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NFL Team Developments and Movements Noted Ahead of 2016 NFL Season Kick-off

The 97thseason of the National Football League or NFL is still a few months away, but the excitement is now being felt among fans, casual observers, and bettors. The kick-off game that will feature the Denver Broncos is scheduled for September 8th,2016. Despite being months away the chatter about the teams regarding, which team will face the Broncos and which are expected to perform well during the regular season is increasing. Hence, what to expect from this new season, and what are the scheduled opponents for each team are the big questions.

Latest Movement of Players

According to the calendar, the NFL’s new season started on March 9th, but the movement and developments in different NFL teams started two days earlier. This time was when a number of NFL clubs started to make their moves contacting the agents of players whose contracts already expired last year. For many teams, the strategy was to submit qualifying offers to players with an option clause in their contracts. Many teams worked the sidelines talking with players and agents regarding salaries and changing of teams.

Other Early Developments for NFL Season 2016

Aside from player movements and expiring contracts, the leading teams are slowly building their teams and hiring support players for their standout quarterbacks. For example, the Titans have recently made some moves that can help boost the play of its star, Marcus Mariota. To ensure a good season, the Titans decided to hire the services of DeMarco Murray, and it swapped picks with the Eagles. The team also signed up Ben Jones, formerly a Texan for the centre. In addition, the team hired the services of Russ Grimm.

The Titans need this development of the team when it faces the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and the Jaguars in its first few games.

For the Atlanta Falcons, the problem last season was its centre, so it decided to boost its centre for this season. Alex Mack will help fortify the offensive line of the Falcons, and will be supported by Andy Levitre. The Falcons will need to fortify its centre since the schedule and listing of opponents have been announced. At home, the Falcons are expected to host the Panthers, New Orleans Saints, the Buccaneers, and the Cardinals for a start. Away from home, the Falcons will have to contend with the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and the Buccaneers.

The Raiders, on the other hand, need the early part of the season to build on its defence. In the past, the Raiders focused on defence, but this time, offense is the name of the game. It is expected that it will use the draft to boost its defence for the coming season.

Betting and Tracking the Odds for 2016 NFL Season

Bookmakers today now operate their NFL Futures and enthusiasts and bettors can now place their wagers on the potential outcome of the season and the first few games. Different sites have posted different odds, but the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, and Seattle Sea Hawks have better odds of winning the season compared to other teams. The odds will definitely change as the season officially kicks in, so bettors and enthusiasts should track and monitor the results.

Football heats up with UEFA Euro 2016 in France this summer

Get ready for UEFA Euro 2016 this summer, which is going to take place at a variety of venues throughout France this year from June 10th – July 10th.

This annual event has reached prominent importance this year with no less than 24 teams vying for the Henri Delaunay cup, which marks the prestigious winning team award.

UEFA, the Union of European Football Association and the sponsor of this competition aims to bring together some of the top players throughout Europe for a spectacular display of skill and fitness. UEFA is committed to promoting social responsibility, sustainability, and fairness throughout the football game – building on the success of this in the last Euro competitions; this year’s will take this philosophy further.

France wins the bid for a record 3rd time to host the competition.

France, which won the bid to host the competition this year, will be setting the matches throughout the country with some prime locations like Marseilles, Paris, and Lyon hosting key matches. It is a record 3rd time for their hosting of the event – with a total of 51 games to take place over the month period in 10 different stadiums.

Group matches to take place across France

UEFA Euro 2016 will kick off with a Group A match where France competes against Romania. France has beaten them twice before but most matches between these two teams have ended in a draw. In Group A, Romania playing Switzerland will take place on the second match day while France will play Albania. In Group B, Russia is set to play Slovakia, while England plays against Wales the following day. In Group C, Ukraine takes on Northern Ireland, while Germany plays Poland on 16th June. From Group D, the Czech Republic takes on Croatia while Spain plays Turkey. In Group E, Italy plays Sweden while Belgium takes on Ireland. In Group F, Iceland plays Hungary while Portugal takes on Austria.

The Group stage of the competition culminates within Group A: Switzerland plays France and Romania plays Albania. In Group B, Slovakia takes on England while Russia plays Wales. In Group C Northern Ireland plays Germany while Ukraine plays Poland. In Group D, Croatia plays Spain while the Czech Republic takes on Turkey. In Group F, Iceland takes on Austria while Hungary plays Portugal. In Group E Sweden plays Belgium while Italy takes on Ireland.

The group matches will take place across France with Lille, Saint-Denis, Paris, and Bordeaux as just some of the host towns.

Tickets are available on the UEFA cup website – make sure you check regularly to see what becomes available. It is also possible to enjoy VIP hospitality at the matches if you are willing to pay.

This year’s slogan for UEFA Euro 2016 is “Le Rendezvous”, marking it the sociable nature of this prominent sporting event.

For those wishing to enjoy the action from afar but also get involved with placing some well-considered bets, following the teams closely over the next months will prove invaluable.

 

UEFA Euro 2016: Spain Getting Ready To Defend Its Title

Excitement is heating up for this year’s UEFA Euro 2016, which promises to be a highly exciting and adrenaline fuelled event. It is the first time that no less than 24 teams will take part in the month-long event following a qualifying campaign under the ‘Week of Football’ concept. Watch out for Spain who looks ready to play a top performance this year, with David Silva ready to reach his peak.

UEFA Euro 2016 will feature international players throughout Europe.

UEFA Euro 2016 is the 15thannual event of this popular competition, the men’s football competition, which features top international players from throughout Europe.

This year it will be held in a variety of venues in France from 10th June to 10th July.

UEFA, the Union of European Football Association, is the governing body of football and organizes some of the most prestigious competitions in football throughout Europe. Tickets are still available for many of the games on their website, UEFA.com. UEFA is committed to promoting sustainability and social responsibility.

France wins the bidding to host the games

France was chosen as the host nation in 2010 after a bidding war took place between Italy and Turkey. Matches for the competition will take place over the one-month period throughout France in 10 cities including Nice, Marseille, Paris, and Lyon.

Thirteen of the sixteen teams that played in last year’s UEFA Euro are playing again, including Germany, England, and Spain.

Spain may well be the champions once again this year.

Spain is a two-time defending champion in this competition and winner of UEFA Euro 2015. They won their position for the UEFA in an exciting competition against Italy, scoring a massive victory of 4-0. Vicente del Bosque described this as their best victory ever and it completed a three-tournament string of successes. Before their 2-0 victory over Slovakia previously it had seemed like they might not even qualify at all. Now they are really a great team to watch and may well go on to achieve a top result for the second year in a row.

Vicente del Bosque, the coach since 2008, will be in charge of Spain’s team once again for UEFA Euro 2016. He is highly experienced and has picked out some of the greatest stars to represent Spain.
Watch out for David Silva who may prove himself once again.

A star of the competition is most likely to be David Silva, featuring again in the competition – he is a player to observe keenly. He played a prominent role in Spain’s games in both 2008 and 2012 and scored three goals qualifying for his place in UEFA 2016. He has scored a grand total of no less than 23 goals in his international career.

For the armchair betting enthusiast, it is well worth following teams closely as we get nearer to the event. Spain is undoubtedly a fine choice for the bookies based on their reliable reputation and past performances.