Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I have successfully moved, though as always there are boxes that remain unpacked and I suspect that they will remain that way for the foreseeable future. And more importantly I have been reconnected with the wonder that is known as the world wide web.
Due to the lack of time I have not done anything apart from keep up reading the blogs on my reading list over there >>>>. And there is a series of posts coming from SoccerDude over at A Football Traders Path about compiling match odds which is something that every-one should read. Even if you know it all then it's worth a read to top up your knowledge or to help out if (though I imagine it's highly unlikely), something in the post is wrong. But anyway go and read them.
In my last couple of posts I mentioned that my spreadsheet that works out my picks was slightly, nay right royally screwed, so I have decided to go back and re do it. That is still where I am and it's where I shall continue from for now.
Monday, January 30, 2012
That's right next week I am moving house, into a house that we can finally call our own, as it is a house that we are buying.
So understandably all gambling related things are temporarilly on hold. I have tried a couple of times to go and correct the errors in my spreadsheets but I keep failing. You know its a bad sign if you cannot get your head around a simple idea/concept, so rather than continue and maybe break them even more I have decided to temporarilly put it on hold untill I can get a little time where my head is with it.
When I get time I do intend to continue with my endeavour, though time may be a luxury I currently may not find.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Well yet again my systems have let me down, or should I say that I have let myself down.
I am sure that the eagle eyed amongst you have noticed the errors on my last selections. Fulham Vs Newcastle and I am betting on Liverpool! Eh.
Its the kind of silly things that would be noticed straight away if I was actually putting real money on these picks. But instead I am left with egg on my face yet again. Though as mentioned before I am not too bothered about it as I am working systems out and setting up spreadsheets.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
|A few posts ago (here) I asked for a bit of help from my fellow bloggers out there regarding Elo and Poisson.
I had a comment from GamblingGeek which resulted in a little email conversation, I must say it was helpful indeed.
After reading what GamblingGeek sent me I did understand it better than I ever had done before. Until today, that is when I happen across an excellent post by SoccerDude that literally cements it in my mind, well it's bookmarked for future reference. And I am also adding a Link to his Blog over there on the right. Looking forward to reading some-more of his ".... For Dummies" posts.
Keep It Up!
My picks for this weekend are below, this time they appear to be correct, yet I may well be missing something that's staring me in the face.
|Norwich City V Chelsea, bet £5 on Chelsea at odds of 1.62 to return £8.1 a profit of £3.1|
|Everton V Blackburn Rovers , bet £9 on Everton at odds of 1.57 to return £14.13 a profit of £5.13|
|Fulham V Newcastle United , bet £6 on Liverpool at odds of 4 to return £24 a profit of £18|
|Queens Park Rangers V Wigan Athletic , bet £2 on Wolves at odds of 2.05 to return £4.1 a profit of £2.1|
|Stoke City V West Bromwich Albion , bet £2 on Stoke at odds of 1.95 to return £3.9 a profit of £1.9|
|Norwich City V Chelsea, bet £5 on The Draw at odds of 4.2 to return £21 a profit of £16|
|Everton V Blackburn Rovers , bet £9 on The Draw at odds of 4 to return £36 a profit of £27|
|Fulham V Newcastle United , bet £6 on The Draw at odds of 3.5 to return £21 a profit of £15|
|Queens Park Rangers V Wigan Athletic , bet £2 on The Draw at odds of 3.4 to return £6.8 a profit of £4.8|
|Stoke City V West Bromwich Albion , bet £2 on The Draw at odds of 3.5 to return £7 a profit of £5|
|Norwich City V Chelsea, bet £5 on Norwich at odds of 6 to return £30 a profit of £25|
|Everton V Blackburn Rovers , bet £9 on Wigan at odds of 7 to return £63 a profit of £54|
|Fulham V Newcastle United , bet £6 on Aston Villa at odds of 2.05 to return £12.3 a profit of £6.3|
|Queens Park Rangers V Wigan Athletic , bet £2 on QPR at odds of 4.2 to return £8.4 a profit of £6.4|
|Stoke City V West Bromwich Albion , bet £2 on Swansea at odds of 4.33 to return £8.66 a profit of £6.66|
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Betting Blog Banter aims to be a collection of posts from different bloggers all discussing the same topic or question from differing perspectives. I know I have seen a post on one blog discussing a topic and then I have came across a blog days later discussing the same topic just by chance. Well, no more, there will be a dedicated page listing all blogs and posts discussing the same topic.
What Do I Need To Do To Join?
Simple. Just send me a message in the form of an email and I will add you to the list.
Who Will Chose The Questions?
All members of the BBB can submit topics or questions to me and I will randomly select one. The questions or topics need to come from you guys as I can't think of them all.
So I Have The Topic What Next
Once you receive the topic or question for discussion then you need to write a post about it. You must include at the top the question in full and a link to the author of the topics blog. At the end of your post you should include a link to the list of Blog Banter posts on my page.
When can I publish My Post?
This will take a bit of trial and error. I will create a page when I mail out the question or topic that I will set up to be posted on a friday. When you have written your post send me the title of the post and a link to it and also set it up to be published on the friday. In theory my post shall automatically publish on a friday with working links to your automatically published posts. I say hopefully.
Who Can Join?
Anyone! Just mail me and I will include you on the next BB.
I aim for this to be enjoyable and to provoke civil discussion, I don't want it to feel like a chore to the members. If you don't have an opinion that will fill a post then comment on some ones blog. You don't have to commit to a post on every subject, I for one can't really say anything much about trading for example.
I don't know if there will actually be enough topics to discuss but we will see. I suppose we could discuss something else if topics start to dry out.
So comment your interest and drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Just been to update my predictions to see where I stand and oh boy. My selections were wrong and screwed. For some reason my SS is showing that team is playing that team when the teams I selected are correct yet I was told to pick a team that didn't exist or should I say playing a team that they are not playing and I didn't notice.
I'm glad that I am currently paper trading these systems as this is the time that I need to iron out all the problems that I come across. I admit that it's a bit embarrassing that my issues and problems are here for the whole world to see, yet that is the point of this blog. To show the journey that some-one with no knowledge of the betting world can progress to either a point where it's not worth continuing or getting to a point where I am regularly making a profit. Showing all my ups and downs, and my process to overcome any problems encountered.
It's annoying as hell for certain, but it's mistakes that I NEED to learn in order to better myself. I will still continue to pick bets as I have been, as a way of picking up on any issues, and go from there. I now think that the next season will be when I start going for real. As it may not be worth it to play for real with only a few games left or just under half a season.
Friday, January 13, 2012
|Let's see how things go for this week hey. Be nice to see another result for the system like two weeks ago. Just a crying shame there was no real money on it but hey live and learn hey.|