Here’s how you pay off a bet: noted journalist Henry Winter, a Twitter devotee, opined on the micro-blogging service that Alan Pardew would not be allowed to see out the terms of his 2010 managerial deal with the club. Newcastle fans challenged him on it, and Winter offered to take a swim in the River Tyne if he lost.
Winter did: last week, the Toon gave Pardew a new deal. Good to his word, Winter paid up today. You can see the evidence yourself above. One other thing; the swim was for charity, so if you can, do give.