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European Football Experience
Jan 26th, 2022 by Sophie Glover V

The anticipation of the next European football tournament is a breath of new air for football fans throughout Europe. What could be better than watching the ‘beautiful game’ while taking in some culture?

This article will provide tips that will help football fans enjoy the best experience in the next European Football tournament. You will find these tips useful whether you are visiting one of the top European football cities or in your home on any other continent.

Enjoy the Full European Football Experience

European football is always fun to watch. You can catch the actions live yourself by visiting one of the European countries and buying tickets. This will allow you to join other fans as you watch your favourite players and teams play beautiful football. You and fellow fans can interact and cheer your team as loud as possible.

In cases where you cannot watch matches at the stadiums, you can do so at some bars. Bars provide football entertainment, especially with the locals. You can even hang out with friends as you watch the games. But it all comes down to planning weeks ahead, if possible.

Click here to read more online on how to have the best time watching European football.

Exciting new developments in sports betting
Mar 18th, 2019 by Sophie Glover V

Sports betting has been around for a long time, but in recent years it has gone through a huge transformation to adapt to the changing world we live in. Once of the most exciting new developments in sports betting is the introduction of mobile betting apps. There are millions of people in the world who do not have access to fixed line internet, but nearly everyone nowadays has a smartphone. And with the latest technology all those individuals now have access to sports betting via a smartphone app. In fact, nearly every notable online sports betting firm offers a mobile facility.Another exciting new development is the use of machine learning to predict the outcome of sports events. Machine learning models nowadays make real time predictions based on data from many different sources, e.g. the weather, player performance, fan sentiment and others. Some of these models are very promising, and have delivered results notably better than domain experts.The downside is that these models use a huge amount of data that is both well organised and comparable before a meaningful prediction can be made – and most of us simply don’t have access to this amount of data. They are, however, very useful for predicting the results of Esports matches, where this type of data is usually available.Online sports betting has made is possible for fans who live in even the remotest corners of the world to take part in the fun. Something that has played a major role in making this possible is the advent of online payment systems such as Paypal, Skrill, electronic bank transfers etc.Another exciting new development is that some online sports betting firms are now also starting to accept crypto currencies as a form of payment. A quick Google search will bring up a long list of candidates.

How to Play Quidditch
Feb 1st, 2019 by Sophie Glover V

If you love Harry Potter then you will love to play the game Qudditch. Quidditch is a game that is played by two teams each made up of seven players. In this game, there are two Beaters, three Chasers, one Seeker and one Keeper.In Quidditch, you have broomsticks that you must stay on throughout the course of the game. To play, you need four balls. There are two dodgeballs known as bludgers, a volleyball known as a quaffle and a small ball such as a tennis ball. The small ball is strapped to one player, this is known as the snitch.

How to Score Points

To score points in Quidditch, players have to get the volleyball (quaffle) through the hoops on the ends of the field. If you get the quaffle through a hoop, you score 10 points for your team. You can pass the quaffle to other players on your team to get it to the end of the field. Another way to score points is to catch the snitch that is attached to the player carrying it. You will score 30 points to your team if you catch the snitch.

How do Bludgers Work?

Bludgers are dodgeballs that are thrown at each other on the opposite team. If you are hit by a bludger, you must get of your broomstick and tag a hoop based at the end of the field before you can continue playing.

REF

In Quidditch there is a ref that must stay alert and call penalties when the players are not following the correct rules. For example if someone was not keeping their broomstick in the correct position.Have fun playing!

Unique Sports from around the world
Feb 1st, 2019 by Sophie Glover V

People might look blankly at you when you mention floorball, but it’s massive compared to some of the niche, unique sporting events that take place around the world. All across the globe, there are any number of quirky events played by a handful of devotees.  You can’t get much more exclusive than the Eton Wall Game, played between pupils of Eton School, in which two teams to compete to shove a ball to opposing lengths of a wall. You don’t get much quirkier than a game where goals are scored on average once every ten years.But, seeing as most of us are highly unlikely ever to go to Eton, you may want to try your hand at the world wife-carrying championships instead. HeldĀ  every year in Finland, the clue’s in the name: competitors carry their wives over an obstacle course, with the winner getting his wife’s weight in beer.But seeing as there are now copycat events, possibly that’s just not obscure enough. If you want a truly unusual sport, try Afghanistan’s national sport, Buzkashi, in which two teams of men on horseback play what can only be described as a bloodier version of polo. Whilst the objective is pretty straightforward: get the ball in the goal, the ball itself is what makes this unusual, as it’s the carcass of a goat.If you like your unusual sports a spot less carcass-y, then maybe bog snorkelling is for you. The World Championships, held every year in Llanwrtyd Wells, in Wales, people compete to finish the course, a trench cut through a peat bog using snorkel and flippers alone. There truly is a sport out there for everyone.

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