Rebuilding

Mentally it’s very difficult to go from backing a horse to win a grand in the Champion Stakes to grinding for tenners in an attempt to rebuild a tank. Some would find it impossible. A lot of gamblers lose the majority of their cash because...

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No Hiding Place

Last Tuesday, I decided to take a bit of a wild swing at the Ireland match. I felt Trapattoni would bow out in typical Trap style with a boring 0-0. It was around 7/1 (8.6 on Betfair) so I flung €75 at it, in an...

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Reality Bites

On Friday there were 25 European World Cup qualifiers. As usual with Internationals, there was plenty of hot favourites and plenty of potential banana skins.  My options were; Germany (2/9), Norway (3/10), Portugal (4/11), Greece (1/4), Holland (2/9), Spain (2/9)  and France (1/3). England at 1/16 were...

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Cowardly and Costly

(written on Tuesday 3rd September) I didn’t have a bet at the start of the week , I was on the lookout, but felt the best opportunities lay in the weekend action. I had been toying with several strategies, but knowing realistically I just wanted...

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Starting Over

(written on Tuesday 27th August) On Friday the 2nd of August I had €300 at 5/4 on Sebs Sensei (a classic Hughes-Hannon combo in a 2 year old maiden) in the 6.55 Epsom. The horse was smashed up in the betting ring and went off 5/6…...

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The Origin

I have decided to start this blog for one simple reason – to improve my discipline. I reviewed my 2012 profit and loss betting figures in January. The year itself was a poor one, showing a loss (about €1,000) after a very positive start. As...

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