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The clock is ticking! Bet on Jim White’s first cliche

by Josh Powell | August 31, 2012
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Transfer deadline day is fast approaching! That means you can expect plenty of players in helicopters, lunatics saying they’ve seen Messi in a chippy just outside Watford and you’re guaranteed to hear plenty of clichés on Sky Sports News as irrepressible presenter Jim White goes into overdrive.

Paddy Power is betting on Mr Deadline Day’s first cliché during Sky Sports’ deadline day broadcast before the window closes at 12pm on Friday night – or should that be “before the window slams shut” – a 20/1 shot in the betting.

Front-running phrases in the market are “the clock is ticking” and “a Sky Sports exclusive” “at 7/2 while other likely clichés to crop up include  “put pen to paper” at 5/1, “spotted at the training ground” at 20/1, and “Joey Barton has just tweeted” at 33/1.

With almost all signings considered to be a ‘transfer swoop’, Paddy Power also offer 25/1 for “have swooped to sign” – but which will be the brilliant Jim’s first phrase from Paddy Power’s list?

Meanwhile, Paddy Power are also betting on which Premier League side will do the most business on Deadline Day with Spurs, flush with Madrid’s cash, the 4/1 favourites to add the most to their ranks followed by the ever active QPR and Man City who are at 6/1 and 7/1 respectively.

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