Fergie Olympic Gripe And Who Will Finish Third, Fourth And Fifth ?

FERGIE’S OLYMPIC GRIPE

With Sir Alex Ferguson said to be angry at the prospect of seeing several of his players taking part in the Olympics, William Hill have opened a book on how many United first-teamers will take part in the Games and make it a 9/4 chance that he will have to endure seeing 6 or more of his side in action – ‘It must come with the territory that when you are one of the top sides in the world your players will be in demand to represent their countries so I’m sure Sir Alex has had plenty of time to prepare himself for the prospect of seeing many of his lads in action in Euro 2012 and others in the Olympic tournament’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

How many Man Utd players will go to the Olympics? (Players must have played for the Man Utd 1st team)
0-1…..8/1
2-3…..7/4
4-5…..7/4
6 or more….9/4

WHO’LL FINISH 3RD, 4TH, 5TH (in correct order)….

ARSENAL-SPURS- NEWCASTLE – 10/3
ARSENAL-NEWCASTLE-SPURS – 7/2
ARSENAL- SPURS – CHELSEA – 8/1
ARSENAL-NEWCASTLE- CHELSEA – 9/1
ARSENAL-CHELSEA- SPURS- 10/1
ARSENAL-CHELSEA-NEWCASTLE- 12/1
SPURS-ARSENAL-NEWCASTLE- 12/1
NEWCASTLE-ARSENAL- SPURS 14/1
SPURS-ARSENAL-CHELSEA – 14/1
NEWCASTLE-ARSENAL-CHELSEA – 40/1
NEWCASTLE-SPURS-ARSENAL – 50/1
SPURS-NEWCASTLE-ARSENAL – 50/1
NEWCASTLE-CHELSEA-ARSENAL – 66/1
SPURS-CHELSEA-ARSENAL- 66/1

TOP 4 FINISH – 1/12 Arsenal (6/1 not); Evens Spurs (8/11 not); 6/4 Newcastle (1/ 2); 2/1 Chelsea (4/11)

WITHOUT MANCS – 2/7 Arsenal; 6 Newcastle; 9 Spurs; 12 Chelsea

CISSE 4/7 TO PUT ONE OVER THE BA!

Papiss Cisse bagged yet another goal for Newcastle to take his total to 11 since he joined in January. Being just five goals behind his strike partner, William Hill are offering 10/1 that he outscores Demba Ba in Premier League goals by the end of the season (1/33 he does not).
Hills also go 4/7 that Cisse bags more goals between now and the end of the season than his fellow countryman (5/4 Ba).

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

11/4 For Tube Strike During Olympics…7/4 For Jamaican 1, 2, 3 In 100m

Recent talks between tube unions and London Underground have stalled once again and William Hill are offering 11/4 that an official Underground strike takes place during the Olympics (1/4 that one not does take place).

“The Olympics are getting closer, but no compromise has been made with regards to transport,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “The odds suggest that strike action should be averted…just.”

Dame Mary Peters has entered the reckoning to light the Olympic Flame after a number of enquiries over the last 24 hours. The former pentathlete has been backed in from 125/1 to 50/1 to get the honour and is the only Northern Irish athlete in Hill’s shortlist. Despite his assertions that he has not been approached to light the Olympic Flame, Sir Steve Redgrave is William Hill’s Even money favourite to light the flame with Roger Bannister 3/1 and Kelly Holmes 5/1.

Unsurprisingly, Usain Bolt is the 4/7 favourite with Hills to win the 100m although his dominance could be challenged by his fellow countryman Yohan Blake. The young Jamaican is 7/2 second favourite with Tyson Gay 13/2. Asafa Powell is 8/1 and miles ahead of fifth favourite, Justin Gatlin at 25/1. Hills offer 7/4 that the Jamaicans (Bolt, Blake and Powell) all finish in the medals.

Will there be an official London Underground strike during the London Olympics: 1/4 no; 11/4 yes

Who will light the Olympic Flame in 2012: 1/1 Steve Redgrave; 3/1 Roger Bannister; 5/1 Kelly Holmes; 12/1 Daley Thompson; 14/1 Chris Hoy; 16/1 David Beckham; 16/1 Tom Daley; 50/1 Mary Peters

Men’s 100m winner: 4/7 Usain Bolt; 7/2 Yohan Blake; 13/2 Tyson Gay; 8/1 Asafa Powell; 25/1 Justin Gatlin; 40/1 Michael Rodgers; 50/1 Christophe Lemaitre; 50/1 Richard Thompson; 66/1 Walter Dix; 66/1 Nesta Carter; 80/1 Ngonidzashe Makusha; 100/1 BAR… others… 150/1 Dwain Chambers; 150/1 Harry Aikines-Aryeetey; 200/1 Mark Lewis Francis; 200/1 Simeon Williamson

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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