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Based On Recent History, You’ve A Good Chance Of Winning A Free If You Get This Right

by Aidan Elder | February 29, 2012

It’s that time of the week that we’ve all been looking forward to – yes, that’s right, it’s the rehashing of the same competition I’ve been running for the last couple of months because I had my last original idea in about 2005.

That was an overly negative start to this, so let’s focus on the positives. Last week’s competition was pretty tough and there was a real lack of correct answers and more of the same this week gives you a far better chance of winning a Free Bet than the weeks where the answer is really obvious and pretty much everyone gets it right. That’s the logic behind this week’s Whose Career Is It Anyway? so if it’s wrecking your head, just remember that I’m doing it for your own good.

It’s the same format as ever, but for the newbies, each flag represents a club that this man or woman has played for in his or her senior professional career (including loan spells where applicable). Your job is to match the flags with the clubs and in turn the clubs to the player. All the clubs of his or her career are featured so if it’s at odds with your theory, the chances are it’s your theory that’s wrong.

Win A Free Bet

When you’ve got the thinking cap on and rummaged through an atlas and Wikipedia enough, put your answer in an email and send it to with or indeed without the subject line ‘I like maps and football’. DO NOT PUT YOUR GUESS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION – it won’t count towards the competition and may will give your mortal enemy a vital clue. You’re allowed to have more than one guess, but I’ll doubt you’ll need it because this week’s competition is just so easy. If you’ve got any questions or merely some observations on life, use the comments section for that, but no answers please.

The prize starts off as a £/€50 Free Bet, but I’m imploring you to – for the want of a better word – whore this competition this competition around the social networks of this world. Every time this tweet gets retweeted or this competition gets shared on Facebook, LinkedIn or the other ones, I’ll add one europound to the prize. You really should do it because (a) it’s the nice thing to do and (b) you might well be the person who benefits from the vast inflation of the prize.

Get your answers in before 10am 6th March. I’ll reveal the answer and the answer soon after. In another obviously transparent dose of reverse psychology, it’s so easy there are going to be a lot of correct answers, so I’m sure I’ll have to put all the correct answers in an extra large hat before I pluck out a winner. If you’ve got any questions, give me a shout on twitter where I’m @PaddyPowerAidan.

Best of luck to everybody.

– Customers must be over the age of 18, have a valid account and remember the last time I had an original idea.
– Maximum size of the free bet will be €/£150.
– Paddy Power decision is final and moaning will be ridiculed.


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