Archive for April, 2008

Going to try spread betting

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Pod’s bets go down the toilet due to a couple of late goals.  The whole bet was a little stupid anyway.  Most he could have won was about £850 from his £350 and that was if all of the came in.  He should have had a accumulator on the 3 results rather than a patent.  I think patent bets are only worth while if the odds are 4/1 or greater.  As they were all Asian Handicaps, he needed all 3 to win to make any decent profit. 

Anyway, going to try a bit of spread betting next season.  I figure that football spead betting will be more profitable as when we lose, we don’t lose by much.  Thats the plan anyway.  It’ll be something for next season as funny things happen toward the end of the season and with spread betting, you can win big but also lose big. 

Pod’s Patent Bet 19th April 2008

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

No bets this weekend for the syndicate.  Gone bust. 

No bets for me either.  Last weekend was devastating and Chelsea conceding in the 92nd has summed up my month.  This weeks fixtures are pretty hard to predict anyway. 

 Pods had a £50 patent on Wolves, Cardiff and Leeds on the Asian Handicap.  With his current form it’ll come in.  (A Patent consists of 7 bets involving 3 selections in different events, ie. 3 singles, 3 doubles, and 1 Treble.), £350 staked. 

Just need Chelsea to win for my four fold

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

After the terrible Saturday, I forgot about a four fold I stuck on midweek.  I was looking at the fixture list and picked out, Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea and Villa as bankers and stuck them in a 4 fold multiple.  I got 5.73 for that, £50.  I figured that the rest of the fixtures were too tricky and would be best left alone.  I really should not have bet on any other matches. 

10.Apr 2008 21:53 22/22 50.00 W Accum Liverpool v Blackburn : Match Betting Liverpool 1.53 Won Open 50.00
  Man United v Arsenal : Match Betting Man United 1.91 Won  
  Chelsea v Wigan : Match Betting Chelsea 1.25 Open  
  Derby v Aston Villa : Match Betting Aston Villa 1.57 Won  

Fingers cross.  If this comes in, I’ll regard this weekend as a ‘stinker’ rather than a ‘fatal body blow’. 

Bankrupcy again

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Another early end of the month.  Todays bets were Mk Dons and Cardiff, double.  MK dons draw 2-2.  Lost £100.  Next bet was West Brom single, £82.  Lost.  Bank down to -£400 and its game over. 

Personal bets have gone worse.  Heavy losses this month.  Had, West Brom, West Brom overs, Reading, Sunderland, Hull, Spuds overs, Abderdeen, all seemingly good bets but none won.  All level stakes at £50.  Ouch. 

Don’t know whats happening.  Don’t seem to be able to pick any winners at all.  We’ll be back next month. 

A bad night of betting

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Pomey win 1-0.  Sheff U draw 2-2 after being 2-0 down.  No good for the betting.  Both bets lose.  Bank down to -£218.  Could be another short month this. 

Classic at Anfield last night.  Some crazy odds landed in running according to the betfair blog  I was doing some trading.  Had the draw when Liverpool were 2-1 up.  I was going to get out when Arsenal equalised but the penalty for Liverpool happened before the market settled and I didn’t get out in time. 

Liverpool were matched at a high of [8.0] in-running on Betfair to win a rollercoaster quarter-final against Arsenal tonight.

Arsene Wenger’s team touched [1.2] to qualify after seemingly taking a decisive away goal advantage with an Emmanuel Adebayor strike in the 85th minute.

But a Steven Gerrard equaliser from the penalty spot just a minute later denied Betfair customers taking the short price.

The eventual 4-2 scoreline landed in-running bets of [110.0] on the correct score market while over 4.5 goals was matched at [34.0] on the exchange.

Champions League and other bets

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Cardiff win 1-0.  Pretty lucky though, Odejayi missed a sitter for Barnsley.  Bank to -£18 now.  Looking better. 

Champions League, is tricky.  Dodging Liverpool/ Arsenal at all costs.  Is on ITV so should be a good one to watch at home.  Chelsea should win but it wouldn’t surprise me if Fenebahce sneaked a draw.  Man U and Barca don’t need to win so the usually good odds aren’t actually that good. 

West Ham to beat Pompey looks a good bet.  Pompey played at the weekend, whereas West Ham didn’t.  Don’t know how bothered Pompy can be at this stage of the season.  Unlikely to catch Everton, they’ll get UEFA Cup action next year with winning the FA Cup.  2.08 -0.25 on the Asian Handicap is a good price.  £100 staked. 

Other bet has writing all over the wall. 

Bet Slip – Thank You and Good Luck!

Selection Event Odds Stake To Win Confirmation Time GMT +01:00
Sheffield United SHEFFIELD UNITED V SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY Asian Handicap (-0.5) @ £2.05 100.00 105.00 10:18 PM
This Transaction: 100.00 105.00   07/04/2008

Cardiff vs Barnsley

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Cardiff to beat Barnsley, 2.1.  Going with the league form here.  Barnsley are shocking in the league despite knocking out Liverpool and Cheslea previous rounds. 

£100 staked. 

Bad start to the new month

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Very first bet went well but all down hill after that.  MK Dons at 1.72.  £100, win but then

Accrington over 2.5 goals, £50 lost,

West Brom Pompey, overs, £50 lost,

Arsenal to beat Liverpool £100 lost. 

Bank at -£128. 

Personal bets not gone well either, had £50 on Arsenal after hearing Benitez was making 7 changes and resting their 2 star players.  Another £50 on Ipswich to beat Colchester.  Colchester haven’t won in 10 or something like that and when I back against them, they win 2-0. 

Only other bet I’ve had, is Chelsea/ Everton double.  With the way my lucks been doing, relegated Derby will end up winning. 

Football is fixed, explains the losses

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Just read this on the Indie website
Footballer ‘fixed match to pay off gambling debt of £50,000’

How an ‘epidemic’ of addiction is destroying the careers and lives of some of the game’s top players

A footballer with a serious gambling problem has admitted accepting a £50,000 bribe to help throw a game in Britain, The Independent can reveal.

According to a source familiar with the circumstances, the player – who has a Premiership club on his CV – racked up a £50,000 debt with a bookmaker. The bookmaker said he would write off the debt if the player got himself sent off and also persuaded three team-mates to get booked in a specific game.

That explains how my rock solid bets lose 🙂 Looks like a lower league anyway.  I don’t be on them.  Dying to find out who the bookie is.  Never betting with them again. 

Last night’s champions league sickening

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

I was right about the half time draw in Liverpool/ Arsenal.  I knew it would be close, but rather than 2.1 for the half time draw I went for 0-0 at half time at 2.5.  Its just sickening when you lose like that.  To top it off with 20 minutes to go, Arsenal dominating possession, I decide to go on a claw back mission.  £50 notes Arsenal to win at 2.8.  As soon as I stuck it on I released that Arsenal were having a bout of arsenalitis and were dominating but not actually shooting.  It ended 1-1.  Terrible night. 

This weekend the syndicate is back.   Looked at the fixtures and nothing stands out.  Guess that I’ll just be having what Pod’s having.  Its been an absolute stinker of a month but he’s been doing well.  Speaking of Pod,  just found his poker video (from the poker dome) on youtube, so cheesy (if like me, you can’t be bothered to watch it all, he wins it)