Tag Archives: Graham Sharpe

Gregory & Gibson share William Hill’s SBOTY 2018 award

For the first time in its thirty-year history, the William Hill ‘Sports Book of the Year’ award (SBOTY) will be shared by two authors. Yesterday at BAFTA London, William Hill’s judging panel could not separate Tom Gregory’s glorious debut work ‘A Boy in the Water’ from boxing journalist Paul D Gibson’s brutal ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’ as SBOTY …

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William Hill announces long-list for 30th SBOTY award

William Hill has announced the long-list of contenders for its 30th ‘Sports Book of the Year Award’, considered the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. The UK bookmaker announces the 17 sports books and authors that have made its ‘2018 SBOTY long list’, a diverse mix which includes novels, diaries, autobiographies, exposes of sports biggest stars and gonzo journalism. …

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Andy McGrath’s ‘Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire’ wins 2017 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

The biography of British cyclist ‘Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire’ by Andy McGrath has won the 2017 ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year’, the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. The 29th winner of William Hill’s Sports Book of the Year, Bird on the Wire becomes the fourth cycling book to win the literature contest. The judging …

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Ladies rule starting line-up for William Hill’s Sports Book of the Year Award 2017

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has announced its official longlist for the 2017 ‘Sports Book of the Year’ award, the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. Hosting its 29th edition of the award, William Hill presents a diverse line-up of renowned sports authors and first-time writers competing to win the £29,000 prize which will be awarded on 28 November at …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – Snap!!!! Here comes another UK General Election

The Conservative government has announced another summer of political frolics by calling for a Snap Election on 8 June, in order to gain a PM Theresa May a clean mandate for Brexit. SBC Bookies Corner discusses whether Theresa made the right call judging her opposition, and what impact if any will this Election have on the UK political landscape and …

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Graham Sharpe departs as William Hill media lead following 45-years of service

Graham Sharpe, William Hill’s Media Relations Director has confirmed to the Racing Post that he is leaving the bookmaker following 45 years of service. Sharpe who joined the bookmaker in 1972, has served as William Hill political betting lead and is the co-founder of the prestigious ‘William Hill Sportsbook of the Year’ prize, the firm’s longest serving sponsorship initiative. A …

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Bookmakers react to Theresa’s ‘Snap Call’

Bookmakers have had no time to ease back to work following the Easter Break as  Prime Minister Theresa May this morning called for an unexpected 8 June Snap UK General Election, in order to drive a clean mandate for Brexit. Reacting to the news, the majority of UK bookmakers have slashed the odds on a Conservative Party victory to 1/14 …

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SBC Bookies Corner – Facing Reality…Brexit & Betting Markets

Having triggered Article 50, The UK enters a new political landscape as it negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union. Setting a two-year target for EU exit, Brexit has been labelled the most important UK political mandate of modern times.   Fraught with risks and intriguing political contexts, SBC’s ‘Bookies Corner’ asks industry stakeholders how political betting markets will be …

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Bookmakers odds-on for Scots Referendum ‘Part Deux’ before 2020

As Prime Minister Theresa May is handed the right to ‘trigger Article 50’ by Parliament, beginning the negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union, Scotland’s SNP has begun to push for its ‘second referendum’ appeal. Declaring SNP’s political intent, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated that her party would seek for a government referendum approval between the autumn 2018-2019 …

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William Hill – UK awaits landscape changing by-election results

With the crucial constituency by-elections of Stoke-on-Trent Central (Staffordshire) and Copeland (Cumbria) taking place tomorrow, William Hill politics believes that the results may set the agenda for the future of UK politics. Updating its by-election markets, William Hill details that political punters are speculating that the results could spark a change of leader for different parties and even mark a …

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