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The Mercury judges always make clear that the winner is only decided in the judging room on the night by concensus, so unless someone's somehow nobbled the lot of them...
Couple of quid on Marling at 7-1 looks handy.
As mentioned they don't decide the winner until tomorrow night! I remember other big gambles (though none this big it seems), some of which were right (Antony and the Johnsons) and some of which weren't (Zero 7)
but Weller please.
LOOK AT ME!
I was going to bet on someone but I don't like minimum deposit shite. Bah.
scandal the old bastard got a nomination in the first place! Look at that hair for god's sake...!
Has he taken a mercyfuck from the Q/NME long timers categories before? He did a partial Jam reunion recently, seems like cogs are whirring to up his profile maybe...
The album got a heavy bumming from the critics, so it's not implausible - given Alexis Petridis' more sarcastic reviews often get lauded on here let us note http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/apr/15/paul-weller-wake-up-cd-review
Can't help William Hill with a bit of extra publicity, though. Last time I checked nowhere else had him at anything less than evens, let alone 1/10.