‘You’re an abstract construction with no real cognitive ability or life-force – how do you expect to go on holidays?’
That was our reaction in the middle of last month when our Whose Career Is It Anyway? competition asked for a couple of weeks off. Although we scoffed, sure enough we haven’t seen him since then and only this week did he return to the office scratching his genitals incessantly, looking like a rather frail version of himself and muttering “I’m leaving Es Paradis. Time to leave Es Paradis” to himself.
Well, he’s back now and he’s ready to test your knowledge of geography, football trivia and your ability to navigate the pages of Wikipedia. As ever, all we want to know is which football player’s career is being represented by the flags below? Each flag marks a club this person has played for in his or her senior career and we want you to tell us who it is?
Send your answers – now this bit is important – to email@example.com with the subject line “Please start football season, I’m so sick of transfer rumours”. Any answers that are meant to be taken seriously entered in the comments section won’t be counted and will probably upset people who have gone to the trouble of checking Wikipedia for themselves. If there’s more than one correct answer – and there always is – the winner will be drawn at random. You’re allowed to have more than one guess, but cutting and pasting of the name of every footballer in Britain ever will probably result in immediate disqualification. Get your guesses in before midnight on Sunday 7th August and we’ll announce the winner whenever I finish my cup of tea and Monday morning lobster.
The prize is going to be a Free Bet of – at the very minimum – £/€50, but probably a hell of a lot more. For every time this tweet gets retweeted or this post gets shared on Facebook, we’ll add £/€1 to the prize fund.
There may be clues if people are struggling to get the right answer, but they normally don’t. Best of luck.
– Paddy Power decision is final.
– Max prize will be a €/£150 Free Bet.
– Entrants must be over the age of 18 and have a valid Paddy Power account and have the name Charity Shield so ingrained in their heads that calling it the Community Shield sounds stupid.