Thursday, 31 December 2009

A happy and Prosprous New Yeat?

Just a quick note wishing you all a happy new year. Hopefully 2010 will be better than 2009 for me.

It's been a struggle but we're still going. I feel close to a winning mentality now on Betfair, just need to sort out my staking.

Will try and dabble on darts tomorrow then FA Cup at weekend.

Cheers for now and Happy New Year.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

Can’t beat a bit of Shaky this time of year eh?

Well just a quick note to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have loaded Betfair back up ready for Boxing Day after a slip up in the darts, backing Taylor to lose a leg. He still has 2!!

Also given myself an early Xmas pressie of a 7 day trial of BetTrader Evolution. Will let you know what I think.

Anyway shopping to do plus loads more, so here’s to Boxing Day.


Friday, 11 December 2009

Another day of profit

Despite backing three 1-0 scorelines today, I still managed make a small £7 profit thanks to a 3-0 Ajax win.
I started with a scratch trade in India v Bangladesh. Then a £20 loss when second goal didn't come in Druiburg game.
Greened up in Polish game when 1-0 up for tenner. Finally backed Over 1.5 in Ajax game @ 1.26.
Pleased to come out of tricky day unscathed and bank still in tack.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Over Joyed

You find this footygeek somewhat a different one from several weeks even months ago, and you know why? I've put money in the bank from Betfair!

I am now in the middle of a trading challenge which starts with a daily £50 bank, but more of this later.

How did we get here? Well I have to give credit to reading the excellent 70k blog for starters which pointed me to the over 1.5 goals market and also starting small and building up.

Saturday saw me turn my £24 bank into £90 thanks to several rolled up stakes on back Overs in Man U, Chelsea and Barcelona. Sounds obvious but I did have to sweat a bit but it paid.

Sunday didn't see as much action but a good selection from the Italian games saw the bank eventually rise to £140.

The bank size now was making me nervous and being back in the office and having to use the Iphone to trade, I struggled. A back of Under 3.5 goals in a midday Bulgarian Premiership game because a big distraction especially as early in the second half there has been 2 red cards and 1 goal. I managed a small green trying to scratch as it finished 1-2.

I waited until I got home and had a chance to watch a Romania game while Mrs FG went shopping, so I backed the Overs as normal and hoped. The game suspended midway through the first half and I hoped it was a goal. A quick visit to the forum showed a foggy pitch had stopped play.
I stayed in as long as I could but no goals saw me take a £90 red in a 0-1 game.

It got me thinking, I knew a loss would have come soon and I took this on the chin and started again with the £50 left. I then decided that if I set the stake to £50 each day then any profits could be banked and not so much pressure.
3 trades at around 1.3 would make around £50 winnings if successful.

I started it yesterday and managed to get £50 in the bank and left £88+ in Betfair. I have then played some weird and wonderful matches from South Asia Football Federations Cup to Bulgarian Cup then the FIFA Club World Cup Playoff.

I only managed £16 profit today as I tried to add some extra green to the £47 profit I generated by backing Overs in the Sevilla v Rangers game. An early goal should have been greened up but I let it roll and lost out as it finished 1-0.

The bank is now at £100, £50 is for the next days stake with a backup £50 in case I lose out.

Just looked at P/L and it's pleasing enough with a £96 profit for the last 3 months, the best I've been for a long while.

I'll try and give some daily progress if possible and hopefully report some more success in my favourite Betfair market.

Friday, 4 December 2009

All foreign to me

Hi folks. Thought I'd better drop you all a line before I get dropped off the Christmas lists or worse, the blog roll!
Since my last ramblings I have been mostly trading, trying to give myself a Xmas bonus. I have been working on BRAVO ratings as well but having moved them onto a new machine, been having teething problems. So instead I have found a new interest in Bulgarian footy among others.

When I first came up with the footygeek persona I did it because I loved football and was a computer programmer.
However a geek is also someone who likes the unusual and this also suits me. I never the one for choosing the obvious and I guess this why I struggle with betting/trading.

The last few weeks though may have seen a change. In following the throughly entertaining 70k blog (link on right) and trying my own £10 bank challenges I feel I am spotting better opportunities to make money rather than the clever bet.

I know I'm not taking value or using the all in option gonna make me a better trader. But for a quick funds boost it seems worth a play. It's not been plain sailing as last two weekends have seen the tenner disappear but this week has seen me build up to 40 quid then break even again. I'm back up to £15 profit today mainly playing Over 1.5 goals.

Still looking at niche markets to try and get an angle on and maybe Bulgaria is the place for me. For now will try and have some cheap fun with maybe a few more notes in the sky rocket.

Stay Lucky.