The ‘Brady Miracle’ busts up bookmakers

first_img StumbleUpon Stamford Bridge to host the inaugural five-a-side SBC Global Championship May 15, 2018 Submit Share A night of high drama, saw New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady carry his team from a 25-point deficit to Super Bowl LI glory this Sunday.In what many have called the greatest Super Bowl final of all time, ‘Touchdown Tommy’ stepped up his game to win his fifth Vince Lombardi trophy with US media crowning Brady the GOAT (greatest of all time).However, the stream of Brady tributes has not been shared by bookmakers who were stung by the Patriots victory.Speaking to the Las Vegas Journal, Nick Bogdanovich William Hill Vegas Sportsbook Director stated that ‘in-play had been the killer’, as Super Bowl LI went into overtime and punters backed the Patriots.By the start of the 4th quarter, some Vegas bookmakers would offer odds ranging between 15/18 –1 on a Patriots comeback giving punters a real underdog incentive.“Any time a real good team gets down in any sport, it’s always bad. And you magnify it on the Patriots in the Super Bowl. They had infinite opportunities to take them on the money line, to take a little to make a lot.”  Bogdanovich detailedWatching the Super Bowl action in the UK, Steve Baumohl, VP Trading at Redzonesports could not believe what he was witnessing.“Forget blowing the 28-3 lead, it was the last 4 minutes where this game was won and lost. After a truly outstanding 29 yard catch by Julio Jones on the 22 yard line, Atlanta would have had the game won if they just continued to run the ball, drain the clock and at worse kick a field goal. But Matt Ryan allowing himself to be sacked at the 38 yard line 2 plays later coupled with the flag on the next play, swung the momentum beyond all logic. ”“At halftime most of the UK market had New England at 9/4 to win the game, whilst redzonesports.com had them at 11/4, a price we’d still stand behind now. But despite being on the wrong side of one of the greatest ever sporting comebacks, it was a sensational moment to witness and can only help elevate the appeal of the game even further in the UK.”“History will remember the Patriots comeback and the ‘Brady Miracle’, the scale of which will no doubt evoke memories of the miracle of Istanbul. But there’s no denying that the Falcons played a large hand in this result. “ Related Articles Argyll Entertainment – Bold Eagles save bookmakers from another Brady Super Bowl payout February 6, 2018 Philadelphia aims to halt Patriots for first Super Bowl triumph February 2, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Cambridge Design Partnership launches employee ownership trust

first_imgTechnology consultancy organisation Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) has launched an employee ownership trust.The Cambridge-based organisation, which employs 120 scientists across the UK and California, has transferred its equity into an employee ownership trust. This was in part financed by a loan from Barclays, which was completed last week.CDP decided to become employee-owned in order to give all staff the opportunity to share in the organisation’s profits, as well as to enable the business to be more flexible when planning future expansions. CDP also sought to reinforce its status as a key local employer in Cambridge, and foster the skills of locally-trained engineers, digital experts and designers.CDP wants to use the employee ownership trust to reap dividends for employees, the organisation and the wider economy.As part of the organisation’s new structure, CDP’s 10 partners will continue to manage the firm. Employees will be able to contribute to business-related decisions through an elected employee committee. A committee member will be invited to attend every monthly management meeting to encourage employee responsibility and involvement.International law firm Fieldfisher advised CDP on the employee ownership trust process.Mike Beadman, founding partner at CDP, said: “As a technology consultancy business, CDP recognised that people were the real value in the [organisation] and the key to future growth, so transferring ownership to the employees was the most logical progression.“For the clients of CDP, [employee ownership] demonstrates the commitment of the [organisation] to independence and the long-term relationships that fuel their success. The team at Fieldfisher have provided unbiased, well-considered advice from the outset and have listened to, and incorporated, all of our concerns and requirements to structure the [employee ownership trust] such that CDP can continue to build its reputation and success.“We are now looking forward to the next phase of growth where we can take on even more challenging developments for our clients.”last_img read more