Football/Soccer

Dodgy Tackle: What are the odds of getting a Fox capacitor?

Leicester's players celebrate their title win at Jamie Vardy's house on Monday night  
Paul McConville

IF I ever get my hands on Doc Brown’s DeLorean and crank it up to 88mph, August 2015 would be my only destination.

I’d have a few things on my check list - slap a big bet in Leicester to win the Premier League, buy shares in Blue WKD and open a tattoo parlour in Leicester. Then, as the May Day Bank Holiday rolled around, I’d be having a party, Vardy-style.

Anywhere between 2,000/1 right up to 5,000/1 was being offered on the Foxes clearing out the hen house (or cockerels in this case) and there have been a few lucky punters who have had their small investments rewarded.

It’s even better if you didn’t even know you were backing Claudio Ranieri’s men to pull off an unlikely title triumph, like London firemen Jordan Wright and Mitchell Baldock. Now, Jordan is something of a betting novice and decided to slap a fiver on the Foxes to win their opening Premier League game in August against likely fellow strugglers Sunderland.

He couldn’t believe the odds of 2,000/1 (Dodgy can’t believe that someone believes that too), thinking it was some sort of glitch on the bookies’ website. He got Mitchell in on the act and, with a tenner in total invested in Leicester, beating the Black Cats, they were a bit miffed to find out that a 4-2 win hadn’t swelled their coffers.

When they discovered they had backed them to win the league, they were the laughing stock of their station. Yeah, there was more chance of Jose Mourinho leaving Chelsea to go on I’m a Celebrity (1,000/1), Alex Ferguson winning Strictly Come Dancing (1,000/1) or Alex Ferguson chastising Danny Willett for winning the Masters because be had eight grand on Jordan Spieth (what odds do you want?).

After seeing Leicester clinch the title following Spurs’ draw with Chelsea, Mitchell, who’s an Arsenal fan, said: “Everyone thought we were mad, but not any more. I’m off to Vegas soon.”

Ah, the house always wins.

 

WHILE punters were cashing in, Leicester players were getting all inked up.

Jamie Vardy spent seven hours in a tattooist on Monday and many Foxes fans followed suit, getting tattoos to mark their team’s achievement. It capped a great week for Leicester skipper Wes Morgan, who scored against Man United last Sunday, as he owns a number of tattoo parlours in the city. Playing the long the game Wes, well done.

But spare a thought for Dutch player Eljero Elia. He wanted got get some ink to commemorate his team Feyenoord’s Dutch Cup final win over Utrecht on April 24. What he came out with was the date 24-5-2016 tattooed on and the team’s name written as Fenenoord. Should have gone to Wes’ place mate.

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