ASHLEY ODDS-ON TO FAIL TO FIND ST JAMES SPONSOR!
WITH MIKE ASHLEY SET TO SELL naming rights to Newcastle’s St James’ Park, bookmakers William Hill have opened a book on whether those rights will actually be sold, and what the ground will be known as.
Hills believe it is unlikely that a stadium name sponsor will come forward and offer 4/7 that the ground name has either NOT changed at all by the first day of next season, or is still known as the Sports Direct Arena.
‘It is one thing putting the naming rights up for grabs, another getting the right deal – and Mr Ashley could conceivably even have changed his mind and sold the club by then’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hill’s make Tesco the most likely sponsor’s name to be added to the ground name, quoting the supermarket chain at 10/1, and also offering:
Northern Rock 20/1
Newcastle Brown 33/1
NE Tourism 50/1
Newcastle Building Society 50/1
Compare The Meerkat/Market 66/1
Tony Blair 100/1
Cheryl Cole 100/1
UK Coal 100/1
Sting Stadium 100/1
Gazza Stadium 500/1
Ant & Dec 1000/1
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