Its Over

And I know it’s over
Still I cling
I don’t know where else I can go
It’s over, it’s over, it’s over

I know it’s over
And it never really began
But in my heart it was so real
And you even spoke to me and said:

“If you’re so funny
Then why are you on your own tonight?
And if you’re so clever
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you’re so very entertaining
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you’re so very good looking
Why do you sleep alone tonight?

I love the Smiths and any excuse to talk about them. I always laugh when people instantly dismiss them and say that they are depressing etc etc-I mean- what on earth is depressing about this song?? ( which incidentally is in my will and is due to be played at my funeral along with the Roses “Breaking into Heaven”). 😉

I digress. As usual.

So whats over I hear you ask? My ongoing relationship with Steve Palmer of the Racing Post thats whats over.

I started following the RP man back in June 2011 and having looked at the stats it doesn’t really make for very encouraging reading. 91 points lost  with 147 alone gone this calendar year. Factor in the time spent rushing to place the bets – the prices get hammered in so a digital download the night before at 8pm was needed to ensure value and its a whole lot of effort for not a lot of reward.

I was also pretty uncomfortable with the concept of following three tipsters (RFO and Nics Picks being the others) as I was sure I was giving away some value by betting on so many selections. I’ve was also taking a bit more interest in some of the rationale for the picks and “so and so’s just become a father and won here 7 years ago” about someone who wasn’t making a lot of cuts just felt like grasping at straws.

The nature of golf betting is that there normally will be long periods of losers followed by big priced winners. Indeed it probably suits Steves employer to have a headline splash of “150/1 Palmer bang in form “ rather than  “delivering small but consistent profits every week” and I’m comfortable with that but somehow it just felt right to end it.

So Steve….

“its not you its me”

“you can do so much better”

“I’ve changed”

along with my all time favourite “I’m moving house and going to be a bit busy”. 😉

The other golf betting still continues and is nicely in profit. I will wait until the end of the season (PGA Tour Championship- although does it really end?) before publishing the full results but suffice to say Jeremy Chapman has more than made up for the disappointment caused by his younger counterpart!

For what its worth I also cannot see America not winning the Ryder Cup back this year but don’t think they are backable at 1.61. I’m not convinced that enough of the European team are at the top of their game unlike some of their American rivals.

Next Blog post ( currently being written) I’m looking to cover off my attempts at cracking pre horse race trading. Attempts being the right word.

Until the next time and hopefully it wont be another 8 weeks!