Dougie the Dog's World Cup predictions
- 10 June 2014 13:26
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
CityTV have adopted Dougie the Dog to begin a World Cup predictions series like no other.
You may recall Dougie and his owner Lynn as previous MCFC fans of the week, with Dougie gaining local fame as a dog that regularly performs the Poznan inside the Etihad Stadium.
Dougie is more than just a faithful hound, however – he is a highly-trained support dog for Lynn and can anticipate a seizure up to ten minutes before his owner can and has therefore become inseparable from his Cheadle-based owner.
Now CityTV are putting Dougie’s super senses to the test by seeing if he can follow in the footsteps (or tentacles) of the famous Paul the Octopus who predicted 11 of 13 Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup matches involving Germany.
Or there is Eli the Ape, an orang-utan from Utah who has predicted six of the last seven straight NAFL SuperBowl winners – so the pressure is on!
The premise is simple – we select a game involving the nation of a City player in the Brazil 2014 group stage games, throw three coloured balls – all of which mean a different result – and Dougie selects a ball and returns it to his owner.
Every day, we’ll bring you Dougie’s predictions at noon on our official MCFC Facebook page and you can keep track of his progress.
This Thursday, Dougie will begin with Brazil v Croatia – does he fancy Fernandinho’s side or perhaps he sniffs an upset? Either way, he needs to get off the mark with a correct result so tune in and see for yourself - you'd be barking mad not to.
Meanwhile, here's a sneak preview of Thursday's premiere and don't forget to follow Dougie on Twitter - @dougieisablue.
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