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Unpredictable midweek fixtures frustrating for fantasy managers

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With a combination of unpredictable scorelines and key personnel being ‘rested,’ the Premier League’s midweek fixtures proved to be a frustrating round for fantasy managers. David Silva, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah were among the key names rested during gameweek 14, with a number of sides scattered throughout English footballers top division also registering crucial wins. Tony Kelshaw was the …

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SportPesa’s Shaun Simmonds – Using sporting partnerships to expand into new markets

The agreement of a five-year partnership with acclaimed video game Football Manager, marked the expansion of SportPesa’s already extensive sporting sponsorship portfolio. The Kenyan sports betting operator, currently sponsors the likes of Everton, Arsenal and La Liga, partnerships that enable SportPesa to expand into new markets, whilst growing its global footprint. Shaun Simmonds, Head of Marketing for SportPesa underlined that the …

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Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling rescue fantasy managers

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Following an explosive weekend last time around, with plenty of players almost cracking the three figure barrier, SBC’s League of Legends saw more modest results this weekend. As we approach the festive period where the games come thick and fast, Manchester City strengthened their position atop the Premier League, while Arsenal and Manchester United also earned wins, with the other …

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SportPesa “thrilled” with new Football Manager partnership

Kenyan sports betting operator, SportPesa has agreed a five-year deal to become an official partner of Football Manager. As part of this innovative partnership, SportPesa will receive in-game advertising during match simulations and dual-branded content will appear on the operator’s growing social media channels. Speaking about the partnership, Shaun Simmonds Head of Marketing for SportPesa said: “We’re thrilled to finalise …

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The Betfred Story Part 2: The Bonus King

“One thing with Fred is that he gives everyone a chance, whether you’re a millionaire or whether you’re skint. He gives you a chance to win, and that’s what the man’s about – value.” – Gary Wiltshire, pundit and bookmaker Part Two of the Betfred story (see part one here) looks at how the company flourished. Before long Fred Done’s …

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Punters backing the Blues for historic campaign

Manchester City’s scintillating start to the season has left punters with renewed optimism that the Blues could be in for a memorable campaign. Pep Guardiola’s side have already booked their place in the second round of the Champions League and have cruised to an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League, whilst retaining an undefeated record. Betfair’s …

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League of Legends leader stretches gap at the top

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Another Premier League weekend has come to end, which means more movers and shakers in SBC’s League of Legends.   Gameweek ten started and finished with 1-0 victories, Manchester United defeating Spurs and Burnley going over Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle by the scoreline, in a round which saw the new fantasy football leader build on his lead at the top of …

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LeoVegas playing it safe with Canaries sleeve sponsorship

Leading online casino and sportsbook LeoVegas has launched LeoSafePlay, a new initiative designed to promote responsible gaming, and has acquired the services of Norwich City Football Club to help launch it. The club, nicknamed The Canaries due to their bright yellow strip, wore the LeoSafePlay logo on their shirt sleeve during the Carabao Cup fourth round match away to Arsenal …

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SBC’s On the Ball: The football business insight

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has got you covered. The first biweekly review tackles the continuing saga of overseas TV rights money, as well as looking at some of the winners and losers from World Cup Russia 2018 qualification. Sky Sports backlash over Amazon Man City deal …

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Manchester City the saviours for Fantasy Managers

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Premier League football returned after another international break, and it was Manchester City who lit up what was otherwise a rather tame gameweek.   Something that was reflected within SBC’s League of Legends, with a number of scores falling some way short of the lofty heights of recent weeks. Digital Fuel Marketing’s Andy Scott clearly didn’t stick to that script though, …

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