Tag Archives: Betfair football trading

Feel a bit dirty…….

Well that’s a headline that should get my SEO stats racing. But alas for Mrs Blogger I don’t mean in that way. I’m referring to the (as usual) ever so slightly controversial advert from Patrick Power when someone bets against their own team. In my last post I showed the full extent of my  football knowledge and expertise that Cassini from green all over so admires by predicting Not that important anyway City will thrash a poor QPR team and United will struggle against Sunderland. I hope I’m proved horribly wrong. I didn’t watch the first half of the game as I couldn’t really be arsed to listen to Niial […]

Tradingfootball.eu Interview

As regular readers of the blog will know I have been a member of the Tradingfootball.eu service for a long time and this season have made a real concerted effort to learn more about this particular areas of trading which is of great interest to me. Ive also signed up and have the “Shirley PMT” tool although to be honest I’ve only really scratched the  surface with regards to the opportunities that this can offer. I’m delighted therefore to be able to offer an insight on the service from one of the co founders the one and only Mr “Bingo” Little.  Bingo Take the hot seat! For those who aren’t […]

Do not collect £200. (aka “When things go wrong”)

Thankfully, unlike the card in the game I’m not going to jail but yesterday I committed the cardinal sin of a) trying to do too many things at the same time and b) being too clever. As a result I paid the price with a £200 loss. Its very easy to post a blog up and not mention the bad times but yesterday was  real shocker and its a valuable lesson to all. I’ve been making some decent money trading the various different unders/overs markets when they have enough liquidity in them and have  seen that if you take a position in them you can normally exit pre match for […]


I’ve just realised that this is the first blog pot that I’ve done in October which is slightly concerning. I’ve always said that i didn’t want it to turn into yet another of those “made £1.27 from laying the draw today, slow but steady progress and my bank is now at £6.76″ type blogs . They don’t last very long because as boring as they are to read they must be even more boring to write.  So  what has been my reason for lack of posts? Well from a content perspective there hasn’t really been a lot to comment on. I mean its not like betfair have been upto anything […]

Football trading

Struggled to find any relevant witty (or at least I think they are!) picture to go with the above  title as don’t want this post to seem like one long advert (edit- after re reading this  post it does look like an advert!!). After sorting out my various different spreadsheets and elements of record keeping that I mentioned in my last post I settled in yesterday for some football trading with low stakes to get my head around some ideas and test some strategies out. International fixtures sometimes have a reputation for being a bit tricky but the good thing about yesterdays games were that there was lots of liquidity […]

Nice French lays

The favourite lays “turned out nice again” this weekend and its the French teams that have turned out to be rather useless with 6 out of 7 odds on favourites getting turned over with Lyon the most inept going off at odds of 1.36. Unusually (apparently) Germany has  seen favourites prosper but with only two weekends of fixtures having been completed it can (and no doubt will)  change. A good start but important that these results are judged in in the long tern rather than isolation.  I was also fortunate in that the two Manchester teams were drawing at halftime and I traded out of these for slight profits and […]


A terrible terrible pun and I really should apologise . It narrowly beat (Rushden and) Diamonds are forever. So what the hell am I going on about? Well the pre match trading tool from the guys at trading football was finally launched and as is their way they like to give strategies and products names and this one is called “Shirley”- no idea why perhaps the guys will explain. Having only signed up for it it yesterday its obviously far too early to do any sort of review but its fair to say that at £42 a month I’m confident that she will get used and abused or taken back! […]

Learning Curve

A negative weekend with the golf betting with a loss of  £127 although not overly concerned as after 4 weeks of following the picks I’ve achieved a return of 27% which is none too bad.. The combined talents of the RFO and the RP managed to get a place in American with Zach Johnson having a storming final round- over in Spain it really was a rollercoaster ride and two picks in the top five really only tells half the story. One of the papers or  a comment online said it was one of the weakest fields that had seen in a long time and the standard of scoring looked […]

Messi for Scholes

Gutted for Paul Scholes yesterday . He has recently gone on record as saying that he wasn’t sure if he would be playing next year as he couldn’t get his head around not playing in every game. Yesterday unfortunately proved that, against the very best teams in a straight midfield match up he is now always going to get overpowered and as he walked off after getting a straight red for that terrible tackle you can’t help feeling that he would have been thinking that it was time to call it a day. Thought Andy Townsend called it right in his summary when he said “don’t say he isn’t that […]

Trying not to win the Premiership

Well that was quite interesting day of football. Only traded on Saturday as had agreed to spend some quality time with Mrs Blogger before  I disappear off on my holidays in a few days time. First off was the Man United game and if you had read my post you will have seen that I wasn’t too keen on Uniteds  chances. Watching the game it was actually one of Uniteds better away performances and at 2-0 down I backed them at 12.5.  Nice. Even better was the fact that as predicted the “to win Premiership” market was literally all over the place. United went out as far as 2.16 at […]