Yay, up a whopping £1.23, so all in all my balance is £6.23 after 2 matches(!) (first match against chelssea I put on DNB so got a refund when the result was a 2-2 draw).
All well and good picking Man Utd, but it means that any wins will be quite negligible around 1.2-1.5 odds Slightly tempted to look at handicaps more and go with -0.75/-1 handicapss which would bring the price around evens a bit more... will see.
Well after a week sunning myself it is back to work and back to reality so I thought it was probably time for a quick update on how I am doing on this challenge.
As I knew that I was going to be out of the country for a week leading up to the opening weekend I placed my initial fiver on the mighty gooners a week out and by the looks of things was very fortunate as I got odds of 2.44 at BF. I'm not sure if much beats sitting in a Greek taverna, having a couple of beers and watching your team trounce the oppo 6-1. So, with my current pot at £11.85, £5.93 will be going on us to beat Celtic tomorrow night, just need to decide where! Current Pot: £11.85 Total Invested: £5.00 Current P/L: £6.85
Whilst the mighty Arsenal were doing the trouncing, my side project with NCFC obviously went massivly wrong. I don't think I've seen by Dad get so despondent with his team do early in the season but as every goal went in on our drive to Heathrow, I could see the hope dulling further. A mixture of disbelief, low liquadity and the fact that my Blackberry was being really slow at the airport meant that I didn't get on any of the other NCFC matches last week but I am planning to start again going for DNB from tomorrow night until I lose hope or regain that which was there before Colchester! Current Pot: £0.00 Total Invested: £2.00 Current P/L: -£2.00
Another round of matches down so another quick summary from me.
After checking around a bit the best odds on Celtic-Arsenal this morning seemed to be at BF so I lumped half my balance (£5.93) on at 2.06. I never had any doubts so now find myself with a pot of £17.83 with Portsmouth at home at the weekend. I will be placing my £8.92 bet closer to the time. Current Pot: £17.83 Total Invested: £5.00 Current P/L: £12.83
Whilst Arsenal are repaying my faith, NCFC are trying it mightily. Having decided to go DNB I found good odds of 2.1 at SJ, using some chips profits to place. Despite the late, late consolation (just seen on Sky Sports News - Quite a good free-kick!), the 2-1 loss keeps up their poor run and dents my profits further. Next up is Wycombe at home, here's hoping that the new boss turns it round. Current Pot: £0.00 Total Invested: £4.00 Current P/L: -£4.00