Hughes keen to keep Begovic

first_img The Bosnia-Herzegovina international will enter the final year of his current deal this summer and there has been much speculation about his future. Hughes has often stated that club and player plan to discuss the situation at the end of the season, but that has not prevented rumours that talks have stalled over wage demands. Begovic has also been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool recently, with stories fuelled by the player’s lack of participation in the Potters’ last two games. Hughes says he has been fulfilling a pledge to allow England Under-21 international Jack Butland some game time late in the campaign, but he admits Begovic asked not to be on the bench. The 27-year-old instead took the opportunity to undergo what Hughes described as a “slight procedure”, but he could be back in action at Burnley in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. Hughes said: “My view on it hasn’t changed. I want Asmir to stay here. We can offer him a good option. We feel we are progressing and we want him to be part of that. “We are conscious that he is in the last year of his contract, so we are wary of that. “Financial demands will always be part of the discussion, but I don’t think that would be something that would affect anything we would be looking to do with him. “We haven’t had those talks yet but once we do at the end of the season then hopefully we can get a quick and happy resolution. “We want Asmir to keep progressing as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League here. I am very hopeful of being able to agree something with him and his representatives.” Press Association The Potters head to Turf Moor having equalled their Premier League-best points tally of 50 with last week’s 3-0 win over Tottenham. One more point will not only set a new club record but ensure successive top-half finishes in the top flight for the first time in 40 years. Hughes, who will have been in charge at the Britannia Stadium two years this summer, believes the club have made good progress during his tenure. He wants that to continue and sees no reason why the club should not be aiming to qualify for the Europa League again in the near future. “We have two games to hopefully exceed what we achieved last season, starting with the one against Burnley,” the Welshman said. “I have a real good feeling about this place and feel there is even more room to progress for us. I would love to take the club into Europe if possible – that is an obvious target for us. “People suggest that being in the Europa League is a burden, but for ourselves it is a burden we would be more than happy to take on.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes has reiterated his desire to keep goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and denied reports of a contract dispute.last_img read more

Better Collective heads EGR’s 2018 Power Affiliates list

first_img Share Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Share Submit Highly regarded provider of betting tips, bookmaker information and gambling tools, Better Collective has been named as EGR’s number one in the Power Affiliates 2018 list.After impressing judges with criteria such as business and commercial success, M&A activity and regulatory and compliance procedures, Better Collective was picked out to be a leading power within the iGaming world.The list was narrowed down to 25 of the most successful affiliate businesses in the gambling industry by nine judges, including affiliate managers, consultants and digital marketing experts. Other industry leaders such as Catena Media, XLMedia, Raketech, and Oddschecker respectively rounded out this year’s top five.Jesper Sogaard – Better CollectiveJesper Søgaard, Founder and CEO of Better Collective, said: “We’re very honoured to be named number one in this prestigious list, and we will do our utmost to remain at the top of the affiliate industry.“Being recognised at the top of the EGR Power Affiliates 2018 list, is a testament to the very talented people who work at Better Collective, and I’m proud to be the CEO of this great team. We’re continuing to grow, and our aim is to maintain our strong focus on delivering on our vision to empower iGamers through transparency and technology.”Better Collective provides a range of bookmaker information and innovative gambling tools, including bettingexpert, its flagship tipping product providing pre-match and in-play tipping, and SmartBets, the customisable odds comparison website making it clearer than ever to find betting value. Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Madrid’s meticulous plan to minimize risks

first_imgDIVISION:The squad was divided into two massive teams of 14 gamers every. The primary one began arriving at 9 within the morning and the second at 11. They didn’t combine. As well as to the 26 of the squad had been the youth squads Javi Hernández (central) and Luis Federico (goalkeeper).IN THE ROOMS:After depart the automotive within the parking the gamers went to the particular person rooms that every one has within the residence of Valdebebas. At all times, scrupulously conserving the protection distance. There they’d ready the coaching garments tucked into biodegradable baggage. TAll that manner is finished with gloves and face masks Many in Valdebebas thought-about this session on Monday, the primary within the vAgain to work after the coronavirus disaster, as one thing historic. He left pretty much as good as unhealthy style within the mouth for every thing that’s occurring. Gamers are not any stranger to the large well being drawback. Because of this, they themselves have collaborated to the fullest in complying with Madrid’s added protocol to what LaLiga and CSD already had. The next are the precise pointers adopted by the Actual Madrid squad to deliver the danger of contagion to zero. Every part, as well as, supervised by the delegate of LaLiga. TO FIELD:After altering all of them headed to the coaching floor. There, the primary 14 gamers had in a non-public compartment your boots and coaching materials (resembling bottles, and many others) completely sterilized. Masks and gloves they’re left in these compartments.THE JOB:Directed by Zidane, Bettoni and Dupont, all of them, sure, with masks and gloves. The technician distributed the 14 males of every batch in three fields in order that they had been all the time very far aside. The gamers have had a very restricted service of physios and medical doctors. At all times, utilizing it with a minimal separation of six meters. Within the health club the identical separation and utilizing hydroalcoholic gel earlier than and after the usage of every machine.REVERSE RETURN:After coaching (simply over an hour with and with out the ball) return to the compartment to depart boots, drums, and many others, to placed on gloves and masks and go to the rooms to bathe. There they returned to depart the work garments in a biodegradable bag. Already modified, with out making any stops, they go straight to their automobiles to go residence. They usually don’t cross paths with the opposite 14 who begin coaching.last_img read more