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Why Manchester United and Gambling Go Together 1

Posted on January 05, 2021 by Dennis Hamming

Manchester United, one of the world’s most famous football clubs boasting more silverware than any other club in the United Kingdom and over history one of Europe’s elite teams, alongside only Barcelona FC, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Whether you love them or hate them, week in week out they capture a large amount of viewers. With their never say die attitude (well, at least over Sir Alex Fergusons’ 25 years in charge) and high tempo football it’s been a very intense and exciting roller coaster ride for us all! 

Why are slots similar to watching Manchester United?

Watching Manchester United gets the heart beating, a buzz that you may find similar to that in playing slots. They are both built on the same fundamentals. A long, sometimes controversial history. Both were created at very similar times. Manchester United were founded in 1878 and were formally known as Newton Heath L&YR Football Club. The original slot machine was made in New York by Sittman and Pitt in 1891, although very different to the slot machines you find nowadays especially to slots available in an online casino but the concept was the same. Manchester United and slots, although both dont always win, at some stage eventually they will. 

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How the Footstock Experience Differs from Those of Other Football Betting Sites 0

Posted on October 15, 2020 by Maine Richards

Football betting platforms have become popular in recent years as opposed to traditional betting, the outcome of your bet isn’t reliant on a single result. And along with the betting element, there are so many added features that make the virtual football experience appealing, immersive, and chock-full of thrills. There are three names that are currently making waves among football fans: the well-established Football Index and its newer competitors, SportStack and FootStock.

This article turns the spotlight on FootStock and what makes it different from its contemporaries. Having this information on hand should help you decide whether to join FootStock.

About FootStock

Footstock is an online football betting platform that’s headquartered in Cologne, Germany. It’s also fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. Having only been released in 2019, it’s still a fairly new player and may be less prominent than Football Index, its predecessor in the niche. In recent months, however, FootStock has gained a lot of traction, thanks in no small part to their hosting of virtual tournaments. Many football fans now look forward to these in the absence of opportunities to attend live games.

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Why Football Index Will Stay Strong in a Post-COVID-19 World 0

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Maine Richards

Over the past few months, we saw how the COVID-19 pandemic shook the foundations of our favorite sports, in turn causing unprecedented lows in just about every form of sports betting and leading many sports bettors to cash out of the game altogether. Indeed things are looking iffy—or at least on the surface level, that’s how it seems.

Considering global historical trends and how the world is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, fans better believe that football, fantasy football, football betting, and the Football Index are all destined to make a comeback, and when they do, it’s going to be a moment of enjoyment for everyone betting on their chosen players.

Here are three reasons why the Football Index, in particular, will still be on the path to steady growth:

1.  Football as a Sport and as an Industry Will Adapt

One question that’s on the minds of every football fan is this: will pro sports be able to bounce back after this pandemic?

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Benefits of Participating in Online Soccer Betting 1

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Cathy Carter

Online betting on soccer matches continues to rise in popularity with multiple football fanatics getting in the game as the years go by. In your quest to make some extra cash off betting on soccer matches, you will come across several platforms that offer or claim to offer football betting services. It is important to note that several fraudulent sites claim to offer these betting services but are just waiting to pounce on unsuspecting bettors. Therefore, it is important to do some background research before registering with a given betting company to ensure that you don’t get duped into losing your hard-earned cash. Thanks to online betting, you can now participate in gambling via various devices such as your smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. Thanks to professional tipsters and various betting forums, you can now get useful information that can facilitate the placement of winning wagers. Discussed below are some of the key benefits of participating in online soccer betting:

Transparency and Legitimacy

Upon choosing a legitimate betting site, online gambling offers a lot of security in terms of the safety of the capital that you deposit in your account. If you have access to good tipsters, you won’t have to even do your research thereby giving you peace of mind. Therefore, it is important to invest a lot of effort into finding the right betting platform that offers football online betting. Such platforms usually come with simple, intuitive, and easy to use features that go a long way in improving your gambling experience. It is also important to note that online football gambling is legal in almost every country so you shouldn’t be held back by the fear of legal repercussions for your participation. 

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Top Benefits of Playing Football 2

Posted on August 06, 2020 by Cathy Carter

If you have never experienced playing football (soccer) before, you should give it a try. It is a fun sport that anyone can play anywhere. Moreover, it doesn’t cost much to play. This ease of accessibility makes it one of the most popular games around the world. Indeed, there are many benefits to playing football. As such, here are some of its advantages that you need to know now:

Camaraderie

The friendships built in football is nothing compared to other sports. Due to the dozens of players who work toward a common goal, the bond that the players develop with each other is priceless. For children, this benefit is lifelong. With this, they can appreciate the importance of having close relationships with each other. This will also build the concept of trust and doing your part in the team. Playing football is fun just like playing bandarqq.

Develop Aerobic Capacity

Running for around 90 minutes will demand a high level of stamina. This is the reason why football players must have a great aerobic capacity to help them transition from walking, sprinting, and recovery.

Indeed, regularly participating in football will increase longevity. This can reduce one’s susceptibility to diabetes, osteoporosis, heart problems, and other chronic diseases. Furthermore, football can also foster weight loss. It can burn around 600 calories per hour when one plays football. Football players may lose 15 to 20 pounds in one game only. Playing football is enjoyable just like playing bandarqq.

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The Battle to Squeeze into the Championship Play-off Positions 0

Posted on July 09, 2020 by Simon Cromie

The Championship is a notoriously competitive league, and it seems as though every season there is an extremely closely fought race to edge into the last couple of play-off places. Of course, the play-offs offer a chance to earn promotion for teams who have perhaps not excelled in the same way as those who finish in first and second place. In fact, on more occasions than you might expect, the team that finishes sixth in the table has gone on to be promoted after winning the play-offs.

That is why the scramble to finish in those coveted play-off spots is so intense. At the moment, there are five teams battling it out to finish sixth, with Cardiff City occupying the position at the time of writing. Below them, the likes of Derby County, Swansea City, Millwall and Preston North End are all in with a shout, and so the climax of the Championship season looks set to be an exciting one, with the Championship odds ever so tight.

Cardiff have been a formidable outfit since Neil Harris came into the club, having left his job at Millwall earlier in the season. They have the experience of winning promotion in the 2017-18 season, albeit via automatic promotion rather than advancing through the play-offs. Harris has brought a bit of extra bite to a Cardiff side that had begun to stagnate somewhat, and if he could achieve promotion straight back to the Premier League, it would be a fine managerial achievement.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Matt Snell: Super Bowl Hero
      December 24, 2020 | 4:06 pm
      Matt Snell

      The Vintage Sports Then and Now Athlete of the Month was the key weapon behind the most important upset in pro football history.

      While Joe Namath was the face of the 1968 New York Jets and Super Bowl III, Matt Snell was the backbone of the New York offense and primary weapon during the shocking victory.

      In many ways, the foundation for the 1968 championship squad started to be built in the 1964 AFL Draft when the Jets selected Snell, a star at Ohio State, with the third pick in the first round. Occurring at the height of the AFL-NFL player war, Snell was also drafted by the New York Giants in the 4th round of the NFL Draft (49th overall pick).

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