Number 5 wrote:Highbury1965 wrote:flash gunner wrote:I agree.... Have you ever wondered why you never see a poor bookie?
see his ugly mug most weekend's on the box
Not a bookie. At one point that dude owed huge sums to both Ladbrokes and Willy Hills.
He was never a bookie but as a gambler he owed huge figures to bookies.
My friend Stan has a pitch at Epsom and at Newmarket. One day McCririck was going up to all the bookies stalls live on TV and asking bookies why they didn't give better odds as part of some fair play to punters crusade.
He asked my mate Stan when was he going to give a better deal to punters and Stan simply replied "as soon as you pay back the hundreds of thousands you owe us bookies"!
McCririck started to argue with Stan live on telly about this and Stan finally said "how can you class yourself as a punter John when you can't put a bet on anywhere anymore?".
Channel 4 then switched to the studio and McCririck off air started to tell Stan he was going to lose his pitch etc.