Three-of-a-Kind Footballers Who Played Poker

  • Posted on: 6 October 2022

You might not realise it, but football and poker are inextricably linked and have been for many years.

Often, a team are referred to as playing poker when making transfer dealings. They try to keep the value of their hand a secret, which is why we have so many undisclosed fees in football these days.

You might hear terms such as going ‘all-in’ on a deal mentioned or ‘raising the stakes’ when it comes to a move. Manchester United certainly raised the stakes this summer, as Antony’s price rose from £50m in the first instance to an eye-watering £86m.

WEST HAM UNITED REBUFFED IN APPROACH TO SIGN FRANCESCO ACERBI FROM LAZIO

  • Posted on: 14 September 2022

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, as relayed by Sport Witness, West Ham United have made a surprise enquiry to Lazio over the potential availability of experienced defender Francesco Acerbi. But their approach has been knocked back, with the 34-year-old Italian international not keen on moving to the London Stadium.

RAMSDALE LABELLED BEST GOALKEEPER BY RODGERS

  • Posted on: 29 March 2022

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has been labelled the best English goalkeeperby Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers after the England international made a stunning save to deny the Foxes an equaliser in the first half. At the time, hosts Arsenal were leading thanks to a Thomas Partey header and his goal proved to be the difference between the two teams at the break.

KANE HITS BRACE INEVERTON ROUT

  • Posted on: 10 March 2022

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored twice either side of the half-time break to lead his team to a big win at home to Everton in the Premier League. In the process, Kane also became the sixth all-time goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. His two goals propelled Spurs to a 5-0 win as they closed the gapon the top-four places on the Premier League table.

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