Wednesday, 2 January 2008

In The End Zone

Since Last Post P/L: £39.39
Monthly P/L: £39.39
Okay, I'll get the boring bit out of the way first - the PDC Darts Final was a bit of a let down. Unfortunately, Kirk Shepherd was unable to reproduce his scintillating form and John Part made things look very easy to record a 3rd World Title victory. As the match went mostly in one direction it turned out to be a difficult one to trade so I had to make do with a £39.39 profit. Nothing to set the world on fire but it's a positive result to start the New Year and I'm happy with that.
Now for the exciting bit. The NFL playoffs have arrived and it's one of my most favourite times of the year as I absolutely love the occasion these games bring. After not being too wide of the mark when I constructed my own rankings at this stage last season, I've decided to do the same this year now that we're down to the final 12.
Here's how I rate the remaining teams and their current Betfair odds are in brackets:
1. New England (1.87)
2. Indianapolis (7.4)
3. Green Bay (14)
4. Pittsburgh (65)
5. Dallas (8.4)
6. Tampa Bay (90)
7. Seattle (55)
8. Jacksonville (22)
9. Washington (65)
10. NY Giants (85)
11. Tennessee (160)
12. San Diego (24)
There's no doubt that New England, after a perfect 16-0 Regular Season, are the stand out team but at 1.87 they're too short to support at the moment. They'll have 2 tough games ahead of them if they're to make the Super Bowl so I'd wait a while to see how they go first.
Instead, I've decided to make some small plays on Indianapolis @ 7, Green Bay @ 16, Pittsburgh @ 55 & Tampa Bay @ 80. Unfortunately, those of you with sharp minds will notice that three of these are already trading at higher prices than those I took last night :-(
My strategy will be to review my positions after each round and to invest any in-play winnings into greening my book. Good luck if you decide to get involved and roll on Saturday!


Jon said...

This years darts was fantastic and the switch to the London hotel could be really good for the sport.

You've made a nice profit on it too which is a bonus.

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks Jon

The darts was great wasn't it! I was doubtful that Alexandra Palace could re-create the atmosphere of the Circus Tavern but I think it exceeded my expectations.

All the best,


Anonymous said...

Hi Mark,

Just stumbled across your blog. Your figures from last year are a real source of inspiration. I hope 2008 is bigger and better than 07.

I'm gonna add a link to your blog over at mine (, feel free to link to it.

All the best, Selectabet

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Jimmyhillsbeard,

Thanks for the kind words - I just hope I can produce the same results in 2008!

Nice blog - I'll set up a link to it tonight.

Good luck


footygeek said...

Thanks for the link and your blog has been a regualr read of mine. I hope I can build my bank the same as you have over the last year.
Cheers for now. Footygeek.

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Footygeek,

Good luck!


STST said...

You have Green Bay above Dallas. Wow! Happy New Year mate.

All the best


PS Go Cowboys!

Mark Iverson said...

Happy New Year Gareth!

Dallas will have to get past Tampa first!


We shall see....

All the best,


Godfrey Hoopington-Charles said...

Hi Mark would you like to exchange blog links. My blog address is:

Leave me a comment if you are up for it and I will put a link up to your blog.

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Brigadier,

No problem - I'll put a link up tonight.

All the best,


Mark Iverson said...

Hi Crescenet,

I'm sorry but I don't speak Spanish :-(

All the best,