Sneaky Betting

Paul Jewell shows Derby their last remaining hope – cheating

Derby gaffer challenges midfielder to race and wins

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It’s the kind of bet that an older boy in the playground would make with you to expose your naivety, yet Paul Jewell managed to out-fox midfielder Giles Barnes with his tricky semantics:

“I raced him for £100 and he lost,” Jewell explained.

“I said to him: ‘Listen Giles, this is where you have to learn the game, so I will race you for £100 over 100 yards and I’ll give you a 20-yard start’.

“We shook hands and we raced, but I never said I would beat him. I said I would race him for £100, so he has to pay up. I’m still waiting for my money, and he won’t be getting a move unless he pays me.”

With no hope left in the Prem, maybe Jewell should start turning up on matchdays saying “We will play you for £500,000.” They’ll re-coup next year’s lost Sky TV money in no time…

[Fantasy Sport Net]


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