It’s rare indeed that I find myself agreeing with the generally ill-thought out opinions of former Arsenal striker Ian Wright but he may have stumbled across quite a succinct and accurate description of FIFA under Sepp Blatter when he compared it to Goodfellas. That’s presuming he was referring to the Martin Scorsese gangster movie and […]
When we ran the idea for this week’s blog competition past the Paddy Power Legal Department, there were some jaws dropping and some rapidly whitening faces. I’ve not seen such concern come across their faces since we were putting the final touches to The 12 Gays Of Christmas – our plans to out one high […]
The new and slightly improved version Who’s Career Is It Anyway was a little tougher than previous attempts so I’m chalking up that specific part of it as a win. Before I remove my t-shirt and wave it around my head in a celebratory lap of the Paddy Power offices, it wasn’t impossible and it […]
Praising Lionel Messi is almost as redundant as lambasting Sepp Blatter for being a corrupt, self-serving ego-maniac who doesn’t give a crap about football. We all know he’s the best player in the world and I could attempt to encapsulate his genius with some carefully chosen and expertly constructed words… or I could just post […]
Champions League Final – How It’s Gonna Go Down Thanks for joining me at the Champions League final. As the final is being held in West London, I’m told the opening ceremony will reflect the culture of the locality. I’m expecting bankers snorting coke before paying for some aggressive sex with hookers.
Here we have each club’s official pre-final previews and I recommend taking a few minutes out of your day to watch both two videos, even if you’re a Liverpool fan. Though there may be some uncomfortable moments at the end of the United one if you are . If these don’t get you in the […]
Prior to the Monaco Grand Prix, we’ve decided to pay out on Sebastian Vettel to win the F1 Drivers’ Championship!! with 14 Grand Prix remaining!! Yeah, we’re only five races into the new F1 season. Yeah, it’s probably the most premature release since Jim Levenstein had his moment in the first American Pie movie. Yeah, […]
Episode 19 It’s Padcast Champions League Special!! Yaay! We don’t really have to say much more because this week’s show is full of great stuff. But, in the interest of justifying its existence and highlighting it’s more exemplary qualities, here’s our regular ‘why you should listen’ bit. 1. We only mention Imogen Thomas once. Ok […]
Alex ‘Press Officers’ Worst Nightmare’ Ferguson likes journalists about as much as he likes an impartial referee. It’s not true to say he hates all media (he will allow the occasional Sky Sports reporter to give him the journalistic equivalent of a fluffing), but he doesn’t have a whole lot of time for a certain […]
It’s not a secret anymore. No, we’re not talking about all that Super Injunction stuff…… but we can reveal Imogen Thomas is involved. The Welsh beauty is still getting plenty of gigs and she is helping us announce Paddy Power’s most generous Money-Back special ever on this year’s Champions League Final. If Barcelona win this […]
The more eagle-eyed of you may have noticed that we haven’t had a Who’s Career Is It Anyway? for a few weeks now. Just in case you’re now thinking ‘I noticed that – woohoo I win’ – that isn’t the competition. Recently it became clear that WCIIA? was getting a little bit too easy – […]
We all now know that Ryan Giggs is the footballer at the centre of the latest super-injunction story, well we’ve all known for ages but we can actually talk about it now. Still, there’s so much we have yet to find out and it’s a long way until the details are sensitively dealt with in […]
There’s been a lot of talk about Super Injunctions and unnamed Premier League footballers doing things they shouldn’t. Unfortunately we’re not allowed talk about it but you might be interested to learn about the latest celebrity trying to keep the media quiet. You might even know him. See the latest Super Injunction saga here.
We think it’s too soon to make jokes about the Icelandic volcano again. We should at least wait until the dust settles. The only good thing about the cantankerous Icelandic volcano is that we can rehash jokes from twelve months ago. It’s not good if you’re intending on travelling anytime in the next week or […]
There’s a big barren space between now and the next time there’s any football of interest on this week so I’ve decided to help bridge the gap by starting a minor argument. In honour of the Champions League Final, I’ve chosen my Top 10 Champions League Final goals. I’ve gone with the marketing based distinction […]