PSYCHIC OCTOPUS PAUL LEAVES PREDICTIONS IN SAFE TENTACLES OF BLACKPOOL-BASED COUSIN OLLIE
9th November 2010
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Following the sad loss of his world famous cousin Psychic Paul, Ollie the Octopus from Blackpool is set to take over the family tradition and use his telepathic tentacles to predict major sporting events!
Having grown up together in Weymouth, Paul and Ollie went their separate ways in 2008 to different aquatic centres. Ollie stayed on English soil and headed to the bright lights of Blackpool, whereas Paul sailed across the channel to Oberhausen, in Germany.
During the World Cup this summer, Paul shot to fame due to his psychic skills, which saw him predict the result of a whopping eight out of eight World Cup games correctly! Paul retired shortly after, but Ollie continued to exercise his promotion predicting prowess in Blackpool, having inherited the tentacle tipping ability like his cousin.
An avid fan of the Tangerines, Ollie is named after Blackpool FC manager Ian Holloway, whose nickname is Ollie. In honour of his beloved cousin Paul, he will now be performing live predictions ahead of every Blackpool home game and would like to invite fans to come to his tank at SEA LIFE Blackpool to witness his psychic powers.
Ollie’s first fans prediction will take place on November 20th ahead of the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ahead of this, Ollie predicted victories for Blackpool FC in their next two away fixtures against Aston Villa and West Ham, before Wolves come to town for the next fixture at Bloomfield Road.
To support Ollie’s flair for forecasting football results, visitBlackpool and SEA LIFE Blackpool are offering 50% off entry into SEA LIFE at www.visitblackpool.com/football.
Helen France, Executive Director of Places at Blackpool Council said: “Ollie is a popular figure at SEA LIFE and we are all keen to share his talents with the nation’s football fans.
“At visitBlackpool, we are delighted to offer football fans making the trip to Bloomfield Road from all over England the chance to watch Ollie predict the games result beforehand. The Blackpool away trip for Premier League fans is becoming a family favourite, so this is a great opportunity to turn a tangerine football weekend into a fun filled trip, enjoying discounts on the various attractions Blackpool has to offer to keep all ages occupied.”
Our Premier League predictor Ollie is also encouraging football fans to use their team’s away fixture at Bloomfield road to kick off a family break in the UK’s favourite beach resort. visitBlackpool, the destination marketing company for the resort, have created a dedicated webpage for visiting fans, which includes access to a whole host of offers from the resort’s restaurants and attractions – with money off food, entrance fees and even taxi’s, as well as information about accommodation, parking, travel, events and more!
Football fan offers include:
• 50% off at SEA LIFE Blackpool ahead of any Blackpool FC home game.
• 3 for 2 on wristbands for thrill seekers visiting Pleasure Beach Resort.
• Breakfast and lunchtime deals at two of the resort’s McDonald’s restaurants.
• 25% off admission to Sandcastle Waterpark.
• 10% off at the popular West Coast Rock Café and Rose and Crown pub.
• Special accommodation rates at the Wilton Hotel and The Address Blackpool.
• Half price entry to the Syndicate Superclub.
• 10% off Premier taxis plus lots more.
For further information and to view when the predictions will take place, please visit www.visitblackpool.com/football or telephone visitBlackpool on 01253 478222.