Champions League? Stick A Tenner On Shakhtar Donetsk

Chris Wright

30th, March 2011


By Chris Wright

Ever since the result of the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League seeped through the walls of Sepp Blatter’s underground, gas-lit grotto and into the waking world a fortnight or so ago, I’ve been desperately trying to coerce myself into breaking the non-habit of a lifetime, spit in the face of my borderline poverty and have a bit of a flutter.

Being the of the distinctly namby-pamby persuasion, the thought of trying to pull off a convincing ‘I do this all the time’ act at the bookies seemed beyond my admittedly limited range, so I’ve taken to the internet post-haste(ish) and placed a bet online with BetUS .

It may well have taken twelve heady days of ludicrously convoluted self-reasoning, and the wager may look faintly ridiculous when viewed in black and white (Shakhtar Donetsk to win the UEFA Champions League 2010/11, £10 at 40/1) but, you see, despite the fact that Shakhtar got landed with the draw

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