Future Bright For Hodgson And When Will He Lose?

England defeated Italy although neither side were at their strongest a fact highlighted by the 11/8 offered by William Hill that only four or five of Wednesday’s starting XI line up for England’s first WC qualifying game. Roy Hodgson’s unbeaten record remains intact and William Hill offer 5/4 that he does not taste defeat until after 2012 has finished.

“The match against Italy showed us that the future is bright for England but the odds would suggest a return to a more traditional starting XI once qualifiers start,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jack Butland became England’s youngest ever goalkeeper and he is 2/1 to play Premier League football this season for any side (4/11 he does not).

Jack Butland to play in a Premier League match this season: 4/11 no; 2/1 yes

How many of tonight’s starting XI will start England’s first qualifier: 8/1 0-3; 11/8 4-5; 13/8 6-7; 7/2 8-9; 14/1 10-11

England next defeat: 9/1 Moldova (a); 9/2 Ukraine (h); 150/1 San Marino (h); 5/2 Poland (a); 11/4 Sweden (a); 5/4 unbeaten at the end of 2012

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Carroll 6/4 For Another Poor Campaign

With rumours persisting about whether or not England striker Andy Carroll has a future at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers, William Hill have quoted the big striker to scorer fewer than nine goals in the Premier League this term. West Ham are rumoured to have agreed a loan deal but Newcastle could also be in the running. He is 7/4 to score between nine and 13 goals and 7/4 for more than 13.

Andy Carroll English Premier League Goals 2012/13: 6/4 Under 9, 7/4 9-13, 7/4 Over 13

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Email: myoung@williamhill.co.uk
Phone: 02089183981

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Spain 4/11 For Final Spot

Spain eased into the semi final of the Euros and William Hill make them the 6/4 favourites to win the tournament, ahead of Germany. Spain will now face Portugal in the semi final and Hills make them 4/11 to make the final (2/1 not to).

“Spain were aided in their progression by a lacklustre France side, but despite this it would take a brave man to back against them now – highlighted by the £1m plus liability we have on them,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Euros winner: 7/4 Germany; 7/4 Spain; 6/1 Portugal; 9/1 England; 11/1 Italy

Top goalscorer: 15/8 Mario Gomez; 2/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 9/2 Fernando Torres; 20/1 Cesc Fabregas; 25/1 Wayne Rooney; 25/1 Xabi Alonso; 40/1 BAR

Spain/Portugal to qualify for the final: 4/11 Spain; 2/1 Portugal

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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8/1 Rooney To Have Luscious Locks Shorn For Ukraine

Much has been made in the media of Wayne Rooney’s new look (not all positive) and William Hill are offering 8/1 that he will line up for England’s last group game with the excess hair on top of his head lopped off to match the sides.

“Rooney has gone for the not quite so traditional (extremely) short back and sides and, given the nature of football banter, he may well be forced to do the same to the tuft on the top of his head,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It is nice to see the hair transplant has worked so well, however.”

8/1 Rooney to start Ukraine match with top of hair matching the sides.

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Liverpool 8/1 For Top 4 Finish


William Hill make Liverpool 1/5 to finish above Everton in the Premier League, and 8/1 to achieve a top four finish in the table after their victory over their local rivals.
Kenny Dalglish was cut from 1/5 to 1/7 still to be boss next season, 4/1 not to.
STEVE GERRARD is 1/ 2 with Hills to skipper England in their opening Euro game, and 6/4 not to.

CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE ODDS…11/10 Southampton; 13/8 W Ham; 3/1 Reading

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ODDS…Evs Barca; 5/2 Real; 6 Bayern; 12 AC; 20 Napoli; 28 Chelsea; 40 Benfica; Marseille; 80 Appoel; 300 CSKA.

Further information….graham sharpe…0780 3233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Harry Odds On To Lead England Into Euros


William Hill HAVE MADE HARRY REDKNAPP 8/15 favourite to be England’s manager for their first Euro 2012 match v France following Capello’s resignation. ‘We’ll find out for sure now whether Harry wants the job – but if he can’t take it at this stage and a caretaker boss leads England into the Euros Harry may have lost his chance’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.


Harry Redknapp8/15
Roy Hodgson8/1
Stuart Pearce9/1
Jose Mourinho12/1
Alan Pardew12/1
Martin O’Neill20/1
Arsene Wenger25/1
Guus Hiddink20/1
Gareth Southgate20/1
Sam Allardyce25/1
Ian Holloway33/1
Brendan Rodgers33/1
Carlo Ancelotti33/1
Mark Hughes33/1
Alan Shearer50/1
David Beckham50/1
Glenn Hoddle50/1
Nigel Adkins66/1
Steve Bruce66/1
Others on request

William Hill MAKE STEVEN GERRARD 4/6 fav to skipper England in their opening Euro match, and also offer 4/1 Scott Parker; 6/1 Joe Hart; 8/1 Gareth Barry; 12/1 Lampard; Ferdinand; Cole.

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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Now Fans Back England For Euro Glory As Fabio Goes


LATEST William Hill EURO 12 ODDS…….William Hill now make England 8/1 4th favourites to win Euro 12, with Spain 9/4 favourites, Germany 3/1 and Holland 7/1. ‘We have already seen Fabio’s resignation sparking a sudden outpouring of patriotic support for England to win the Euro tournament – fans appeared to have become rather disillusioned by the Italian’s lacklustre efforts in the job – we’d taken very little for them to win Euro 12 despite recently beating Spain, but all of a sudden cash is pouring in again’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills also offer 12/1 France; 14/1 Italy; 16/1 Russia.

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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4/1 Pre Match Handshakes Banned By Next Season


William Hill are offering 4/1 that pre-match handshakes will be scrapped officially in Premier League matches before the start of next season.
‘Following the latest pre-match handshake debacle there will be pressure to scrap them completely’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe. Hills are 1/7 that they remain an official part of pre-match proceedings next season.
Hills had offered 1/5 that Evra and Suarez WOULD shake hands, and 10/3 that they would not. ‘Punters called the pre-match handshake wrong on this occasion’ said Sharpe.
After Rio Ferdinand refused to shake hands with Suarez, Hills are offering 11/4 that he and John Terry will NOT start in the same Euro 12 side for England.

Further information…..graham sharpe….0780 3233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Unpatriotic Punt Hits England Odds


THE FIRST major gamble since the Euro 2012 draw has seen William Hill cut England’s odds of being eliminated at the Group stage of their campaign from 5/2 to 2/1. ‘No sooner did the 5/2 go out than unpatriotic punters were snapping it up and forcing us to take evasive action by cutting them to 2/1’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills…ENGLAND to qualify from Group? 2/1 no – 4/11 yes
ENGLAND STAGE OF ELIMINATION….. 2/1 Group Stage; 2/1 Quarter Finals; 4/1 Semis; 6/1 Runners Up; 7/1 Winners
REP IRELAND STAGE OF ELIMINATION…1/5 Group Stage; 9/2 QF; 12 Semis; 33 Runners Up; 50 Winners.

Further information….graham sharpe…0780 3233702
twitter – @sharpeangle

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