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PATRIOTIC: Blackburn football fans still backing England

Lancashire Telegraph: PATRIOTIC: Blackburn football fans still backing England PATRIOTIC: Blackburn football fans still backing England

ENGLAND fans in Blackburn have shown they are among the most patriotic in the country, if betting figures are to be believed.

Despite losing both their opening games and already having been knocked out of the World Cup, 86 per cent of William Hill betters in Blackburn believe England will beat Costa Rica tonight.

Joe Crilly from the firm said: “England have gone out after two passable performances and despite this being a dead rubber, English fans have one last opportunity to get behind the boys.”

William Hill has also commissioned a survey that found Brazil are the new side to follow in the World Cup, with 18 per cent of the English public backing the Samba Boys and 14 per cent supporting Holland.

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10:07am Tue 24 Jun 14

burner says...

Er . . . . . they are not interested in supporting a lost cause. They are not " getting behind the boys " .They seek an opportunity to make some money.
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Have you noted the almost complete disappearance of St George's flags off cars in the last couple of days ? . . . viewing figures ?
Er . . . . . they are not interested in supporting a lost cause. They are not " getting behind the boys " .They seek an opportunity to make some money. . Have you noted the almost complete disappearance of St George's flags off cars in the last couple of days ? . . . viewing figures ? burner
  • Score: 15

11:24am Tue 24 Jun 14

Good call says...

PATRIOTIC: Blackburn football fans still backing England

Shouldn't that read...
DELUDED: Blackburn football fans still backing England
PATRIOTIC: Blackburn football fans still backing England Shouldn't that read... DELUDED: Blackburn football fans still backing England Good call
  • Score: 7

11:49am Tue 24 Jun 14

Leonard Venkhater says...

Let's hear it for the LET! Local journalism at it's finest!
Let's hear it for the LET! Local journalism at it's finest! Leonard Venkhater
  • Score: 8

11:57am Tue 24 Jun 14

woolywords says...

I'm not a regular football fan, less so of the current England management, but have managed to take a few quid off the bookies over the last few days.
The odds haven't been worth single betting but when permed in a round robin, have created some good returns for a relatively small stake.
The trick is to place your bet the day before the game itself, to gain advantage of the better odds that you can get and take; before people with suitcases full of money get to the bookies.
Tonight, the England side is going to be full of people who went along in the squad but never made the first team, so you can expect a lot strange faces and substitutions. Not to mention that Costa Rica, will want to rest their main players for future games, as they face stiffer competition than the England dead-legs. So I've selected Costa Rica in my straight win, Yankee bet, along with Italy, Ivory Coast and Colombia...
Get it on!
I'm not a regular football fan, less so of the current England management, but have managed to take a few quid off the bookies over the last few days. The odds haven't been worth single betting but when permed in a round robin, have created some good returns for a relatively small stake. The trick is to place your bet the day before the game itself, to gain advantage of the better odds that you can get and take; before people with suitcases full of money get to the bookies. Tonight, the England side is going to be full of people who went along in the squad but never made the first team, so you can expect a lot strange faces and substitutions. Not to mention that Costa Rica, will want to rest their main players for future games, as they face stiffer competition than the England dead-legs. So I've selected Costa Rica in my straight win, Yankee bet, along with Italy, Ivory Coast and Colombia... Get it on! woolywords
  • Score: 8

12:01pm Tue 24 Jun 14

MET1983 says...

What a gripping story!
YAWN
What a gripping story! YAWN MET1983
  • Score: 11

4:45pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

In other words Blackburn fans are the STUPIDEST in the country.

We already knew this.
In other words Blackburn fans are the STUPIDEST in the country. We already knew this. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 7

8:02pm Tue 24 Jun 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Betting on a few blokes kicking a bag of wind is patriotic these days?
Betting on a few blokes kicking a bag of wind is patriotic these days? BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 6

8:42pm Tue 24 Jun 14

slants says...

86 per cent of William Hill betters in Blackburn believe England will beat Costa Rica tonight.hahah the jibbles were counting the odds on 6 fingers hands that's the problem.
86 per cent of William Hill betters in Blackburn believe England will beat Costa Rica tonight.hahah the jibbles were counting the odds on 6 fingers hands that's the problem. slants
  • Score: -3

9:45pm Tue 24 Jun 14

burner says...

You're good, woolywords . . . not !!
You're good, woolywords . . . not !! burner
  • Score: 4
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