Friday, February 25, 2011

Another one bites the dust...

I probably should have seen that this was a second leg, and that the first ended 0-0.  Damn mobile betting.

Game ended 1-0, goal scored in last ten minutes.  I think this works out like 13 bets lost in a row - is there light at the end of the tunnel?  Dark days indeed.

Loss from bet #03: -£2.00
Balance: £14.00

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bet #03

Today is a return to the +2.5 goals market, hoping Liverpool can do the biz at home with Sparta Prague.

£2.00 goes on this @ 2.32

"An uninspiring goalless draw"

The headline from the beeb sums it up perfectly.  Pah.

Loss from bet #02: -£2.00
Balance: £16.00

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bet #02

Having seen Arsenal, Spurs, and Chelsea all come through victorious in their champs league first leg matches, Todays choice is in-play taking Manyoo to beat Marseille.£2.00 goes on this @ 2.6

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Toilet Torres...

Chelsea absolutely bosses the game, but Torres was pants. Anelka showed him how to do it, but he couldn't follow suit. Game ended 2-0, losing bet #01. Congrats to Mr. C with his away win prediction.

Loss from bet #01: -£2.00
Balance: £18.00

Back to the drawing board... Bet # 01

Suffice to say, with a bad run, I got really pissed off and stupidly bet the remaining pot (only £6 or so) on a +2.5 goals match in the French La Liga or whatever.

Anyhow, it's only down the bookies dosh, as I'm back to the original stake - starting pot of £20.00

I was also (yet again) getting carried away with multiple bets, different markets, etc...

Back to the drawing board, I must remember my original 'rules'.
1.  Backing games of over evens
2.  Sticking to things I know about, or am going to watch
3.  Sticking to 10% of my total pot - none of this "whacking it all on" malarky.
4.  Staying at only 1 bet per time - none of this multi event betting at the same time.

With all that in mind, I have decided to back +2.5 goals in the FC Copenhagen v Chelsea encounter tonight, live on Sky Sports HD2.

£2.00 goes on this @ 2.44

Balance: +£18.00

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tis been but a bad week...

Terrible, and unlucky in parts, bets have seen me plummet down in profit.  It helps not that the D20 has also seen red for the first time.

Here's the rundown:
Fulham v Chelsea +2.5 - ended 0-0 - lost £2.09
Brum v Newcastle +2.5 - ended 0-2 - lost £2.00
Scunny v Forest HT/FT Forest/Forst - ended 1-0 - lost £2.00
A silly foreign +2.5 - ended 1-1 - lost £2.00
Darts Double on 180's - win one/lose one - lost £2.00

I've now got two bets for today to try and get back on track...  A quad in the FA Cup (Chelsea, Brum, Man Utd, Stoke) @ 4.09, and +2.5 goals in the Inverness v St. Johnstone game @ 2.36

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fulham v Chelsea...

It was 1-1 after 26 mins in the QPR v Forest game, but it stayed that way with 11 v 10 midway through the first half.

Loss:  -£2.32

Todays wager is on +2.5 goals in the Prem League MNF fixture.  £2.09 @ 2.1

Sunday, February 13, 2011

QPR v Nottm Forest...

Mobile update: £2.32 on +2.5 goals @ 2.4

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Finishing on a High...

After the Toon's failure to rack-up the points, there was no way I was going to end on a losing streak.  And with the two below winners, puts me back on track.

Blackburn v Toon +2.5 = -£2.00 (0-0)
Sunlun v Spuds +2.5 = +£2.39 (1-2)
Santandar v Sevilla +2.5 = +£2.39 (3-2)

Total Pot: £23.24 (from now on the £20.00 starting pot is removed)
Next Bet: £2.32

I'll include Old Man's bets every 5 or so.  He's currently on £18.00


Despite a goliath effort against Blackburn, the goals never showed.  And in Old Man's bet, the goals came, but stopped short of +2.5.  Not a great day.

My next bet, trying to redeem slightly is +2.5 in the Mackem v Spuds game £2.00 @ 2.26.  Currently this is 1-1, so looking likely to come off.  Finally, I have +2.5 in the Santander v Sevilla encounter at 9am.  This is also £2.00 @ 2.26


Road Trip + Old Man Joins In

Today sees a road trip to Derby to drop some kids of for a Skiing trip (obv. not skiing in Derby, they are going coach from there).  As I'll be listening to the footie in the van, I've decided to go for +2.5 in the Blackburn v Newcastle game @ 2.1

My £20 'reserve/safety' pot (or whatever you want to call it is now the Old Man's fund - as he has bought in to a slice of the action.  His 10% goes on Arsenal v Wolves and Liverpool v Wigan to both yeild +2.5 goals @ 2.91

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jeepers Jenkers!

Mr. C had a side tip for followers to take Mr. Terry 'The Bull' Jenkins to get the most 180's in the first week of the 2011 Premier League darts.

At 14/1 this was out of my 'normal' remit, so with the 'Old Man' watching on Sky Sports HD1, I took Jenkins to get more than Barney in the match.  £2.05 @ 2.18

Jenkers did it with ease, coming back from 6-4 down, to win the match 8-6, picking up five 180's to Barney's three.

Profit/loss: +£2.30
Total pot: £42.79

Next bets: £2.28

*Edit - I've got Phil 'The Power' Taylor to get +3.5 180's versus Adrian Lewis in the next match of the evening.  £2.28 @ 2.2

**Edit Edit - 'The Power' needed Flu Power, as he only picked up two 180's, getting hammered by Lewis 8-2.  He really was off his game tonight :(

Hitting the double!

The game finished 2-2 (I was up checking it due to poopy baby).  The £2.32 profit takes my grand total to £40.49 What this does, is double my starting pot - so now the game begins!

The £20 beginning pot is being put aside, and it's 10% of the bookies cash going to be played with now.  The bets will still be evens or greater, but I'm guaranteed at least 10 bets before hitting the safety pot and starting again.

Next bet, once decided will be £2.05

Never knowing when to quit...

Up to £37.89, I then stupidly backed some teams in the Argentina B Division or something.  What a waste of time 0-0 being the final result.

Anyhow, as twitter followers will have seen, I backed the Denmark v England game to be +2.5 goals.  After 9 mins it was 1-1, Bent bringing us back from a goal down.  Young came off the bench to score the third and final goal of the game.  £2.00 went on this at 2.2 - bringing home profit of £2.28

I've then decided to put another £2.00 on Venezuela v Costa Rica.  Both teams have been scoring in their last few games, and after 24 mins this is 1-1.  I got odds of 2.22, which if there is a goal in the second half, will take me above £40.00 for the first time...  Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Luck of the Irish...

Well after the goal-fest on Saturday, you were pretty much guaranteed a slow, boring Sunday of Premier League action.  Brum beating West Ham by only 1 goal.  Down the pan went that showing.

So following DJ_Corndawg at The Daily 20 and with the big up from Dr. Dags, I also took the Green Bay Packers to beat the Pittsburg Steelers by over 3.5 points in the NFL's 45th Superbowl.  Unlike Mr. C, I was able to get better odds, coming in at 2.26, so £2.00 went on this.

They did, winning 31-25 and bringing home to Daddy +£2.39

I wasn't going to put a bet on today, but the Rep. of Ireland v Wales was on Sky Sports, so I stuck a few bob on it being +2.5 goals @ 2.36.  It was a boring first half, but they came good in the second, with goals from Gibson, Duff and Fahey (in what Sky called a 'Romping Victory') to the tune of +£2.58

Starting pot: £20.00
Profit: +£17.89
Total: £37.89

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Summing up...

Happy to have lost £2.00 to see Man Utd lose.

Anyhow, after an exciting goal-packed yesterday, I'm up 75% of my starting pot from Jan 1.

Starting pot: £20.00
Profit: +£14.92
Total: £34.92

Todays first wager is on West Ham v Brum to provide +2.5 goals, having already missed out on the Old Firm due to sleeping in...  £2.00 goes on this @ 2.1

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Goal-fest brings the bacon!

If only I'd backed +2.5 goals in all todays' games, as it's turned into a CORKER!  41 goals already in the eight matches, and still another half in the Wolves v Man Utd game.

My +2.5 goals double came off returning +£6.39

Final bet is for Man Utd to come back and win this one.  £2.00 goes on this at 3.6...

Get in there!

Now, in my earlier post I said I was backing Sunderland - who have just lost 3-2.  But I'm still happy.  Why?

Easy - backed at 4.1 with £2.06, then laid seconds before Stokes first equaliser, and put on again at 4.3, and laid again after Gyans goal.  I then decided that £9.45 profit for Sunlun to win would be nice, but wasn't convinced they'd hold out against Stokes set pieces, so hedged this bet to win over £5+ on any outcome.

Confirmed profit of +£5.47

My second bet of the day is +2.5 goals in the Toon v Arsenal and Wolves v Man Utd games...  £2.53 @ 3.66

Tis been but a while...

It has been a while since I've updated, but rest assured that gambling has been taking place.

I've lost track of the win/lose amounts, but here is whats been on...

Sunderland v Newcastle (+2.5 goals) = loss
Man City v Leicester (City to win both halves) = loss
Leeds v Arsenal (+3.5 goals) = win
Wolves v Liverpool (+2.5 goals) = win
Villa v Man City (next goal, City) = loss
Blackburn v West Brom (+2.5 goals) = loss
Arsenal v Ipswich (+3.5 goals) = loss
Birmingham v West Ham (+2.5 goals) = win
Arsenal, City, Rangers (to win treble) = loss
Sunderland v Chelsea (+2.5 goals) = win
Man Utd v Aston Villa + Arsenal v Everton (+2.5 goals double) = win
Birmingham v Man City (+2.5 goals) = win
Fulham v Newcastle (+2.5 goals) = loss

Anyhow, at the end of it all I've got £25.06 sitting in the account.

Todays bet is on Sunderland to win away at Stoke - £2.06 goes on this at 3/1

** PS. It's great to see Mr. C back online at The Daily 20 - long may you prosper fella!