Imogen Thomas has returned to work – in a Man United kit promoting Paddy Power’s offer on the Champions League Final.
Paddy Power is famous for their Money-Back Specials, but this is their all-time most generous offer, giving customers a 50:50 chance of having losing bets refunded. To compound the generosity – this match is likely to be the biggest sports betting event of all time.
In another world first, the offer was not decided by the bookmakers, but by their customers. Paddy Power Punters were given a choice of seven different offers, and 37% of them plumped for this one.
Paddy Power said: “Our biggest offer, on the world’s biggest match. What’s not to love – provided you’re a Paddy Power Punter. With such an offer who else could we choose to front our advertising than Imogen Thomas – the most talked about woman in Britain this week. We did consider the Middleton sisters – but they were otherwise engaged”
“At the very least it will provide a silver lining and small crumb of comfort for the thousands of Man Utd fans out there to get their money back should their team fall at the final hurdle.”
Paddy Power are also betting on Ryan Giggs’ performance in the match, offering 7/1 the winger scores in the final and 7/2 he is caught offside during the match.
Paddy Power have also brought back their famous Commentary Cliches on the match betting on the first phrase used in their list by the ITV commentators on Saturday. “2009”, a reference to the final between Saturday’s two teams is the 3/1 favourite followed by “Bobby Charlton”, who scored two goals in the Wembley 1968 final, at 8/1. “Imogen” is 25/1 to be the first phrase used with “Giggs has been caught offside” at 40/1.
If Barcelona win this match in normal time Paddy Power will refund correct score, first/last goalscorer, and scorecast singles on the match.
Terms & Conditions: Singles placed before kick-off only. Barcelona must win in 90 mins, extra time or penalties do not count. Max Refund €/£100 per customer. Paddy Power football rules apply.
Match Betting (90 mins)
11/4 Man Utd
To Lift The Cup
6/4 Man Utd
Champions League Final Specials
7/2 Ryan Giggs to be caught offside in the match
9/1 Ryan Giggs to be first Man Utd player caught offside in the match
First Man Utd player to be caught offside
15/2 2009 Repeat – Barcelona to win 2-0
3/1 Barcelona player to be booked for diving in 90 minutes
7/1 Final to be Alex Ferguson’s last match in charge of Man Utd
9/4 Any Man United player to wear a green/yellow scarf when collecting their medal (must be seen on ITV broadcast)
20/1 Player to drop the trophy from the top of a double decker bus during victory parade (must be shown on Sky Sports News)
100/1 ITV to miss a goal through a broadcast disruption
Paddy Power’s Commentary Cliché
First Phrase Used By ITV’s Commentary Team During The Match
8/1 Bobby Charlton
14/1 The best player in the world
14/1 Total football
16/1 The famous trophy
18/1 George Best
18/1 End to end stuff
18/1 Cancelling each other out
20/1 Weight on his shoulders
20/1 Wembley arch
20/1 That night in Barcelona
20/1 That night in Wembley
20/1 Nervous moments
20/1 There’s danger here
20/1 Tika taka
20/1 He’s missed it!
20/1 He’ll be disappointed with that
20/1 Two footballing giants
20/1 There’s Sir Bobby
22/1 League and Champions league double
25/1 Missed the final in ‘99
25/1 The greatest manager in the history of British football
25/1 He’s gone down a little easily there
25/1 Squeaky bum time
25/1 Hero of the night
25/1 He is human after all
28/1 At the end of the day
28/1 A clumsy challenge by Scholes
40/1 Giggs has been caught offside
40/1 Villain of the piece
40/1 Off their perch
50/1 Fergie’s looking at his watch
66/1 Football, bloody hell