Burnley FC promotion backer set for £8,300 payout

This Is Lancashire: Peter Fuller, customer service advisor at William Hill in Burnley, with the odds on the Clarets gaining promotion. Peter Fuller, customer service advisor at William Hill in Burnley, with the odds on the Clarets gaining promotion.

ONE punter is set to collect more than £8,000 should the Clarets secure promotion as bookies prepare for a six-figure payout overall.

A bet of £5,000 on Burnley to win promotion from the Championship was staked online with William Hill on March 3, just two days after Sean Dyche’s men beat Derby 2-0.

The bet was placed by a customer living within 10 miles of Burnley and, should promotion be secured, he will pick up £8,333.33 from the bookies.

William Hill is facing a £50,000 payout to customers on the Clarets going up, while Paddy Power is also looking at a ‘healthy five figure payout’.

Before a ball was kicked the Irish firm had taken a ‘few hundred pounds’ at 16/1. But after a promising start to the season one punter was convinced of the Clarets’ credentials in October, backing them for promotion for £800 at 5/2, for a return of £2,800, and another punter backed them for £1,000 at 7/4 in February, and they will be collecting £2,750.

Coral also had the Clarets at 16/1 at the start of the season, and they were 18th favourites for one of the promotion spots out of the 24 teams.

Coral’s John Hills said: “Despite being rather friendless throughout the country, there was plenty of support for the Clarets within Lancashire post codes, in particularly in Coral’s Burnley shops.

“It just goes to show that football fans do keep the faith despite the odds. The majority of punters were probably betting with their hearts rather than their heads, but it looks like it is going to pay off and they will be collecting.”

Coral said the Clarets are likely to be 7/4 to survive in the Premier League next season, and they will be just 2/5 for an immediate return to the Championship.

Betfred said they had seen Burnley backed ‘for a few tenners from loyal fans in the Burnley area, but Burnley getting promoted will be a good result for us so we’ll carry on cheering the Clarets’.

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9:28am Fri 11 Apr 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season.

Cha-ching
Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season. Cha-ching .Lancs _ Pensioner
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10:27am Fri 11 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season.

Cha-ching
Even though the article says the highest you could get in the summer was around 16-1?

My **** senses are tingling.
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season. Cha-ching[/p][/quote]Even though the article says the highest you could get in the summer was around 16-1? My **** senses are tingling. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 3

10:47am Fri 11 Apr 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

Charlie as normal bad reporting you could actually get odd's of 50-1 for Burnley being promoted

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/article-2381809/CH
AMPIONSHIP-2013-14-P
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Charlie as normal bad reporting you could actually get odd's of 50-1 for Burnley being promoted http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2381809/CH AMPIONSHIP-2013-14-P REVIEW-Harry-Redknap p-expected-win-QPR-p romotion.html .Lancs _ Pensioner
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1:08pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Strogbow says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Charlie as normal bad reporting you could actually get odd's of 50-1 for Burnley being promoted

http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/article-2381809/CH

AMPIONSHIP-2013-14-P

REVIEW-Harry-Redknap

p-expected-win-QPR-p

romotion.html
The article you quoted says promotion odds 16/1, title odds 50/1.
So I assume your 33/1 is for Bumley to win the title, if so I would stop using your fingers to count on.
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Charlie as normal bad reporting you could actually get odd's of 50-1 for Burnley being promoted http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2381809/CH AMPIONSHIP-2013-14-P REVIEW-Harry-Redknap p-expected-win-QPR-p romotion.html[/p][/quote]The article you quoted says promotion odds 16/1, title odds 50/1. So I assume your 33/1 is for Bumley to win the title, if so I would stop using your fingers to count on. Strogbow
  • Score: 6

11:48pm Fri 11 Apr 14

leyton says...

you could get bigger the bookies ion Burnley were just thieves.
you could get bigger the bookies ion Burnley were just thieves. leyton
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2:14am Sat 12 Apr 14

Garylla says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season.

Cha-ching
You'll be able to buy you and your family a couple of houses. Good for you
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season. Cha-ching[/p][/quote]You'll be able to buy you and your family a couple of houses. Good for you Garylla
  • Score: -1

2:14am Sat 12 Apr 14

Garylla says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season.

Cha-ching
You'll be able to buy you and your family a couple of houses. Good for you
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season. Cha-ching[/p][/quote]You'll be able to buy you and your family a couple of houses. Good for you Garylla
  • Score: 0

9:39am Sat 12 Apr 14

BURNLEYITE40 says...

Garylla wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season.

Cha-ching
You'll be able to buy you and your family a couple of houses. Good for you
stick to ya chickenburger men,.theyll make u champs
#
[quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Don't forget my £10 bet at odd's of 33-1 at the start of the season. Cha-ching[/p][/quote]You'll be able to buy you and your family a couple of houses. Good for you[/p][/quote]stick to ya chickenburger men,.theyll make u champs # BURNLEYITE40
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