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COMPETITION: Win a Free €/£50 Bet thanks to your footie knowledge

by Aidan Elder | October 24, 2012

*****************THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED******************

Right, that one proved to be quite a toughie. A lot of people entered, but few had the requisite misspent youth and subsequent encyclopedic knowledge of football trivia to have landed on the correct answer.

The answer was Gavin Peacock, the London born striker perhaps most famous for scoring both the winning goals as Chelsea recorded a league double over Manchester United in the 1993/94 season. He also played for Queens Park Rangers thrice, Gillingham twice along with spells at Bournemouth, Newcastle, Chelsea and Charlton in the course of his career. Nowadays, he’s supposedly studying theology with a few to becoming some sort of holy man. Good luck, Gavin, anyone who played alongside Dennis Wise is clearly on the road to a sainthood.

Not that many people had the flash of divine inspiration to come up with the correct answer, but those that did where put into my hat of quiz-ending jeopardy. That name pulled out the hat belongs to Ryan Routley and he wins a Free £76 Bet. Fittingly, Ryan is also something of a religious man, telling us via his email ‘God I hope this is correct. I got bills to pay and bets to make :)’

Well done Ryan, someone up there likes you. However everyone else down here thinks you’re a bit jammy.
There’s more competition fun on the way.


It’s that time of the week again when I drag myself off Facebook and cobble together a competition. It’s another edition of the world’s favourite geography and football based trivia game on the Paddy Power Blog. And that’s a fact. Yes, it’s Whose Career Is It Anyway? and it pretty much hasn’t changed since I first invented about two years ago. If you’re a newbie or are a regular with a very poor short-term memory, read the simple steps outlined below and all will become clear.

  • Look at the flags on the map below
  • Figure out which clubs they relate to
  • Find out which player played for those clubs
  • Send in your answer
  • Pray you’re the only correct answer or you’ll be lucky enough to be drawn out of out hat

There is a reason for picking this week’s player in relation to the weekend’s football, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s a ‘topical’ reason. As usual, the flags in the map relate to EVERY CLUB this player has played for in his senior career – including loans. Best of luck.

Competition: Whose Career Is It Anyway

Send your answer to with the subject line ‘This Sunday will be of the Super variety’. Or don’t, it doesn’t really make any difference to your entry.

DON’T PUT YOUR ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION – you’ll only be helping an opponent and giving me license to take the piss out of you. You’re allowed more than one guess, but you’re clever and probably won’t need it.

The prize starts off as a €/£50 Free Bet, but will grow by one euro or pound for every time this tweet gets retweeted or every time this competition gets shared on Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn. That should boost the fund rather substantially and you might win that prize, so you should definitely do it. In the very likely event we get more than one correct answer, the winner shall be drawn from my hat of mystery.

Get your answers in before 10am on Tuesday October 30 and I’ll announce the winner soon after. You can use the comments section for begging for clues or general observations on life, but NO ANSWERS please. If you want to contact me, you can do so using the Twitter machine where I’m @PaddyPowerAidan.

– Customers must be over the age of 18, have a valid account and been around long enough to remember Noel’s House Party.
– Maximum size of the free bet will be €/£150.
– Paddy Power decision is final and moaning will be gleefully ridiculed in public.


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