Thursday, September 29, 2005

Paddy Power Have Declared...

Is this a first? Under no obligation to do so and, absurdly, a mere 7 games into a 38 game Premiership season, Irish bookie Paddy Power have taken the bold step of paying out all bets on Chelsea to retain their title. The Press Release is hilarious:
'Chelsea are clear of the pack and not looking like they will be caught,' the
company said. 'Accordingly, Paddy Power have declared the title race over...'

An embarrassing slap in the face to the other 19 teams. Liverpool has only played 5 (five!) of their 38 games! Even more hilarious is the fact that the move is not unprecedented. The Soccernet article notes that a similar early pay out on Arsenal in the 02-03 season backfired when Manchester United caught them at the wire.

Perhaps the Irish are looking to lay a curse on the frontrunners? Here's hoping.


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