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  • "What an absolute rubbish story that is factually inaccurate!

    The vast majority of bookmakers only pay out on a 1 year contract or longer, the reason the markets have been removed is because of inactivity and ML was best priced 1/2 on with next best at 10/1.

    It is not worth traders and risk teams monitoring markets that have almost zero liquidity!

    However, the bookies did have him as the only contender when books closed."
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Bookies set to pay out on Mickey

Bookies set to pay out on Mickey

Mickey Lewis

Mickey Lewis

First published in Headlines Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

Fans who bet on Mickey Lewis to become the next Oxford United manager are due to be celebrating tonight, whatever the result against Cheltenham Town.

The fixture is the 49-year-old’s tenth in temporary charge, six weeks after Chris Wilder left the club.

Several bookmakers deem a caretaker to be the new permanent manager once they get into double figures, so will be paying out providing Lewis selects the team this evening.

Punters could have got odds of 7-2 on him shortly after Wilder’s departure in January.

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