Monday, 7 January 2008

2nd & 8


Since Last Post P/L: £253.72
Monthly P/L: £293.11
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So much for my rankings eh? My two outside tips for Superbowl glory (Pittsburgh & Tampa Bay) have already bitten the dust and my eggs now firmly sit in a Green Bay & Indianapolis basket! After this demoralising start I've decided not to add to my position in the outright market but instead I'll continue to try and knock up some profits through trading the matches individually. A wise move I think, as this weekend has once again reminded me how difficult it is to be a straight up punter. Now that I think about it, I don't even know what I'm going to be doing in the next 10 minutes let alone who's going to win an American Football match!
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Fortunately, when I stuck to the tried and tested methods I made some good gains:
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NFL
NFL Season 07/08 - Superbowl Winner : £6.61
Washington @ Seattle : £61.89
NY Giants @ Tampa Bay : £168.11
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Trading NFL games is good fun and in my opinion it's one of the better sports to start on, so if you're new to this type of thing I'd recommend having a look at next week's games whilst they're in-play to see what you think. Unfortunately, it's a big downer that the season only lasts for 6 months of the year.
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In what could be considered a quiet week, I also had a look at the weekends Guinness Premiership rugby games:
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Rugby Union
Bath v Gloucester : £10.20
Harlequins v Leicester : £20.13
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Both were pretty drab affairs in the first half so there weren't too many opportunities to profit. On a brighter note though, I'm off to watch the mighty Ospreys play Gloucester on Saturday in the Heineken Cup and I'm sure that one will have alot more action.
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That's all I have to report for now so good luck for the week ahead!
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P.S. - You can tell I've started back to work as my posts are much shorter :-)
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13 comments:

Godfrey Hoopington-Charles said...

Cheers Mark.

Link added.

The Betfair Loser said...

Well done with the NFL Mark.

Like you I love trading NFL, but unlike you I'm crap at it!! (Probably because I keep reverting to my tried and trusted Tennis trsding tecniques....the two are not compatible!!)

Looks like I'm going to post a moderate loss over the season!

What methods do you use for trading NFL (..or is it a trade secret???) ;)

Cheers

TBL

Mark Iverson said...

Hi TBL,

Let's do a deal - my NFL methods for your tennis ones! :-)

Seriously though, there's no big secret - it's all about getting to know the game and knowing the strengths of both sides.

If you have these in your armoury you'll spot opportunities when they happen in-play.

All the best,

Mark

The Betfair Loser said...

:)

Weirdly enough, when I knew very little about American Football, I always made money....now the opposite is true!!!
A little knowledge is an dangerous thing!!

I'm sticking to Tennis in future!!

Betting@rc said...

looking forward to packers sending seahawks packing in NFL

Mark Iverson said...

Hi TBL,

Taking a closer look at Tennis in 2008 is top of my hit list.

All the best,

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Hi betting@rc,

Me and you are in the same boat then!?!

All the best,

Mark

STST said...

Looking forward to seeing the Seahawks sending Packers packing myself!

All the best

Gareth

SecretGambler said...
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SecretGambler said...

Hey Mark

Got a superbowl party planned at my cousins but no nothing about NFL - can you suggest a bet to keep my interest on the night ?

Also, can you add a reciprocal link to my new blog.

Cheers and keep up the good work

Secretgambler

http://racebets.blogspot.com/

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Secret Gambler,

I'd be happy to give you my view on the Superbowl when the two teams have been decided :-)

If you mean this weekends matches, then my picks would be:

i) Green Bay to sneak a close victory over Seattle.

ii)Jacksonville to cause an upset and beat New England

iii) Indianapolis to comfortably beat San Diego

iv) NY Giants to come from behind to overturn Dallas

However, I'm not the best Tipster so who knows what could happen!

Good luck with the blog and I'll add a link today.

All the best,

Mark

Anthony said...

Nice blog buddy really entertaining. I am still getting used to the conversion of pounds to american dollars though.

check out my blog if ur interested in a bet a day!

http://antman25.blogspot.com/

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Anthony,

Thanks for the message and best of luck with the blog!

All the best,

Mark