first_img Press Association The big Belgian striker has been accused of suffering from so-called ‘second-season syndrome’ in some quarters having not quite matched the form he showed after first arriving from Genk in 2012. His nine league goals so far this year represent a respectable return, although compared to the 19 he managed by the end of last season he has some catching up to do. “His two goals for us were great,” said the Villa boss. “The first one in particular was fantastic and the second was a great header. He went away with the national team and that breaks up his week from here so I think he’ll be in pretty good condition at the moment.” The forthcoming World Cup will no doubt be on the Belgium striker’s mind but Lambert has not sat down and spoken to Benteke seriously about it. “Not really,” he said. “But you have a laugh and a joke with all the lads who are going to go there about how well they’re going to do – or how bad some of them are going to be. “So you have a laugh and a joke with them.” Paul Lambert admits Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been a victim of his own success as people judge his form this season on his impressive debut campaign last year. “Christian is only a few goals behind last year,” Lambert said ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League visit of Chelsea. “He’s not behind that tally by many but everyone thinks he’s off, or out of sorts or not the same player. But his goal return is pretty decent because he missed a good month for us earlier this season. “If he keeps the form he showed in the last game against Norwich then he’ll certainly be a handful.” The Scot added: “I don’t need to motivate him or talk about ‘second-season syndrome’. “We’ve spoken and he knows the situation. He’s not naive at all, he knows exactly what’s required and what he can do. His ability is there and it always has been. “The two goals against Norwich should certainly give him more of that confidence to go and do it against Chelsea. “He’s up against two centre-halves who are playing really, really well but he did it at Stamford Bridge as well, so he knows he can do it. If him, Gabby (Agbonlahor) and Andi (Weimann) can keep their form then we’ll give it a go.” Benteke did indeed show the form of last season with his brace in Villa’s crucial 4-1 win against Lambert’s former club Norwich last time out. last_img read more

first_imgThe Premier county are taking on the Sky Blues in a challenge match at the Mid Tipp grounds to mark the official opening of Upperchurch Drombane’s clubhouse.However speaking to Tipp FM Michael Ryan says the game won’t be any kind of walkover for the Tipp sideThrow in at 7.00last_img

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 SBC Events has encouraged all companies planning to get involved in Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September) to do so quickly, or risk missing out on the sports betting event of the year.Demand for tickets and accommodation for the conference, which has moved to Olympia Conference Centre this year, has been so high that the official event hotel – the Hilton London Olympia – has already sold out. The show floor is also reaching capacity with over 90% of the exhibition space already taken.With fewer than two months to go until the start of #boscon2017, SBC Events has managed to secure additional, discounted rooms at the nearby luxury K-West Hotel, but these are also selling fast.`Also reaching capacity is the conference agenda, which includes 42 sessions and will encapsulate 150 leading speakers across eight conference tracks.Key speakers include Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, British Horseracing Authority CEO Nick Rust, Danske Spil Head of Sportsbook Jens Nielsen, XL Media CEO Ory Weihs, Better Collective CEO Jesper Soegaard, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood, Ladbrokes Coral Director of Player Protection Graham Weir, Mybet CEO Markus Peuler, BetBright CEO Marcus Brennan, Betstars Managing Director Zeno Ossko, Superbets’ Jamie Hart and Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan.With over 1,200 senior executives attending, combined with room for more than 50 exhibitors in 1,768 sqm of exhibition space, Betting on Sports 2017 is a must-attend event for the entire sports betting sector.Mr Green and SBTech were recently unveiled as two of 22 first-time exhibitors for #boscon2017, alongside Erlang Solutions, Matchbook Trading Conference, Trustly, eMerchantPay, OtherLevels, OddsRing, LeonBets, Secure Trading Group, EvenBet Gaming, Finnplay, Tal Ron Drihem, AlgoSport, Abios Gaming, 1xbet, Crown Technologies, Wiraya, Setanta Sports, Spottocash, GameCo and Millennial Esports.However, there is still an opportunity for operators, suppliers, affiliates, sports clubs, regulators, payment providers and media companies to acquire exhibition space at a venue which was subjected to a £30 million redevelopment and rebranding just four years ago.As well as a handful of spaces alongside these companies, there are still packages available for the networking party on Thursday 14 September at Roman Abramovich’s favourite London nightclub, Under the Bridge. Sponsorship for the first official networking party on Wednesday 13 September, held at the spectacular Altitude 360, has already been snapped up by HiPay.NOTE: There is a 25% discount on Betting on Sports 2017 tickets if you order 3 or moreClick here to find information about hotels for the event UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020last_img

first_imgJob vacancy: A long-established and innovative butchers shop in Ballybofey is seeking a skilled butcher to join their team.McConnell Meats are looking for a passionate, highly motivated and experienced butcher to join their modern, innovative butchery team.An excellent understanding and knowledge of the trade is essential. Requirements: Skilled butcher with cutting, boning and knife skills; Commitment to operating and maintaining high standards of safety and hygiene; Demonstrated history of working on your own initiative; Excellent customer service and communication skill.Experience with online ordering is a plus.The successful candidate should have a clean driving license.To apply, send your cv with the contact details of two employment referees to mcconnellmeats@hotmail.com or feel free to call in with your CV to McConnell Meats, Main Street, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal Job vacancy: Skilled butcher required in Ballybofey was last modified: July 13th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeybutcherjobjobsMcConnell MeatsVacancylast_img read more