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Chelsea loanee Todd Kane's wages will be financed by a Nottingham Forest fan's sweepstakes win

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Loan until May 25th officially confirmed by Chelsea and Nottingham Forest this morning.


On today's episode of "The Football Championship is just one division down, yet a million miles away from the Premier League," Todd Kane, during the course of his soon-to-be-officially-confirmed loan to Nottingham Forestwill be paid from the lump sum of money won by a Forest fan in Sky Bet's Transfer Fund sweepstakes.

Apparently, last month, Sky Bet drew Forest fan Shaun Lander's name from among ten finalists (chosen randomly from over 70,000 eligible bettors who had risked money with Sky Bet during the course of the previous year), and he won £250,000 of spending money for his favorite club.  But since Forest are under a transfer embargo* and cannot actually buy players, they will be using this money to pay loanee wages instead.

I couldn't make this up if I tried.

* Yes, the club under a transfer embargo for, basically, spending too much money were given free money by a betting house.

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