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Italy Are Past It And Carlos Tevez Set To Rub Salt Into Man Utd’s Wounds

maradona_world_cupThis Confederations Cup is good isn’t it? Well, it’s not actually that great but it will do until the proper football arrives. Italy’s unlikely exit has been the highlight so far without a doubt.

Italy have the look of an aging team and with little in the way of flair coming through the ranks and they definitely look a side to oppose at next summer’s World Cup despite the bookies still making them 14/1 shots. That puts them as sixth favourites but they actually look a good bet to be eliminated in the group stage. Can you imagine them coming up against a motivated, athletic South Africa side on home turf with the crowd behind them. It wouldn’t be pretty and Italy’s geriatrics would surely cry enough.

Other sides who look worth taking on at the World Cup include 6/1 third favourites Argentina. They have their worst sides in years, haven’t reached a semi final of the World Cup in four attempts and they could only beat Scotland 1-0 in November. Diego Maradona’s last World Cup ended in disgrace when he was sent home for testing positive in a drugs test and his return home could be even more shameful next year.

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The summer wouldn’t be the same without the newspapers making up daily stories about which players are going where. It wouldn’t surprise me if tomorrow we find out that Man City are signing Pele.

If we can’t believe the papers about who is signing who then where do we get our facts from?

The bookies are never wrong are they? Well the bookies have priced up markets about where several high profile players will be playing their football this season. Perhaps the most interesting is Carlos Tevez who is available having rejected a contract offer from Man Utd. It seems Man City are certain to get one over on their rivals by signing up the Argentine, Sky Bet are offering just 1/7 that his future lies with City, that’s the same sort of price you get on Man Utd beating Stoke at Old Trafford.

Emmanuel Adebayor is odds on to still be an Arsenal player next season with Blue Square despite apparently being offered to AC Milan. Frank Ribery is just 8/11 to be at Real Madrid next season according to Sky Bet despite interest from Man Utd and Liverpool pair Javier Mascherano and Xabi Alonso are both short prices to stay put. If Rafa sold them think how many full backs he could buy with the money!

So what about Michael Owen? Several bookies are betting on his future and it seems it is a toss up between Aston Villa and Everton despite interest from the likes of high flying Stoke and Hull City. My money is on Everton which won’t please Liverpool fans.

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