Everyone enjoys a little flutter and that is certainly true about the Football Transfer Tavern punters.
Every Saturday, the landlord runs a friendly sweepstake where you have to predict which team, from the Football League, will score the final goal in the 3pm kick-offs. It is only a £1 to enter and it has proved to be extremely popular.
Obviously, it is all light-hearted and not too costly and losing a quid a week is more than enough for me but some of the customers dig deep into their pockets when it comes to betting.
Just the other day, a Manchester United fan and regular told me that, at the beginning of the season, he put £500 on the Red Devils retaining their Premier League crown which sparked a few sniggers around the bar.
That, however, wasn’t the most absurd bet of the weekend.
Now, I’d like to say that this Liverpool fan was inebriated and therefore meaning we could cut him some slack for the bet he placed but, rather amusingly, he wasn’t.
Have a look for yourself, I’ve framed the betting slip up there, above the jukebox, see it?
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