That trusty source of Wikipedia – and yep, I did donate my fiver – tells me Huntingdon was once the home constituency of the one and only John Major.
Now there’s a new entree to the Huntingdon punting hall of fame – a savvy selector who was bang on the money with a parlay eightfold on the football.
Speaking of money, our man put a quid on his picks at ridiculous odds of 2,048/1. Except it was only ridiculous to me, for I had to chuck £2,049 back into his account come Saturday night.PaddyPower.com has the latest football odds for all your accas
So, what did our sportsbook punter of the week have?
Northampton were available at 9/2 away at Burton Albion while Derby were 4/1 shots to beat Premier League opposition in Crystal Palace. He had them both.
There were two draws thrown in there too – Spurs vs Middlesbrough (11/4) and Bristol Rovers vs Coventry (5/2).
Then came the straight wins: West Brom to beat Charlton, Sheffield United to see off Fylde, Chelsea to dump out Nottingham Forest and Barnsley to beat Crewe.
Incredibly, against the odds (did I mention it was 2,048/1), they ALL came in leaving our Huntingdon man top of the world.
Our lucky punter’s selections:
Burton 2 Northampton 4 – Northampton to win at 9/2
Bristol Rovers 2 Coventry 2 – Draw at 5/2
Charlton 0 West Brom 1 – West Brom to win at 4/7
Sheffield United 2 AFC Fylde 1 – Sheffield United to win at 1/10
Chelsea 2 Nottingham Forest 0 – Chelsea to win at 2/9
Crystal Palace 0 Derby 1 – Derby to win at 4/1
Crewe 1 Barnsley 3 – Barnsley to win at 11/8
Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham 1 – Draw at 11/4
The incredible win follows on from last week’s double-quick 2,328/1 five-fold racing winner who tore a hole in my pocket.
Happy new year to them – less so for me…Nail a huge football acca at PaddyPower.com