THERE’S just no counting for blind loyalty, but it cost one Letterkenny business €25,000 at the weekend….in a bet on Manchester United!And bookies across the county bagged a small fortune as Donegal’s legions of Man Utd fans took advantage of ‘generous’ odds on their side’s European Cup clash with Barcelona at Wembley. The well-known Letterkenny businessman couldn’t resist odds of 7/4….standing to pocket almost €19,000 if United had won.That was despite almost everyone else in the world tipping Barcelona to win the Champions League Final.In a Wembley stadium with ‘home’ fans far outnumbering Catalan followers, United could manage just 37 percent possession, muster only one shot on goal and not earn a single corner, so much did they fall under the spell of Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and their supporting cast.It was an incredible display of football by a team which will surely dominate European football for years to come. Today a close friend of the Letterkenny businessman who lost the fortune, told donegaldaily: “He’s just sick….and he’s taking a fair bit of stick over it as well.“He also made the mistake of telling everyone about his ‘great bet’ but anyone who knows anything about gambling knew Barcelona were going to eat Man United alive on Saturday.”DDTV VIDEO: OH WHAT A ‘MESSI’ – DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN BLOWS €25,000 ON MAN UTD BET was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BarcelonaChampions LeaguegamblingletterkennyManchester United
Veteran journalist and cricket enthusiast Najam Sethi has been elected as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the next three years.The Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman was appointed unanimously by the PCB’s new 10-member Board of Governors (BoG) after no other member of the BoG filed nomination papers for the position.With the appointment, Sethi has replaced Shaharyar Khan, whose three-year tenure at the post ended on Sunday, ESPNcricinfo reported.Sethi, who was also named on the PCB’s BoG on July 8, was the most prominent nominee for the post.Earlier, former cricketers had insisted Sethi is the best choice for the role considering his experience and achievements during his tenure as head of the PSL chairman.It should be noted that this is the third time Sethi has been appointed for the PCB’s top job. He had earlier served the post from June 2013 to January 2014 and February 2014 to May 2014.