Sunday, 9 May 2010

Lucky Luc

Betfair's first commercial director, Tim Levene, told me over lunch the other day that he has started to take his son Luc to Stamford Bridge this season for the first time. Tim has been a season-ticket holder at Chelsea for many years.

Luc's first appearance at a football match was the home game against Sunderland on Saturday 16th January. As most of you will know, it finished 7-2.

You can see where this is going, can't you?

On Saturday 27th March, Luc was trotting along down Fulham Road to see the Villa game and telling his dad he's looking forward to seven more goals. No, says Tim, that doesn't happen. You were very fortunate the first time, but don't get used to it. Luc is confused, and asks, "but Daddy, what will happen if they do score seven goals?" Tim promises that they will dance all the way home. I guess it could have been worse.

Enter Luc on Sunday 25th April to watch the 7-nil demolition of Stoke. No rash promises from Tim this time, but also no bets placed. Foolish man.

Seems like a safe assumption that Luc would have been there this afternoon. Perhaps we can persuade Tim to let us know when he's going to take the nipper along next? After all, seven or more goals was matched at 17.75 on Betfair today...

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