David Moyes’s Master Plan

Winning tips and improving bet slips is our plan at Clever Bets, but what is David Moyes’s plan?

“What I know of David is he’s hard working and has integrity. He’s also got a work ethic about him and he’s a serious football man. I think these are the qualities he’s going to need,” Sir Alex Ferguson on Moyes replacing him at Old Trafford.


There is no doubt that the legendary manager had a huge say in who would replace him at the biggest job in football, but does David Moyes have a master plan to lead Manchester United to more silverware? And if so what is it?

After spending 11 successful years at Everton and earning 3 manager of the year awards, Moyes moved to Manchester being hailed as one of the best coaches in the country.

Moyes generally favours a 4-5-1 formation with players working hard, closing down the opposition fast and players working for one another. He has been criticized for not taking games by the scruff of the neck and lines up his teams to avoid defeat. This is not going to cut it with the locals (and not so locals) of Manchester. As a club who is excepted to win every game playing attractively, Moyes will have to change his ideology to fit in with “the United way”.

Its fair to say that Manchester United didn’t have the most successful summer in the transfer window. This culminated in the comical dealings such as the pursuit of Ander Herrera, Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alacantra. Moyes will need to prove to United fans that he can make good deals in the market. After signing Fellaini who has potentially flopped, United have been linked with a £30million move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke. There has been rumblings in the press that he may raid former club Everton for Leighton Baines and will pay £50million for Ross Barkley. Wow. Only time will tell if Moyes does really have transfer targets and what sort of ambition he has in terms of “star players”

On a side note, let me ask you this question. If you were a world class player and you had the choice of working with Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho or David Moyes, who would you go with?

Luckily he has been able to bring in Adnan Januzaj from the youth ranks who has been impressive thus far. The future Belgian/Albanian/England star has flourished and will be a great Man Utd  player in the future.

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Has Moyes showed that he has a master plan at United? In my honest opinion he hasn’t. He has brought in one youngster to play in the team on a regular basis but the rest of the team is still Sir Alex Fergusons’, not his. He has added Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs to the coaching staff to help him, but only time will tell to see if the move pays off.

I’m going to stick my neck out and say that United will finish in the top 4. Who knows, on current form they may even mount a challenge late on in the season. Weirder things have happened. Write off Manchester United at your peril.

In terms of Moyes and his master plan. Manchester United shall be a force as of next season when he gets his opportunity to let go of the players that lack the quality and consistency to play at this level. He will bring in 2/3 outstanding players that will really strengthen the club, in particular a strong center back to replace Rio Ferdinand who seems to have lost his sharpness this season and an obvious world class central midfielder. That midfielder will be revealed sooner or later. Stay tuned to Clever Bets so you can find out who we think this special missing piece of the jigsaw will be.




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Januzaj, Coutinho and Barkley: Three more reasons to enjoy the Premier League.

You see them step on the pitch for the first time. Whilst their mates are learning the ropes, they are ready to step up and take their chance. Instinctively, you know some the young players are very different from the others. That, boys and girls, is how we feel when we spot a wonder-kid.

Have we felt same this season in the Premier League? Absolutely. Three young lads have stood out like Tom Cleverley would in the Brazil squad.


Adnan Januzaj


Blessed with the grace of George Best, Januzaj seems destined to take his place in the list of United’s great No 7’s. Grabbing his chance when handed his first start against Sunderland, the attacking midfielder scored an amazing brace to hand his club all three points. Januzaj keeps reminding Old Trafford faithful of a young Cristiano Ronaldo and halfway into the season, the question is not if he can live up to the Real Madrid maestro, it is if he can surpass him.


Phillipe Coutinho

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After many false starts at Inter Milan and Espanyol, Coutinho has found his feet at Anfield. His vision and quick feet make him a brilliant accomplice to the Luis Suarez act and while not chewing off defenders like the Uruguayan, he has steadily remained a defender’s nightmare.


Ross Barkley


It will be increasingly difficult for Ross Barkley, as he comes through the ranks at Everton, not be compared to Wayne Rooney. The two simply have too much in common. Just like Rooney, Barkley is punching above his weight and taking on defenders like a veteran. Just like Rooney, Barkley has nicked a few stunning goals in his debut season and just as Rooney once did, Barkley is looking like the future for England. The similarities are not endless though as Barkley does not look like he will ever need a hair transplant!

Januzaj, Coutinho and Barkley have so far given fans more reasons to enjoy the Premier League. Every football fan hopes these three continue to thrill and on the evidence of their talent, the chances that they will fade away are as slim as John Terry’s chances of getting handshake from Wayne Bridge!

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The Best of the Lot

As 2013 is about to come to an end, it has been a roller-coaster ride in the first half of the 2013/14 English Premier League season. We have witnessed the retirement of the great Sir Alex Ferguson, with former Everton manager David Moyes being his successor, the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge and a new face among the top guns in Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini.

The current champions, Manchester United have not had the best start to the campaign as they have lost five out of their 18 games, including three home defeats at the hands of West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Newcastle United, whereas their neighbors City have been doing otherwise by scoring a total of 53 goals in 18 games, almost 3 goals per game. Arsenal and Liverpool have been the surprise packages of the league. Aaron Ramsey and summer signing Mesut Ozil have been influential for the Londoners while Luis Suarez and co. have helped the Merseyside team fight for a Champions League spot.

Although it is only halfway through the season, there have already been arguments all around the world over the best player in the league.

Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero have been a lethal combination for the noisy neighbors by scoring 21 goals between them. The physical appearance of the Spanish international, along with the tough of brilliance of the Argentinean have proved critics wrong and have steered them into second place.

Aaron Ramsey is a class above the rest. He has been involved in 18 goals in 26 games for the Arsenal this season scoring 13 goals and assisting five. The only downfall to his and Arsenal’s season was injuring his thigh against West Ham United which will keep him out for 2 to 3 weeks.

For me, Luis Suarez is by far the best player in the Barclays Premier League. Despite missing the first five games for biting Branislav Ivanovic last season, he has amassed an incredible 19 goals in only 13 games. This figure has made him not only the top goalscorer in the league, but also the leading goalscorer in all of Europe’s top five leagues, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo who has scored 17 goals in 15 games for Real Madrid. In the absence of skipper Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez captained Liverpool to back-to-back victories over Tottenham Hotspur’s and Malaysian-owned Cardiff City, before losing out to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in an extremely close encounter. In my opinion, if Luis Suarez consistently keeps up his performance for the Reds, he will undoubtedly carry them to success in the near future, as well as being a serious contender for the 2014 Ballon d’Or.

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Nicklas Bendtner future is at ‘Real Madrid or Barcelona’

Nicklas Bendtner is planning the next step of his career despite his involvement in Arsenal’s first team squad this season.

The Danish international has been widely criticized by the North London faithful since his return from several unsuccessful loan spells, but was given another chance by Arsene Wenger because of the inability to recruit a striker in the summer.

Olivier Giroud is the only other recognised striker, and he may be alone in the not-too-distant future. Bendtner told the Danish press he envisages himself playing for, wait for it, ‘Real Madrid or Barcelona’ next.



After being asked, ‘how do you envisage to continue your career?’

‘Real Madrid or Barcelona,’ said the self-proclaimed ‘greatest striker in the world’.

Arsenal have not trusted Bendtner with many minutes so far this year, and when he has been brought on/started it has been a last throw of the dice rather than a tactical ploy.

However it is doubtful he would get any more minutes at two of the best sides in the world, especially with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo taking up forward positions.

What happens in the future is anyone’s guess (though it is extremely likely this WON’T happen), but the Dane will surely be leaving the Emirates Stadium within the next year.


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Sir Alex Ferguson happy to see Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney playing well

Wayne Rooney’s future at United was the subject of much speculation and uncertainty over the summer after Ferguson claimed towards the end of last season that the 27-year-old had asked to leave the club.

Though Ferguson has now retired as manager of Utd, his presence at Old Trafford as a director has reportedly kept a question mark hanging over Rooney’s long-term future.

He was a target for Chelsea in the transfer window, but United stood firm and refused to sell the England international to their Premier League rivals.

Ferguson’s successor David Moyes has been happy with Rooney’s early-season form and labelled the forward ‘world class’ after he scored twice in Tuesday’s 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Rooney’s brace in the UEFA Champions League took his tally to 200 goals for United and Ferguson is also happy with how his former player is performing.

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“Wayne was fantastic. I’m pleased to see that. He’s got his energy back, his purpose to attack. As a director, I’m delighted to see him back to how we remember him.”

Sir Alex Ferguson


“Wayne was fantastic,” Ferguson told MUTV. “I’m pleased to see that. He’s got his energy back, his purpose to attack.

“As a director, I’m delighted to see him back to how we remember him.”

Ferguson added: “What is important and key to the team is if Vida (Nemanja Vidic) stays fit. With Van Persie and Rooney, there are forwards that can win games, Valencia’s back to his best and it’s amazing how a shirt number can affect a player.

“De Gea’s maturing, Evra was normal and Carrick is continuing from last season. There were lots of plus points.”

Ferguson has also defended Moyes after his fellow Scot came in for criticism following United’s 1-0 defeat at Liverpool earlier this month.

Moyes had earlier enjoyed a 4-1 success at Swansea in his first Premier League game before a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace last Saturday secured his first home win as United manager.


David Moyes says world class players, like Wayne Rooney, are vital for a team to win the Champions League.


“I loved the Swansea game, enjoyed Saturday and Tuesday,” continued Ferguson. “I enjoyed the Swansea game, United were terrific, but the Liverpool game was agony. I spoke to David about this after the Liverpool game.

“We’ve gone there over the years, 20-odd times, and played worse than that and won games, and I can’t believe the criticism of United in that game.

“I thought David was right. They played well, could have done with a goal, but in the context of my experience of going to Liverpool, I can’t remember when they hardly got in our box. I was frustrated with that because we deserved more.”

The 71-year-old also remains convinced that he made the right decision to retire at the end of last season after over 26 years of unprecedented success as United boss.


He said of retirement: “I’ve enjoyed it. Obviously some things you miss and some you don’t. You miss the banter in the dressing room and the humour on the training pitch, and the relationships built up over long periods with so many of the coaching staff.

“Some things you don’t miss – press conferences on a Friday played over and over again for the whole day.

“I’ve relaxed about retiring and I left at the right time. It was a great period of my life at United.”

Ferguson also denied suggestions he may have had influence over referees during his career after former official Mark Halsey referred to having a “good relationship” with the ex-Red Devils manager.



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England and Tottenham defender Kyle Walker issues apology after ‘legal high’

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Kyle Walker issues an apology after reports emerged over the weekend that he had taken a ‘legal high’.

Kyle Walker, Tottenham defender who is currently with England on World Cup qualifying duty, was the subject of front page headlines on Sunday after photographs emerged of him taking the ‘legal high’ nitrous oxide.

The incident took place in his hometown city of Sheffield during a night out this summer, and Walker was quick to issue a statement apologizing.

“Apologies for not commenting sooner on a story about me today. I’ve been training and am focused on Tuesday’s game for England,” he said via his Twitter account.




“I won’t be doing this again and hope that no one else is influenced into putting their health at risk by my actions.”

“Now I know the health risks, it was poor judgement on my part.”

“I won’t be doing this again and hope that no one else is influenced into putting their health at risk by my actions.”

Walker was named as the PFA’s Young Player of the Year in 2012 and has won seven caps for England since making his debut against Spain in 2011.


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We at Clever Bets believe that this whole situation is ridiculous and it should not be a public matter whatsoever. For this to become a main headline in papers and major sporting outlets really demonstrates how footballers have no room to breathe in this current society. They are unable to party in a legal manner with friends without making the headlines for inhaling from a balloon. Spurs defender Kyle Walker is another example of the ‘role model curse’.


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Why Betting Can Add Extra

As a Sports fan you will no doubt find yourself regularly visiting every Sports channel your television package has to offer through a force of habit. We’ve all been there. Watching the same stories circulating on Sky Sports News so many times in a day you end up feeling confident enough to deliver them yourself next to your pick of the many irresistible presenters on offer.

And through consuming countless editions of Premier League Years you gain the counterproductive knack of being able to retain who Charlton Athletic’s player of the season was in 1998 (Clive Mendonca).

But why is it that we find ourselves doing this? It may seem oblivious when consuming women’s hockey on a Wednesday night or giving Cliftonville v Linfield a go on Sky Sports 4, but it’s a unique passion. We just cannot get enough.


However, whilst painfully pining for the next instalment of full fixtures, such examples of less publicised sporting events can be just as entertaining. You may well be scratching your heard at this moment in time and arguing the case that the Manchester derby is considerably better viewing than Levante V Almería. But such is the beauty of the betting industry, you can effectively make your own rules. A first goal scorer or both teams to score bet on a midweek Football League fixture will get you just as animated as the main game on Super Sunday.

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The secret behind winning football bets

The Football Betting Myth? Winning Football Bets.

Making money on something you love to watch. Watching football and raking in the profits. We all love winning football bets but what is the secret to actually winning? If you watch football so much you would assume it’s easy to make easy money, right? The answer is no! In a research study we found that 9 out of 10 football fans that watch over 180 minutes of football per week tend to lose more money than they win when betting. Also most of these think they are winning money even though they’re not.

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