Good Luck Boyos!

I\’ve not dog in this fight but good luck to these two at least:

Whatever the outcome, all but one of the 25,000 Cardiff City fans at Wembley know that this is the match of a lifetime. David Morgan was in the crowd 81 years ago, the last time Cardiff won the Cup. He is hoping that seeing the Bluebirds lift the FA Cup will be a twice-in-a-lifetime experience. In 1927 his father paid only two shillings each for their tickets, 10p in today’s money. Today his seat cost £95, but he says it will be worth it.

Few will be praying for Cardiff City to win harder than Mike Price, a Carmarthen postman. This year he staked £25 on Wales to win the Grand Slam at 28-1 and Cardiff City to win the Cup Final at 80-1 and stands to win £58,750.

3 thoughts on “Good Luck Boyos!”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Sorry? Two shillings in 1927 is ten pence in today’s money? Twenty four pennies then is worth ten of them now? Surely he means ten pounds?

    Someone please tell me I am wrong because no journalist, no sub-editor, could be that stupid surely?

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    I see what the little sod has done – there were twelve pennies to a shilling and twenty shillings to a pound. So 240 pennies then to a pound. Now there are 100. So two shillings, 24 pennies or a tenth of a pound which is somehow magically 10 pennies now.

    Idiot.

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