Revealed! Every Premier League club ranked by odds of winning 2017/18 title

first_img 20. Huddersfield Town are 2500/1 to win the Premier League title next season – click the arrow above, right, to see each team’s odds on winning the trophy next season 20 17 = Burnley are 1500/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 Leicester City’s 5000/1 title triumph two seasons ago means more and more supporters are prepared to back their side for the biggest prize in English football.Even fans of newly-promoted trio Newcastle United, Brighton and Huddersfield Town might be tempted to put a few quid on their team, as unlikely as it may be.But who really are the favourites, according to the bookies?Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at each Premier League club’s odds of winning the 2017/18 title, ranked from biggest outsiders to favourites.And let us know who you are backing by leaving a comment below!*Odds calculated as an average based on leading bookmakers’ odds on 11 June 2017. 8. Southampton are 500/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 9 = Leicester City are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 20 20 9 = Crystal Palace are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 9 = West Bromwich Albion are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 20 9 = Swansea City are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 17 = Brighton & Hove Albion are 1500/1 to win the Premier League title next season 7. Everton are 200/1 to win the Premier League title next season 9 = Bournemouth are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 4. Tottenham Hotspur are 9/1 to win the Premier League title next season 3. Manchester United are 15/4 to win the Premier League title next season 2. Chelsea, holders of the Premier League trophy, are 7/2 to retain the crown next season 9 = Stoke City are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 9 = West Ham United are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 5 = Liverpool are 14/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 20 17 = Watford are 1500/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 5 = Arsenal are 14/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 9 = Newcastle United are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 1. Manchester City are the favourites to win the Premier League title next season, at 2/1last_img read more

Justice Minister Wants Cases Tried in Timely Manner

first_img Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says all stakeholders in the justice system have a duty to reflect on their role as they seek to improve both their performance and input in the delivery of justice.Addressing the Jamaican Bar Association’s annual conference at the Half Moon Hotel in Rose Hall, St. James, on November 18, Mr. Chuck said it is important to have cases tried and judgements rendered in a timely manner, adding that the people of the country expect and deserve nothing less.“Six months is a reasonable time within which judgements should be delivered. Indeed, the Jamaica Judicial Conduct Guidelines (2014), which sets out the ethical guidance for judges, recommends three months as the period within which judgement should be delivered. It seems obvious and highly desirable that judgements should be delivered promptly,” the Minister said.The Minister argued that for the Judge, after a trial, the material is fresh in his or her mind, and delays dim the memories of the arguments made at trial.“Prolonged delays, in my opinion, affect the accuracy and judgement of witnesses’ demeanour and, thus, the final decision,” Mr. Chuck said.“I think it is highly desirable for judges to deliver oral judgements within days of the completion of trials and, if necessary, an edited and written judgement within weeks,” he added.Mr. Chuck said that in complex cases, more time may be needed for the judges to read and digest the many cases usually relied on at trial, adding that greater reliance on technology and the requirement for detailed arguments delivered electronically, should help in this process.“Judges could also insist that trial attorneys provide written arguments and relevant passages from cases they quote during the trial. Perhaps if judges demand from the attorneys better particulars and written submissions, it would become easier to deliver judgements,” he reasoned.The Minister said the present situation cannot continue, with litigants having to wait years for the trials, as it is “simply frustrating and grossly disappointing for them to wait months and years to have judgements delivered”.“At the end of 2015, there were 311 Supreme Court matters with outstanding judgements. I hope the information for 2016 and 2017 will show significant reductions,” Mr. Chuck said.The Minister noted that other jurisdictions have enacted legislation to determine time standards and other judicial functions, going as far as withholding salary and pension, to get judgements delivered.“I honestly do not wish to see Jamaica go there. I shall continue to use moral suasion to urge the timely delivery of judgements, and hope that I will see less complaint letters coming across my desk on a daily basis,” Mr. Chuck added.The Minister said he will continue to ask the Jamaican Bar Association to provide a full list of judgements outstanding for more than six months, so the Chief Justice and others can be reminded of the extent and impact of the prolonged delays. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says all stakeholders in the justice system have a duty to reflect on their role as they seek to improve both their performance and input in the delivery of justice. “Six months is a reasonable time within which judgements should be delivered. Indeed, the Jamaica Judicial Conduct Guidelines (2014), which sets out the ethical guidance for judges, recommends three months as the period within which judgement should be delivered. It seems obvious and highly desirable that judgements should be delivered promptly,” the Minister said. Mr. Chuck said that in complex cases, more time may be needed for the judges to read and digest the many cases usually relied on at trial, adding that greater reliance on technology and the requirement for detailed arguments delivered electronically, should help in this process. Story Highlightslast_img read more