Last laugh for Clarets fan who backed Premier League promotion success

Last laugh for Clarets fan who backed Premier League promotion success

Last laugh for Clarets fan who backed Premier League promotion success

First published in News

ONE Burnley FC punter who put his money where his mouth is has made the Lancashire Telegraph’s deputy sports editor eat his words.

Lifelong Claret Matt Donlan poured scorn on those who saw great things ahead for Sean Dyche’s men in the Championship last season.

And he wrote that ‘anyone who claims that they did should be able to produce their betting slip’.

Telegraph reader Mr A Ashworth, of Venables Avenue, Colne, could afford to raise a smile - and produced photographic proof of his successful 14-1 wager, placed with Betfred, on Burnley earning promotion.

In a letter, he said: “I must have been one of those who half-expected it to happen (or saw it coming). At least I had a laugh to myself when I read your article.”

Mr Ashworth may be £150 better off as a result but he would have really been in the money if his side bet placed at the same time, on the Clarets winning the title outright, had come in at 50-1.

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4:26pm Thu 14 Aug 14

the usher says...

has he put a bet on that Burnley will come straight back down.
has he put a bet on that Burnley will come straight back down. the usher
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10:43pm Fri 15 Aug 14

slopes says...

Telegraph reader Mr A Ashworth, of Venables Avenue, Colne, could afford to raise a smile - and produced photographic proof of his successful 14-1 wager, placed with Betfred, on Burnley earning promotion.what a fsat moron he must lose a fortine very season
Telegraph reader Mr A Ashworth, of Venables Avenue, Colne, could afford to raise a smile - and produced photographic proof of his successful 14-1 wager, placed with Betfred, on Burnley earning promotion.what a fsat moron he must lose a fortine very season slopes
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