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Clarke: Odemwingie will not go cheap

first_imgWest Brom head coach Steve Clarke insists troublesome wantaway striker Peter Odemwingie will not be sold on the cheap this summer, warning any potential suitors: “We are not a charity”. Press Association He added: “I think his goal record for West Brom is something like one in three. Whoever wants him has to pay the market value. Is that the same as it was in January? Yes. We are not a charity.” Clarke prefers to focus instead on Sunday’s season finale against champions Manchester United – and he has urged his side to spoil Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement party. Albion have already achieved their best Barclays Premier League finish and are aiming to break the 50-point barrier and finish in the top eight. However, after a superb first half of the season, their form dipped drastically over the winter period and has slumped again in recent weeks with three consecutive defeats culminating in a 4-0 loss by Norwich last weekend. Clarke’s men have the chance to end the season in style on Sunday by beating the champions in Ferguson’s final match before retirement at the Hawthorns and the Scot is insistent they give a good showing. “We’re not there for a party on Sunday,” warned Clarke, who will share a special bottle of red wine with his counterpart after the match. “Our party will be with our supporters at the end of the game when the players get the chance to thank the fans and the fans get the chance to thank the players for the season. “That’s the only party we’re interested in and we’ll do what we can to finish on a high. We started the season on a high by beating Liverpool and we want to finish on a high against the champions. “I’d be surprised if Sir Alex was just there to celebrate his last match as a manager. It’s about competition and that’s what he’ll be there for.” center_img Odemwingie looks set to leave the Hawthorns in the close season after a series of ill-advised Tweets and misdemeanours in the second half of the campaign. The Nigerian was linked with a move to QPR in January but no deal was struck with the player bizarrely turning up at Rangers’ training ground to complete the deal before the clubs had agreed a fee. His value will have surely diminished due to his behaviour then and since but Clarke is insistent his £4million market value remains the same despite him having six months less remaining on his current deal now. And the Albion chief said: “He has signed a contract.” last_img read more

Cost of Tatts pursuit weighs heavily on Tabcorp’s 2017 results

first_img The AUS $11 billion merger pursuit of Tatts Group, has significantly impacted the performance of Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings.Following a year of judicial hearings and compliance reviews, Tabcorp governance announced last December that it had secured final approval to complete its merger with Tatts Group.However, publishing its half-year 2018 results (period ending 31 December), Tabcorp reports a 58% net profit decline to AUS $26.4 million, with Tabcorp governance outlining AUS $57 million in period ‘one-off’ costs.During the H1 2018 trading period, Tabcorp governance would review a number of corporate assets, as the company moves to combine with Tatts Group to create a diversified entertainment group for betting and lotteries.Further period costs would be attributed to the closure of Tabcorp online gambling subsidiary Luxbet and machine game system provider Odyssey Gaming Services.UK online gambling joint-venture, Sun Bets remains ‘under review’, with the division reporting a period EBITDA loss of AUS $22.5 million, a performance deemed unsatisfactory by Tabcorp stakeholders.Moving forward Tabcorp governance detailed that the company would begin its Tatts Group merger combination, seeking to deliver approximately AUS $130 million in group savings per year.Updating the market Tabcorp Holdings Chief Executive David Attenborough, commented on corporate performance;“1H18 was an important half for Tabcorp as we completed the combination with Tatts Group, bringing together two highly complementary businesses. The combination positions us well to invest, innovate and compete in a rapidly evolving environment,”“The fundamentals in Tabcorp’s Wagering business remained strong in the first half, with good turnover growth and a strong uplift in digital turnover and customer acquisition. This was pleasing in a highly competitive wagering market in which competitors aggressively pursued customer acquisition ahead of regulatory change. The Wagering business has made strategic investments in digital commissions and venue partnerships. While these investments impact variable contribution, they have strengthened our venue partnerships and the sustainability of our Wagering business. Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 Share Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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