In Aidan’s absence I (Rob) have been tasked with picking a winner for this competition. After a series of coin-flips the winner is Paddy Dolan, who figured out that it was Terry Venables’ career which was mapped out by a series of dubiously placed flags. Paddy wins €65. It may be more but I’m not sure how to count retweets so you can take it up with Aidan upon his return.
We haven’t had a Whose Career Is It Anyway? in a few weeks now. The official line is we were bringing a touch of variety to our blog competitions, but the truth is it takes more effort than I was willing to put in. And of course there’s the variety.
If you’re new to the competition or you’re blessed with goldfish like memory, it’s rather easy to understand. Each of the flags in the geographically dubious map below represents a club that this football person has played for during his or her senior career. Your job is tell us who it is. The flags relate to each of the clubs this person played for, so get the maps and thinking caps out. I’d also say it’s a moderately topical choice, but be warned that by ‘topical’ I could just mean ‘not completely random’.
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “You don’t really need a map when you’re this clever”. Or leave the subject line blank – it’s not a deal-breaker. Answers in the comments section will NOT count in the competition and may in fact aid your competitors, depending on their accuracy. Feel free to use the comments section to hand out a couple of red herrings or to beg for hints I won’t give you, but answer in there will not be included in the final reckoning.
The final reckoning will most likely be a random draw. If only one person gets it right, then that person will be the winner, but the chances are we’ll get more than one correct answer so it’ll more than likely be a draw. You’re allowed to have more than one guess (within reason – not cutting and pasting of squad lists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries).
The prize will start off as a Free €/£50 Bet, but we’ll add one £ or € to it for every retweet of this tweet or share on Facebook or even Google+. Good luck and I’ll be available for competition related queries (not clues) on this blog or via Twitter @AidanWaffles_PP
Get your answers in before midnight on Sunday 9th October.
– Paddy Power decision is final in the event there’s some loophole I haven’t thought of.
– Maximum prize is a €/£150 Free Bet.
– Entrants must be over the age of 18 and have a paddypower.com account.