The Punter: Outlook is far from blue for Manchester City fans
There is a blue moon in the sky and Manchester City fans are delirious with excitement.
After their buyout by the Abu Dhabi Arab moneybags, suddenly the future is bright and there’s a realistic chance of them challenging the red half of Manchester for dominance.
The capture of Brazilian Robinho is a taste of what’s to come.
It will take time but already the layers are quoting 6-1 for the ‘Slickers’ to lift a trophy and have cut them to 66-1 for the Premiership.
But let’s not get carried away with false title hopes, even though one fans has placed £1,000 with ‘Laddies’ at 150-1.
However, 100-1 for the following season as offered by Coral’s, will appeal to the Eastlands faithful as does 25-1 (Skybet) for the title within three years.
It has been a cracking few days for one local supporter who cashed in to the tune of £2,725 profit on two £5 scorecasts .
He took Martin Petrov to score the first goal and City to beat Sunderland 3-0 at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
With Petrov not on the bench, he placed the same stake on Stephen Ireland with the same scoreline after rejecting thoughts of Elano — who was only on the bench — and Shaun Wright-Phillips, making his first appearance since returning to the club.
Ireland and City hit the spot at odds of 475-1 to £5 while the other bet featuring Petrov, reverted to a straight 3-0 score at 50-1.