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Video: How Arsenal’s Invincibles performed tactically

A large part of the cult of personality around Arsene Wenger has to do with his Invincible (in the league) season. With all due respect though, the 2003-04 vintage of Arsenal truly was one for the ages. The team made its mark with some tight defending, beautiful offensive play, and generally being a mentally and physically tough unit to beat on any given day of the week, and pretty much impossible to beat for 49 games in the league around that period.

While a number of fans have recently taken to questioning Le Professor and his tactical intelligence, surely, this season is strong evidence of the fact that the man can most certainly mix it with the best. Of course, customary credit has to be given to his recruitment and scouting program for finding and developing players with such different skill sets and football education into the kind of lethal force they eventually became.

The brilliant uMAXit Football have done a fine job expounding and simplifying the normally hazy and jargon filled world of tactics with this video. The video wins brownie points for its brevity for sure, and additional savouries may also be allotted to their team for the coherent and concise delivery of the material.

As hinted at earlier, this was a team that comprised not just talented individuals, but an intelligent bunch of players that got together to make magic on the field with their unique blend of strength, speed, and skill. Players like Kolo Toure, Gilberto Silva, and Jens Lehmann were added to a previously successful squad to turn it into this machine.

Interestingly, as the video also points out, this wasn’t a team that was overly attacking, overly defensive, or a purely counter attacking team. Like many teams that are fondly remembered long after their prime has passed, this side was a very balanced one; it could attack, defend, and counter with equal ease and effectiveness. More than the dry numbers, perhaps this is the element that made it a truly special side.

Therefore, the question naturally arises, can this be done again? Fans have seen it before, and will almost likely see it again. But where, when and from who? Regardless, while we’re all waiting for the Premier League’s kick off, you could make a nice bit of cash from betting on such possibilities, with several online bookmakers such as Bet365, casinoreef.com.au, Paddy power and more offering special odds to celebrate – so that when the time comes, your correct predictions can mean big bucks.

From a purely footballing standpoint though, the increasing competition in the Premier League makes it an impossible dream to harbour. Perhaps it is one more suited to the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich- the financial juggernauts who hold a hegemonic domination of their calm seas.

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Online sports betting has almost completely taken over the industry, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for offline bookmakers to generate profits and thrive in the current market. There is currently only one major Australian company called Tabcorp, commonly known as TAB, which still operates offline and has thousands of outlets in Australia.

The local online market suffers from some of the country’s strict regulations regarding online betting, and many punters prefer to use foreign bookies to bet on sports. However, there is a strong and growing market which caters to the locals.

Legal Issues:

To help battle the enormous social costs which are incurred by the nation’s large gambling habit, the Australian Federal Government fiercely regulates the online sports betting market. However, specific betting sites are under the authority of State Governments, and laws can differ from state to state.

The main form of legislation that covers online gambling in Australia is the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. Many Aussies take advantage of a loophole, i.e. the Act only legislates against the actions of companies offering gambling, but not the players. Australian law forbids the marketing of unregulated online forms of gambling. No such law covers the action of players at gaming sites.

Sports betting, racing and lotteries are the only forms of online gambling that are legal under the Interactive Gambling Act. However, there are some restrictions on what companies may spread in terms of games. For example, in-play live betting is technically illegal in Australia, yet many residents use this option by playing with European Bookies.

Online and Offline Gambling:

Offline gambling is totally legal in Australia, provided the venue is officially licensed. The country is home to some of the world’s most famous and reputable casinos, and the Australian culture has a strong affinity for all types of games.

Officially, online poker and other casino games are prohibited by the Act. Offshore companies that do not market gambling operate in a gray area. Companies located in Australia may not offer their services domestically.

As mentioned, technically Australians are legally permitted to gamble on the internet. While there are restrictions and laws for Australian-based casinos, there are no real laws for the Australian player. It’s recommended to use offshore casinos that cater to Australian citizens and accept wagers in AUD. However, there are several reputable Australian online casinos, such as casinoreef.com.au, which is hugely popular, both in Australia and in many other countries.

The Lotto Online:

As well as gambling, Australians love to play the lottery and other KENO games. Oz Lotteries is Australia’s national lottery, locally known as the lotto, and it is completely legal to purchase tickets online. Players can create subscriptions, join syndicates, and purchase a variety of tickets for all different types of jackpot games over the internet. However, as part of the Federal Government’s crackdown on gambling, Oz Lotteries cannot offer scratch cards.

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