Friday, 25 July 2008

YOU Are Evicted


Since Last Post P/L: £402.31
Monthly P/L: £1123.63
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To be honest, I haven't got a clue how to start this post. It's been a strange week. There's been some highs, some lows and a few non events so I'm at a loss as to which I mention first.
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Okay, let's start with the bad stuff which all stemmed from the events of last Friday night. It was our works Summer Ball and as expected I got quite drunk. Now this hangover business is bad at the best of times but add a newly born baby into the mix and the following day can become an extremely long one indeed. However, Saturday morning started well - after slipping down a few paracetamols to get rid of the headache, 40 minutes later I'd traded the Tri-Nations game between Australia v South Africa for a profit. I should have stopped there as about midday that all too familiar warm, tingly feeling starting to come over me - you know the one - the achy, eye shutting, roll up in a ball sensation that feels like your body's shutting down. So did I do the sensible thing? Of course not - instead I thought it would be a great idea to give the horse racing markets "another go". You'll see from my results below that I lived up to the old adage that a fool and his money are soon parted. It got so ridiculous that by the end of the afternoon I was 'laying' any horse I didn't like the look of!
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Sunday saw the start of my recovery (a combined profit of £0.49 on the Golf and Grand Prix!) but it was from Monday onwards that I started to get back into the swing of things.
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I've mentioned many times on this blog about my desire to get more involved with Tennis and as the ATP Masters Rogers Cup began in Toronto, and with not much else happening, it seemed a good opportunity to take a look. Fortunately, the experience was a pleasant one and even after reducing my stake levels considerably (compared to what I use for Cricket) I was able to make over £50 for around an hours work. The only drawback here is that I see Cricket and Tennis conflicting when it comes to scheduling, so I'll really have to think how I structure my weeks to get the best from both worlds. With Cricket again being my saviour over the last few days there's just no way I can consider dropping the sport from my trading portfolio.
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Here are my full results from the past week:
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Rugby Union
Australia v South Africa : £26.13
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Golf
The Open Championship : £0.44
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Cricket
Durham v Glamorgan : £79.57
Durham v Somerset : £64.56
Glamorgan v Surrey : £294.72
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Motor Sport
German Grand Prix : £0.05
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Tennis
Llodra v Gasquet : £45.79
Canas v Soderling : £13.28
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Horse Racing
Newbury : £99.90
Ripon : £24.67
Market Rasen : £2.05
Yarmouth : £0.29
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So what about this weekend? Well my first involvement is in tonight's Big Brother 6th eviction market. Rebecca, Mohamed and Darnell are the individuals in the mix and after watching the programme regularly I'm convinced that Rebecca's price is a little off. Following last night's programme (she did have a bad show) she was trading at 1.15 and whilst I agree she should be favourite I don't think she'll get 87% of the vote. In the hope that I'm right, I've entered a £200 lay with the view of it being a straight up bet - I'm getting 13/2 that either Mohamed or Darnell will get evicted instead, and I'm happy with those odds.
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Tomorrow then promises to be the best day in the cricketing calendar - it's Twenty20 Cup Finals Day! The Rose Bowl in Southampton is the venue and with 3 matches played in succession it'll be a feast of 4's, 6's, wickets and wonga! Even if you're not a cricket fan it's hard not to enjoy all the razzmatazz.
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But.....before that all happens, myself and Nic are off to Chepstow races tonight with a gang of people from work. It should be a laugh and I won't be taking it too seriously. I've only given myself a £30 betting budget to play with, and as I'll be counting this as 'leisure time' I won't be recording any wins or losses in my results.
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If you're watching on TV, keep an eye out for me, I'll be holding a Betfair umbrella :-)
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5 comments:

Graeme Dand said...

Thanks for that comment on the blog mate. Spot on!

I think guys like that prey on the weak and he must have pounced after seeing my shitty month! lol

When I read it, I did actually think he made a few good points but I guess I'm meant to email him back and then he sells me his system!

Even worse, maybe he wants me to join and con people with my system! lol

Cheers for pointing that out but I was going to google him anyway, so I hope I would have spotted it!

Good to see another profitable month. I agree about Beks by way. That is way too short a price. I see you are almost as big a fan as me of BB!

Good luck with it anyway.

Graeme

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Graeme,

No problem mate - in fairness, Keith did have some relevant points though, so read the advice carefully and take some of it on board.

You know how to read form - you just need to figure out how to maximise your profits from using that knowledge.

All the best,

Mark

Jimmakos said...

Hey Mark! Hope everything is well.

May I ask for a change to my blog link? I'd like it to read "Sports Blog Jimmakos" instead of "Jimmakos". Thanks a million!

Best of luck!

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Jimmakos,

Nice to hear from you.

Hope things are going well for you too :-)

I'll update your link tonight.

All the best,

Mark

Jimmakos said...

Thanx mate!