England’s World Cup failure gives bookmakers last laugh… again

England’s all too predictable World Cup humiliation at the hands of Germany may have depressed a nation but, like the nation’s undertakers, the UK’s bookmakers are rubbing their hands at the Three Lions’ latest sob story. The 4-1 thrashing has spared Coral a £50m pay-out, although even the bookies, who are already offering odds on Fabio Capello’s replacement, would have rather England stayed out in South Africa for at least another match or two. Read more.