GORDON BANKS, ENGLAND’S NO.1, HAS DIED AGED 81

“I was ready to celebrate, but then this man Banks appeared in my sight like a kind of blue phantom.”

 

 

Even Pele was stopped in his tracks by Gordon Banks, the world’s best goalkeeper in his day, who has died aged 81.

 

A World Cup winner with England in 1966, he is perhaps best remembered for his wonder save from Pele four years later in Mexico, a stop often dubbed the greatest in football history.

 

Almost half a century later, Banks’ diving flip to deny the world’s best player is still astonishing in its athleticism, snatching victory from certain defeat, an almost extra-terrestrial action on the football field.

 

A Goalkeeper With Magic

 

His nonchalant trot back head down across his goalmouth to defend the ensuing corner shows the other side of his character – a decent, modest yeoman warrior not given to blowing his own trumpet loudly.

 

In both tournaments Banks was in imperious form and might have won a second Jules Rimet trophy had he not mysteriously gone down with food poisoning on the eve of England’s quarter-final against West Germany.

 

The fact he was the only Judi Bola Online24Jam Terpercaya player to fall ill, from a suspected contaminated beer, and he was England’s mighty guardian, was very suspicious.

 

“Of all the players to lose, we had to lose him,” rued manager Alf Ramsey.

 

To this day no proof of foul play has come forth but rumours abound that the CIA wanted England out so that Brazil would win the World Cup and in its elation the country would not fall to the communists.

 

Banks was the unlucky hero whose beer was duly poisoned as part of a political game, …

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The term “living legend” is an all-too-frequent and loosely applied expression.  It’s a cliché that amounts to being alive and memorable for something notable, invariably brought about by sheer accident.

 

Possibly the phrase applies to Dubliner Andy Black, who played a starring role in the 1998 television documentary Million Dollar Deal. Narrated by John Hurt, the programme followed the fortunes of a group of English and Irish players in that year’s World Series of Poker.

 

Those qho know Andy Black would probably best describe him as charismatic, highly educated, inoffensive, and popular. In retrospect, they would also use the words skilful and successful.

Relatively unknown on the European circuit, the Belfast-born player has been around poker for some considerable time, an amazing 19 years, to be precise.

 

Like many things in his life, poker came about by accident, but was soon studied with the intensity and passion of an adolescent teenager in receipt of his first pornographic publication.

 

“I started playing cards when I was 7 with my mum,” explained Black, who is now approaching his 40th birthday. “As for poker, that began in 1986 while I was studying for a law degree at Trinity College in Dublin.

 

“It was at the Merrion Square Casino, then called the Griffin, where I played my first game of poker. I arrived with no money but was encouraged by the initial free entry and, more importantly, the free coffee and sandwiches. After all, I was a poor broke student.”

 

With poker, free food, and coffee abundant, Black eventually obtained a law degree but never went on to prosecute a shoplifter or defend a pensioner accused of smoking in a public house. “With a little more study, I could still become a lawyer,” he added in an …

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It has been a low-key start to the 2014 K-League season. Blame the Winter Olympics and the controversy surrounding Queen Yu-na Kim being awarded the silver medal to a local Russian skater despite most thinking she deserved to win. And then there was a big national team game away in Greece and then the 32nd campaign of Asia’s oldest professional league got underway. It started as the 2013 campaign finished with a late goal settling affairs between Pohang Steelers and Ulsan Horangi.

 

Readers will remember (how could they forget?) how Pohang scored in the last minute of the final game at Ulsan to take the title from their despondent hosts who had been five points clear with two games remaining. That day, Kim Shin-wook was suspended and went pitchside to celebrate for the final seconds only to arrive just as the Pohang end of the stadium was going crazy.

 

Three months on, he scored the only goal of the Dominoqq game to give the Tigers a winning start. It was a deserved win. Fans at the Steelyard, still celebrating their unlikely title win, got a reminder that Pohang may not be out in front this season after not strengthening, perhaps even becoming weaker over the winter.

 

FC Seoul fans know the feeling. Despite a classy win over Central Coast Mariners in the opening round of the Asian Champions League at the end of February, the club got a glimpse of life with stars Dejan Damjanovic and Ha Dae-sung, who moved to China at the start of the year. Seoul, who were beaten finalists in the 2013 Asian Champions League, lost 1-0 at home to Chunnam. Seoul habitually are slow starters and don’t have the best of records against the Dragons, one of the league’s smaller side, but …

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At one time or another, we all make a mistake of gargantuan proportions. When the wife asked for a potential destination for a short trip, I foolishly answered ‘France’. I completely forgot that the place was almost exclusively full of the French.

 

As soon as we arrived I appreciated the gravity of my error, as the locals made absolutely no effort to speak any English. It appeared that they hadn’t been informed of our arrival.

 

The language barrier actually led me to be being Qiu Qiu deported. I popped into a café, but I didn’t fancy eating any strange French food such as ‘frites’ or ‘saucisses’, so I helped myself to a biscuit from behind the counter.

 

The owner went ballistic and called the police, and I was on the next plane back to England. I still feel embarrassed about being kicked out of Europe thanks to a simple ginger nut. Liverpool fans share my pain, they should console themselves with the 7/4 for a win over Birmingham.

 

The police were on the ball over there though, unlike their English counterparts. When a French person is reported missing, their filth launch an immediate search; but the Manchester police haven’t even begun their hunt to find poor Wayne. United are winless (and goalless) on their last six visits to Stamford Bridge, I’ll struggle to find a better bet than Chelsea at 6/4.

 

The North East of England is the one place on Earth that’s actually worse than France. The locals are equally as undecipherable, and they take up twice the room. 15/8 is absolutely massive for a Newcastle win over West Ham.

 

The North East does have its redeeming features; it remains a Redknapp-free area. Harry’s decision to stay in Portsmouth was warmly …

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Terrible’s Weekly Offers Best Ad Value, Dominant Circulation in Las Vegas

 

Las Vegas, NV (August 27, 2003) — Since 1937, savvy marketing has ensured a reputation for Herbst Oil of being a “terrible”, tough competitor. So it should come as no surprise Terrible Herbst is turning the tables on casinos that have no alternative than to dump millions of dollars into advertising to lure local players. Starting October 12, they’re creating their own media and getting more than $1 million in free advertising in the process.

 

Terrible’s is launching “Terrible’s Weekly”, a weekly magazine targeting their own customer base — 1,000,000 locals that patronize Herbst’s growing chain of convenience stores, car washes, and oil change shops. To motivate their “retail” customers to play at Terrible’s five casinos and patronize its slot alcoves Herbst within major grocery stores around the city, Terrible’s will hand each customer a full-color tabloid-size magazine filled with what customers say they want: TV listings; notice of upcoming local events; a recap of significant news; and, easy-to-achieve player rewards. The magazine will be free of charge.

 

“We’ve been printing a coupon booklet for members of Terrible’s situs slot Players Club, putting them in racks in our stores and mailing them to members,” said Mark Sterbens, General Manager of Terrible’s Casino. “When Avid Media came to us with a proposal to convert our booklet into a full-fledged magazine and putting out a new edition every week, it was a no-brainer to execute a long-term deal with them.”

 

Las Vegas-based Avid Media publishes Lake Mead Magazine, Hoover Dam Magazine, Lake Powell Magazine, and other lake-related annual visitor guides, with a combined readership of 2.6 million readers. Publishing Terrible’s Weekly makes Avid Nevada’s largest weekly publication serving residents.

 

“Terrible’s achieves a true competitive …

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The wife and I are similar in many ways, but we disagree on the most prudent way to discipline children. Betty is from the old-school, and believes a small slap is perfectly acceptable. I take the opposite view, and prefer the use of a knuckle-duster.

 

Such actions would not be necessary if it wasn’t for our children being led astray by poor role-models, such as Premier League footballers. Even fully grown men occasionally follow their contentious lead; just last Tuesday I enjoyed a lunchtime roast.

 

It’s not just the off-field antics that leave a nasty taste in the mouth; the game is still riddled with simulation. There appears to be a growing number of players who embrace the turf more than Jodie Foster.

 

Peter Crouch tried to point the finger at foreign players after trying to dissect Jon Obi Mikel. As Crouch launched into his astonishing tirade, a sheepish Steven Gerrard kept his head down in the background. I hope that Stevie steps up when Liverpool play Manchester City; I’m hitting the Reds at 11/10.

 

Luckily, some players are willing to change. Ashley Young may have been guilty of going down easily in the past, but I have it on good authority that he plans to get a grip of himself over the coming months. The inspirational Young will lead Aston Villa to victory over Wigan at 7/5.

 

Arsene Wenger’s decision to release Ashley Cole was truly inspired. Arsenal’s new left-back has been a revelation this season, but I disagree with his assertion that players need a winter break. That’s just a tired cliché. The 6/5 for an Arsenal win over Everton should be on everybody’s lips.

 

David Sullivan has claimed that the departure of Steve Bruce was “the best thing that …

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Japan and their coach Zico rejoiced after a 76th minute strike from supersub Masashi Oguro earned them their first points in the tournament and dispatched the European Champions in the process.

 

The Japanese elation was an exact mirror to the gloom surrounding the now rather mediocre looking Greeks, who seem unworthy to be considered champions of Europe with abject performances like today’s.

 

It seemed as if Otto Rehagel or ‘Rehakles’ as he is called, had taken Zico’s admission that his side struggle with high balls all too seriously as the Greeks played ‘hit and hope’ all evening, pumping aerial ball after aerial ball to almost no discernible effect. That they had no back-up when their system clearly was in need of changing sits curiously at odds with the tactical nous of Rehagel that was widely admired as the brains behind Greece’s remarkable poaching of the Henri Delaunay trophy in Lisbon last summer.

 

In contrast Japan were a good advert for football. They used the width of the field to great effect and passed fluently and elgantly along the deck with Hidetoshi Nakata’s elegant approach play once more a delight to behold. Like Greece, Japan lack a group of talented individuals but the sum of their parts has produced an elegant teamplay that fuses tactical awareness and the importance of keeping one’s shape with skilful close control and brisk one-touch passing.

 

Greece had tried to take advantage of Japan’s traditional shortcoming, the lack of physical presence, in the opening exchanges but soon the Asian champions’ slick counter-attacking game was bypassing the Europeans’ brawn.

 

Japanese muscles were first flexed after eight minutes when Keiji Tamada fired wide with Shunsuke Nakamura unmarked and then five minutes later when Mitsuo Ogasawara almost lobbed Antonios Nikopolidis …

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DEPOSIT 24 JAM ?? ya tentu kita pasti mau mencari Situs Judi Online yang memiliki perlayanan paling memuaskan .

Perlayanan deposit misalnya,pasti kita juga tidak bisa tau kapan harus deposit lagi .

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PlayerQQ adalah Situs BandarQ yang memang sudah terkenal dengan situs …

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If you think of cheating a casino, you’re not the first one. People have tried to cheat slot machines for ages. Nowadays there are lots of informative sites with various guides and tips on how to cheat a slot machine. But the thing is all that information is half truthful. Rarely will they tell you that’s it’s rather impossible to cheat a slot machine gaming online.

 

Such tips have been popular since first slot machines were invented. You can read out that for being ahead a casino you need an inside cheater, that will somehow help you. However, there are security cameras that will catch you cheating and you may end up paying a fine or being arrested. Is that what you want?

 

It’s quite logically impossible to cheat a slot machine, since you can’t apply any specific strategy. Those numbers shown on the screen are generated by a special generator at random. There is no any counting scheme. Slot machines is obviously a game of luck.

 

Slot machine cheaters seem to follow the saying: if at first you don’t succeed, try try try again. That’s what they do – keep trying, which leads to particularly nothing. Perhaps, you might be very lucky and win with your cheating strategy at a land-based casino. But it’s absolutely impossible to carry through at an online casino.

 

 

What type of slot machines is for you?

 

Slot machines weren’t that popular at the beginning. That kind of machines was invented in USA in the second half of 1800. They began to gain more and more popularity and today there is a burst of slot machine gaming. Wherever you are – at a land-based casino or at an online casino – you’ll find a huge choice of …

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In gambling, odds appear in a variety of ways. They serve as a prediction of sorts whether you’ll draw a certain card, or if you’ll roll the right number, or

 

whether the horse you’ve wagered on will take first place at the finish line. Most people are familiar with these types of odds or chances of winning. Besides general odds, casinos have special house odds that further influence the chances of winning an amount that will be paid out. While the breakouts on actual percentages and their computations can be confusing, the theory behind house odds is simple. It holds that sooner or later the casino will win more money than it will lose due to human nature and the law of averages. The business side of gaming operations dictates that odds for all games favor the casino. This ensures a profit margin. House odds along with general odds combine to create what is known as the “edge” or “house advantage.” This is built into every game through the casino’s specific rules regarding how the game will be played, betting procedures, and payoff policies.

 

To better understand how house odds work in conjunction with payoffs, experts often cite the following example. Take the act of flipping a coin. Heads you win, tails the casino wins. Sounds fair so far. Except that if you lose, you pay $1 to the casino, yet if the casino loses, it only pays out 90˘. In effect you are shorted a dime every time you win. And the longer you play, the more the casino earns, which is why casinos work hard to keep customers at their tables and slot machines. This coin flipping example would be known as a 10 percent disadvantage, where you lose 10˘ on every winning wager. …

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