Stoke’s surprise choice of Paul Lambert as manager has prompted supporter bafflement, widespread online ridicule, and me to go ‘f*ck that, that’s a shocking decision, we’re paying out’. So we have – on all bets tipping the Potters to be relegated.
Lambert the Saviour? Give me a break. Although in fairness he does at least have Championship experience – which could come in handy next season.
Paul’s been out of work after stints in the second tier with Blackburn Rovers and Wolves and he was 100/1 before the weekend! 100/1….for a reason!
Paul Lambert new Stoke manager? Yeah right….I'm not falling for that. I wasn't born yesterday. Who is it really? @stokecity pic.twitter.com/ulUqqoa8Vx
— Adrian Mason © (@ADE__SCFC) January 15, 2018
Stoke are now rated at 15/8 to be relegated this summer – and 10/1 to finish rock bottom. So punters who have backed those markets can go to the pub early and celebrate (or drown your sorrows).
I’m not sure if anyone remembers but we infamously paid out on Stoke being relegated after the first day of the 2008/09 season, only for Tony Pulis to steer them to 12th in the table. So naturally this will endear us once again to Stoke fans. Although seriously, look on the bright side, you could’ve got Martin O’Neill.
STOKE SURVIVAL ODDS
4/9 To avoid relegation
15/8 To be relegated
10/1 To finish bottom of the Premier League
*We have paid out on Stoke to be relegated from the Premier League on all singles bets placed up to midnight last night (14/01/2018)
*All prices correct at time of posting