Sunday, 13 May 2012

Bookie pays out £500,000 on United winning the title

Fred Done founded Betfred so you'd think he'd be pretty good at gambling and a good guy to ask about wise investments, which is nice because if United don't win the title today he's down £500,000.

Fred once paid out half a million £££ on United winning the title in 1998 when they were 12 points ahead of Arsenal, which is unfortunate because you may recall Arsenal ended up being champions that year.  "There's no way he'd do something as stupid as that again" I hear you say, and you're wrong because he already paid out when the Red Devils took a 5 point lead on Mancini's side.  Our friends at Dirty Tackle! found this:
"Even with the (Manchester) derby to come a five point lead is just too much for City, so once again I'm letting my United punters have their dough early to the tune of just over half million quid," he said.
"Back in 1998 Fergie told me to never pay out early again but Sir Alex need not worry, I've not got it wrong this time, United are past the post for a record twentieth Premier League title."
Well done, idiot.  As we all know, rule number one of gambling is never, ever bet on your own team.  Rule number two is never bet on Aberdeen winning anything.  Rule number three is there are no rules.  Rule number four is never listen to 'tips' you get from people on the internet.  Rule number five is something else.  I dunno.  I'm just trying to churn these out before the football starts in an hour if I'm honest.  I made an AIDS joke earlier and they haven't been funny since I was about 15.  SEND ME MONEY