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Blue Square Bets Big Gamble

Friday Mar 18, 2011

BLUE SQUARE TO PAY OUT ON CRAWLEY TOWN FOR THE BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER TITLE?

Blue Square have made history by announcing that they will be paying out on Crawley Town as Blue Square Bet Premier title winners if they can beat AFC Wimbledon in tonight's live game at the Broadfield Stadium

BLUE SQUARE TO PAY OUT ON CRAWLEY TOWN FOR THE BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER TITLE?

Blue Square have made history by announcing that they will be paying out on Crawley Town as Blue Square Bet Premier title winners if they can beat AFC Wimbledon in tonight's live game at the Broadfield Stadium. It's the first time that a bookmaker has announced that a win in a specific game will result in an early payout. Steve Evans' team are six points clear in this morning's table with their nearest challenge looking to come from Luton Town eleven points back in third place. The Hatters could only draw at Cambridge on Tuesday while Crawley were brushing aside Hayes & Yeading United at the same time.
 
Alan Alger from Blue Square

"This is the first time ever that a bookmaker has pinpointed a game so that punters clutching ante-post vouchers can cheer an early payout as they watch a live match. We've decided that beating AFC Wimbledon tonight would give them an unassailable lead and therefore will be paying out over £20,000 to their backers. We keep a good ear to the ground in the divisions that we sponsor but we were caught out by Crawley's summer windfall that enabled them to buy the players to challenge. We laid them at all rates down from 33/1 in pre-season as a few lucky fans heard about the huge investment happening at the club. Even an opening day defeat at the hands of Grimsby Town didn't cause too much of a drift in their price and once they got into gear they were certainly the team to catch. We're throwing down the gauntlet to AFC Wimbledon to save us from a payout as they are a very favourable result in our book. Financially our worst scenario would be Luton coming back and wrestling the title off Crawley after we've paid out - that would push our losses nearer to six figures. There are still some bad memories in our office from paying out on Burton Albion when they were 1/100 in the 08/09 season only to see them drift to 2/5 before stuttering over the line on the final day of the season."

 

Crawley are the 4/6 favourites with Blue Square to win tonight's match.

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