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Why I Love #FootballINDEX

A little known fact. I first joined FootballINDEX back in July 2016 and my first trade was a certain Paul Pogba for the princely sum of £1.41

Back then I did not really know too much about how the Index works but I managed to build a good portfolio of players and immediately fell in love with the product.

Football has always been a passion and to make money from something you love, well, what could be better?

My portfolio remained fairly modest and I’d top up here and there but not by any big amount.

It was only in early September this year that I really began trading seriously. I was reviewing my finances, my savings, my investments and, no doubt like a lot of us, was seeing that it wasn’t really growing an awful lot.

My savings, percentage wise, had barely grown at all and my ISA performance was actually down a few thousand pounds.

The FootballINDEX Twitter community were showing excellent growth on their portfolios and the ROI for some of the big boys was truly staggering (see ASP’s below!)

Decision made! My banks savings account was never going to return anything like this and my ISA and other stocks and shares based investments were looking a little too volatile and I knew that if I did my research and trusted my instincts then I could make a whole lot more on FootballINDEX.

I’ve not looked back since! I absolutely love it and that’s why I launched FootballINDEX Futures. I’d honestly recommend FootballINDEX. Adam Cole knows what he is doing, he has created something truly incredible and that’s why I call it “The Future of Football Betting” as it offers so much more to a traditional bet where it’s often game over after 90 minutes!

What have you got to lose? You can trade risk free up to £500 for 7 days so if you don’t like it they will give you your money back.

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Aaron Ramsey transfer: Odds for Arsenal midfielder’s next club revealed as Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United lead English race

Aaron Ramsey looks certain to leave Arsenal over the coming months following the break down of contract talks.

Ramsey, the Wales midfielder, had been in discussions over new terms since the summer having entered the final year of his existing deal on July 1.

Ramsey will leave Arsenal either during or at the end of his 11th season in north London

However, it was reported earlier this week that talks have collapsed with the club withdrawing their final offer; there is now NO new contract on the table.

This means Ramsey is free to leave the Emirates for nothing at the end of the season, though reports have suggested Arsenal will cash in on the midfielder, 27, in January to make a profit, however small, on him.


Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United? Potential destinations for Aaron Ramsey as midfielder looks set to leave Arsenal


He was being tracked by a number of clubs from across Europe during the summer, and the interest in Ramsey is said to have reignited amid his ongoing contract situation.

But which club is most likely to sign Ramsey? Using odds from BetVictor, we take a look at the favourites to secure the Wales star before February 2, 2019…


=12. Newcastle – 16/1

=12. Everton – 16/1

11. Crystal Palace – 14/1

=5. West Ham – 12/1

Could Ramsey link up with his former Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere at West Ham?

=5. Any Spanish Club – 12/1

=5. Any MLS Club – 12/1

=5. Any German Club – 12/1

=5. Any French Club – 12/1

=5. Any Chinese Club – 12/1


=2. Manchester United – 10/1

=2. Liverpool – 10/1

=2. Chelsea – 10/1

1. Any Italian Club – 6/1

Juventus and AC Milan want to take Ramsey to Italy

All odds correct as of September 28, 2018

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Five Euro Stars on the Rise

This is my first blog for Football Index, and here I am focusing on five genuine rising stars of the European game and what sets them apart from the rest. 1. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich) Leon Goretzka first made an impact in the Bundesliga with Schalke, with whom he spent an impressive five seasons . […]

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Manchester United transfer news: How Red Devils could line-up if Zinedine Zidane replaces Jose Mourinho and signs his four prime targets

Zinedine Zidane is reportedly ‘desperate’ to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager.

Zidane, the former Real Madrid boss, has made himself available and is already taking English lessons as pressure continues to mount on Jose Mourinho after the Red Devils’ shaky start to the season.

Zidane is being considered as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho

Should Mourinho be axed, Zidane is expecting to be contacted by United chiefs over the vacancy, and reports earlier this month claim he’s already preparing for that situation.

At the beginning of September, the Mirror claimed that the former France international has already been building a shortlist of transfer targets he would want to bring to Old Trafford.

Four players reported to be high on Zidane’s list are Edinson Cavani, the Paris Saint-Germain forward, as well as midfielders Toni Kroos of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara, and James Rodriguez – who is currently on loan at Bayern from Zidane’s former side Real.

Signing all four players would require a serious financial outlay on United’s part, but the club could agree to such a big spend to please their new manager.


But how would Zidane combine these four signings into United’s current squad to field a starting XI able to challenge at the highest level?

At the Bernabeu, Zidane showed incredible flexibility when it came to tactical systems, utilising one, two and three forward formations at various times throughout his tenure.

However, he did have a favoured approach of four defenders, four midfielders and two forwards, either lining up in a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-1-2.

The former system often saw Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio selected in the wide positions, though they played more like inside-forwards than classic wingers, while the latter system had Isco in the number 10 role, taking on the majority of Real’s attacking duties.

Zidane’s 4-4-2 was more like a 4-2-2-2 with wingers who looked to move narrow as well as to the touchline

If appointed United boss, it is expected Zidane would implement one of these two systems at Old Trafford. He would need a two-striker system to find space for both transfer target Cavani and United’s current forward Romelu Lukaku, while the midfield would have to include all of Kroos, Thiago and James Rodriguez – the trio on Zidane’s shortlist.

The 4-3-1-2 (above) seems to be the best fit for Zidane’s targets, as it would allow him to fit all three midfielders in, whilst also retaining Nemanja Matic in the holding role. For all the excellence of Real Madrid’s ball-playing midfielders, Brazil international Casemiro has been one of their most important players over the last few years in the role of destroyer. His incredible ability to break up play reduces the amount of defensive work his team-mates need to complete, thus allowing them to focus on the thing they should focus on – getting the ball forward.

Casemiro’s ability to break up play has made the Brazil international one of Real’s most valuable players

As there is no real width in the midfield or attacking zones, there is a lot of pressure on the full-backs to stretch play in the final third, and Luke Shaw, the left-back, looks perfect for this role having started the season so well. Antonio Valencia is an adequate option on the right, though it would not be a surprise to see Zidane either using Diogo Dalot or targeting an upgrade on the Old Trafford veteran should he be appointed manager to replace Mourinho.

Alternatively, Zidane could utilise the 4-4-2 (below) – though this would be a much more risky approach.

The key benefit of this system is the inclusion of another attacking player (Alexis Sanchez) to take the pressure to create play off the shoulders of the number 10 in the 4-3-1-2. You still have the number 10 (James Rodriguez), but he plays a more withdrawn role and finally has support in the final third.

However, the huge negative is just how isolated the two-man midfield would find themselves, especially without a designated destroyer selected in the starting line-up. Matic is far too slow to play in a two-man midfield, but Zidane evidently does not think a new defensive midfielder is a priority given his shortlist of targets.

The above line-up, featuring Zidane’s targets, would have the manager putting a remarkable amount of faith in Kroos and Thiago to never cheaply concede possession. If they were to lose the ball in the midfield zone, United’s opponents would have acres of space to run into as they launched an attack on David de Gea’s goal.

A double-pivot of Kroos and Thiago (above) is sure to be overrun

The main absentee from both of Zidane’s potential line-ups is Paul Pogba, and his decision to target three midfielders suggests Zidane has no desire to keep Pogba around. It is believed either one or the other, Pogba or Mourinho, will leave Old Trafford soon enough, but if Zidane comes in it could be both forced out the club.

The 4-3-1-2 appears to be the more suitable formation for Zidane to implement if chosen to replace Mourinho at Old Trafford, but it looks as if United would still be far away from winning the Premier League title – even if the club sign the four players Zidane is targeting above all others.

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Another Weekend Of Bundesliga Action To Look Forward To

Hertha Berlin versus Bayern Munich doesn’t sound like your usual top six clash, but thanks to Hertha’s amazing start to the season, that’s exactly what it’s billed as. Bayern travel to Berlin on the back of a disappointing draw with Augsburg, which saw Niko Kovac rotate many of his key players and then come undone […]

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Friday 28th September 2018

Here are today’s eligible fixtures: Bundesliga Hertha BSC v Bayern | 19:30 La Liga Rayo Vallecano v Espanyol | 20:00 Ligue 1 Saint-Etienne v Monaco | 19:45 Single Match Day Payouts Top Defender: £0.04 Top Midfielder: £0.04 Top Forward: £0.04 Star Player: £0.02 What are Match Day Rankings? Click here to find out.

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La Liga Stars To Keep An Eye On This Weekend

Heading into La Liga’s seventh match day, the Spanish top flight is yet to settle down. After a summer which included the World Cup, meaning less of a break for plenty of the division’s top talents, coming back into domestic action with all guns blazing has proven tough – especially on a consistent basis. After […]

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Ligue 1 Weekend Preview

Only seven rounds of Ligue 1 fixtures have been played, but Paris Saint-Germain already seem to have one hand on the championship trophy, having opened up an eight-point gap to their nearest rivals. While Thomas Tuchel’s side have managed to win every game so far, they have contrived to make life difficult for themselves on […]

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Juventus’ sporting director plays down speculation unsettled Manchester United star Paul Pogba could make Turin return

Juventus are not planning a move to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba is once again being linked with a move away from Old Trafford after a very public training ground row with boss Jose Mourinho earlier this week.

Pogba fell out with Mourinho during a training session on Wednesday

It began when the midfielder questioned United’s tactical approach to their 1-1 draw at home to Wolves last weekend.

But the hard feelings carried on after their shock defeat to Derby County in the Carabao Cup with Pogba and Mourinho having a heated exchange regarding Pogba’s Instagram usage during the game.

And this latest row between player and coach has led to more rumours Pogba is on his way out of the club.

Juventus and Barcelona have been heavily linked with the World Cup winner but Juventus’ sporting director put distance between the Serie A giants and Pogba.

Pogba moved to United from Juventus for £89million in August 2016

Fabio Paratici said: “He is a Manchester United player.

“As long as he remains a Manchester United player, it’s best that I don’t talk about players at other clubs.”


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Transfer news and football gossip: Arsenal to sell Ramsey in January, tycoon tipped for Chelsea takeover, West Ham make final contract offer to Rice

The transfer window may be shut but that doesn’t stop the gossip!

Here’s the latest news and rumours from Friday’s newspapers and online…

Juventus and AC Milan are monitoring Aaron Ramsey’s contract discussions at Arsenal, with the midfielder able to move for free next summer. Arsenal have been unable to agree terms with the Welshman, which has alerted Serie A champions Juventus. Milan are also thought to be keeping a close eye on the situation, with outgoing Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis having agreed to join them later this year. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal would rather sell Aaron Ramsey in January than lose him for nothing. Chelsea and Lazio are also among the clubs interested in the 27-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, is set to meet Manchester United officials in November to discuss the midfielder’s future. The player’s relationship with José Mourinho reached an all-time low this week when he was stripped of the vice-captaincy and the pair were involved in a frosty exchange at the training ground on Wednesday. (Guardian)

Juventus are not planning a move for unsettled Manchester United star Paul Pogba. Pogba appears to be itching for a move away from Old Trafford after falling out with Jose Mourinho earlier this week. But Juve’s sporting director insists they are not going to try and take their former midfielder back. FULL STORY HERE.

Paul Pogba clashed with Jose Mourinho in training this week

Paul Allen, the American business magnate who owns the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks, wants to buy Chelsea. Roman Abramovich has owned Chelsea for 15 years and is believed to be contemplating the opportunity to cash in on his investment. (Daily Mirror)

Cesc Fabregas has appeared to concede that Chelsea will face a much tougher task to keep Eden Hazard next summer than they did this year, with the Belgium star in no rush to agree a new contract. (London Evening Standard)

West Ham United have made an improved contract offer to Declan Rice after the 19-year-old turned down a deal which could have been worth more than £40,000-a-week. Sources have suggested that the new offer will be the final one made to Rice following contract negotiations which have become increasingly frustrating for the Premier League club. (Daily Telegraph)

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets has signed a new contract at the Nou Camp which runs until 2023, increasing his buyout clause to 500m euros (£445m). (AS)

talkSPORT host Adrian Durham believes Aaron Ramsey has “every right” to demand the same wages Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil receives at the club. Ramsey looks poised to leave the Gunners for free at the end of the season after it emerged talks between the player and club regarding a new contract had broken down. FULL STORY HERE.

Aaron Ramsey is out of contract next summer and a new contract offer has been taken off the table by Arsenal

Arsenal have been accused of ‘losing control and losing power’ over player contracts following reports Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the club at the end of the season. FULL STORY HERE.

Tottenham and Arsenal target Benjamin Pavard has had an approach from Real Madrid. But his current club Stuttgart have rejected the move as they have done with all enquiries so far for the French ace. FULL STORY HERE.

Arsenal are interested in signing Porto captain Hector Herrera, according to reports. Herrera, the midfielder, has entered the final year of his contract at the Estadio do Dragao and has earned admiring glances from a host of Europe’s biggest teams. FULL STORY HERE.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to offer almost £60million for Inter defender Milan Skriniar. Mourinho, the Portuguese, failed in his attempts to bring a new central defender to Old Trafford over the summer, despite plotting moves for the likes of Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire, the Leicester and England star. FULL STORY HERE.


 

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