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Put your money where Lawrenson’s mouth is!

Player of the Year, says Lawrenson

Nicolas Anelka

He might lack the eloquence and dreamy sense of style of a John McCririck, but Mark Lawrenson still knows a sure thing when he sees one. And he saw one last night, damn it.

Talking after the Arsenal/Chelsea match highlights on [...]

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Betting News

Man wins £41,000 backing Liverpool’s 4-4 draws

Lucky fan cashes in on successive eight goal thrillers

Tuesday night’s eight goal thriller at wasn’t only a disaster for Liverpool – the bookies also suffered. Paddy Power had to pay out £500,000 to 537 punters who correctly backed the 4-4 draw at odds of 500-1.

According to The Sun, a man from Leicester (who [...]

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Bad Idea

Gambling addict Paul Merson is the new face of a bookies

Betting chain make an inspired choice of spokesman

Paul Merson

Paul Merson secured legendary status after turning out for Arsenal more than 300 times, but the forward’s career was blighted by his personal demons. For twenty years, he battled alcoholism, cocaine addiction and a serious gambling habit that [...]

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The Gambler

Newspaper shows shocking lack of sensitivity towards Matthew Etherington

Gambling addict offered further temptation by popular tabloid

Matthew Etherington

West Ham’s Matthew Etherington is said to have received death threats over an £800,000 gambling debt, and his club have agreed to help bail him out. While those in the game are offering full support to the midfielder during [...]

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