There is nothing more dangerous than a limping Gordon Greenidge, a cricket commentator once said as the legendary West Indies opening batsman took to the crease at the beginning of an over, despite clearly showing signs of being 'wounded'. Of course Greenidge proceeded to absolutely destroy the opposition (England of course), who were left wondering how bad it would have been if he had been fit!
David Moyes has been there and done it as a manager in the Premier League and has 'endured' hundreds of Premier League 'pressers', which are an obligation for clubs as part of the broadcasting deal negotiated on their behalves by the PLA. Sometimes an innocuous question can jangle a nerve, getting a taut response and other times the reporter's question is given a 'stone wall', these responses are particularly amusing in the Press room.
You can read some real garbage during the transfer window, some of it totally spurious, some with an element of truth that has been 'wanged' by the writer. Speculation regarding Hammers centre back Issa Diop has been rife since before the window opened, with several clubs 'expressing' an interest in taking the 6'4" Frenchman away from East London.
It is the transfer window and all the media hacks know it is open season to tell whoppers and get away with it, one of the least reliable sources of 'genuine news' is that bastion of (sic) honesty, the Sun! So their article relating to Michail Antonio's contract extension doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story, this is their usual modus operandi.
South Africa is considered to be quite new to the world of gambling. The act was only legalised in this part of the world in 1994, but that doesn’t mean that the population has refrained from getting involved. The country saw over two thousand casinos open their doors by the end of 1995, but that isn’t the only type of gambling that is permitted in this country. Since then, South Africa has implemented many types of gambling, so let’s look at all the ways that you can legally gamble in the country.
South African Lottery
West Ham United's interest in bringing Everton's Lucas Digne to East London has ended almost as soon as it began due to the player's 'insane' wage demands, it is believed that newly minted Newcastle made an offer that Digne's agent has set as the ball park figure for his client to agree to a move to ANY interested parties.
Injuries to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have emphasised Everton’s lack of depth in the central attacking areas and despite the threat of severe FFP penalties looming, they are dead set on strengthening their squad. To do so they must either sell players, or barter them in order to comply with FFP.
Obviously with the transfer window opened, the speculation thread mill has gone into overdrive with rumour versus counter rumour, none more so than the 'never ending story' of whether Manchester United's Jesse Lingard would return to West Ham on a permanent basis, following his incredibly successful loan spell during the second half of last season.
West Ham have confirmed they have recalled Joseph Anang from his loan spell at Stevenage, the 21-year-old goalkeeper made 18 appearances in League Two for struggling Boro this term, and now returns to the club at the request of David Moyes. Hammers have also exercised their recall clause to bring Mipo Odubeko back from his loan spell at Huddersfield early, the club has confirmed. Odubeko joined the Yorkshire side on a season-long loan deal in the summer, but featured for just 107 minutes over six appearances in the Championship.
Remember Savio Nsereko and the hype surrounding the next 'best young striker in Europe' when West Ham paid Brecsia £9 Million for the 19 year old back in 2009? Despite the massive fan fair on his arrival, he failed to settle at the club, making just one start and failing to score in any of his ten appearances. He was sold to Fiorentina for €2.7 Million, with Manuel da Costa going the other way as part of the deal for free. Hammers retained the rights to 50 percent of the player's sell-on fee, which would eventually be worth, a big fat Zilch!