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Football punters enjoy best Saturday in living memory

| 20.11.2011

FOOTBALL PUNTERS have enjoyed one of the best Saturdays in living memory, according to Ladbrokes.

In what was one of the worst days of results in recent years Premier League bankers Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United all dotted up along with lower-league fancies West Ham, Charlton, Southend and Crawley among others.

The firm are still estimating the payout figure as shop punters form a steady queue to collect but envisage damage to the tune of several million.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’ve been cleaned out. Football punters enjoyed one of their best days ever yesterday and we’re still not sure the full extent of the cost.”

He added: “From Premier League favourites right down to Scottish FA Cup first round games virtually every fancied team did the business. Christmas has definitely come early for thousands of punters.”



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.