Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Whipping Up A Storm

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If you're an IPad user then you maybe interested to hear that the people at Juicestorm have just launched an alternative Betfair App called 'Bet Tornado' that gives you access to the API, has a training mode facilty and plenty more features.


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It's free of charge and can be downloaded from the App Store here. At first glance it may seem a little 'busy' so be sure to check out their user manual if you decide to give it a try. 



Monday, 14 March 2011

Aggers Rant


Some strange tweets appeared overnight from reassuring 'voice of cricket' broadcaster Jonathan Agnew, and speculation was rife as to who the BBC commentator was referring too.  The Twitter comments appeared to be far more personal than the normal fare served up by the well known journalist, and it seems as if they were meant to be direct messages as opposed to public criticism.  Either way, it would seem someones upset him. 



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On a slighty different topic, with the start of the Cheltenham festival on the horizon Centaur have put together a free festival fact sheet. You can view it here.  Racing is not my cup of tea but some of you may find it useful.



Thursday, 10 March 2011

Reminiscing


I was looking back on some old notes that I had tucked away yesterday, and came across 39 pages of snippets I'd made after reading 'Reminiscences of a Stock Operator' by Edwin Lefevre.  If you haven't heard of it before then I'll warn you now it's hard work, but if you have the time and inclination there are alot of hidden gems in there that will help you trade any markets, including those on Betfair.
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"If you begin right you will not see your profitable position seriously menaced; and then you will find no trouble in sitting tight."
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Sound familiar?  Ever rushed into a market without thinking things through because the price looked too good to be true and later regretted it?  This was a repeating theme when I first started out.  Time and time again I would log-on and after discovering the odds to be out of kilter to what 'I thought' they should be, my over-whelming reaction was to jump in immediately before the market caught onto the mistake.  Unfortunately for me I couldn't move the market on my own and over time I realised the significance of timing when taking a position.
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By all means hold an opinion, but if you can keep that to yourself until the time to strike is right you'll find a tremendous improvement in your profits.



Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Wow....Just WOW!

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I'm in my tenth year of being a Betfair customer and have seen quite a few things during that time but I've never witnessed a game of cricket like that.  Ireland managed the impossible by beating England but it isn't just the result that is hard to believe but the manner in which they did it.
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England's price remained at sub 1.04 for the length of their innings and when they finished on 327 only the most optimistic of all Irish supporters would have thought their team would get anywhere close.  One ball into the Irish innings and even those wishes would have seemed unrealistic as Porterfield was bowled by Jimmy Anderson.  Wicket after wicket fell and after 25 overs the Irish had slumped to 113/5, England were on cruise control and that may have been the reason for their demise - they fell asleep at the wheel.
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Kevin O'Brien was incredible with a knock of 113, especially when you consider he had the weight of the country on his shoulders, but it has to be said that the English bowling has been woeful in each of their games this tournament.  They are just not suited to these pitches and have conceded 292, 338 and 329 in succession.
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What was that about the luck of the Irish?  No, don't be fooled, this wasn't lucky - it was a well deserved victory.