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Barry Fry charged by FA over alleged betting breaches

Barry Fry, the current Director of Football at League One side Peterborough United, has been charged by the FA for allegedly breaching betting rules. The charges relate to claims that the former chairman-manager of the Posh had placed a bet during the 2017/2018 season, an action that’s forbidden for those involved in the game. Issuing a statement, the FA outlined: “It …

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FA reveals new carding system for managerial misconduct

The English Football Association has revealed that for the upcoming season, red and yellow cards will be handed to managers for touchline misconduct. The sanctions will be enforced in the FA Cup, Football League, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy and National League, however in the Premier League managers will receive a verbal caution if the officials deem they have behaved irresponsibly. …

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Sky Bet’s away day initiative continues to reward football league fans

Sky Bet has continued its away day initiative by promising to treat the committed Bristol Rovers fans who are making the 215-mile trip to Bradford, to a free breakfast before Saturday’s game. As part of the initiative aimed at rewarding the dedication of travelling fans, Sky Bet previously offered every single Derby fan who travelled to watch their teams draw …

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Betfred brings Sky Sports to its UK high-street shops

Betfred has agreed a multi-year deal with Sky to show Sky Sports in all of its 1,360 UK high-street shops. The complete portfolio of seven Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports News HQ and Eurosport, has been available to customers in Betfred shops since 1 July. Mark Stebbings, Managing Director of Betfred Retail, said: “Exciting live sport and a great …

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Ed Martin – Sky Bet – Making the game better for Football League fans

Late last year, The Football League and its primary sponsor and partner Sky Bet agreed a new three year title sponsorship deal. Sky Bet has sponsored the League since 2013 and this latest deal will commence in August 2016, running until at least 2019. We caught up with Ed Martin, Head of Sponsorship for Sky Bet, to reflect on the …

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Sky Bet aims to extend Football League sponsorship

Following the completion of the 2014/15 league season, UK online betting operator Sky Bet will continue as title sponsor of the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2 for season 2015/16, the company’s third as title sponsor. Having been in discussions on sponsorship opportunities from 2016 onwards, the League can confirm that Sky Bet has made …

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FA launches video explaining betting ban

The FA has embarked on an education and awareness drive as its newly strengthened betting rules come into force ahead of the 2014-15 season. As from this month, players, managers, club employees and match officials are not allowed to place any bet on any football matter. This includes not just domestic matches and competitions in England but any football worldwide. …

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Rob Painter – SkyBet – On Sponsorship

With the English football season starting on the 9th of August, SBC caught up with SkyBet Marketing Director Rob Painter, to discuss football betting sponsorship. In June 2013 SkyBet became the title sponsors of the English Football league, a deal which has seen the SkyBet brand covered through multiple channels. Rob Painter has worked with some of the UK biggest brands as …

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