“Israel made an official response today to request a Code of Conduct hearing, in case, not an unexpected result. We will now work to confirm the date of the hearing.” as soon as possible, “CEO of American football Australia, Raelene Castle, said on Wednesday. “After the date of the confirmed hearing American football Australia and the NSW American football League will not comment further on this matter until the Code of Conduct process is over.”

American football Australia said it will arrange with the American football Association (RUPA), an organization that supports professional American football players in Australia, to hold hearings.

Vettel won the Grand Prix Singapore (Part 1)

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the F1 stage for the first time in 2019, finishing first on the Marina Bay race on the evening of September 22.

Vettel achieved an hour 58 minutes 33.666 seconds, faster than runner-up – teammate Charles Leclerc – 2,641 seconds. It has been 392 days since the last time Vettel took to the top of the podium – at the Belgian race 2018. Third place in the Singapore GP belongs to Max Verstappen with 3,821 seconds behind Vettel. Mercedes drivers – Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas – ranked fourth and fifth respectively.

For the first time in Singapore GP history, two riders of a team share the first two positions. On the eve of Southeast Asia race, few people thought that Ferrari could compete with Mercedes or Red Bull. Even after the first test day on September 20, Ferrari was inferior to the two rivals. But, the Italian team has changed from the qualifying round.

Vettel tried to beat Hamilton after starting. At one point, the two cars were on equal footing, but Hamilton had the advantage of being in the inside lane, turning faster. If the first six positions are unchanged after starting, the following positions are unexpected. Carlos Sainz (McLaren) collides with Nico Hulkenberg (Renault). Both had to enter the pit immediately, in which Sainz’s rear tire was badly damaged. The Spanish rider takes up to 70 seconds in the pit.

The mutation originated when Vettel and Verstappen first entered the pit in the 20th round. Leclerc also entered the pit one round later but after leaving the pit, he was behind his teammate.

Mercedes suggested Hamilton do not need to immediately pit, just in case a safe car appears to help British drivers change tires without fear of being left by rivals. But, Hamilton’s soft tires reached the limit that the safety car had yet to appear, leaving him in the pit in round 26.

7 effective football betting tips you may not know (Part 3)

6. Please “check prices” at many dealers before placing a bet

Did you know there is a difference in the odds that dealers make for the same match? The difference can be quite a lot. So, the secret of level # 6 is not to stick with just one dealer. Make a habit of referencing many bookmakers to see where there are the best odds for your bet.

For example, I intend to go to the door under Liverpool vs Crystal Palace this weekend. Same as Crystal Palace rafter +2 (accepted 2 left), but the rate of eating varies among bookies. All of these 3 dealers are reputable, but obviously with this bet, betting in Fun88 is the most profitable.

Please create an account at some reputable bookstores, which you can refer to below. This not only helps you compare the odds, but also makes use of the dealers’ promotions.

7. Record your betting history

A job that seems to take time but your habit of recording your bet codes is really helpful. It helps you understand how much you are throwing, and can help you change the way you bet.

Create a simple Excel table to record your bet codes. The things you should record are the selected bet, the price (the rate of money), the bet amount, the result of the bet, the interest earned (if any).

After a certain period, such as a week, a half month, etc., you should summarize your betting activity. Besides the profit / loss, you can also look at which bet codes are effective, which bet codes make you lose a lot. So that there is a necessary adjustment.

This can also be considered a betting secret to succeed in the long run.

Above are some tips to help you bet football more effectively. There will never be an unbeaten formula. Otherwise, the bookies will no longer exist and we are all billionaires. However, these tips will help you limit your risk and increase your probability of winning.

Online bookie and customer service (Part 2)

Why customer service is an important criteria for assessing the bookie?

Today, one of the most important factors in attracting and keeping customers is the quality of customer service. We all know that problems can arise, but we all expect them to be handled in the right and fastest way. Because Customer Service is so important to new players, bookmakers scoring high for this service also often make the list of best bookies for newbies.

With so many online bookmakers, customers will only be loyal to the good cause. They will not need to search any other bookmakers as everything they need has been settled here. Because of the competition out there, bookmakers need excellent customer service to keep customers and build trust. Therefore, the oldest brands around tend to create great customer service – so why do they continue to be at the top of the game for a long time. If your bookmaker offers good service, you might be able to trust it, which is an important part of the bookmaker relationship.

It is much more important than the price

Obviously looking at the bookmakers offers great bonuses and the best odds and prices are really very attractive. However, in reality, customer service is more important than other factors. When you deposit money into your gaming account, you need to know that it is guaranteed to be secure and you can only do this if you choose a bookie with the best service.

Reduce the arising problems

No matter how good a bookmaker is, the problem will arise. Technology can cause problems and even simple human errors. That is inevitable. No online bookmaker can be perfect at all times. However, if it is handled quickly and professionally, these issues will not escalate, which is important. If you know someone who will handle it for you without hassle, then those issues don’t seem to be really the problem anymore.

Because you are investing your money in this bookie and you have also provided a lot of information about your finances and personalities, it is absolutely important that you know that whenever you need to discuss. There is always someone to help you solve problems and guide you even for the simplest procedures.

NCAA pushing for federal sports betting legislation

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is searching for best approaches to the expanding legal sports betting market in the United States, focusing on Washington, where 2 prominent senators are taking up the cause.

According to ESPN, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) are in the early stages of cooperating on federal sports betting legislation, which is expected to be the same to the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act introduced in December by Schumer and retired senator Orrin Hatch, but đin’t gain momentum. There is no brief timeline for the introduction for the bill of Schumer and Romney.

NCAA pushing for federal sports betting legislation

The NCAA would prefer a prohibition on collegiate sports betting be included in federal legislation. However, there are legal questions about any carve-out.

Since May 2018, when a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, legal sportsbooks have started operating in 13 states. Some additional states have also passed sports betting legislation. No state has banned betting on collegiate sports, though New Jersey, for example, doesn’t allow betting on games that involve in-state colleges such as Rutgers and Seton Hall.

Ahead of the Supreme Court decision, the NCAA president Mark Emmert suggested a prohibition on wagering on collegiate sports be included in any federal legislation. However, Starks says that any such carve-out will likely be legally challenged unless all states were prohibited from taking wagers on college sports, including states that had already done so.

The bill that was introduced by Schumer and Hatch last year didn’t include a prohibition on wagering on collegiate sports.

Meanwhile, the NCAA has ramped up efforts for student-athletes and referees, now dealing with a new landscape, where a legal sportsbook might be operating just down the street from arenas and campuses. Student-athletes have received updated educational materials while referees were given access to an instructional video to deal with sports wagering issues. The NCAA has instituted enhanced background checks for officials, too.

It also has entered into a formal partnership with an international company in order to monitor the wagering markets both domestically and internationally, as well as an ad hoc committee on sports betting has been created by the NCAA governors.