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A Fool and His Money [£417,000] are Easily parted

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posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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British gambler placed the biggest World Cup bet of all time....and lost

The £417,000 bet on Germany to beat Spain in the World Cup semi-final was placed with William Hill bookmakers and would have netted the unlucky punter £800,000 if Germany had won , but Spain beat Germany 1-0 in the close encounter .

But Carles Puyol's winning second-half header put paid to the punter's dreams - and we doubt any fan in the world was screaming louder at their TV sets when the referee denied Germany a late penalty. William Hill spokesman Graham Sharp admitted before the match that a Germany win would be a disaster, with the nation having received huge backing throughout the tournament including a £67,000 bet being placed on them before the championship at 14/1.

uk.eurosport.yahoo.com...


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posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 09:56 AM
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Makes you wonder if this is why Germany played so badly last night.

And yes, match fixing IS a problem in football so its possible.



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 10:11 AM
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If someone bets £417,000 on the outcome of a football match then I would think that the $417,000 would be better spent on paying for a mental institution for this guy to go and live in for the rest of his days !!!....

It was probably a hedge fund manager squandering our money that he has stolen from us all...

Regards

PurpleDOG UK



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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Germany didin't play badly, it's just that Spain played BETTER

Regards
PurpleDOG UK



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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Makes me wonder how he feels today , either he is very rich so it wont really matter or given the way Germany had been scoring goals ...
4-0 against Argentina
4-1 against England
4-0 against Australia
He probably thought it was a safe bet , given that Spain are having problems scoring , so put his shirt on a Germany win and lost it .
I wonder if he was married



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 10:22 AM
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Fool + Money.
Makes you wonder how these two ever got together in the first place!



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 02:01 PM
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He should have listened to the Paul the psychic octopus :shk:

That octopus has gotten every one right so far.

germanfootballteam.com...



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