West Ham's Etherington reflects on gambling successes

West Ham United winger Matthew Etherington admits he still looks fondly on some of his gambling successes.

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Etherington may have needed rehab for gambling addiction, but the West Ham winger has fond memories of bashing the bookies.

Asked by the Racing Post for his best betting moment, Etherington said: "Backing Westmead Hawk to win the Greyhound Derby both times. The first year he won it I had £5,000 each-way at 25-1."

With winnings on that scale (payout: £166,250), imagine how much he may have lost before checking into the Sporting Chance clinic last year.

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