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Mondogoal Adds Tottenham Hotspur as Latest Fantasy Football Partner | Reuters

With data provided by the world’s leading analytics company, Opta Sports, statistics are updated live, so fans can enjoy a true second screen experience as they watch their favorite matches on TV or at the stadium. For more detail go to mondogoal.com

This was followed up by the first-ever daily pay fantasy game for women’s sports with around this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, that resulted in both record traffic and scores of first-ever fantasy players coming to the site to participate.

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About Mondogoal:

Mondogoal, incorporated in the Isle of Man with business operations in Boston, Massachusetts USA, has a compelling and unique fantasy sports engagement system to enable fans to have many ways for their players to earn points.

LONDON, DOUGLAS, Isle of Man and BOSTON, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Mondogoal, one of the fastest growing global fantasy sports platform developers, today announced the addition of Tottenham Hotspuras its latest team partner. Tottenham Hotspur also has:

A global following in excess of 400 million, with strong supporter bases across the UK, the USA, China, Asia and Southern Africa, including more than 100 Official Supporters Clubs worldwide Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA) – one of the world’s leading providers of insurance services and US sportswear giants Under Armour A newly-built state-of-the-art training centre with advanced plans for a new world class stadium development that will sit at the heart of a major regeneration for North London An award winning Foundation that has created over 2 million opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes. While many sites can offer fantasy sports or even fantasy soccer, no one brings the excitement of real-time scoring, multi-league competition and large cash competitions to the global soccer audience the way Mondogoal does.

The Club has also recently agreed to a 10-year-partnership with the National Football League (NFL) that will see a minimum of two NFL games per year played at Tottenham Hotspur’s proposed new world-class stadium, due to open in 2018. In 2014-15, Mondogoal ran the largest fantasy soccer pot ever in the UK with 26 year-old Alex Haywood, from London, winning the 10,000 first place prize. Mondogoal runs contests on a daily or matchday basis for La Liga, Premier League, Serie A, Major League Soccer, Ligue 1, the FA Cup, European Championship Qualifiers and the prestigious Champions League, Europa League and World Cup.

The company has an impressive roster of investors with backgrounds at Google, eBay, Morgan Stanley, Bingham Dana & Gould, JBoss and has equity advisors who have been leaders in the eGaming space as well as in the business and digital operations of some of the world’s elite soccer clubs.

Contact:

Shergul Arshad, CEO (781) 772 2136

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“There is no doubt that fantasy football gaming is a growing engagement platform around the world, and we are proud to be able to offer this innovative opportunity to our fans through a partnership with Mondogoal,” said Aidan Mullally, Head of Business Development, Tottenham Hotspur.

Mondogoal is licensed to operate globally and is the only daily fantasy sports site available for cash play in multiple major markets around the world with specific emphasis on the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, and Brazil.

For a full set of contests and to sign-up today please visit: www.mondogoal.com.

Mondogoal is already offering major weekly cash prizes through its partners using the adoption of a new form of engagement with fans of soccer clubs not used to fantasy play. This following is growing increasingly in North America, where Tottenham Hotspur now has over 40 Official Supporters Clubs, more than any other Premier League team, and will compete in this week’s showpiece Major League Soccer All-Stars match in Denver, Colorado.

The London club joins a growing list of European giants as team partners promoting Mondogoal’s club-branded fantasy football game to its fans around the world.

“We are excited to partner with one of the leading clubs in English football, Tottenham Hotspur,” said Shergul Arshad, CEO of Mondogoal. “Tottenham’s rich tradition of playing entertaining and attacking football and the Club’s exciting plans for the future – including its partnership with the NFL and new stadium expansion means we cannot think of a better fanbase to push fantasy football to throughout the world.”

The Tottenham Hotspur version of Mondogoal will debut in time for the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season at www.mondogoal.com/spurs

Data analytics for use by consumers are compiled in real time by Perform’s Opta Sports, with points awarded for goals, assist, tackles won or lost, shots on goal, passes completed, shutouts and much more.

About Tottenham Hotspur

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has a tradition of playing an entertaining and attacking style of football. The team has achieved five top five Premier League finishes in the past six seasons and has a multi-national squad of players.

The Mondogoal platform will be promoted across Tottenham Hotspur’s popular digital channels, including a website with 1.5m unique users per month and an Official Facebook page with nearly 7 million followers, and an estimated global fanbase of over 400 million.

With Mondogoal, simply login or create an account, add funds, and every matchday there is the chance to win money by building a formidable starting 11 and competing in a Head-to-Head battle or Multi-User-Tournaments

Premier League Winners List – History of the English Premiership

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Currently 20 teams take part in the English Premier League every year, with each team playing every other team twice throughout the season and receiving 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. Here is the full list:

1992 – 1993 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Aston Villa1993 – 1994 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Blackburn1994 – 1995 – Winners – Blackburn – Runners Up – Manchester United1995 – 1996 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Newcastle1996 – 1997 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Newcastle1997 – 1998 – Winners – Arsenal – Runners Up – Manchester United1998 – 1999 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Arsenal1999 – 2000 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Arsenal2000 – 2001 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Arsenal2001 – 2002 – Winners – Arsenal – Runners Up – Liverpool2002 – 2003 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Arsenal2003 – 2004 – Winners – Arsenal – Runners Up – Chelsea2004 – 2005 – Winners – Chelsea – Runners Up – Arsenal2005 – 2006 – Winners – Chelsea – Runners Up – Manchester United2006 – 2007 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Chelsea2007 – 2008 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Chelsea2008 – 2009 – Winners – Manchester United – Runners Up – Liverpool2009 – 2010 – Winners – Chelsea – Runners Up – Manchester UnitedSo it is clear that Manchester United have completely dominated the Premier League since it began in 1992, winning it 11 times with the next best being Arsenal and Chelsea winning it 3 times each. Manchester United were the very first Premier League winners and have gone on to win the trophy a record 11 times. Prior to the Premiership League 1 was the top football division but this changed when many clubs wanted to break away from the F.A. Blackburn are definitely the surprise winners mixed in there but more of a surprise in the fact that Liverpool, a consistent top 4 team, have never won the Premiership.. As well as this the clubs that finish 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Premier League qualify for the lucrative UEFA Champions League, the teams that finish 5th, 6th and 7th qualify for the Europa League (formerly the UEFA Cup) and the bottom 3 clubs in the Premier League are relegated to the second English football division which is known as the Championship.

Premiership TrophyThe Premier League is the top division in English football and has been so since it began in 1992. The other 3 winners over the 18 years are Arsenal, Chelsea and surprisingly Blackburn Rovers. After every team has played 38 games the club with the most points wins the Premiership title, maximum prize money and gains automatic qualification for the next seasons Champions League competition.

Since the Premier League began in 1992 only 4 teams have managed to win the title despite 43 different clubs taking part at some point during the 18 Premiership seasons. and Football Leagues in order to take advantage of more lucrative sponsorship deals and T.V

Jupp Heynckes

During the 2011-2012 season, Bayern Munich had a string of second place finishes, narrowly losing to England’s Chelsea F.C. After a successful career as a football player, Heynckes went on to become one of the most skilled managers in the Bundesliga (German Football League).

His Early Career

At the relatively young age of 33, Heynckes left the football field and began his managerial career. He managed his home team, Borussia Mnchengladbach, for eight years, until 1987. in the Champions League final. His tendency to become red in the face turning tense moments on the sidelines earned him the nickname “Osram,” after a German manufacturer of lighting.

After a brief period with another team, Hannover 96, Heynckes went back to Mnchengladbach. At the time that Heynckes joined the team in 1964, Borussia was a second division team, meaning that they competed in a league below the First Bundesliga. Before winning the UEFA cup, Borussia became the first German team to play in a UEFA cup final in 1973. The Mnchengladbach Golden Years

Jupp Heynckes, born in 1945 in Mnchengladbach, Germany, was an extremely influential figure in the world of German Football Association. He stayed with Borussia for the remainder of his career as a football player, until 1978. The year after Heunckes joined, Borussia managed to make their way into the first division where they enjoyed some success.

Among Heynckes’ golden moments as manager were the 1989 and 1990 German championship wins for Bayern Munich, and the 1998 Champions League success for Spain’s Real Madrid, who had not had a Champions League win for 32 years. During his career there, he won four championships, one national cup, and one UEFA cup (the Europe-wide club championship). At the time of this writing, the club led the Bundesliga by 9 points and had advanced to the Champions League round of 16 at the top of their group. During his second stint at Mnchengladbach, the team was in its heyday, and as the top scorer in the Bundesliga during 1974 and 1975, Heynckes was in no small part responsible for the team’s success. That game was particularly disappointing for Bayern fans, since the team lost as the result of a 4-3 penalty shootout at the end of a tied game. Although it could be argued that Heynckes was a better player than a manager, his successes will be enough to secure his place in the history of German football.

Ending with Bayern Munich

Heynckes played as a striker which means he played at the front of the field and was responsible for scoring goals. As a young manager, Heynckes did not lead Borussia to the same level of success the team enjoyed when he was on the field, but the experience he gained there led to a series of successful and not so successful management posts around Europe. Additionally, Heynckes was a part of the West German national team, which won a European championship and a World Cup during his tenure.

Heynckes’ Legacy

During the 2012-2013 season, which was to be Heynckes’ final season as a football manager, Bayern Munich were off to a good start. In addition to these successes, there were some decidedly low points in Heynckes’ managerial career, including early terminations from German teams Bayern Munich and Schalke 04.

Ups and Downs

Starting in 2011, Heynckes returned to Bayern Munich for his third tenure as manager of the Bundesliga stars. He began his footballing career with the Borussia Mnchengladbach squad, called Borussia for short. That year, Heynckes’ team also yielded the Bundesliga championship to Borussia Dortmund.

Heynckes as a Manager

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For Chelsea football fans, great news, as the original website that provides you with the most comprehensive Chelsea FC News you want and need, has been experiencing record numbers due to all the crazy, wonderful goings on down at Stamford Bridge. The coverage from the best Chelsea fan blogs and the top quality international football news sites are the reasons for this.

. It is doubtful though with David Beckham seemingly an automatic choice and Craig Bellamy selected with only one overage spot left and many players vying for it, to play in a home Olympics. With all of the excitement and action happening this summer, you will want to stay up-to-date on all of the Chelsea news and updates, what with Didier Drogba departing after six extremely memorable years at the bridge and Europe’s hottest property Eden Hazard now signing from Lille, if the start of the summer is anything to go by then the rest of the summer will be incredibly exciting.

It is most unfortunate that Frank Lampard has had to withdraw from England’s Euro 2012 squad with a serious thigh strain but this may actually be a help to the blues down the road as he should be must fresher for next season by missing the Euros. Will Di Matteo land the job on a full-time basis or will Pep Guardiola be able to be convinced by Roman Abramovich to take over the reins at Chelsea as it seems everyone thinks he wants to have happen? You will be able to read the latest breaking news and reports, available on this innovative website that provides you with everything Chelsea FC related. In addition to breaking news in the regular website format, this site provides an exciting version for your mobile devices, so you can keep up to date about everything Chelsea FC. It is striving to be the ultimate source for everything Chelsea, particularly including transfer news – with the futures of many players hanging in the balance such as Solamon Kalou, Florent Malouda, Jose Bosingwa and Paulo Ferreira, ChelseaNews.com have an exceptional reputation for providing reports first that others simply do not get until much later. With their implementation of optimization for all of your mobile devices, you can take Chelsea FC News with you wherever you go. Many of the reports are the most complete, up-to-date and informative. This website provides an extremely user-friendly and clean presentation for anyone that wants to read the latest news about Chelsea. No matter what your football desires or interests are, you can stay up-to-date on everything Chelsea, including transfers, reviews, scores, news and more. That is unless of course he ends up being selected by Stuart Pearce as one of the three overage players for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the London Olympics. With the latest news stories, player moves, staff signings and much more, Chelsea news is available for every fan, anywhere, anytime and on any mobile device.

Next season Chelsea can look forward to an assault on all the major competitions including the FA Cup, Barclays English Premiership, the Carling Cup and the UEFA Champions League plus as Champions of Europe the World Super Club Cup. Be sure to stay in the know, and keep up-to-date with every bit of Chelsea news available, by visiting this exciting and extensive breaking news football website.

Roberto Di Matteo and Chelsea have taught everyone in football (and beyond) a life lesson, by defying the odds and firstly beating the supposed best team ever in Barcelona and then going into the lion’s den of Bayern Munich’s home stadium and beating them to bring home football’s greatest prize the UEFA Champions League

The Refrain ‘Oh, When the Spurs…’ With its Echoes of Glory is Increasingly Reverberating Over American Soil | Ashley Jude Collie

And newer American Spurs fans are not bandwagonning, as Karin Manwaring says: “I was looking for a Premiership club but not a traditional top-4 club. So Spurs it was, and it’s been brilliant.” Mark Gabel says, “Being a Spurs fan in the U.S. But it’s an investment that pays off in the ‘cultish’ nature of the Spurs supporter brother and sisterhood. Chirazi suggests:

A Spurs US youth team partner, Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur FC

Legend’s Night with Ossie Ardiles and LA Spurs’ Rolfe Jones

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Then I remembered the stories of on-field achievements, including: led by inspirational captain Danny Blanchflower, Spurs were the first English team to win the FA Cup and League double in the 20th century and then the first British team to win a European trophy; English football’s greatest goalscorer, Jimmy Greaves, effortlessly gliding (like Messi today) through the whole Man-U defense to help Spurs win 5-1 in 1965; Ricky Villa leaving defenders on their backsides as he scored that memorable winning goal in the 1981 FA Cup final replay. He spoke about Tottenham’s glory years in the 1960s. Already one of the best supported English teams here with over 40 supporters groups nationwide, Spurs recently signed a new commercial partnership with Fanatics, a major North American sport merchandise retailer. Oh when the Spurs go marching in.”

Tottenham’s homegrown superstar, Harry Kane, all dressed up and ready to go

My primary school teacher Mr. One day, he asked us all who our team was. Soon would come daft, brilliant Gazza and kinetic Klinsmann, and now Harry “HurriKane” Kane.

But it’s not just about all the young dudes, as there’s increasing numbers of female Spurs fans like Eliana Fu, another expat now in Las Vegas, who vividly recalls:

Ashley Jude Collie is an unabashed, lifelong supporter of all things Spurs.

Rolfe Jones, another Brit, who founded LA Spurs which has over 1,200 members, proudly remembers:

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Overall, Chirazi applauds the work THFC has done here, suggesting, “Their presentation of ‘legends’ over the years, starting with our own SF Spurs/Ossie Ardiles night, has been revolutionary, something no other club does.” While LA’s Jones adds, “The Club’s breaking down barriers. The Club also announced a “compelling and exciting partnership,” a 10-year deal with the NFL to hold a minimum of two American football matches annually at Tottenham’s new high-tech, stadium in North London. The stadium, which opens in summer 2018, promises to deliver “an unrivalled fan experience… I had to choose wisely and quickly, and I said ‘Spurs of course, Sir!’ – ‘Good Man!’ He later took us to see Spurs at the Lane on my 9th birthday. No fun! Some of the first friends I made watching games were Spurs fans. Spurs have always been what Blanchflower said, and Spurs have always stood for flair, and a sense of deep history.

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As our warrior namesake and Shakespeare’s Hotspur once declared: “O, let the hours be short/Till fields and blows and groans applaud our sport…”

Now, with the new Premier League season kicking off on August 8, and interest in English football here in America at an all-time high, thanks in great part to NBC’s multi-platform Premiership coverage, I asked several people why they’d become Tottenham fans, a club based over 5,000 miles away. He loved the beautiful game. Silcox attracted me to Spurs. We are class, we are history, we Dare to Do!

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One of the Premier League’s most fabled clubs, Tottenham Hotspur, returns to America to play the MLS All-Stars in Denver on July 29, with a portfolio of exciting news. The stuff of dreams.

Americans love to see the swashbucklers, the entertainers — America was built on such characters. I wanna be in that number. It still is. through its global coaching team.”

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Posh Spurs — Karin Manwaring and Eliana Fu at LA Spurs local, The Greyhound Bar

Steffan Chirazi, an expat Londoner who’s a founding member of SF Spurs, passionately recalls his “first” time:

I went with a Spurs-supporting Uncle, and as we walked up the stairs in the Park Lane, the wooden stands were thundering to the sounds of “Oh When The Spurs…” — it was deliciously asphyxiating! Then I saw the brilliant white shirts, and it became my friend, my passion, my therapy, my muse, and an extension of who I was. I was six when I became a Spurs supporter, and later I remember Ricky Villa scoring that brilliant individual goal at Wembley, and Glenn Hoddle running about with socks around his ankles. Golazo!

Captain courageous Dave Mackay hoists FA Cup — “Oh, when the Spurs…”

The NFL will be playing at Tottenham’s visionary new stadium in 2018

Spurs have won more FA Cups than the Steelers, Cowboys and 49ers have won NFL Super Bowl trophies. Wow! Oh do the memories, of what a day that was, live on into eternity.

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Follow THFC, LA Spurs, MLS Soccer, The Greyhound Bar, and SF Spurs on Facebook.

Spurs’ greatest goalscorer, Jimmy Greaves, with our first European trophy

As kids we played football in a field near Wembley. And as Captain Blanchflower once poetically noted, “The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish…”

Gonzo Spurs’ fan, Steffan Chirazi (c), with mates — “Everywhere we go…”

On that day of reminiscing, I could hear those echoes of glory rain down on me: “Oh when the Spurs, go marching in. I think our Club’s history and our profile today could be publicly dovetailed far more. After all, it’s us fans who are the ticking heart and vital lifeblood of any sports team.

But there are opportunities to do even more promotion and better licensee merchandising. I could literally hear the roar of the crowd on FA Cup Final day. It takes time but there must be a greater awareness of what Tottenham is, and can be, for US fans. is like being a part of a select club.” And, Phil Crippen concurs, “It’s not easy for ‘fairweather’ fans to get up at 3am to watch English football. It transcends the actual matches.”

I closed my eyes and thought about the legends who’d already graced the Lane playing football the “Tottenham way” — marvelous Mackay, acrobatic Jennings, the deadly G-men Greaves and Gilzean, exquisite Hoddle and the Argentinian wizard Ardiles. Not only is Tottenham increasing our fan base but it’s also sponsoring youth soccer programs across the U.S. The Lane has stood since 1899, and its celebrated pitch is overlooked by a bronze fighting cock, the club’s mascot.

Bring it on, because the game is afoot!

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It makes me reflect back on an assignment, when I stood outside Tottenham’s stadium, the almost mystical White Hart Lane on a quiet non-match day in 1987

Top 10 Best Football Managers In The World

Described as proud and arrogant, his fusion of artistry and authority have brought him astounding success as a manager. He has won 7 league titles and 4 domestic cups with Porto, Chelsea, Inter, and Real Madrid. Van Gaal recently guided a much belittled Dutch side to 3rd place in the 2014 World Cup before taking over as Manchester United manager.

2. Thanks for reading; I hope you enjoyed this compilation!

As a prerequisite, managers need to earn the respect of their players by leading them competently. Mircea Lucescu

This Romanian manager has managed Shakhtar Donetsk since 2004, guiding the Ukrainian team to every domestic trophy, and the 2009 UEFA Cup. He then arrived at Bayern Munich, winning the 2001 Champions League, 5 league titles and 3 domestic Cups. He was appointed Manchester City manager in the summer of 2013 and won the Premier League in his first season.

7. Shakhtar are now a formidable force in European football, reaching the quarter finals of the Champions League in 2011. Hitzfeld entered retirement after the 2014 World Cup.

1. He also won the 2003 UEFA Cup and the 2004 Champions League with Porto, and the 2010 Champions League with Inter.

Other Great Managers

Football managers captivate audiences around the world with their touchline antics. He guided Villarreal to 3rd in La Liga in 2005, and took them to the Champions League semi finals the next year. Marcello Lippi

This Italian manager led an unfancied Italian side to victory in the 2006 World Cup. It takes a special kind of individual to be both an artist and a drill sergeant. Ancelotti has also won league titles in Italy, England, and France, with Milan, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain respectively. He assembled an excellent team in all positions and favored a quick style of counter-attacking football that was quite similar to Arsenal (in their better years). Klopp’s reign ended the undisputed dominance of Bayern Munich, and established Dortmund as a major force in European football. One of his Arsenal teams went an entire season unbeaten in 2003/04. They are an unpredictable and sometimes mysterious part of the beautiful game.

Who are the best football managers?

Managing a football team requires a diverse array of talents and a substantial knowledge of the game. Wenger also won a league title and domestic cup with Monaco.

4. He transformed the fortunes of Borussia Dortmund, bringing them league titles in 2011 and 2012, and the German Cup in 2012. Pellegrini’s greatest achievements have come at Villarreal and Malaga. Otto Rehhagel

Known for his well-drilled defenses and stern approach to management, Otto Rehhagel has accomplished some of the most incredible surprises in football history. While other football analysts pile praise on Pep Guardiola, it’s clear that Pep needs to test himself at lesser clubs before his ability can be properly judged.. Another remarkable success came at Kaiserslauten where he achieved promotion to the Bundesliga before winning the title in the club’s first season in the top flight.

5. In his first season with Malaga he guided them to 4th in the league, and reached the quarter finals of the Champions League in 2013. Louis Van Gaal

Known for his attacking brand of football, Van Gaal is also a strict disciplinarian. He’s claimed domestic cups with Milan and Chelsea, as well as with Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti recently won the 2014 Champions League with Real Madrid, making him the only currently active manager to have won the tournament three times. At Barcelona and Bayern Munich he added 3 more league titles and 1 domestic cup. He was a teacher of physical education before earning invaluable coaching experience under legends, Bobby Robson and Louis Van Gaal. Jose Mourinho

Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho, is known for his well organized defenses and the physical strength of his teams. Football management requires a unique variety of skills and psychological traits. Ottmar Hitzfeld

As the greatest manager Germany has produced, Ottmar Hitzfeld is a masterful tactician who studies and renews his methods to stay at the very top of the game. Previously, he had won it twice with Milan in 2003 and 2007. He won 5 league titles, 1 domestic cup, and the 1996 Champions League with Juventus.

6. Dortmund went on a 28 match unbeaten streak in 2012, and Klopp’s side also reached the 2013 Champions League final.

8. It is not simply a matter of defensive or attacking philosophy. In 2004 he guided Greece to victory in the European Championships. With Ajax he won the 1995 Champions League, the 1992 UEFA Cup, 3 league titles and 1 domestic cup. Jrgen Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jrgen Klopp, is a rising star in the football world. The best football managers value team unity, hard work, organization, and harsh discipline. He recently managed Switzerland and was responsible for their 1-0 victory over Spain in the 2010 World Cup. His management style focuses on team strength and unity rather than individual talent and ego. During his time in the German Bundesliga, he transformed Werder Bremen into one of the biggest German clubs, and led them to 2 league titles, 2 domestic cups, and the 1992 Cup Winners Cup. Their instructions need to be communicated effectively, and they must anticipate the physical and psychological condition of their players. Incredibly, he also led AZ to the Dutch league title in 2009. Despite a lack of recent achievements, Wenger has kept Arsenal in the top group of English football for 19 years, winning 3 league titles, 6 FA Cups, and reaching the Champions League final in 2006. He was also responsible for the domination of Italian football by Juventus in the late 90′s. As well as being tactically astute, managers should be able to work individually with players to motivate and discipline them. Lucescu has won 10 league titles and 7 domestic cups during his time in Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.

9. After winning 2 league titles and 3 domestic cups with Swiss clubs, he guided Borussia Dortmund to Champions League glory in 1997 and won 2 Bundesliga titles. Honorable mentions go to Ralf Rangnick, Muricy Ramalho, Oscar Tabarez, Walter Mazzarri, Antonio Conte, and Fabio Capello. The following list of managers epitomize this character, and have translated their ability into remarkable success in the football world.

10. He has been criticized for his trust in youth, and his reluctance to bring big names to the club. He then led Villarreal to 2nd in La Liga in 2008, displacing Barcelona from the top two. He had amassed 96 points in the league that season. Many talented tacticians fail because they don’t have the authority to lead. With 15 trophies to his name, Ancelotti is one of the most decorated managers on this list.

3. Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, advocates an attacking and flowing style of football, making the club a favorite with neutral supporters. Of special importance is a manager’s ability to make intelligent substitutions during matches.

There are a number of talented managers who weren’t featured in this list. Manuel Pellegrini

Chilean manager, Manuel Pellegrini, achieved notoriety when he was sacked by Real Madrid to make way for Jose Mourinho

Spurs deserved more against Arsenal, says Pochettino | Reuters

I told him at the start of the season it might be difficult for him to be a starter but he decided to stay and he did fight,” Wenger told reporters of the 31-year-old.

Tottenham Hotspur played well and deserved more from Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to North London rivals Arsenal in the third round of the League Cup, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

“I had a point to prove because I hadn’t played for a while but I’d been working hard and it was my game (against Tottenham), but my team-mates did a great job too,” said Flamini, who made 33 appearances last season.

Flamini, who is currently in his second spell with the Gunners, said he had to prove a point after making his first start since playing in a pre-season friendly in July.

However, the hosts equalised early in the second half when Calum Chambers put the ball into his own net in the 56th minute.

“We need to prepare for City… “We deserved more.

“If they do not manage to do that it is better you let them go, but he wanted to stay.”

(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger heaped praise on holding midfielder Flamini, who was heavily linked with a move away from the club during the summer transfer window.

“He is a fighter and he is a winner as well. We created more chances, dominated the second half and you know you need to kill the game,” Pochettino, who suffered his first North London derby defeat, told the club’s website (www.tottenhamhotspur.com).

Spurs’ Harry Kane had a goal disallowed for offside and saw his acrobatic effort headed off the line in the second half as Flamini scored his second of the night for Arsenal when he volleyed home the winner in the 75th minute.

Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini opened the scoring in the 26th minute after he smashed the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

“I fought to keep him but he is at an age where you always consider what is important at that age, which is to be focused and stay in the team. we have to be strong,” Pochettino said.

“The way we played was good, but the result is most important, so we’re all disappointed.”

The Argentine is keen to move ahead from the loss and focus on their next Premier League game on Saturday against table-toppers Manchester City, who beat Sunderland in the League Cup.

Avoiding Problems While Staying In Kensington

The people offering them are colloquially referred to as touts; their prices may be astronomical and their tickets may or may not be genuine. Whether you’re looking for accommodation in London for business or leisure, the Regency offers an effortlessly elegant experience.

Even within living memory, beggars were almost entirely unknown on the streets of London, but now theyre commonplace – including in Kensington. Something to watch out for, however, is if the crew or staff pass around a hat or box for a cash collection by way of seeking tips. This practice is becoming rare but is still sometimes seen; dont pay and do report it!

Albert Hall Tickets

This also applies to tickets offered for sale (usually just outside in the surrounding areas to avoid police detection) to big events here that are officially declared ‘sold out’. This ruse is sometimes perpetrated by unscrupulous individuals or companies and is not, technically, illegal unless they formally state that there is ‘no other way to gain admittance other than to pay us for a guided tour.’ Entry to the palace (at the time of writing) does not require a formal guided tour, although you can, of course, join a professional tour if you wish.. The selling of counterfeit tickets isnt unknown, so only purchase through known and official outlets when youre staying in Kensington (your hotel can offer advice there).

Beggars

If youre staying in Kensington, a visit to this famous palace is a must. While waiting in the lines, be vigilant about pickpockets and also watch out for people offering ‘re-entry’ or ‘priority admission’ tickets for sale. With any luck you’ll never encounter any of the abovementioned issues, but it’s better to be prepared.

By: Matthew Zelinski

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Matthew Zelinski works for the London Regency Hotel, one of the top hotels in Kensington. The attractions of the borough for its many visitors are legion, including the Science and Natural History Museums, the Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and more.

Unfortunately, extensive queuing for admission is often encountered at the major Kensington museums particularly in the peak holiday months. These are usually fake and worthless.

London is one of the safer capital cities of Europe at least in places such as Kensington. Kensington Palace

Thames ferries and tours (Chelsea)

London is fabulous when viewed from the great River Thames, and such tours are ever popular and readily available. If youre staying in Kensington, this wonderful hotel embodies the true flavour of the area, with its traditional regency-style faade and superb facilities. However, large numbers of tourists gathering together is an attractive prospect in itself for the less than savoury element of society, so, if you’re visiting Kensington, be one step ahead with these handy reminders.

Queuing at the museums

Overall, the beautiful and salubrious borough of Kensington is considered safe, genteel and quite sophisticated. Official statistics show that less than one beggar in five in London is actually homeless, so when youre staying in Kensington and visiting the major sights, be cautious of approaches from people asking for money.

Late nights and quiet streets

Also, be very careful about tickets being offered for sale online for Albert Hall concerts. Avoid backstreets, parks and other such locations when theyre dark and deserted.

When youre staying in Kensington youll be in one of the most popular centres of Londons tourist industry. Even so, always use common sense if its late at night (or early in the morning) and youre leaving a restaurant, theatre or party. Be wary of false ‘guided tour’ offers that infer there is no other way (but theirs) to enter. Aggressive or persistent begging is rare and is strictly illegal so report it if encountered. This is sometimes accompanied by an explanation that they aren’t reimbursed by their employer for their commentary and humour

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Will the real Zlatan Ibrahimovic please stand up? – CNN World Sport

His skill on the ball is second to none and he consistently scores goals out of nothing. If there is one certainty about Ibrahimovic, it is that his legacy will forever be tainted by his attitude.

I wont enter into debate on whether it was the best goal of all time, because I definitely dont think it was, what I will discuss is Zlatans standing in the game and his legacy.

Long after he retires people will still be talking about how good he really could have been if he tried harder. Fans just wouldnt understand him. WOW. What do you think?

I will admit when I have watched the striker in person, I have often become infuriated with his lack of commitment and work ethic. They would want to see some huffing and puffing, and those words just dont mix with Ibracadabra.

You can criticize him all you want, but his silverware haul has been amazing throughout his career. Detractors also point to his less than spectacular goal-scoring record in the Champions League.

So who is the real Zlatan? Is it the guy who comes up with incredible goals every once in a while but struggles to produce the goods on the big occasions? Or is he simply a misunderstood genius?

The truth may be somewhere in the middle but, if forced to fall down on one side of the fence, I would go for the latter. Sometimes it seems as if he quite simply does not care. .

So where does he rank on the list of worlds top footballers? Its a tough question, but if you take the best of Zlatan, he is definitely in the top five, maybe even in the top three.

That word was on repeat in my head as I watched Zlatan Ibrahimovics spectacular bicycle kick sail past Joe Hart on Wednesday. Wow.

Dont expect him to defend and dont expect him to think of the team ahead of himself, one reason why I dont think he would ever succeed in England. But then again, that just wouldnt be Zlatan, would it?

Underachiever or genius? What do you make of the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic? (Getty Images)

Underachiever or genius? What do you make of the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic? (Getty Images)

Wow.

This guy has won titles in Sweden, Holland, Italy (with three clubs, thought his two Serie A triumphs with Juventus were later revoked) and Spain. He has scored 33 goals in 99 games, a rate of one in three, a lot worse than he has done in league play for his various clubs and for his country.

I say, when it comes to Ibrahimovic, you know you have to take the good with the bad.

That goal against England in Stockholm epitomized everything the Swedish striker stands for. It was audacious, outrageous and even a bit cheeky to boot. And he is well on his way to adding the French league title with Paris Saint-Germain.

He walks around, and stands around, a lot. He is one of those special players you have to make concessions for, much like Diego Maradona, Romario or Hristo Stoichkov