We all had a bit of fun with the picture games that made up our weekly blog competitions for the last fortnight or so. And by ‘we all’ I mean ‘I did’.
Yes, it was especially head-wrecking and slightly random, but as I always try to justify to myself, I’m just trying to create a competition that can’t be ruined by Google and gives the people who take the time to work it out a better chance of winning rather than question with a completely moronically stupid answer that thousands of people get right before one name is pulled out of the hat. Obviously at the end a name is still pulled out of the hat, but at least it was a small hat and the people who were in there earned their place in the headgear.
This week we’re going back to basics with some good old-fashioned Whose Career Is It Anyway? As ever, it’s dead simples (the rules rather than the solving of it). Each flag represents a club that this man or women has played for in his or her senior career – all you need to do is tell us who the person is. And before we go any further, I stress that the flags represent all the senior clubs – there aren’t any more hidden elsewhere. Anyway – here goes:
Crack open the maps, get the compass and the Rothmans Book Of Footballers 1880-2011 out and when you finally get to something approaching the answer, send it to email@example.com with or without the subject line ‘I am like the Magellan of navigating my way through a random football career’. You’ll be allowed more than one guess, but mass cutting and pasting of footballers’ names will not be tolerated and may in fact be mocked in a public forum.
PLEASE NOTE: Answers entered in the comments section WILL NOT COUNT and could possibly give your competitors much needed help. I’d suggest you mainly use the comments section for gloating, requests for clues that I’m unlikely to listen to and maybe sharing your observations about the world – depending on what particular outlook on life you have.
The prize fund will begin life as €/£50 in Free Bets, but over time we’re banking on you to help it grow into a strong and powerful amount far higher than that. For every retweet of this tweet or Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+ share we get, we’ll add one pound or euro (if it’s still around next week) to the total.
In a slightly controversial break with tradition, I’m going to award a winner’s prize and two runners-up prizes, so it’s in your interests to shamelessly plug the hell out of this across the various social networks. The prize will be broken up in the ratio of 1st prize gets 50% and the two 2nds get 25% each. Obviously it means the first prize will most likely be smaller than normal, but equally it means more people have a chance of getting something. And the chance of getting something – isn’t that all anyone ever wants from life? So share the hell out of it (subtle arrows below) and you might very well benefit from your own niceness. Obviously getting exactly 3 correct answers would be ideal from my point of view, but in the likely events of getting more than 3 correct answers, the winner and runners-up will be drawn at random.
Get your answers in before midnight on Tuesday 15th November and I’ll be available for any questions via the comments section or on twitter where I like to hang out as @PaddyPowerAidan
– Customers must be over the age of 18, have a valid paddypower.com account and remember the time when Heavy D was only know as ‘Slightly Chubby D’
– Maximum size of the free bet will be €/£150.
– Paddy Power decision is final and moaning will be ridiculed.