Sunday, 21 October 2007
How the bookies make their money
Last week, a leading bookmaker was tugging on the nation's patriotic heartstrings and offering odds of 10-1 that England would triumph at the football, rugby and motor racing. At work we were all pretty tempted but none of us got around to braving the chilly autumn wind and putting our money where our optimistic mouths were. As I sit down in front of the TV tonight with all today's sports sections piled up on the coffee table, I wonder to myself what were the odds of England winning none - and who is the lucky fellow (no doubt a Scot or a Welshmen) who has cleaned up this weekend?