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Chris Kamara is known as one of the most charismatic characters on Soccer Saturday. From his popular ‘Unbelievable Jeff!’ quote to his match reports, the former Portsmouth midfielder has earned a reputation for saying some of the most funny and bizarre updates from games.

Here’s a look at our five favourite moments from Chris Kamara on Soccer Saturday over the years:

“It’s pretty even… Sunderland are on top”
In the Tyne-Wear derby on 1 February 2014, Chris Kamara gave an early report from St James’ Park.

It was 0-0 at the time but Sunderland were on top, although Kammy had initially claimed it was an even game:

“It’s pretty even… well it’s not pretty even because Sunderland are slightly on top.”

Shortly afterwards the visitors took the lead through a Fabio Borini penalty before goals from Adam Johnson and Jack Colback saw Sunderland route their rivals 3-0.

“I must have missed that. Is it a red card?”
Everyone’s favourite Chris Kamara moment came from Fratton Park on 3 April 2010. The game was 0-0 at the hour mark which must have sent Sky Sports’ reporter asleep as Chris Kamara managed to miss the dismissal of Portsmouth defender Anthony vanden Borre for a second yellow card.

The conversation between he and Jeff Stelling was hilarious:

Jeff: Off to Fratton Park where there’s been a red card but for who Chris Kamara?”

Chris: “I don’t know Jeff, has there? I must have missed that. Is it a red card?

Jeff: “Chris, have you not been watching? I haven’t. I don’t know where that’s come from Chris. I have no idea what has happened there, what’s happened Chris?

Chris: “I don’t know Jeff. I don’t know; the rain must have got in my eyes Jeff.”

Jeff: “Chris, Chris, let me tell you. According to our sources, Anthony vanden Borre has been sent off for a second bookable offence. Get your fingers out and count up the number of Portsmouth players that are on the field.”

Chris: “No you’re right I saw him go off but I thought they were bringing a sub on Jeff. Still nil nil ha ha ha”

“Don’t really know what’s happening”
Trying to talk to the studio on 18 August 2007 from Craven Cottage whilst visitors Middlesbrough lead 2-1 at Fulham, the Cottagers appear to have equalised before Chris then thinks the goal has been disallowed, and ultimately doesn’t know what is going on:

“Papa Bouba Diop the man mountain himself is playing as a striker and he’s got Healy one side of him and Diamante’s coming out the other side of him, it’s Papa Bouba Diop with the header! It’s a goal. It’s a goal Jeff….is it David Healy; he’s running away? Andrew D’Urso playing on, sorry my monitor’s down again I’m looking over my shoulder, I don’t really know the assistant, has he give it? Oh the assistant has he give it, I don’t think so Jeff. No the referee hasn’t give it either…don’t really know what’s happening Jeff ha ha.

The goal wasn’t given and Middlesbrough held on for a 2-1 win.

“I can’t tell you the teams but Wigan are unchanged”
Speaking prior to their third game of the 2007-08 Premier League season, Chris Kamara had team news from the West Ham and Wigan camps before they were set to clash at Upton Park later that day.

The reporter was not meant to give the team news but did anyway…

“I had a chat with both managers and obviously I can’t tell you the teams but Wigan are unchanged and Lucas Neill plays for West Ham.”

Whilst Wigan Athletic are currently plying their football in the Championship, West Ham are in the top flight. However, Slavan Bilic’s side have made a very slow start to the 2016-17 season and their Premier League odds for relegation have come crashing down since the start of the season as they head into the Christmas period narrowly above the drop zone.

“Spurs are fighting like beavers”
Tottenham were defending for their lives in September 2007 when they had a 1-0 lead in the North London derby at White Hart Lane. However, Chris Kamara described their defensive work as something else:

Chris: “Their football Arsenal is on another level but Spurs are fighting like beavers defending for their lives, It’s a terrific game, still one-nil”

Jeff Stelling: “Did I hear that correctly? Fighting like beavers? Not tigers or lions but beavers, those ferocious little devils”

Chris: “The game as a spectacle is magnificent. Spurs working like beavers but the football from Arsenal Jeff, well it’s out of this world it’s sensational, their carving them up as easy as…..well, as easy as anything Jeff”

Those little beavers proved to be no much for Arsenal who went on to win the derby 3-1…

Written by Barrie Smith, sports betting at Paddy Power


Manchester United winger Nani was widely expected to leave the club in the summer, but he performed a U-turn and signed a new contract just a few months after the arrival of David Moyes. However, it seems that he is not part of Moyes’ plans right now and he could leave in the summer.

The 27-year-old had been subjected to interest from the likes of Juventus in the past, but it was primarily believed that they were looking at him as a viable option since he was having only a few months left on his contract. The player’s agent has stated that Nani is more likely to leave United in the summer.

It has been a very poor season for the club and there are expected to be wholesale changes in the summer with Nani one of the first names expected to depart. After the arrival of Juan Mata, he has found first-team opportunities limited at Old Trafford. He has made just 12 appearances – scoring just two goals – this season. He did come on as substitute in the 4-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, but it would not be surprising to see him miss out on the squad that will take on Bayern Munich in the midweek Champions League action.

“Nani is a very important player and at this time the only thing I can say is that he is likely to leave Manchester. The problem for Fiorentina and other Italian clubs is the player’s salary. But we will evaluate all bids. Our relationship with United is great. Fiorentina have to speak with Manchester United about Anderson and maybe there will be an opportunity to talk about Nani too,” said the player’s agent. Anderson is not expected to return to United after his shirt number was given to Mata following his £ 37 million move.


Manchester United’s Luis Nani future still remains to be undecided as he does not play any important role with Manchester United since the previous season but his inconsistency and injuries have made it unable for him to get into the starting lineup of David Moyes.

Rumors have been spreading around linking the Portugal winger with a possible move to Italy as Juventus, Inter Milan and Ac.Milan all interested in signing him and could be his next football destination.

Luis Nani has a contract with Manchester United which lasts until 2018 but as each day passes, it seems highly unlikely that he will be remaining for which his contract says as Moyes has to make a major squad overhaul which includes him offloading a number of players which aren’t making the cut for the team.

Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Luis Nani all are players which are expected to see their way out of Manchester United in the summer. Vidic has already agreed to make a move to Inter Milan when the season concludes and Erick Thohir claimed that there are more players he is interested in signing which includes performers from Manchester United as well as other clubs in Europe.

Manchester United has joined the race to sign Athletic Madrid’s Arda Turan which will be just 1 player in the large list of players that David Moyes is keeping a close eye as a possible new arrival when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

Edinson Cavani of PSG is a consistent performer for the French club but is being overshadowed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and this might just give Manchester United the opportunity to sign the Urugurayan forward. Toni Kroos of Bayern Munich is another possible target but this will only happen is David Moyes does not get sacked before the conclusion of the current season.

Nani move to Juventus falls apart

Luis Nani the Manchester United winger was frustrated after his move to Juventus was cancelled out on the transfer deadline day. The 27 year old who has had his times at Manchester United was linked with a move to the Italian club where he would have the chance to play with Pirlo and many other superstars but the move collapsed in the end.

The Italian club had their moments and they were chasing the Portugese winger for a long time now and this time the move looked certain. Nani has been looking to leave Old Trafford for some time and even Manchester United showed signs of accepting bids for the winger as he has been out from the team due to injuries and he has also not been playing well recently.

After Ronaldo’s departure to Real Madrid Sir Alex Ferguson tried to make Nani the ace winger and fill the gap which Ronaldo had made but Nani was never really up to the huge task which was beckoning him. Although there were signs of him becoming a great player he was never consistent with his football and was sidelined too many times due to injury.

Manchester United had reportedly allowed Nani to go on loan in the January transfer window but the move to Juventus fell apart just hours because of his injury concerns. Nani is currently receiving treatment and there is bad news for the United fans as David Moyes has confirmed that the injury is much worse than what was expected and the player would be on the sidelines for another six weeks.

Juventus was looking forward to signing him but the injury problems made them change their decision in the last moment. With Pirlo expected to retire after the end of the season Juventus is in search for a quality player and they have been eyeing Nani from the last year.


Luis Nani might be on his way to Spain soon as the La Liga club Valencia is planning to place a bid in excess of 15 million Pounds for him, but, that’s if the Singapore businessman Peter Lim gets selected as the club chairman in the next few days.

Lim’s chances of taking over as the chairman of Valencia CF are very good. It is believed to be inevitable and as soon as he takes charge, he will try and land Nani at Mestalla.

He has already said in quite a few of his interviews recently that if he is selected, he would get the transfer activities happening quickly and would not hesitate in spending big amounts. And, the player who is at the top of his list is Nani who isn’t having a great time at Old Trafford at the moment.

Yes, the Portuguese winger has got the contract extension at United recently, but, he is struggling to be a regular figure there. He is not at the top of the pecking order and that’s something which he would definitely be upset about.

The United manager David Moyes also would not be unwilling to talk to the clubs regarding Nani’s transfer. He is not lacking quality wingers right now thanks to the emergence of Adnan Januzaj.

Nani has got a few playing opportunities here and there at United, but, he hasn’t performed consistently in those matches to force David Moyes to keep persisting with him. He has been wayward most of the times and that’s why, he finds himself out of favour at this point of time.

In total, the 27 years old player has made 10 appearances for the Red Devils this season and has managed to strike just once.


Nani recently entered speculation about his future by signing a five-year contract with Manchester United, but it seems that his future is still not clear after the latest comments from David Moyes.

The United manager said to the club’s official website that Nani is a player capable of delivering more to the club. The midfielder arrived at Old Trafford with a reputation for being the next Cristiano Ronaldo, but he has been very inconsistent since the move to United. He is now one of the experienced members of the squad and Moyes has said that he should reflect the status on the pitch.

Nani recently played the full 90 minutes in Manchester United’s 5-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, which was one of the most impressive wins under Moyes. Nani also scored his first goal of the season in this match. Moyes said after the match that Nani should consider contributing more to the team being a full international for the Portugal national team. He has said that Nani has all the skills to be a success in the Premier league, but he needs to be more consistent with his quality.

Nani moved to Old Trafford back in 2007 and he has so far made 138 appearances for the Red Devils.

“I think what I’ve seen from Nani is someone who is a talented player, a Portuguese international, and I hope we can try to get him to show that more often. I thought there were moments when he ran the ball well for us in midweek and he scored a really good goal at the end. Look, what I’ve found is he works hard enough at his game. He is happy to do all the leg work and the biggest thing is he has brilliant ability to score,” said Moyes.


Portuguese winger Nani has said that Manchester United youngsters Wilfried Zaha and Adnan Januzaj have the capability to go on and achieve greater things in football.

He also thinks that they will be capable of being stars at Old Trafford not in the too distant future. Nani himself came with a reputation for being the next Cristiano Ronaldo, but he has largely not fulfilled such ambitions in the last few years. He came close to leaving the club in the summer, but he has now signed a new contract with the Red Devils.

During his six year spell at the club, Nani has so far scored 40 goals in 222 matches. It is expected that he will be replaced in the next few years by the likes of Zaha and Januzaj. Januzaj is a youth team product, who has become the latest sensation. He is expected to be the future of Manchester United given that he is only 18 years old. Zaha was signed from Crystal Palace of £ 15 million.

Even though he has found little first-team opportunities under David Moyes, he is expected to improve and become a first-team regular at United – though there were rumours he would be heading to the Emirates until Arsenal signed Ozil.

“They are both great players and have showed great character. They both have good personalities as well. They have been given a chance to play in the first team and have impressed because they have lots of quality. It is normal for a young player to show good things when they have the right personality and mentality,” said Nani to Manchester United’s official website.

According to Nani, both these players have what it takes to become United greats. Nani was in disappointing form last season, but his form has sufficiently improved in order for the Portuguese midfielder to earn himself a new contract amidst interest from Juventus.


After much speculation about his future, Nani finally signed a new contract with Manchester United to extend his spell at the club. He played an influential role in the 2-1 win over Sunderland last weekend.

This match could have easily been yet another disaster for new United manager David Moyes, who is struggling since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer. However, two goals from teenager Adnan Januzaj helped United take all three points. They will be having another difficult encounter in the form of a home match against Southampton after the international break.

Southampton have made a great start to the season and are extremely difficult to score against. Despite this, Nani is confident that United will be able to improve after the end of this international break. Nani provided the cross for Januzaj to score the second goal against Sunderland. The poor form of Antonio Valencia is likely to mean a start for Nani against Southampton. After his exploits against Sunderland, teenager Januzaj is likely to start in the next match as well. United are already several points behind table leaders Arsenal and they cannot afford to lose any more points if they are to win the title.

“It was a good win for us. We had a really good performance after being unlucky to lose a goal so early on. Phil Jones tried to block and it came off Vida [Nemanja Vidic] and just bounced for them. We knew it was always difficult to come to Sunderland to play but we’ve had some very good results in this stadium as well. We knew we had to play better than we did in the first half and we just had to find the right moments to come back,” said Nani, who has so far made four league appearances this season.


There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Portuguese winger Nani. The winger has been widely expected to leave Manchester United in the summer, but a transfer is yet to materialise.

This is due to several reasons with the first being the transfer fee demanded by United. The former Sporting Lisbon player has only one year left on his contract, but it is thought that United are demanding in excess of £ 10 million for the player. He was heavily linked with a move to Juventus, which fell off due to a £ 25 million transfer fee demanded by United.

After a lot of speculation, it looks like he will be staying at Old Trafford at least for the season. This is because the player himself has said that he wants to stay at United and fight for a first-team spot. He has also expressed his desire to sign a new contract as well. It is believed that one of main reasons for Nani wanting to leave Old Trafford was manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Now that he has gone, the Portuguese winger wants to stay and fight for a place. He has been at the club since 2007. During this period, he has made more than 200 appearances for the club.

“I hope to win the league again and, for my personal wishes, I want to be at my best and score a lot of goals. Like I said, I just need to be at my best and then everything will come together,” said Nani. He has scored 39 goals for United. Last season was one of the toughest since he came to the club because he made only 21 appearances in all competitions. Even though he missed the pre-season due to an injury, he is looking to get back fit and ready.

Review of football game

Football slots games have been attracting greater numbers of football fans to online casino websites in recent years, perhaps because the best of these games offer soccer-starved supporters a fix of the game during the long summer months.

Obviously they will have even greater appeal to those who enjoy both watching football and placing bets on it, but for a football slot to capture the attentions of these people it needs to really provide something engaging and unique. One of the games out there is Soccer Safari, but is it one of the good or the bad ones?

The jackpot offered with this particular five reel, thirty pay line game is $8000, which is not the largest amount for a modern sports themed slot, but is certainly more than respectable – and will surely tempt most people. However it is the football part of Soccer Safari that the game has to stand or fall on, and here it definitely succeeds. Based on the idea of an animal version of the World Cup, with lions taking on cheetahs and buffalo battling warthogs, all watched over by a zebra referee and elephant and giraffe commentary team, the animation utilised in bringing all this to life is very funny and of a high standard.

You also get both scatter and wild symbols on the reels (the World Cup and the Soccer Safari ones respectively) with the former triggering the bonus game when you get three or more on a reel, while the latter boosts your payout by filling in for missing symbols. The Soccer Safari bonus game is excellent, requiring you to test your shooting skills as you try to get the ball in the net from different positions, and if you score a single goal you win one of the prize bonuses – while if you score three you can increase your payout. When you add the fact that Soccer Safari can be played with just $0.01 a line, it is well worth any fan’s time and money to give it a spin.