Archive for the ‘by Enda’ category

Kauto star wins 4 King George Chase

December 26th, 2009

I put the remainder of my money on Kauto Star at 1.59 today. It’s a small profit but takes my balance back over €9 and gives me a fighting chance to pull myself back into profit over the next few days.

I would have banked already my money on him had I not got burned by Celtic last week. That’s my only really bad loss so far on I’ll need to revise my tactics for the new year as I have not been dedicating enough time to the site and finding the right bets. i was convinced Celtic had no chance of coming back from 2 goals down away in Europe but I took on a bet that offered no value and it’s not my normal tactics. Sean’s run away with it this month but I’ve shown that I can comeback before and will give it my best shot before the end of 2009. €25 is a reasonable target for now though.

Big loss last night

December 18th, 2009

Last night I lost €25 on one bet. Celtic were 3-1 down against Rapid Vienna. I lumped on Vienna in the hope of making a small profit of €1.50. Mug punter tactics that came back to bite me. I’m now down to just over €5 for my balance so it’ll be tough to mount a comeback from here. I wanted to get my balance to around €40 so I could lump on an even money in the hope to go over €80 at the last minute.

Anyway, a stupid bet has left be with slim chances to win this month. I’ll be going for a monster 20/1 accumulator now to try and take me over the €100 mark…. even though I don’t want to finish with a zero balance for the money. I can come back though.. do doubt about that!

Bad start to the month

December 8th, 2009

Last night I put a bet on a danish football match. I backed 0-0 at a stake of €2 hoping to lay it off for a few percent profit at half time. Immediately the home team scored. I then backed the home team to win at a stake of €4 also hoping to lay it off later and not to long after this the away team equalised:


Not the smartest bit of betting in the world and it was more trying to get in to a bit of profit and I didn’t really do my homework. So first action for the month and I’m €6 down :(

I really fancied Real Madrid tonight though and lumped €13.39 on them at odds of 2.36. This stood to profit me over €18 and I was chuffed when Ronaldo put them ahead early in the game. I was hoping to lay this around half time and ensure a profit. Marseille equalised before I got the chance to do so but I didn’t panic. I placed a lay in for Madrid to ensure a profit of €12.36 (before Betfair commission)


if Real went on to win and at 3-1 up with only a few minutes left I’m hoping I’m up around €6 for the month as opposed to being down €6 this time last night :)

November out…

November 30th, 2009

Today I bet a final €16.40 on a horse race, this was a mixture of backing and laying and I didn’t won or loose but it gets me over my betting quota for the month


I’ve now bet over my €25 this month (€35.60 in fact) and my closing balance is €21.29. It’s now over to Sean to see if he can mount a come back. Very negative from me again but at the minute I’m in the lead. Sean came back from 20 cents in his betfair account earlier this month. Can he do it again?

X Factor 7th Elimination Betting

November 22nd, 2009

Today I risked €15.48 to win 12 cents. I’m banking on Joseph staying in the X Factor this week and have layed him to be eliminated. I thought Joe was the best performer last night so hopefully he’s not even in the bottom 2.


You never know though, but we’ll know by 9 o’ clock. I’ve now bet €19.20 in total and Joe stays in tonight I’m roughly €10 ahead of Sean (unless he’s won since) and will leave the ball in his court to come back at me before betting my final €5.80. Negative tactics again but I’ll not but this kind of tactic secured victory last month. I’m not counting my chickens though. At 9 o’ clock I might have only €5.80 left.

Off to a loosing start…

November 14th, 2009

Last weekend I went for a 4 fold accumulator in the Premiership. I placed €3.72 on Arsenal to beat Wolves, Liverpool to beat Birmingham, Villa to beat Bolton and Man City to beat Burnley. Burnley grabbed a late equaliser against Man City last Saturday which crippled my bet, otherwise I would have been laying Liverpool in the last match of the 4 to guarantee profit. So I’m off to a loosing start for November and my balance now stands at €21.18. I’ll probably do the same thing as last month and risk all of this in one bet and see if Sean can mount a comeback. I know these are boring tactics but I want to make him work. I’ll be dissapointed if I loose this month again so if I can risk all of my €25 and come out unscathed hopefully I can mount a late challenge to try and get into profit again.

Have a look at tonight’s offer on PaddyPower, if nothing else it’s a bit of craic and I got a laugh at the pic below:


Closing balance is €23

November 1st, 2009

Is it enough? I only placed 2 more bets this week and my closing balance is €23. Sean had enough opportunities to come back yesterday so we’ll have to wait and see but I wouldn’t be surprised if he came back.

Here’s my 2 loosing bets since my last post:

I placed 34 cents on the Spurs – Everton game finishing 2-2. At 22/1 I thought it was worth a punt but no joy:


My next bet was on Blackburn Rovers to beat Man Utd yesterday. This was a great value bet as I got Blackburn at odds of 24/1 on Friday. Yeah I fancied United to win this game but if Blackburn score first or even if it’s nil-nil at 70 minutes I can lay this one off to guarantee profit. I tried laying it at 5.9 but it was picked up so I’m down 72 cents on this one. Blackburn are dismal at the minute but United aren’t playing well and with Giggs, Fletcher, Rio and Vidic all out this was a value bet:


So that’s me down €2 for the month but I decided to cut my loses and see if Sean could come back like I did last month. I’ve bet a lot more than I normally did just to get myself up to the €25 limit but sometimes you have to use tactics. I said before I wouldn’t bet according to what Sean did but I had to break my rules here to make it as hard for him as possible. I’ll be surprised if he didn’t gamble big to try and get back into it so he might surprise us. Fulham at 3/1 at home against a Liverpool side missing Gerrard would have been on my accumulator anyway.

Betting on the x factor…

October 25th, 2009

Last night I watched the X Factor and saw Lloyd do his backflip and decided that he was a cert to stay in as this would gain him loads of votes with teenage girls. I layed him at 7.0 for €2, risking €12 of my kitty. My reason for this is that I was sure he’d stay in and I wanted to rapidly increase the amount I’d bet so far this month. However, his odds started dropping hevily today so I decided to lay two other competitors (John & Edward and Rachel).


In doing this I’d only loose €8 instead of €12 if Lloyd went out, I also backed Lloyd to go out


(I know this sounds dumb), but the last thing I wanted was to let Sean back in to it easily so I was willing to spread the loss across all 3 acts.
This left me with a small lose if any of these three went out, but it was a loss I was willing to take. Amazingly I was guaanteed a €1 profit as none of the acts ended up in the bottom 2 :) When this happened, I decided to give up my profit on Miss Frank who were favourites to go out and bank on Danyl going out to win me €5. Unfortunately, Miss Frank went out but I still managed to profit 34 cents. I’m happy enough with this as I thought I’d be loosing about €3 on this!

I had one more bet today also. I did a 28 cent forecast on Valencia to score first and United to beat Liverpool 2-1.


At odds of 95/1, this would have netted me €26 for a very small bet. Scorecasts are damn near impossible but I thought it was worth a punt.

Here’s all my betsfor today:


I’ve now bet over the €25 kitty for this month and I’m reluctant to bet until I see if Sean can pass me. I will go for one for bet next weekened to try and go over the €30 mark. I’m down 96 cents so far and I went a bad mad today with some bets I normally wouldn’t go for but I’ve now bet my quota and was able to do so without risking too much. I’ll be trying hard to find a good bet next weekend to take me over the €30 mark!

Loosing day today

October 24th, 2009

I lost €1.18 today across two different football accumulators. First up was a €1 accumulator on the following teams:


I then placed a wacky 18 cent bet on about 20 teams. It would have payed me over €450 so it was worth loosing my 18 cent profit for the month so far. I’m now down €1 for the month, not a disaster but it means both myself and Sean are behind for October.

Sean has fallen way behind but it’s not over yet! I’m never one to count my chickens and we’ll have to see if he can mount a come back like I did last month.

It was always my plan to wait until Sean attacked this month again and then react to it afterwards and it’s worked out well for our monthly battle (although I’d prefer if we were both winning again). There’s a week to go though and I still have nearly €20 to bet and I’d be stupid to assume Sean isn’t going to go for it.

A balance of €20 at the end of this month ‘may’ be enough but I still hope to hit at least €30 to make it even more difficult for Sean to come back. I have another bet in place already that takes me up to having bet nearly €20. If it comes good I’ll gain €2, if it doesn’t then I’ve throwen Sean a lifeline! Check back later to see how it turns out.

Small profit today

October 4th, 2009

I got off to a loosing start today. I put 10 cents on Leyton Baines to score first and Everton to beat Stoke 1-0. At odds of 66/1, I thought it was worth a punt if Baines was on free kick or penalty duty.


Scorecasts are a bookies dream but the odds here were good enough to have a very small punt at big odds. If Baines scored I’d have laid 1-0 immediately. So I was off to a loosing start.

I didn’t want to be down money but there wasn’t much else about. I had a look about and seen Chelsea going 1-0 on 60 minutes. I expected this to be a tight game so I backed 1-0 at €2.


I then layed it to guarantee a small profit.


I got in on time as Chelsea scored soon after. So I’m up 18 cents for today.