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I have watched football all my life and would probably say I have an unhealthy obsession with the game and like all fans I have my own ideas of how to improve it. My main bugbear though is the linesman/referees assistant.

In the top flight in countries like England, Italy and Spain where money is available for it why do we only have two linesmen? Surely it makes sense to have four? Then they can make better judgements on calls on whether the ball crossed the line or not. Also it should increase the likelihood of an attacker getting the benefit of the doubt in offside calls if players are only given offside when both linesmen raise their flags.

But the main reason I have for pushing for four linesmen is because a referee needs their help. The four linesman could then pick up on shirt pulling, elbows and other goings on that goes on out of view of the referee.

What annoys me the most is the blatant body checks and shirt pulls that go on out of view of the referee to stop a player making a run in behind a defender. I do get sick of the media telling me that seeing players sent off spoils the game when to my mind what spoils the game are the cynical so-called ‘clever’ fouls that stop an attacker in full flow for very little punishment.

Plus I believe that if players got harsher punishment for those sort of fouls they would be a lot less likely to commit them in the first place. I do not believe they would lead to more bookings and red cards overall, just a lowering of cynical fouls.

After all they said the outlawing of the tackle from behind would lead to most games ending with at least one player being sent off but as we have seen all that has happened is that the players have altered their game to compensate for the rule changes.

The other thing, is that a linesman will then always be on the right side of the pitch – unlike now where players can get away with taking corners out of the quadrant etc because the linesman is on the other side of the pitch.

Apart from little modifications like this though I personally feel football has no need to change. Certainly I would hate to see the referee losing the power he currently has as while it might reduce the potential for corruption it would also lose the talking points that the ref provides by making human errors.

Lets face it we all want to talk about the referee not giving or giving a crucial penalty, missing a foul etc which gives us an easy excuse for our team losing rather than admitting it wasn’t good enough to beat the opposition.

After all who does not believe that their team is the greatest team there is? We all know that at every level, the fans chant that their team is the greatest the world has seen even though we know it isn’t true, we still believe it.

Having said that it would be an improvement if the match officials, a representative of the two clubs that have just played, and an independent official all sat down after a match and went through the match video checking their decisions. The club officials could then query decisions that the clubs disagreed with and retrospective punishments or reprieves could be handed out by the match referee.

Desperate Housewives, a show on the ABC network in the USA is definitely a woman centric show and has been running for the past six seasons with a seventh season in the pipe line. This show critically is seen to be a portrayal of the gender roles that women play in today’s society and their relations with the men of their house and how mindsets change and it can get sour at times.

This is a show which therefore acts as a perfect representation of gender roles among women. This is very important as it gives women a new alternative of how they would want to be and who they can consider as their role models. Rather then having just one model to follow, through its entire journey, Desperate Housewives has given a varying view of gender roles in today’s day and age.

All the wives in the show are basically stay at home mothers but they are seen to all be having their own lives and aspirations and their obligations to their families. While Bree wants to be a housewife and spends her time teaching others to be good cooks and wives, but Gabby was a model and has a hard time being bogged down and fights it out. This is in stark contrast to Lynette which was a business woman but now is caught in the throws of married life which comes to a head in the sixth season where she finds herself struggle to cope up with the loss of her child and her strained relation with her husband.

Furthermore it can also be seen as a kind of representation of the sexual liberation of women which was not seen in other television programs.

Hence one can easily however argue that this is a portrayal of the greater stereotypes in society which plagues the human population today. This is one thing portrayed to a great effect in the latest season of this show where they bring in Robin the ex-stripper onto Wisteria lane and exploring a possibility of a possible Lesbian relationship between the newest entrants Robin and Katherine.

An effective soccer coach must not only have an in-depth knowledge in everything about soccer. He must also possess special characteristics that will help him become a great coach and produce a winning soccer team. A successful soccer team does not just rely on the physical and technical requirements, but usually more than those. The soccer coach must develop skills to fulfill them.

Here are 10 typical features that every soccer coaches must have.

1. Good Role Model

Every soccer team needs a coach that is a good role model. You have to understand that they need someone worth imitating. Check yourself if you are willing to be your soccer team’s role model. Put in mind that you are going to be their servant-leader and they are relying their success on you. You would be teaching them positive attitudes to win a game. It would be a shame if you teach something you don’t actually apply to yourself.

2. Admirable Appearance

Being a good soccer coach, you must never overlook the importance of appearance. Make sure you look neat and tidy. Cleanliness could add up to your professional look and this will help you gain trust and respect of the team. Remember that you will be the players’ role model, their soccer coach.

3. Be Punctual

Always be early to arrive in the soccer training. This way, you can manage the training set-up before the players arrive. It will also help you to not waste your time and can focus on the training objectives by starting on time during the sessions. If you will be late, there will be big chances that the soccer players will get bored easily, or even be impatient because you are not being professional.

4. Good teacher

An effective soccer coach is a good teacher. Part of your duty is to teach them everything about soccer especially the basics like passing, dribbling, shooting and tackling. You have to make it sure that your soccer team is learning and growing their skills. Always remember to give clear and correct instructions during the training sessions. You can’t coach the soccer players who don’t have any knowledge about the do’s and don’ts in soccer. In teaching soccer skills, demonstrating the drills is better than oral instructions.

5. Friendly

Establish a good player-coach relationship with your soccer team by being friendly to them. You must understand their personalities by knowing their personal lifestyles and interests. This way, you could analyze their varied emotional and mental characteristics and develop strategies that could motivate them more accordingly. But be reminded, you can get personal but stay professional.

6. Good Listener

It is important to constantly seek the soccer team’s involvement, and one way of this is by asking their views after every game. As the soccer coach, you must be a good listener because every person has his own brilliant ideas to share. Always encourage them to speak out and take what they say into consideration. Make notes if necessary, and include some recommendations in your soccer session plan.

7. Good Communicator

It is important that a soccer coach knows the importance of communication. This includes recognizing the players’ performances and achievements. Encourage them to do better and praise them for a game well done. Be conscious with using your words because a coach’s words are powerful and will bring a big impact to the team.

8. Development

Each soccer player’s development is essential. As their coach and role model, you must not only teach them soccer basic skills, but also social skills like discipline, patience, determination, and teamwork. Always put as one of your goals the development of the team players.

9. Team Motivator

Always develop activities in the soccer training session that will help motivate each soccer player to do better every game. Don’t forget to remind them their goals and missions on why they wanted to learn soccer and create a winning team. Words of encouragement and ways for development are very useful.

10. Goal-Centered

Whatever may happen, always look unto your soccer team’s goal – Why you are working so hard, why the soccer players are determined to learn and follow every instructions, why their parents keep on supporting your team. You are all doing your best to reach that common goal. An effective soccer coach knows how to picture out that goal to the players’ minds.

If you can apply these 10 Soccer Coach must-have’s, then you will be the soccer players’ favorite coach ever. Always remember to give them the chance to achieve their full potentials. Soccer is one great enjoyable game in the world, make sure you put that in their minds.

Choosing the best endzone camera for your team might not be quite as straight forward as you may have thought. You could go straight for one of the well-known makes, such as Hi-Pod or Endzone Video Systems, simply because you know that other teams use those models with systems like Hudl.

However, jumping straight in and buying an end zone camera based solely on the fact that you know the name won’t guarantee that you get the best video camera tower for the best price. So, before you spend your team’s money on an end zone camera tower to use with Hudl, check out these important features that you should look at before you buy.

Software options

Before we get on to how to shop for an endzone camera, you might be asking the question; what is Hudl? Hudl is one of the best known video coaching software systems on the market and the company provides software, such as Hudl Football and Hudl Soccer, which enables coaches to analyze and share video footage of games and practice sessions. Hudl is not the only company in this market, though, there is a company called Krossover, which supplies similar software, and there is also a fairly new entrant into the market called VideoChamp Sports, which has been getting some extremely good reviews.

The camera

The first thing to think about when you are buying a video camera tower is the camera itself. If you already have a good quality video camera, you will need to make sure that the camera is compatible with the endzone tower equipment. If you don’t have a camera, be sure to check the specifications of any sports video camera tower that you look at, because not all manufacturers include a camera in their package.

Innovative design features

Some of the more established suppliers have pretty much stayed with the same design for many years. It’s well worth looking at some of the new innovative designs, which include the use of carbon fiber poles, which are lightweight and very strong, and swivel-poles, which make moving the camera for one angle to another much easier.

Check the weight

The weight of the various models of endzone camera systems can vary quite considerably, so check how much the whole unit weighs and how easily it can be packed away and carried. As a guide; 50 pounds is probably about the maximum weight that you would want to go with.

Look the battery charging options

Look at the battery life of both the viewing monitor and the cameras, and look what the battery charging options are. Some of the newer, more innovative designs of endzone cameras and remote control cameras have solar battery packs included, which can be great for using in long practice sessions when you can’t get to a power outlet.

Look at the quality of the viewing monitor

The quality of the viewing monitor is also an important consideration when you are shopping for the best endzone camera. You will get the best viewing results from a high-resolution LCD monitor that is at least 7 inches square.

Stability

For good picture quality, and for safety, you need to make sure that a video camera tower is going to stable and that it can be securely anchored to the ground. Look for systems that have independently adjustable legs, so that it can be set up level on uneven ground, and it should also have a full range of anchoring equipment, including straight stakes, spiral stakes, anchor-bags, and spike pegs.

Check the accessories list

When you are comparing the different models of endzone video camera tower systems, make sure that you are comparing like for like. Some suppliers don’t include anywhere near the same number of accessories with their tower units as others do. When you are looking at the price of video camera towers, be sure that you know what is included in the package and what you will need to purchase separately.

I don’t really remember when I first became aware of football as a kid. It was just always there. Every scrap of wasteland was a pitch, every battered can a ball. WBA, Wolves and Villa graffiti was daubed on every pub car park wall and slashed into most of the red leather bus seats of the Midland Red fleet. In the Black Country, the heavily industrialised core of the West Midlands, football is totally tribal.

West Bromwich Albion were formed in 1880, one of the founder clubs of the first ever Football League, starting as the West Bromwich Strollers in 1878 formed by a dedicated group of manufacturing workers at the Salter Spring Works in West Bromwich. The club roots are therefore firmly knotted into the industrial heritage of the area and in its early years, workers from nearby heavy industry would flood through the turnstiles of the Hawthorns, their heavy industrial protective clothing giving rise to “the Baggies” tag which has been long used to refer to the club as well as the fans.

For me, football dominated childhood Saturdays during the season and talk was always of Albion. Legendary names like Jeff Astle and Ronnie Allen were as familiar as any other in the streets where I grew up. Our road was an ‘Albion road’ and all the scarves were navy and white. On home game Saturdays, garage doors would rise in unison and Ford Cortinas and Escorts would be reversed in formation before the mass driving over to West Bromwich to the ground we Albion fans now call “The Shrine.” Even to this day, 30 odd years later, the sight of those Hawthorns’ floodlights still send a shiver down my spine, sending me hurtling back to the days when the team ran out to the old reggae tune ‘The Liquidator’ by the Harry J Allstars and Bryan Robson wore the Captain’s no 7 shirt.

West Brom in the veins. That’s how it always been. The emotional attachment you feel to your local football club especially when its been handed down the family line is hard to explain to non-fans, but you can never walk away and my God at times you want to run. Supporting “The Baggies” is not for the lily-livered. You have to be stoical, very stoical.

Albion are as big a part of my family as any of us. Dad and Grandad were big Albion fans and this was passed to me and my brother like the family name via striped DNA. At games today, I often think about Dad, back in the 50s, sat on the railway sleepers that were wedged into the bank that is now the Birmingham “Brummie” Road End watching his beloved Throstles after leaving his bike down “someone’s entry” close to the ground. And then there’s my much beloved Grandad, Daniel Nock, long gone, who stood opposite where I sit now, in flat cap and rainmac, cigar in hand at the Hawthorns of the 60s when Albion flew high, winning the League Cup in ’66 and the FA Cup in ’68. The ground gives me the strangest feeling of being ‘at home’ it sounds corny but its true. For me, there is something very special about that place and I know that essential feeling won’t fade.

When I was growing up, football was everything and everywhere. Saturday afternoons were spent at my Nan and Grandad’s in Blackheath. Nan and I would listen to the match on the radio, waiting for Dad, Grandad, my brother and champion onion growing twin neighbours Ernie and Ivan, to return from the match. If we won, and in the late 70s this was more often than not, Grandad would come charging through the back door armed with chips and tales of my childhood hero Cyrille Regis and total Albion legend Tony ‘Bomber’ Brown. These were the days when I was told I was too young to go and Dad forbid it absolutely. I therefore had to rely on my brother’s tales of his experiences of the Smethwick End stand. Stories which I held in awe, tales of the crush of the terraces and the sporadic violence that by then was rising in the English game, of bricks and coins being thrown across thinly segregated fans.

In the late 1970s, West Brom were quite the golden team and this was a great time to be a fan, a welcome distraction for many from the pains of a severe economic depression that was hitting the Black Country hard, with the old steel and manufacturing industries that had propped up our communities for a century or more, beginning to falter and break down. Football took on an even stronger role for local people needing a focus and an escape.

In 1979, WBA finished third in the Old Division 1 and qualified for European football. This was the flair team still feted by fans today and only in the last two seasons have we seen (with some joy) an Albion side rise to anywhere near their level. Albion then fielded three black players in the same team, something that was then totally unknown in English football – Cyrille Regis, Brendon Batson and the wonderfully gifted, sadly late, Laurie Cunningham. These incredibly talented footballers became known to fans as ‘The Three Degrees’ and acted as pioneers of black players in football, inspiring a generation.

Cyrille was and still is a tower of a man and is still hugely loved and admired by Albion fans. A superbly strong, powerful player, he was to become for many the true benchmark of everything a centre forward should be. Brave, big, fast and the scorer of some absolute thumping belters from distance and beyond. He didn’t get knocked down very often. In late 2011, I was lucky enough to meet Cyrille while he was collecting for charity outside the Hawthorns before a home game. It was wonderful to tell him he was my Albion hero and I nervously but proudly showed him the back of my shirt as proof, emblazoned as it was with ‘Regis 9″. He seemed very surprised to see a fan with his name emblazoned on a recent home shirt and was as gracious as I’d always imagined him to be. It was a great moment for that WBA loving kid that’s still very much me.

Players like Regis, Batson and Cunningham had to face down hideous racism just to do what they did best, week in, week out. There is a much viewed video of West Brom’s famous 1978, 5-3 victory over Man Utd at Old Trafford on You Tube. In the footage, you can clearly hear Laurie Cunningham in particular, being booed repeatedly by the Man Utd fans. It is undoubtedly due to the colour of his skin and unusually for the times is even mentioned by commentator Gerald Sinstadt who makes reference to the “repeated booing of the black players’. The skill shown by Cunningham as he cuts through the United’s midfield is breathtaking. He simply carries on regardless and is described by Sinstadt as “booed but unperturbed”, showing what a truly skilful and wonderful football player he was. All three of these players responded to racism in this way and let their football make their response to the ignorance and the mindless chants. To me and hordes of other fans, ‘the Three Degrees’ made our club that bit more special and we took them to our hearts.

In terms of the Albion story, the years that followed on from the success of the late 1970s were mixed and difficult for Baggies fans. My first ever league game was West Brom v Liverpool in February 1981. We won that game 2-0 against the then league champions with a Bryan Robson miraculous back heeled goal. I guess as a kid, I thought this was always how it was going to be. It didn’t work out quite like that. I had to wait thirty more years to sit and watch my club do something truly special, when I was lucky enough to watch Albion beat Arsenal at the Emirates in a Premier League game in September 2010. But it was worth the wait. It was a joy to hear Albion fans on the phone to their loved ones after the game shouting “I feel like we’ve won the Cup!”… other young fans in their 20s proudly proclaimed on Facebook “This is the best day of my life!” It seems ridiculous but I know what they mean. That day in 1981 in the old Rainbow Stand with my Dad with his packet soup packed tartan flask and mini pork pies was one of mine and I’ll never forget it.

In 1992, I persuaded my Dad to come with me to go and see the Albion together for the first time in years. By then they we were languishing in what was the old Division 3. The Hawthorns was tatty and attendance was poor. We were playing Leyton Orient and the performance was lack lustre to say the least. I remember feeling gutted to see the club on its knees after what we had been and I know it was even harder on my Dad who’d see the joyous days of Jeff Astle. But, I was still heartened by the singing of the Brummie Rd and Smethwick End stands and the fact that the hardcore of supporters had stuck with the club. At half time, I went and touched the grass of the Hawthorns pitch, no one seemed to care that I jumped the barrier. It wasn’t the wonderful flair football I’d watched Albion play as a kid but at least we’d scraped a draw. There were many ups and downs to follow – too many to catalogue here – as Albion were to be crowned the classic ‘yo yo’ club – with successive promotions and relegations stressing the hell out of Albion fans for season upon season.

I met one of Albion’s promotion winning bosses, Roberto di Matteo, at Wembley in August 2010. Albion had seen promotion back to the Premier League under Di Matteo during the 2009-2010 Championship season. My friend approached Di Matteo and brought him over to have a photograph with me ‘for my Dad’ as she told him. I remember greeting him mumbling something about being a West Brom fan, probably with the kind of face a Chilean miner might look at his rescuer. God knows what he thought but he obliged with good humoured grace, guess I was remembering that cold, dark day in November 1992 and being ever so grateful for what he and others like Ardilles and Megson and Roy Hodgson after him had brought back to our club.

In 2010, my annual WBA membership renewal came through with a promo leaflet from the club emblazoned with a picture of the Hawthorns and Jeff Astle and had the words, “You were born a Baggie and you’ve been part of the team ever since” written across it. At first I thought it was a bit cheesy then I was surprised that it brought half a tear to the eye, because it’s true enough. It is about belonging and this is what the local football clubs we love do for us.

The club I was ‘born’ into has sometimes been the bain of my life but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Blue and white striped veins, or “Albion ‘til I die”, that’s just the way it is.

I hope to God the days of 1992 are banished for ever, but if they came back I know I’ll still love the club and always will. But I’d moan and we do like a good moan when we get going. That’s why we’ll keep singing Psalm 23 whatever the score – you never know when you are going to need some help to get to those green pastures and quiet waters. To this day, I’ll never tire of hearing thousands sing ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’ in Black Country accents. It can be no coincidence that this is Albion’s football ‘hymn’ and you’ll hear it sung by fans at every match. If ever there was a hymn for the need for faith when you are facing the dark nights of the soul then this is it and my God there’s been a lot of those for us Albion fans. 3-0 up at half time, think you’re safe? Think again. Its what we call “typical bloody Albion” but try and make us stay away – we can’t. We are Albion.

The key to winning a wager is to lay the wager correctly. In order to do this, there is a lot you need to keep track of; for example you need to be aware of the positions of the various teams in the points table, the leading players, their current form, goal difference, and most importantly how and why the odds fluctuate in a given competition. It can get tough for the average working Joe to keep track of every little factor that can potentially decide whether you hit jackpot or get disappointed. Most people are recreational punters; even the serious bettors do so because of the pleasure that the activity provides.

Granted, winning is a big high but if preparing for a win is like you were going to give an entrance exam, then it can be a bit of a spoiler. This is where soccer tipster services come in. Soccer tipster services are provided by online betting sites and gambling portals. You can visit these sites to gather tips on whom to bet on and whom to give a wide berth. It’s a great way to gain information on what others feel about a team or a player and the best part is that these tips are free. Of course, there are bound to be differences in opinion and the weight given by different tipsters to different teams will vary; however even this has a positive, you can gather tips and arrive at your own conclusion based on them. Over a period of time, this practice of reading tips and co-relating them to the reality of the game can develop into a useful skill that will stand you in good stead as you progress and grow as a skillful punter.

The manner in which the tips are arrived at is both objective and subjective; skilled tipsters offer their tips based on their observations and at the same time the websites use complex algorithms to arrive at a tip. These algorithms factor in various aspects such as the current form of a team, goals scored – for and against, leading players, etc. More weight is accorded to an away win as against a home win. The tremendous amount of historical data available also makes it possible to draw trends and forecast based on them by making use of statistical tools.

If you fancy yourself as a punter you too can try your hand at providing tips. Your tips will be published at an online betting site or you can even set up your own site. You could stand to make some good money, especially if you have access to insider information and you can offer insider tips. As more and more people benefit from your tips, they will frequent your website more regularly; which can lead to advertising revenue. So whether you’re a Bundesliga fan or your follow the English Premier League, you can beat the bookmaker and make the most of your bets, all you need to do is to make good use of the soccer tipster services provided online and at the same time use some of your own understanding of the game.

Marketing is, as defined by the American Marketing Association (AMA), “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large”. Companies use many different ways to promote its products or services and reach the consumers. Nowadays, some of the most common strategies that companies are using to pass knowledge of its products on to the consumer are through the use of advertisements put up in sports events, by signing the most outstanding athletes on the sport to promote their brand, and the use of advertising during the broadcast of sporting events.

Sports have a lot of fans and people who practice the sports as a hobby. Some fans attend the stadium every game to support and cheer up their teams or players in individual sports. Marketers have seen the popularity that sports have among people as an opportunity to advertise their brands and products. We can see this in events like Sony Ericsson Tennis Tournament, Spanish Soccer League BBVA Bank, and English Soccer Barclays Premier League. These companies support these events by sponsoring in exchange of the use of the company’s name on the event. This is a very good strategy because they are able to gain customer awareness; the people who attend the games will see mass advertisements of all the brands and names sponsoring the event surrounding them everywhere they go.

Another strategy that marketers use to promote their products is by contracting the most famous athletes. These athletes sign contracts for millions of dollars to use their products and give word-of-mouth to the customers; the brand or product does not necessarily need to be related to the sport. Some examples of this method of marketing are tennis player Roger Federer, some of his signings are with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Nationale Suisse Bank, and Gillette; and the two most famous soccer players of the moment Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), some of their contracts include companies such as Adidas, Nike, Armani Exchange, and Herbalife. An advantage of having star athletes promote a product is the big credibility they create in the sports fans when they see their favorite athletes promote and give testimonials about a product or brand. This method of marketing also creates consumer awareness in the fans who regularly watch their favorite sports teams and players.

Finally, another well-known strategy used by marketers is the use of advertisements on television when sporting events are being broadcasted. Thanks to the advances in communication technology, sporting events can now be broadcasted and watched worldwide. This creates a win-win situation because now sports teams are now able to reach new fans anywhere in the world and marketers are able to reach more consumers for their products by the ads presented on television with both the ads placed on the fields and courts and the ads showed on television during breaks and time-outs.

The use of sports teams and professional athletes as means of marketing and advertising products continues on the rise. Today we see different brands and products being advertised in every sport we watch. Regardless of the brand being related or unrelated to the sport, companies are able to sell their products and improve the lives of its customers through the value its products provide. On the other hand, sports not only bring passion and emotions to people; they them together in harmony and improve the quality of life of the communities where they are present.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to see Great Britain having sporting success in the Rio Olympics, following on from the benchmark set in the 2012 London Olympics. However, if we dispense with the happy clappy tone for just a moment it becomes apparent that not all will share in the compulsory joy of Britain’s Olympic success. For starters, you have to consider the huge investment made in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics and, although the National Lottery has been a major source of funding for athletes, many would argue that the 9.3bn of government funding (likely to be a lot higher in reality) could have been better spent in a country with so many economic troubles, including a national debt of 1.7 trillion pounds, yes 1.7 trillion pounds.

Moving away from the expense, let’s consider where the success has been? We’ve had great triumphs in Rio and London in cycling. In my opinion, cycling is a mode of transport rather than a sport. Is it any wonder that the British are so good at it when every day you see the next Bradley Wiggins flying down the pavement towards pedestrians and expecting them to jump out of the way. Perhaps, Sir Bradley’s mob never read their highway code, or learned the fact that cycling on the pavement is illegal, under section 72 of the Highways Act 1835.

Further medal successes have come in rowing, equestrian, shooting, hockey, diving and trampolining. Unfortunately, I fail to get overly excited about these events although I suppose they could be classed as sports in some regard. I only hope that the desperation to do well in these more obscure events isn’t an elaborate way to cover up for the woeful displays we’ve seen by the English football team over the past two decades. After all, this is the country’s national game and it shouldn’t even be conceivable that a team filled with Premier League stars earning over £200,000 a week can lose in the second round of a major tournament to Iceland, a country with a population of 332,000 people.

However, the question remains, should we all be so thrilled that people we’ve never heard of have been awarded a medal in an event we see once every four years, at best? Let’s not forget about women’s boxing either, a controversial sport at the best of times. Our success in this event is of much less surprise to me given some of the unfeminine louts we now see throwing beer cans around our City Centre’s on a Saturday night. Then, there’s the huge hype surrounding Usain Bolt which is understandable to a degree but is now becoming more tedious as we see the same inevitable results and celebrations that follow. If a British ‘Bolt’ is just around the corner, then maybe we can start to say with some kind of authority, ‘we are the best’. One things for certain, the next British sporting star is more likely to be competing on a track, or in a squared circle, than on a football field.

Sports betting has become a pastime for many and a recreation for many sports enthusiast. As football has many followers from around the globe, it has also made more exciting by betting done by enthusiasts and making guesses on who would win the game.

If you are an avid football follower and you are also into football betting, it is important to have your football betting strategy so that you can increase your chances of winning and of course, managing your risks as well. Of course, you are putting your money on the outcome of the game and for sure, you would not also want to simply lose it all.

If you are an enthusiast in sports betting, here are a few tips that might help you in placing good bets and in helping you reduce the risks and increasing your chances of winning.

– Know the teams. Have a research on the teams playing. Of course, with a good background on their past performances, training and past injuries can help you check out if they have the higher chances of winning the game over the other. This is one way of narrowing your risks in your betting and will also help you make a good choice when it comes the choice of team.

– Learn whereto put your money. In sports betting, there are different bets that you can choose from and your choice is crucial as different types of bets have different chances of winning and have varying risks as well. You can bet on the team that will win, which is called the straight bet and you can bet also on two teams winning in different games in no particular order. You can also bet on the scores of the game at halftime or after the entire game, and many other types of bets. Keep in mind that the more risks you are putting your money into, the higher winnings you can get and that should be a consideration.

– Learn to manage your money. In betting where there is no clear cut way to win, it is always important to manage your money well. Make sure to bet only on the most profitable wager type. Flat betting is also another football betting strategy that you can use to help you manage your money. This is done by betting a flat rate or same amount every game. Of course, winning on a small bet and losing on a bigger bet will still be losing for you, so flat betting can be a way to make good winnings.

These are just a few things that you can keep in mind in trying to make a football betting strategy. Keep in mind to also have fun as betting in sports is made not to earn money but to make the game more fun. Do not dwell too long on your loses and do not chase it as well. This will only lead you to more impulsive betting and may lead you to more losing as well.

For the past few years, we have seen an explosion of people choosing Dish Network over cable TV. Dish Network had such a high level of success in marketing their product and it had now become a popular household name in United States. It is no surprise that we are seeing mounting number of Dish Network satellite dish in our neighborhood.

However, despite the success of Dish Network marketing campaign, there are still a lot of confusing satellite TV shoppers wandering around Internet and looking for more consumer info on Dish Network deals. To help up on the situation, here are the answers for some common questions raised among Dish Network shoppers.

Free Dish Network deals – are they for real?

Yes, Dish Network free deals are for real. But do not misunderstand that Dish Network services are for free totally. You still need to pay for your Dish Network TV service fee monthly. What the free deal means is that you get free Dish Network satellite TV system (aka, satellite signal decoder, satellite dish, and decoder remote control).

The free Dish Network deals do come with conditions. To qualify for the free deals, you must be a first time customer for Dish Network and you must be willing to commit a one-year subscribe contracts with the Dish Network dealers.

You might wonder why credit card info is needed during ordering Dish Network since it’s a free deals.

The credit card info is needed because of Dish Network dealers need to charge $49.99 on the card as up front deposits. As it is a free deal, Dish Network will then credit back the deposit money into your first month bill thus the whole start-up process requires zero dollar from your pocket.

DirecTV or Dish Network?

Without a surprise, satellite TV shoppers are always comparing the deals offered by Dish Network and DirecTV. Interestingly, the satellite system services offered by both DirecTV and Dish Network are practically the same. Both Dish Network and DirecTV offer more than 200 program channels, integrated digital video recording (DVR) capabilities, and high definition TV (HDTV) capabilities, stunning picture and sound quality and award-winning 24-hour customer service departments. What separate these two main satellites broadcaster is that DirecTV monthly subscription fees are slightly higher but with more sports (football!) coverage; while Dish Network packages are basically cheaper and they covers more on International programming channels.

The question of Dish Network or DirecTV has no fix answer. Dish Network might be the best for some family while for others, DirecTV is the best. Our best advice is that satellite TV shoppers should get the satellite TV that suits you the best. If you are willing to pay more for the football live, go for DirecTV; If you wish to save more on your monthly budget and watch more Internation channels, get Dish Network.

Who should I order my Dish Network from?

The quality of your Dish Network deals depends highly on the dealer you take order with. Dish Network deals can be a saving bargain if you get a good dealer but in the same time it might be a nightmare if you get into a wrong dealer.

Unfortunately, with any hot product on the Internet come the scammers. As shopper, it is important to know that not all Dish Network dealer’s offers are the same. Thus review and study on more than one Dish Network dealers is necessary. Different Dish Network dealers offer totally different promotion sometimes and to assure you get the best Dish Network deals, you must get a reputable dealer.

When considering the dealer quality, things to be considered are like the dealer’s customer feedback (any bad comments?), authorization (is the dealer authorized by Dish Network?), any hidden fees (make sure price listed is net price), reliable (in business for long enough?), any customer support (live call? Online support?), any cash back policy, and so on.

It is easy to differentiate a good dealer and a bad one when you can unmask their sugar-coated promotion flyers. Some detail reviews of Dish Network dealers can be found at here: http://www.satellitetvissue.com/FreeSatelliteTV/SatelliteTVDealers.htm>

Can I get NFL coverage with Dish Network?

Yes, you can get NFL football coverage with Dish Network. For every NFL season, Dish Network broadcasts at least 231 NFL games from the pre-season, regular season and to post-season playoff games without paying extra season package subscription! Not only will you get to watch your favorite NFL teams in action, but you can also check out other great sports programming that includes your regional sports network, college football, Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball and NCAA Basketball.

Can I get adult programming with Dish Network?

Yup, adult programming is available in Dish Network service., There are currently five different types of adult programming on Dish Network broadcast: TEN (The Erotic Network), TEN Xtsy, TEN Clips, Playboy TV, and Hot Zone.

If I get Dish Network services, what are the payment methods available?

As per Dish Network stated, payment for Dish Network services can be done via one-time credit card payment or credit card auto-pay services.

One-time Credit Card Payments

You can make secure online payments using Dish Network Customer Support Center. This FREE service works with any major credit or debit card and posts to your account immediately.

You can also make payments by calling Dish Network Automated Phone System at 1-800-333-3474 and follow the voice prompts. If you have a 3900, 4900, 111, 301, 311, 322, or DVR501/508/510 receiver, you may also make a payment through Dish Home (channel 100). If services are interrupted, the services will be restored usually within 5-10 minutes once a payment is made.

Credit Card Auto-pay (CCA)

This feature deducts your monthly charges from your credit or debit card on the due date. You may choose to discontinue paper bills or continue to receive the statements (You will not need to send a payment should you choose to continue receiving these statements.). Please be sure to pay the current balance when you sign up. As CCA will take one full billing cycle to take effect, this will help prevent a late fee from being charged.