Diego Forlan has had an interesting career. Looking more like an Australian surfer dude than the hard-as-nails Uruguayan he is, the forward made his name at Independiente in Argentina before securing a big bucks megamove to Manchester United in 2002. Hooray!
It didn’t work out quite as planned. Diego was a bit rubbish and only scored 10 goals in 63 appearances for the Stretford club. It took him eight months to score his first goal. He got abused by his own fans and mocked by the media. Booooo!
Then Diego went to Spain and was brilliant for Villareal (54 games in 106 appearances) and even better for Atlético Madrid (66 in 102). Hooray! He’s also been one the undeniable stars of this World Cup. Hooray! The talismanic striker has led Uruguay all the way (Hooray!) to the World (Hooray!) Cup (Hooray!) Semi (Hooray!) Final (Hooray!). HOORAY!
To celebrate all of this excitement StanJames.com is offering money back on goalscorer and scorecast bets on tonight’s Holland v Uruguay game if Diego scores during the game at any point.
So you can have a lovely £5 bet on Arjen Robben to score first, and regardless of who actually scores first you will get your fiver back if Forlan scores at all during 90 minutes. YEAH!
Other scorers worth considering are Johnny Heitinga (Holland looked very dangerous from crosses against Brazil and the big Everton defender will be coming up for corners), Sebastian Abreu (he of the extremely cheeky penalty against Ghana) and Dirk Kuyt (because he always tries so bloody hard).
Bets of the day:
To score at any time:
Diego Forlan 5/2
Johnny Heitinga 9/1
Sebastian Abreu 11/4
Dirk Kuyt 15/8
(If Forlan scores in 90 minutes StanJames.com will refund all bets on first/last Goalscorer, Anytime Goalscorer and on all Scorecasts)