Reliable From The Spot? Not Gerrard And Milner

With penalties a hot topic going into the knockout stages of Euro 2012 William Hill are betting on who will be the first England player to miss one in a dreaded shootout. Steven Gerrard and James Milner are both 9/2.

Manchester United penalty taker Wayne Rooney is 5/1 with John Terry, who missed a penalty in the Champions League final in 2008 at 6/1. Ashley Cole scored a magnificent penalty in Chelsea’s shootout win against Bayern Munich and is a 7/1 chance to miss first, as is Liverpool forward Andy Carroll.

Joe Hart has taken a few penalties in his time and has said he would step up in the first five if called upon. The confident stopper is 20/1 to be the first player to miss. He scored penalties for the Under 21’s against Sweden in 2009 and in a friendly for Manchester City against LA Galaxy last year.

“The captain and Milner are favourites to miss first but they have been good takers at club level in the past, Milner more so at Villa but we believe that the pressure of taking a must score penalty could get to one or two of these lions as nerves have definitely hit in years gone by,” said Hill’s spokesman Mark Young.

First England player to miss a penalty in a penalty shootout:

9/2 Steven Gerrard, 9/2 James Milner, 5/1 Wayne Rooney, 6/1 John Terry, 6/1 Any Other, 7/1 Ashley Cole, 7/1 Andy Carroll, 8/1 Ashley Young, 9/1 Scott Parker, 10/ Danny Welbeck, 12/1 Theo Walcott, 14/1 Joleon Lescott, 20/1 Joe Hart

*Bets are void if a penalty shootout does not take place with England involved in the rest of the tournament.

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Phone: 02089183981

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Bookies In A Spin: As Punters Splash The Cash On Spain Winning Euro 2012

William Hill have seen considerable support for Spain today after offering a standout 3/1 that they will win Euro 2012. Germany are currently the joint favourites at 3/1, with Holland 13/2 and England 10/1 shots.

“The 3/1 for Spain has proved extremely popular with all our customers and we will try to hold the offer for as long as possible,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

William Hill Euro 2012 Latest Prices: 3/1 Spain, 3/1 Germany, 13/2 Holland, 10/1 England, 10/1 France, 14/1 Italy, 20/1 Portugal, 20/1 Russia, 50/1 Ukraine, 50/1 Poland, 50/1 Chez Republic, 50/1 Croatia, 66/1 Sweden, 66/1 Greece, 80/1 Rep Of Ireland, 100/1 Denmark

England Top Tournament Scorer: 6/1 Wayne Rooney, 6/1 Steven Gerrard, 6/1 Danny Wellbeck, 13/2 Ashley Young, 7/1 Andy Carroll, 9/1 Theo Walcott, 10/1 Jermain Defoe, 12/1 Frank Lampard, 20/1 No Goalscorer, 25/1 James Milner, 25/1 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 28/1 John Terry, 33/1 Gary Cahill, 33/1 Stewart Downing, 40/1 Scott Parker, 50/1 Phil Jones, 66/1 Glen Johnson, 66/1 Ashley Cole, 66/1 Leighton Baines, 66/1 Joleon Lescott, 100/1 Phil Jagielka

Rupert Adams
Media Relations

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Barton Backed For Big Ban…scholes Set For Sensational Return

William Hill have cut the price of Joey Barton’s ban being eight or more games following 90% of all bets placed on the market being for over. He is now 4/7 to face a ban of over 7.5 games (5/4 not to).

“Joey has always been known for his pugnacious style, but he may have overstepped the line one too many times and our punters think the FA are ready to throw the book at the QPR captain,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Gary Neville has been called up to the England backroom staff and William Hill make the former United man 14/1 to be the next boss of the England National team. With the 23 man squad set to be named on Wednesday, William Hill are betting on which players make the grade. Joe Hart, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole and Steven Gerrard are 1/100 to be on the plane while Scott Parker, Gary Cahill and Gareth Barry are 1/50.

Surprisingly, Paul Scholes has claimed that he would be open for a call up to the Euros squad and he is 6/4 to go.

William Hill odds:

Next Villa Manager: 7/4 Roberto Martinez; 5/2 Paul Lambert; 10/1 Neil Lennon; 10/1 Rafael Benitez; 12/1 Mick McCarthy; 12/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 12/1 Alan Curbishley; 12/1 Bob Bradley; 12/1 Brendan Rodgers; 12/1 Kevin MacDonald; 14/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 16/1 Brian McDermott; 16/1 Claudio Ranieri; 16/1 Gianfranco Zola; 16/1 Louis Van Gaal; 16/1 Marco Bielsa; 16/1 Paolo Di Canio; 16/1 Gus Poyet; 16/1 Lee Clark; 16/1 Chris Hughton; 20/1 BAR

When will a non Manchester side next win the Premier League: 7/4 2012/13; 11/4 2013/14; 9/2 2014/15; 2/1 2015/16 or later

To make the England Euros Squad:

Goalkeeper: Defenders Midfielders: Attackers:
Joe Hart: 1/100 yes; 16/1 no
Gary Cahill: 1/50 yes; 12/1 no Adam Johnson: 1/1 yes; 8/11 no Wayne Rooney: 1/100 yes; 16/1 no
Scott Carson: 10/11 yes; 4/5 no
Ashley Cole: 1/100 yes; 16/1 no Steven Gerrard: 1/100 yes; 16/1 no Danny Welbeck: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no
Paul Robinson: 10/1 yes; 1/33 no
Phil Jones: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no Frank Lampard: 1/20 yes; 8/1 no Frazier Campbell: 16/1 yes; 1/100 no
Rob Green: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no
John Terry: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no Scott Parker: 1/50 yes; 12/1 no Grant Holt: 8/1 yes; 1/20 no
David Stockdale: 10/11 yes; 4/5 no
Rio Ferdinand: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no Gareth Barry: 1/50 yes; 12/1 no Andy Carroll: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no
Chris Kirkland: 14/1 yes; 1/66 no
Kyle Walker: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no Ashley Young: 1/16 yes; 7/1 no Peter Crouch: 11/10 yes; 4/6 no
John Ruddy: 5/1 yes; 1/9 no
Micah Richards: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no Theo Walcott: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no Jermain Defoe: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
Glen Johnson: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no
Stewart Downing: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no Gabriel Agbonlahor: 14/1 yes; 1/66 no
Leighton Baines: 1/10 yes; 11/2 no
James Milner: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no Daniel Sturridge: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
Phil Jagielka: 7/4 yes; 2/5 no
Tom Cleverley: 6/1 yes; 1/12 no Darren Bent: 3/1 yes; 2/9 no
Joleon Lescott: 1/10 yes; 11/2 no
Jordan Henderson: 20/1 yes; 1/150 no Bobby Zamora: 9/4 yes; 1/3 no
Stephen Warnock: 33/1 yes; 1/500 no
Aaron Lennon: 7/4 yes; 2/5 no Andy Johnson: 33/1 yes; 1/500 no
Ledley King: 8/1 yes; 1/20 no
Michael Carrick: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Kieron Gibbs: 10/1 yes; 1/33 no
Matt Jarvis: 25/1 yes; 1/200 no
Paul Scholes: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

Joe Cole: 25/1 yes; 1/200 no

Gary Neville to be next permanent England manager: 14/1

Length of Joey Barton’s ban: 5/4 under 7.5 games; 4/7 over 7/5 games

England captain for Euro 2012 game vs France: 1/2 Steven Gerrard; 5/2 Scott Parker; 13/2 Joe Hart; 20/1 Frank Lampard; 20/1 Rio Ferdinand; 25/1 Gareth Barry; 50/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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M: 07850 518 164

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Hodgson Fancied For England: Will Gerrard Miss Out On Captaincy?

Roy Hodgson is the 1/8 favourite to get the England job with William Hill after news emerged that the West Brom manager had been approached by the FA. Having been as short as 1/4 on Saturday, Harry Redknapp is out to 9/2 with current interim manager Stuart Pearce 25/1.

“The FA have announced that Hodgson is the first man that they want to speak to, but whether this is an indication that he is first choice is uncertain,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “All those that think Harry is still the man for the job, now have the opportunity to back him at odds against.”

After his missed penalty against Blackburn signalled the end for Hodgson, Hills have pushed out the price of Steven Gerrard wearing the captain’s armband for England’s first Euros game from 5/4 to 11/8, while Scott Parker is in from 5/4 to 6/5. Joe Hart is the 7/1 third favourite.

Carlos Tevez has announced that he would love to stay at Manchester City for the foreseeable future and Hills have cut his odds of staying until at least next season from 6/4 to 1/20.

England Captain for Euro 2012 Game vs France: 6/5 Scott Parker; 11/8 Steven Gerrard; 7/1 Joe Hart; 12/1 Frank Lampard; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Ashley Cole; 33/1 Gareth Barry
*If captain for this game is John Terry then all bets void

Next permanent England manager: 1/8 Roy Hodgson; 9/2 Harry Redknapp; 25/1 Stuart Pearce; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 Alan {ardew; 33/1 Guus Hiddink; 33/1 Rafa Benitez; 40/1 Pep Guardiola; 50/1 BAR

When Will England next lose: 11/4 Norway; 3/1 Belgium; 4/1 France; 7/1 Sweden; 10/1 Ukraine; 5/2 unbeaten for these games

Who Will Start Englands First Euro 2012 Game vs France?

Kyle Walker (Yes) 11/10
Kyle Walker (No) 4/6
Frank Lampard (Yes) 5/4
Frank Lampard (No) 4/7
Ashley Young (Yes) 4/7
Ashley Young (No) 5/4
Danny Welbeck (Yes) 5/6
Danny Welbeck (No) 5/6
James Milner (Yes) 2/1
James Milner (No) 4/11
Daniel Sturridge (Yes) 11/10
Daniel Sturridge (No) 4/6

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

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Champions League Semi Specials Plus City Versus United Latest

***************************CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI SPECIALS****************************


MESSI to outscore Chelsea (90m) – 4/6; Tie – 9/4; Chelsea outscore Messi – 7/2

BARCELONA are 2/7 favourites to beat Chelsea, who are 9/1 to win the game in 90 minutes with a draw 9/2. Barca are 2/5 to reach the Final, with Chelsea 2/1.

TO WIN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – 11/10 Barca; 5/2 Real M; 7/2 Bayern M; 6/1 Chelsea
TO CONTEST FINAL- 13/10 Barca-Real; 2/1 Barca-Bayern; 19/5Real M-Chelsea; 5/1 Bayern- Chelsea



First Player to foul Messi: 6/1 Michael Essien; 6/1 Raul Meireles; 7/1 John Terry; 7/1 John Obi Mikel; 8/1 Ramires; 8/1 David Luiz; 8/1 Gary Cahill; 9/1 Branislav Ivanovic; 10/1 Frank Lampard; 10/1 Juan Mata; 10/1 Oriol Romeu; 11/1 Jose Bosingwa; 12/1 Salomon Kalou; 12/1 Ashley Cole; 12/1 Paulo Ferreira; 16/1 Didier Drogba; 16/1 Daniel Sturridge; 16/1 Florent Malouda; 20/1 Fernando Torres

First Player To Foul Didier Drogba

Javier Mascherano 7/2
Carles Puyol 7/2
Gerard Pique 4/1
Daniel Alves 5/1
Adriano 5/1
Sergio Busquets 6/1
Seydou Keita 8/1
Xavi 8/1
Andres Iniesta 9/1
Thiago 9/1
Cesc Fabregas 10/1
Victor Valdes 12/1
Cristian Tello 12/1
Isaac Cuenca 12/1
Pedro 16/1
Lionel Messi 20/1
Alexis Sanchez 20/1

MESSI is 6/4 to fail to score in 90minutes.


DROG – EVS FINISH…… 8 /11 SUBBED (Bets void if doesn’t start and cover any extra time/penalty shoot out)
TORRES – 5/6 FINISH…5/6 SUBBED (Bets void if doesn’t start and cover any extra time/penalty shoot-out)

DROGBA BOOKED FOR unsportsmanlike behaviour at any time during game – 5/1 (Bets void if doesn’t start)

TO WIN IN EXTRA TIME – 16/1 Barcelona; 40/1 Chelsea

TO WIN PENALTY SHOOTOUT – 33/1 Barca; 40/1 Chelsea


ANDRE MARRINER has been handed refereeing duties for the Manchester showdown and Hills offer 7/1 that he will flourish his red card two or more times – and make United 11/10 favourites to receive more cards than City.

William Hill make City 6/5 favourites to beat 23/10 United witgh the draw 2/1.

Hills have cut united from 1/ 2 to 4/9 to win the Premier League title and lengthened City from 6/4 to 7/4. ‘Our United liabilities are somewhat heftier than those for City’ explained Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.


MAN CITY – 7/4
TIE – 5/2
MAN UTD – 11/10


NONE – 2/7
ONE – 7/2

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
TWITTER- @sharpeangle

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M: 07803 233702

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Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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Frank Favourite Ahead Of Terry To Lift Cl Trophy

After the news that John Terry WILL be allowed to lift the Champions League trophy should Chelsea win, William Hill have reformed their market that initially had the club captain at 20/1 to be the first player to lift the cup. John Terry is now 11/8 second favourite to lift the trophy should Chelsea win, with Frank Lampard 4/5.

“John Terry is Mr Chelsea and there will be clamour amongst those who support the club for their club captain to lift the trophy,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Who will lift the Champions League trophy first: 4/5 Frank Lampard; 11/8 John Terry; 9/1 Didier Drogba; 9/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 14/1 Ashley Cole; 20/1 Petr Cech; 40/1 Fernando Torres…others on request
* Bets void if Chelsea do not win trophy ** Dead heat rules apply if two or more players lift trophy at same time

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

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Jones Is In For Liverpool, Will Everton Pay The Penalty?

After his heroics against Blackburn, William Hill are offering 4/1 that Brad Jones saves a penalty against Everton at any point during the tie. With both games being local derbies, William Hill are expecting a couple of tasty affairs and are offering 4/1 that there are two or more red cards over the two matches (4/9 for none and 10/3 for one).

“Brad Jones will certainly not have expected to be playing on Sunday but now he will be studying tapes of Everton’s penalty takers to make sure he is prepared for any eventualities,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea have two very important games ahead of them and having rested a few of their big names against Fulham are expected to have the big guns firing against Spurs and Barcelona. Hills are offering 1/5 that John Terry starts both games, 5/6 for Frank Lampard and 1/6 that Ashley Cole does. Chelsea are 11/1 to bear Spurs on Sunday and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

William Hill Odds:

Chelsea to beat Spurs and Barcelona: 11/1

Brad Jones to save a penalty at any point (inc. Penalty shootout): 4/1

How many red cards over the two games: 4/9 none; 10/3 one; 4/1 two or more

Chelsea players to start matches against Spurs and Barcelona:

1/5 Terry
5/6 Lampard
6/5 Torres
7/4 Drogba
3/1 Sturridge
1/6 A. Cole

FA Cup winner: 9/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Tottenham; 5/2 Liverpool; 7/2 Everton

Nominate the finalists: 2/1 Tottenham/Liverpool; 11/5 Chelsea/Liverpool; 3/1 Tottenham/Everton; 16/5 Chelsea/Everton

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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New Low For Chelsea ?


Germany boss Joachim Low has emerged as a punters’ favourite to become the next permanent (one year contract or longer) Chelsea manager, with William Hill trimming his odds from 12/1 to 9/1 fifth favourite. ‘The market has been dominated by media talk of Mourinho’s possible return, while our best backed contender early on has been Rafa Benitez. However, a few shrewd clients have been nibbling at the Low price – which makes a change!’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

TO BE NEXT PERMANENT CHELSEA MANAGER- 7/4 Mourinho; 3/1 Benitez; 11/2 Pep; 8/1 Di Matteo; 9/1 Low; Capello; 14 Moyes. Others on request.

Ashley Cole – Yes 1/7
Ashley Cole – No 4/1
Didier Drogba – Yes 6/5
Didier Drogba – No 8/13
Frank Lampard – Yes 8/11
Frank Lampard – No 1/1
John Terry – Yes 1/5
John Terry – No 10/3
Petr Cech – Yes 1/16
Petr Cech – No 7/1
Fernando Torres – Yes 8/15
Fernando Torres – No 11/8
Daniel Sturridge – Yes 1/5
Daniel Sturridge – No 10/3


PAUL INCE has been backed from 20/1 to 8/1 third favourite with Hills to become the next permanent Wolves’ boss. Caretaker, Terry Connor is the current Even money favourite with Steve Bruce at 7/1; Alan Curbishley and Dougie Freedman both 14/1.

NEXT ENGLAND BOSS…1/7 Redknap; 8/1 Pearce; 9/1 Guardiola; 12/1 Mourinho; 14/1 Hodgson; 16/1 Hiddink; 25/1 O’Neill.

NEXT PERMANENT SPURS BOSS…7/2 Mourinho; 9/2 Moyes; 10 Ancelotti; Hughton; Klinsmann; Rodgers. Others on request.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
TWITTER- @shareangle

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M: 07803 233702

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Late Goal Could Be Robben Pearce Of Shot A Euro Glory

England were unlucky to suffer defeat in Stuart Pearce’s first game in charge of England and William Hill make him 5/1 (out from 2/1) to be in charge of the team for the European Championships. Harry Redknapp is the 1/6 favourite(in from 1/2), while any other manager can be backed at 8/1. Harry Redknapp is the 1/7 favourite to become the next England manager with Stuart Pearce out from 6/1 to 8/1, Pep Guardiola 9/1 and Roy Hodgson 14/1.

“That late goal could ultimately cost Pearce a shot at the Euros, drifting from 2/1 to 5/1 to lead the squad out in Poland and the Ukraine,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Harry looks like the man now.”

Scott Parker performed well in his first game as England captain and William Hill make him 4/6 to wear the armband against France at the Euros, with Steven Gerrard 7/4, Joe Hart 4/1, Frank Lampard 12/1 and Gareth Barry 14/1.

Gary Cahill and Ashley Young both grabbed a goal each against World Cup finalists, Holland, and Hills make Cahill 10/1 to score at the Euros and Young 11/4 to do so.

England captain for France game: 4/6 Scott Parker; 7/4 Steven Gerrard; 4/1 Joe Hart; 12/1 Frank Lampard; 14/1 Gareth Barry; 25/1 Ashley Cole; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand

Manager at Euro 2012: 1/6 Redknapp; 5/1 Pearce; 8/1 Any other

Next Permanent England manager: 1/7 Redknapp; 8/1 Pearce; 9/1 Guardiola; 14/1 Hodgson; 16/1 Hiddink; 20/1 Mourinho; 25/1 BAR

Euro 2012 winner: 9/4 Spain; 3/1 Germany; 7/1 Holland; 8/1 England; 14/1 Italy; 14/1 France; 20/1 Portugal; 20/1 Russia; 40/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
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Pearce’s “old” Boys Could Feature In Future If He Gets Permanent Role

Stuart Pearce allowed Stewart Downing to take the Press Conference for England today and William Hill make the Liverpool winger 33/1 to be England’s captain for their first Euro 2012 game (the same price as Rio Ferdinand). James Milner holds the record for most under 21 appearances, many of which were under Pearce and he is 14/1 to be given the captain’s armband for the France game. Steven Gerrard is the 10/11 favourite although there is a suggestion that should Pearce be in charge at the Euros, he will turn to a number of his U21 stalwarts. Micah Richards is 5/2 to start England’s first game of the tournament, with Kyle Walker 7/4, Danny Welbeck 4/6 and Daniel Sturridge 8/11.

“Pearce knows a lot of these players from his U21 days and he certainly would not have called them up if he thought they would not be up to task,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Frazier Campbell has impressed since returning to action following a year on the touchline and he could mark his miraculous return to form with an England cap. William Hill make him 1/4 to make any form of appearance on Wednesday (11/4 to remain unused).

The match against Holland will be a good test for England against a side who must be confident of reaching the latter stages of the Euros and Hills are offering 12/1 that they meet in the tournament and England qualify.

England Captain for Euro 2012 game vs France: 10/11 Steven Gerrard; 7/4 Scott Parker; 11/2 Joe Hart; 10/1 Frank Lampard; 14/1 Gareth Barry; 14/1 James Milner; 20/1 Ashley Cole; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Stewart Downing

England vs Holland goal scorer match bet: 10/3 Daniel Sturridge; 10/3 Danny Welbeck; 4/7 tie
*both must start or bets void

Frazier Campbell to make his debut: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no
*Debut counts as minutes played, even as a substitute

To start for England vs France at Euro 2012:

Micah Richards: 5/2 yes; 2/7 no
Glen Johnson: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
Danny Welbeck: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no
Daniel Sturridge: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
Kyle Walker: 7/4 yes; 2/5 no

Next permanent England manager: 4/9 Harry Redknapp; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 11/1 Guus Hiddink; 12/1 BAR

FA Trophy: Luton Favs As They Draw Bogey Team

Despite drawing bogey side, York, Luton are the 6/4 favourites to win the FA Trophy, with William Hill making York and Newport 9/4 shots with Wealdstone 8/1 outsiders. Hills think that the final will be contested by Luton and Newport County, offering odds of 5/4 that these two line up at Wembley on the 20th May.

FA Trophy Winner: 6/4 Luton; 9/4 York; 9/4 Newport; 8/1 Wealdstone

FA Trophy – Nominate the finalist: 5/4 Luton/Newport County; 13/8 York/Newport County; 5/1 Luton/Wealdstone; 6/1 York/Wealdstone

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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M: 07850 518 164

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