Swans season ends with a whimper

first_imgFulham rounded off their Barclays Premier League campaign with a first win in eight games as Swansea’s memorable campaign concluded with a 3-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium. Press Association The Cottagers, who had picked up just one point from their previous seven games, took the lead in the 22nd minute through Alex Kacaniklic, with Dimitar Berbatov and Urby Emanuelson sealing the win after the break. Capital One Cup winners Swansea enjoyed an extended spell of pressure during the second half but Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer frustrated them with fine saves from Pablo Hernandez, Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams. center_img Bryan Ruiz should have given the Cottagers the lead in just the third minute. Kacaniklic threaded a pass through the Swansea backline but Ruiz dallied after beating Chico Flores and the chance was lost. Swansea settled after the early scare, and Routledge fired narrowly wide having linked smartly with Jonathan de Guzman and Nathan Dyer. Hernandez then failed to make the most of a good opportunity as he dragged wide after picking off a misplaced pass from Philippe Senderos – and it proved costly as Fulham went up the other end to grab the opener. Ruiz and Berbatov combined to put Kacaniklic through, with Williams playing him yards onside, and the Sweden international calmly slotted a left-footed shot low past Michel Vorm. Swansea’s first half was summed up seconds before the break when De Guzman beat Michu to a header from Angel Rangel’s cross, with the Spaniard well placed to convert his 23rd goal of the season. Hernandez had Swansea’s clearest sight of goal on the hour as Rangel turned a Leon Britton pass into the winger’s path but Schwarzer was quickly out to make the stop. The pair went head to head again moments later and it was again the Fulham man who came out on top, tipping the Spaniard’s placed shot round the post. And all Swansea’s pressure came to nothing as Berbatov got Fulham’s second 13 minutes from time. Ruiz was the architect, catching Rangel lying deep behind the rest of his back four to send the former Manchester United man clear to laconically round Vorm and slot into an empty net. Substitute Emanuelson rounded off the scoring in stoppage time by tapping home after Vorm could only parry Giorgos Karagounis’ effort. last_img read more

BoscaBet unveils plans to revolutionise independent betting shop experience

first_imgShare Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos August 3, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit In 2018, BoscaBet is aiming to help independent betting shops rival the large retail chains in terms of enhancing customer engagement and experience.The Irish-based software company has affirmed its commitment to transforming the presentation of horse and greyhound racing in LBOs, with the launch of its new digital display solution, the BoscaBet “Live Race Centre.”Live pricing and results, next-race signposts, premium timeform content, tips of the day ads and greyhound forecasts, are just some of the features independent betting shop customers can expect in 2018.The BTC (Bookmakers Technology Consortium) recently endorsed BoscaBet as an authorised Digital BSD solution for its members, which now encompasses over 500 independent betting shops in the UK and Ireland.BoscaBet CEO, Fergal Downey, who was a keynote speaker at the TVC Bookmakers Trade Fair in Solihull on Thursday, said: “BoscaBet is transforming the way information is delivered to customers following the creation of our ‘Live Race Centre’, which will add value to every event in-shop and attract not just the valued, established betting shop customer, but also a fresh and younger audience. “It brings the benefits of digital into the physical space and opens new opportunities for retailers to offer smarter, more focused offers. We are delighted that the solution has been endorsed by the BTC, and we look forward to seeing it being rolled out to its members in the coming months.”BoscaBet’s offering is already deployed in the independent LBO market, including MegaBet, Winning Post, Toals, S&D, Bet138, among others, but that number will swell following its agreement with the BTC.Howard Chisholm, Managing Director of Chisholm Bookmakers and Director of BTC, added: “The BTC are always keen to adopt new technologies such as BoscaBet to help modernise our shops and we look forward to working with BoscaBet over the coming years.” StumbleUpon Winning Post: UK gambling feels the ‘Noyes’ with SMF report August 10, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more