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Being more transparent….

AP’er commented on my last post that “It would be more interesting if you updated your blog at regular intervals rather than simply when you have a good week. Shame could be decent if you were more transparent”..The definition of which is “open,frank,candid”. Im not entirely sure what constitutes “regular intervals’ and having just become a father to not one but two, time consuming, puking, crying and  crapping little beauties its a little difficult to get the time to post on here whether the news is good or bad. However the comment did make me realise that some of my record keeping was a bit flaky (of the home made […]

Account Closer

Another lengthy interlude between posts and just not really had the time,or to be honest the enthusiasm to share my thoughts with my thousands of readers. Well perhaps that figure is slightly exaggerated. In my last post I made mention of the fact that I would be following Hugh Taylor again now that I had a bit more time to try and get on at the advised prices (he made a decent 1.8 profit in February although he did also have a 6/1 winner that by time I got to a pc on that day was something like 3/1 so I avoided it). This month has been ticking along nicely […]

Reed All About It! Palmer lands a 714/1 golf double

I wonder…. I wonder if that will possibly be somewhere on the front of the Racing Post Ipad edition when I download it tonight. I also wonder if should also carry on being critical of his tipping ability as it certainly didn’t do me any harm this week! I didn’t watch any of the golf this weekend as I’ve still not moved back home but it would have been fascinating to see some of the in running prices from Betfair on the final day. Andrew Sullivan started the last day 7 shots behind Charl Schwartzel going into the final day  and made up that difference to force a play off which he […]

Back on the Rollercoaster

Cant believe its been more than a month since the last post but unfortunately for my legions of avid listeners I’m still here! The lack of posting has been purely and simply down to a lack of time- after becoming a dad 10 months ago I’m now in charge of Junior some days with Mrs Blogger returning to work. Hats off to any single parents out there as looking after a young child ,who is just discovering the word is a 100% full time job. At the moment everything in the house apparently  to be tested to see whether its edible! A current  speciality is playing with my iphone (harmless […]

Palmer to the rescue (take 3)

No not that Palmer. Its Ryan Palmer who has got the weekend off to an absolute booming start after being picked by Nic to be first round leader . Ok its a shame that Lee Westwood actually  remembered how to putt for a change however at 150/1 its a great start to the weekend. With Palmer also backed at 19/1 to be top 10 and a massive 200/1 to win it it could be an interesting few days  although with 37 players under par and therefore close there is a looong way to go yet. 54 holes to be precise. Its also the start of football season in the UK […]

gone

So the inevitable happened and Im sat here watching Sky Sports News going into complete overdrive regarding David Moyes sacking but as previously stated here it was clear he was massively out of his depth and I actually feel quite sorry for him. I’ve gone on record previously as saying  that I believe he was “sold a pup” by Sir Alex Ferguson  in terms of an aging squad that had been chronically under-invested in over the last 5 years and I’ll stand by that statement. There was a telling statistic which was trotted out on his 50th game in charge, in that time he had picked 50 different teams. He […]

How times change …

A few years back Fred Done famously paid out on Man United to win the Premier league only for them to be overhauled by Arsenal, so its a sign of changing times when today Fred Done announced that they were refunding all bets on United  to win this years title. I’m not entirely sure what the rationale is behind this move (pity perhaps?) however its worrying when people take pity on you. I didn’t watch too much of yesterdays game due to being at a family function however I did watch the last few minutes and asked for the volume to be turned up at the end – why? To […]

Crewe(L)

No posts for a while but no lack of activity. I attended the ICE exhibition in London last week where the great and the good (and the not so good) of the gaming world were gathered to put the world to rights and “press the flesh”. In between doing this in a professional capacity I wandered around the stands and chanced upon the Gambling Commission stand. It was no surprise really to hear that the guy on the stand had never heard of Canbet and no surprise either that he just struck me as a career civil servant who I would never, in a million years  , back to  make […]

Still here…..

When I titled my last blog piece “how soon is now” I didn’t realise that the title could well have been referring to the delay before the next post. It’s been a hectic 6 weeks or so at blogger towers and every time I’ve sat down and thought about posting something I’ve been distracted. To be honest “distracted” is probably a bit of an understatement as Blogger junior arrived at the end of October and as any new parent will tell you it’s a whirlwind from day one. My daughter clearly can’t speak yet although I could have sworn that through all those screams at 3am I heard her say […]