Sunday, 30 January 2011

Ups & Downs!

Sorry not been posting much of late but the silly hours I was keeping for Aussie tennis finally caught up with me and I was dying of man flu last week!

I have still been having the odd punt. Indeed I got as high as £188 or there abouts only to go back down to £6. Them's the breaks I guess. Overall I lost my entire bank AGAIN!!

So here we are at the end of January and my loss for 2011 stands at £217.86.

So with more reasonable hours to be kept over the coming weeks I have loaded up £500 hoping I can get that profit figure into the green by 1st Feb. I know it's chasing but hey I tend to do the things that you shouldn't! LOL

If I lose it then I feel it will probably be time to walk away again and just leave the punting alone.

As for Andy Murray, gutted for him again. I still feel he will win a slam, and I think it will be this year, with Wimbledon and the US a possibility. Well done to Novak though, hopefully the Federer Nadal procession is over (but that's been said before!)

Anyway on with the punting and I've backed Arsenal from the off. :o

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Tennis: Alisa Kleybanova v Simona Halep

Hello everyone. Sorry not going to be blogging as normal tonight. The lack of sleep is catching up with me and I feel like crap. Thought I'd have 1 punt tonight so that is what I did and now I'm off to bed to get some much needed sleep!

The bet was GVL's favourite type! No not just WTA but backing the pre match dog after she wins the 1sts set! Halep won the 1st set so I backed at 2.24. I think she got the break for a 2*-1 lead in the 2nd at which point I layed off for £0.00 exposure on Kleybanova.

I then decided to get back on Halep when serving for the match at 5*-4 @ odds of 1.29. Of course she was broken! So into the TB we went which Halep dominated from start to finish.

Simona Halep Wins 6-3 7-6
Profit: £12.88

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Tennis Florian Mayer v Kei Nishikori

The score is 4-6 3-6 6-0 1-3 when I back Nishikori at 1.19. Not sure what happenned in the 3rd set but seems to be on top otherwise. Just 3 holds from the match.

1*-4 Make that 2 holds after a love hold to consolodate the break.

2-4* A hold to 15 from Mayer keep going Kei!!

2*-5 Holds to 15. Break for GSM? That would be splendid!

0-15! ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 30-30 get the MP! ... 40-30 ,,, Hold.

3-5* Clutch serving now Nishikori please! 15-0 ... 30-0 ... 40-0 ... GSM

Kei Nishikori Wins 6-4 6-3 0-6 6-3
Profit: £1.81

Tennis: Regina Kulikova v Chanelle Scheepers

Kulikova leads 3*-2 in the 1st set when I lay her at 1.16. Can't be having that price so early. A lay!! I know! Hope Scheepers can get a break back.

Oooh deuce from 40-15! BP and I'm out thankyou very much Chanelle. FFS not taken at 1.23!!! now deuce again! GP ... Deuce getting out at 1.20 ... aaargh ffs market take my bets!!! Still on original bet! ... GP ... deuce and finally matched at 1.20!!

£1.98 on both.

Grrrrr now BP ... Deuce ... BP #3 Break!! FFS could have got mech better still it's a 20% return for a couple of minutes work.

Scheepers leads 3-5* now! Kulikova out to 1.85! should have held my bet! Hindsight eh?

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Tennis: Kateryna Bondarenko v Shuai Peng

K Bond won the first set 6-2 so thought I'd lump on at 1.44. Ok so she's not the looker in the family but still worth a punt! Plus I think she's probably the dirtier of the two. Anyway I have snuck a pic of her and her sister in for good measure :-) I'm just imagining that that is not a trophy but something else LOL

Peng to serve 1st in the 2nd set could do with a nice early break to keep the heart rate down!

0*-1 Peng held so need K Bond to keep her levels up. Holds

1-1* Now for the break? 0-15 ... 0-30 Oi Oi ... 0-40!!! ... Break!! Yay!!

2*-1 Odds quite high considering the way the match has gone @ 1.23. I'm not greening out at that I was hoping for 1.12!! I hope the greed doesn't hurt me! 0-15 ... 0-30 FFS ... 0-40 ... Break!! Bloomin women!!!

2-2* Make up for it now then you dirty minx! 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 30-30 ... 40-30 really should have won that point so many chances! ... And a hold! Not good!

2*-3 FFS here we go 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... Great hold to stop the momentum!

3-3* Now for a 7th game rule break? 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 K Bond dominating the points but just not got that killer shot to end them then making errors looking for it! ... Holds

3*-4 Kateryna really deserves to be a break up this set still just hope she can have another clutch service game! 15-0 ... 30-0 ... 30-15 ... 30-30 FFS ...  30-40 KATERYNA!!!! ... Break!! That was a shocking 4 points!!

3-5* Flippin women! Dominating the match then Boom... brain Fart!!! Let's get the break back then! 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 yes well you might look at your racquet in disgust!! ... 40-15 ... 40-30 great return! 3 more please! ... Deuce HA HA Peng!! ... Great play Bondarenko all Peng has is moonball defence ... Deuce ... SP too passive from Bond that time ... Set Peng!

Well that's tennis for you! 1 player dominates for 705 of the match yet it's all square! Does K Bond have the mental strength to come thorugh? Not sure but if she hold her 1st game I fancy her to go 3-0* up in the decider so have to stick on her for now!

Hmm Peng breaks to 15 1st game without hitting a winner! 3 UE's and a DF from Bondarenko. You can see she is trying too hard! Understandably frustrated she has not already won probably!

Anyway Fag time for me I expect it will be 3*-1 on my return! ;-)

Ah 1-2* I see still not the end of the world! I see from the stat she must have saved some BP's last game so well done! Now for the break back please!

Flippin stream has stopped working!! Aaaarrrgghh!! Got another one now! 0-15 c'mon!! ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 30-30 fight Bonda!! ... 40-30 ... Deuce nice ... BP TAKE IT!!!! ... Yes!!!

2*-2 Now HOLD! FFS Bonda when it's a put away put it AWAY!! ..0-15 ... 15-15 ... 15-30 ... 30-30 nice shot ... 40-30 take it! ... Holds!!

3-2* Now break her!!! ... 15-0 .. 15-15 ... 30-15 God this stream is so laggy! ... 30-30 get the BP!! ... 30-40 TAKE IT!!! ... BREAK!!!! JUSTICE!!!!

4*-2 Now hold FFS!!! Odds higher than when I got on after 1st set! lol ... DF 0-15 Grrrrr ... 15-15 good play ... 15-30 ... ah nuts! 15-40 Fight Kat !! ... pffft Break!

4-3* Still has advantage of serving 1st! Break then hold for GSM anyone? 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... Holds.

4*-4 Don't give in now Kat!! ... 15-0 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... DF 30-30 usual stuff one good point one point a pile of turd! ... 30-40 FIGHT KATERYNA FFS!!! ... Deuce ... and turd again BP #2 ...  Deuce ... GP TAKE IT!!! ... Holdsssssss!!! Well bugger me backwards didn't expect that!!

5-4* Now for a break and GSM!! Standard WTA stuff! ;-) 15-0 ... 30-0 ... This stream died now!!! ... and back alive! ... 40-0 not good but a nice downblouse shot of K Bond! ... Holds!! WTF a hold to love serving to stay in the match??? Get a gender test on Peng!

5*-5 OK KAT relax and hold please! 15-0 ... 15-15 ... 15-30 you're not playing doubles now!! ... 30-30 ... 40-30 TAKE IT!!! ... Deuce ffs hit it with your strings that's what they're there for! GP #2 ...  Deuce getting worried now! ... BP FFS ... Deuce!!! ... c'mon Kateryna! ... BP #2 rubbish not the time for a back hand sliced drop shot! ... Break!! FFS Bondarenko that was given away!!

5-6* Now then Peng can we have a choke please? 0-15 that's it Peng thanks ... 15-15 ... bloomin stream!!! ... 15-30 ... 30-30 still no pics ... 30-40 For the love of Alona TAKE IT!!! ... Stream back but a pointt behind! Deuce ... BP #2 For the love of dirty sex TAKE IT!!! ... Yesss!!!! I knew you liked it!

Tie Break!! Bondarenko to serve 1st!

LOL No tiebreak 70k it's the Oz open!! :-) 15-0 ... 30-0 ... DF 30-15 cut that out right now! ... 30-30 lucky net chord Peng ... 30-40 pffft Bondarenko!!! ... Deuce ... BP #2 ... Break for the love of God Kat put those away when you get the chance!

6-7* OK Kateryna dirty sex for you if you break back here! Lots and lots of it :-) ... 0-15 ... 0-30 ... 15-30 oooh unlucky ... 15-40 Two dirty sex points!!! ... aaarrrgh 30-40 TAKE IT!!!! ... Deuce! she's mad at that denying her the DS! ... Lovely! DSP #3 ... Deuce shot Peng ... MP

GSM No dirty sex for you Kateryna your sister is getting it all!

Peng Wins 2-6 6-3 8-6
Loss: £39.10

Tennis: Sybille Bammer v Vera Zvonereva

As posted in last blog I'm laying Vera from the off here. Actually I'm backing Bammer at 18.5!!

Will look to green very soon!

And pretty much out before the off! Layed at 18.0

£27.14 Bammer -£0.51 Zvonereva

Blimey Vera 15-40 in first service game and still only 1.08 matched!!

In total 3 BP's saved that game.

Zvonereva Wins 6-2 6-1
Loss: £0.51

Monday, 17 January 2011

Tonight's tennis

Just a couple of thoughts I'd make note of so that I can be ridiculed later for my great tipping abilities!

Firtsly Zvonereva!!! Available to lay at 1.06 v Bammer!!! Are you kidding me? OK Vera played very well last 12 months but 1.06!!!

If she doesn't go out to at least 1.10 then I don't know... I know I'll not post a picture of a sexy strumpet on this post! However if she does I will so there will be a nice visual record if people want to check back but can't be bothered to actually read! :-)

My other observation would be Nalbandian. He was 1.80 earlier but I see now that has shortened to 1.75. Still very large imho against Hewitt. May back that one from the off in the morning work permitting.

Anyway enjoy your tennis tonight and Happy Punting!!!

Football: Egypt v Uganda

I saw this match while I was at work and thought all my Christmases had come at once! Egypt can play a bit and Uganda are tosh!

I duly lumped on Egypt and layed my stake off after they went 1-0 up as couldn't monitor the match properly.

Egypt Win 3-1
Profit: £5.52

Tennis: Ivo Karlovic v Ivan Dodig

Well the last game of the day is still in play so I have lumped on Dodig @ 1.16 when leading 4-6 6-3 7-6 2*-4. Hoping for another break!

LOL Hold to love from Ivo! 3-4*

Dodig just has to keep his serve going and he's home!!!

Holds to love 3*-5 now for a break and GSM???

0-15 c'mon! ... 15-15 ... 15-30!!! 2 More! ... 30-30 Get the MP!!! ... GP ... Holds!

4-5* Going to have to serve it out then! I do hope Dodig is not a choker! ... 15-0 ... 30-0 ... 40-0 three Match Points! ...


Ivan Dodig Wins 6-4 3-6 6-7 6-4 6-4
Profit: £4.51

Tennis: Lucie Hradecka v Alberta Brianti

Score is 4-6 5-5* 40*-0 when I back Brianti at 1.23. She duly holds to love so has a free game. Hradecka serving to stay in the match!

C'mon the break!!!

0-15 ... 0-30 Oi Oi!!! ... 15-30 don't let her back in this!! ... 15-40 Two match Points!!! ... 30-40 MP#2 ... TAKE IT!!! ... Yessss


Alberta Brianti Wins 6-4 7-5
Profit: £5.32

Tennis: Arantxa Parra Santonja v Francesca Schiavone

Score was 7-6 1-5* when I decided to back Schiavone to serve out the set at 1.24.

Typically she is broken for 2*-5. Don't mess me about Fran!

15-30 ... 30-30 ... 40-30 FFS Fran! ... Deuce ... SP Take It!!! ... Ooof miss hits the back hand pass down the line! Deuce ... SP #2 ... Yesss.  SET Schiavone 6-2

Schiavone to serve 1st in the decider!

Nice and easy please Fran. Hmmm 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 15-30 ... 30-30 ... Great point!!! 40-30 ... Holds!

0*-1 Break please!

And out at 40-0 at 1.24 for £0.00 on both LOL

Sunday, 16 January 2011

American Football: New York Jets @ New England Patriots

Well basically I'm lumping on the home team favourite here. No other reason really! It has served me fairly well on American sports so I see no reason to change!

I just hope I can get out at 1.01 before the tennis starts!

Good luck if you're on and Happy Punting!!

Well this isn't going according to plan!

Jets lead 7-3 and have the football in Patriots territory with 1.33 on the clock in the 2nd quarter!

Switch at 2.24 come on Jets!!

Touchdown!! 14-3.

And that is Half time. I think Pats get the ball to start the 3rd. Because of this I'm switching back to Pats at 2.24.

A drive each from Pats and Jets both come to nothing. Pats have the ball now and would like a score please! I need 1.95 to green out and be ready for the tennis in half an hour! Have a heart!

That's rubbish from New England! Have to punt and lucky to get away with the recovery on 2nd down!

I knew the law of averages had to swing some time so stuck with Pats. They duly provided a Touchdown drive and got the 2 extra points to narrow the score to 14-11.

All out at 1.84. Just in time for the tennis!

£1.27 on Jets £1.68 Patriots

New York Jets Win 28-21
Profit: £1.27

American Football: Seattle Seahawks v Chicago Bears

Missed the start of this one but lumped on Bears when leading 0-7 in the 1st Quarter @ odds of 1.16. Should be straight forward though the weather looks a bit ropey!

Well Bears lead 0-21 at halftime so that should be that!

Chicago Bears Win 35-24
Profit: £3.05

Football: Tottenham v Man Utd

Fergie and Bambi's love child
Well after last nights over 1.5 Goals disaster I have decided to have another go here. I was quite astounded by the odds on goals available! I was thinking of Over 2.5 expecting odds of around 1.80 but it was odds against!. The over 1.5 market was more than juicy enough for a safer bet at 1.36 when I was expecting 1.23/1.24!!

I do think that there will be 4 goals in this today but I will probably be wrong despite over 3.5 @ 3.70 being worth a punt.

Good luck if you're on and a nice 4-0 home win would be good! Preferrably with United bringing the game into disrepute in the process and being docked 10 points for that and another 30 for actively promoting alcoholism over the last 20 years with whisky nose in charge! Disgraceful!!

Well it just goes to show.... I know a lot less than the market!! 0-0 at halftime.

Finishes 0-0

Over 1.5 Goals Loses
Loss: £10.00

Football: Pachuca v Toluca

I am reliably informed that Mexican Football is not like grid iron in sombrero's and poncho's but in fact Association football played in Mexico! :-)

I have blindly followed Bruce on the over 1.5 goals market so blame himif it doesn't come in!! LOL

Mind you feel free to praise me if it does! ;-)

Got odds of 1.36 after 15 10 mins or so!

Now that my hard earned is on the line I am beginning to doubt Bruce's knowledge as he informs me that although he has been watching the match he still doesn't know which team is which!!

It's OK panic over! Bruce now knows who is who and also that football was brought to Mexico by miners from that bastion of footballing power .... Cornwall.

So I expect lots of sombrero's, bandits, big moustaches, chillies, tacos, cornish pasties, waves, bullet belts and above all else GOALS!!!

0-0 at half time I think Bowie may get his 1st outing in a long time! He better not be rusty!

OK still 0-0 after 70 we need Bowie!

Dance!! Dance!! Dance!!

Nope even Bowie's magic not working on this festering turd of a match!

Finishes 0-0!! A Bruce induced loss LOL

Over 1.5 Goals Loses
Loss: £57.28

Saturday, 15 January 2011

American Football: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Fancy Steelers here especially with home advantage. I missed the off though so lumped on at 1.42 just as Steelers were awarded a 37 yard penalty for 1st down on Baltimore 25 yard line.

Up to the Baltimore 1 yard line now!

Touchdown! Extra Point added! 0-7.

Steelers suffer at the hands of a 33 yard penalty this time!

Touchdown! 7-7.

FFS Roethliberger being sacked on his own 3 yard line is bad enough! But to fumble it for an easy Ravens Touchdown is unforgivable!!


Well Steelers rubbish again not getting a 1st down that drive and Roethlisberger sacked again!
Be thankful for small mercies I guess! Ravens can only get 1 1st down on their own drive and have to punt!

FFS not content with nearly getting inetercepted on first down they decide to fumble it on second down to give Baltimore possession on Steelers 16 yard line! Woeful!

Ravens don't miss opportunities like that too often! Touchdown! 21-7. Need a Touchdown right now from Steelers! 5.43 left in the 2nd now.

FFS Steelers start the drive badly with yet another QB sack! However they get it going and get deep in Ravens territory only to be stopped and have to go for the FG! But they miss it! Not there day? Well it's only half time so certainly not over yet but they will have to really up their game and cut out the errors if they are to have a chance!

Steelers start the 3rd as they had been playing with a poor drive consisting of only 1 first down and another SACK!

Woohoo!! Fumble by Baltimore on own 23 yard line! If the Steelers can't get down the other end they need all the help they can get! And they follow it up with another 1st down!!!  !st and goal!!!

TOUCHDOWN!!!! & Extra Point!! 21-14

Ravens do nothing with their possesion so Steelers have another chance!

Not to be! They too have to punt back to Ravens. 3:57 left in the 3rd loads of time left!

INTERCEPTION!!! Come on Steelers!!!

And another 1st down! on Ravens 12 yard line!! TOUCHDOWN!!! great comeback!!

As they say in tennis: MOMENTUM!!! 21-21

Surely now the home field advantage will really impact!

WOW Ravens falling apart! Fumbled on the snap I think! Steelers have it! 1st down on Ravens 23!!

I'm out at 1.30 for £4.63 on both

Steelers leed 24-31 with 1:33 left in the match

Pittsburgh Steelers Win 31-24
Profit: £4.63

Football: Inter Milan v Bologna

Inter are looking rejuvinated since Leonardo took over. 1.31 at home looks a great price to me here against Bologna. With Inter's 2 games in hand they could be only 5 points off the leaders should they win them both so hardly a disaster of a season as some have said!

I thought about overs as I expect Inter to win comfortably but will take the safer option of a home win.

Well been having dinner and come back to see Inter are 2-0 up after 37 mins so quite happy with that.

1st half ends 2-0.

3-0!!!! 62 mins gone! That should be that!

4-0 after 71 mins!
4-1 Should have gone for goals!!

Inter Milan Win 4-1
Profit: £12.01

Friday, 14 January 2011

Tennis: David Ferrer v Santiago Giraldo

Ferrer not overly convincing in his 1st service game but holds so lumping on hoping he gets the early break at 1.39.

0-15 is a nice start! ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 30-30 ... 30-40 Take it!! ... Deuce ... GP ... Holds. Big chance wasted from Ferrer hope it doesn't come back to haunt him!

1*-1 Great hold from Ferrer to love for 2-1* Now apply the pressure please!

Giraldo responds with a love service game of his own! 2*-2

Move aside Karlovic v Isner!! Another love service game 3-2*

Well what odds would you have got on 4 love service games all match here let alone consecutively!! 3*-3

Well I knew it couldn't last forever! Ferrer gone from 30-0 to 30-30! ... 40-30 hold please! ... Deuce looked a bit long to me! I may be biased ;-) ... GP #2 ...  Holds for 4-3*

OK can we have a break now please David?

Hello! 15-30 ... 14-40!!!! TAKE IT!!!! ... Well played Giraldo! 30-40 ... This time then? ... Yes!!! Break!!!

5*-3 And I'm out for £8,79 on both.

Ferrer holds from Deuce to take the 1st set 6-3

David Ferrer Wins 6-3 7-5
Profit: £8.79

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Tennis: David Nalbandian v Nicolas Almagro

I don't usually do tips but I really fancy Fat Bandy here tonight! He was excellent the other night and though I haven't seen all his matches the score line have been impressive so early in the season showing a rich vein of form. On the other hand while I fancied Almagro and backed him against Mannarino he didn't look that convincing despite winning through in the end!

Nalbandian really will blow Almagro off the court if their previous matches are anything to go by. He can be prone to a slow start but he showed no signs of that the other night. also the fact he has only been broken once in 3 matches is very encouraging as opposed to Almagro who has been broken 4 times in 2 matches against opposition no where near the quality of Nalbandian.

I have taken and early price of 1.37 as I feel that the price will shorten considerably, especially if we have people chasing should Real Madrid not beat Athletico!

So I guess if you want to make some nice cash a lay of Nalbandian is the way forward with my predicting abilities of late!!

Well a shaky game a piece to start with but both heldd from deuce. Almagro holds again more comfortably this time to take a 1*-2 lead at the change over. As long as Bandy hold here hopefully he will push on once he's got the two jittery first service games under his belt.

A good hold from Nalbandian to 15 was followed by another shaky hold from Almagro with a couple of deuces. Bandy had 15-30 and thought he was going to do it but plenty of time yet as long as he keeps holding!

Bandy holds well again and gets to deuce on ALmagro's serve. But two aces from Almagro bring the hold and  3*-4. Just keep doing what you're doing David!

Well Almagro had the trainer on to look at his blisters or something so I went to the loo and made a cup of tea. No idea what happenned but Bandy is 5*-4 up on my return Yay!!!!

Hold now Bandy!

Hold he does from 0-30!! Terrible miss hit from Bandy at 30-30 too! Set Nalbandian 6-4.

Out and grenn green (thanks Bruce!) £8.00 Bandy £7.99 Almagro

 Should have stuck with my bet! It seems my tip has actually come in!!!
 Hope some followed but I wouldn't recommend it normally!

David Nalbandian Wins 6-4 6-2
Profit: £8.00

Football: Almeria v Deportivo La Coruna

With 33 mins gone I thought I'd have a punt on under 2.5 goals on odds of 1.38 and look to trade out at half time. It seemed everyone else had the same thought as I had to chase the market down very quickly to 1.33.

As my bet started to get matched ... "SUSPENDED" !!!!

1-0 Almeria! One saving grace is that not all was matched! So on the market opening I have decided to get the rest on at 1.87. No goals till half time should see the odds tumble again. I need 1.55 to get out green. May take till 55 mins ish for that though!

Half time and still 1-0 odds now at 1.70. Bring on the dull football please!

60 mins gone and I've greened out for  £4.18 either side at 1.40.

Perhaps I should have hung on! still 1-0 after 88 mins!

Finishes 1-0

Under 2.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £4.18

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Tennis: Adrian Mannarino v Nicolas Almagro

I have decided to get in from the off here. I feel Almagro looked decent in his last match and should have too much in his armoury for Mannarino. 1.39 seems a fair price to me. I hope Almagro wins the 1st set then I'll probably greeen out and hit the sack!

0-15  was a good start but Mannarino holds to 15. 1-0*

Comfortable hold to 15 from Almagro levels it at 1*-1

0-15 again ... 0-30 ... 15-30 ... 30-30 ... 30-40 Take It! ... Deuce! ... GP ... Holds! 2-1* I hate it when they don't take early chances! Makes me very nervous that it might just not be their day!

Hold to love from Almagro looking commanding! 2*-2

And swiftly followed by another love hold from Mannarino 3-2*

FFS Almagro throws in a bit of a dodgy service game and Mannarino takes full advantage for the break to 30!! That's what I mean about missing the early opportunities! 4*-2

And follows it up with a hold to love! 5-2* Come on Almagro back to how you were playing in the first 4 games please!

Al-MUG-ro what are you doing? 0-30!!! ... 15-30 ... 30-30 ... 40-30 ... Idiot! Deuce! ... GP #2 ... Holds! Phew 5*-3

Can we have a French choke now please Mannarino? Cos 1.58 seems rather low! ... 0-15 here we go!! ... 0-30 Oi Oi ... 15-30 ... 15-40 take one of these Nico!! ... 30-40 ... this one then? YES!! Break! 5-4*

Now hold! 15-0 ... 15-15 don't feck it up ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... Holds 5*-5

Break please Nico! 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... 40-30 ... Hold 6-5*

Make sure you get to that tie break now after coming back from a break down! 0-15 don't you dare! ... 15-15 ... 30-15 .. 40-15 ...Holds

Tie break! Mannarino to serve 1st
0*-0 Mb??
1-0** Funny how stream always go laggy when the tb starts!
1-1* And another hold please
1**-2 Let's have the mb then!
1*-3 That's it and another?
1-4** Yesss Now push on Nicolas!!
1-5* Nicely
2**-5 Let's get that one right back then!
3*-5 Don't let him back into this!!
3-6** OK an ace to finish??
Not an ace but Set Almagro anyway!

And Out at 1.13

Even green on Both of £7.12 and I can go to bed!

Tennis: David Ferrer v Philipp Kohlschreiber

Score is 6-3 6-7 3-2* when I get on Ferrer at 1.39 hoping for a quick break.

0-15 ... 15-15 .. 15-30 c'mon 30-30 ... 30-40 TAKE IT!!! ... Deuce! ... BP #2 ... BREAK!!!

Out and green at 1.10

£6.85 on both

Perhaps should have held on as Ferrer takes a 5-2* lead with a hold to love!

Correction £6.53 on both didn't have the net of commission box ticked!

David Ferrer Wins 6-3 6(4)-7 6-3
Profit: £6.53
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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Football: Blackpool v Liverpool



King Kenny is back so Liverpool will soon return to their rightful position at the top of world football.

A great start with a goal after 2 minutes from Torres to give Liverpool a 0-1 lead. Unfortunately a sloppy error allowed ex Lincoln City player Gary Taylor-Fletcher to bag the equaliser.

So it's 1-1 at halftime and I think there is a tleast 1 more goal in this so I will bet accordingly. Taking Over 2.5 at 1.31.

Good luck all. Happy Punting!!

Oh and ... COME ON YOU RED MEN!!!

Well Blackpool won 2-1 but at least the bet came in!

Over 2.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £5.93

Tennis: David Ferrer v Tobias Kamke

Thought this would be relatively straight forward for Ferrer. How wrong was I?

Kamke won the first set and it's 4*-4 in the 2nd when I get on!
He struggled from 40-0 last service game so thinking he's due an easy one?

Hoping for a quick break? Hmmm 30-0 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... Holds

5-4* Need a strong hold here Tobias! 15-0 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... 40-30 Take it!! ... FFS Deuce! ... Clever play GP. Now take it!!! ... Pffft Deuce ... My theory of having an easy hold is not being fulfilled! ... GP #4 ... Holds No sorry Let ... WTF was that? Deuce ... GP #5! ... Holds!!!

5*-5 Now break the ferret!!! ... 15-0 ... 30-0 looks like Ferrer has one foot in a guaranteed TB! ... 30-15 ... 40-15 silly rushed shot that! ... Holds

6-5* Free game for Ferrer. Don't care if it's ugly Tobias just hold and win the TB please! 15-0 ... 15-15 Ferrer playing his usual scampeing game now getting everything back ... 30-15 long from Ferrer ... 30-30 Need to work on your soft hands there Toby ... Idiot!! 30-40 ... Deuce well saved ... DF!!!! BP #2 ... SET Ferrer! Kamke you plank

Hopefully GVL is busy with the ladies in Hobart!

Eh? WTF should put my volume on must have been an over rule??? ADV Kamke!!! ... Deuce! ... GP TAKE IT FFS!!! ... Holds!!

Well somehow we have a TB!! lol
0*-0 Ferrer to serve MB please...
1-0** OK now it's time to find those 1st serves again Toby!
2-0* Not a great start could have won that point!
2**-1 There you go a 1st serve! Now get the MB back or 2 would be better!
3*-1 Lucky GIT! Net chord spins back in!
4-1** Need both of these or it's probably curtains!
5-1* Well that's the set I guess and probably the match!
6**-1 And Kamke is now playing like pish!

And as I foresaw earlier Set Ferrer!

OK Kamke serving 1st hoping for a break here so switching to Ferrer at 1.31. Hopefully a couple of breaks will help me trade out.

0*-1 Of course a fairly easy hold to 30! Switch again need some breaks please!

1-1* Hold from Ferrer but Kamke had 30-30 Switch AGAIN! Give me a break FFS!!

1*-2 Maybe backing the server was the way forward! Switch again! 0-15 it's the right start! .. 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 30-30 c'mon! Ah nuts an Ace! 40-30 ... Deuce ... GP ... Another bloomin Hold!

2-2* 5th switcherooney!! 15-0 ... 15-15 c'mon Ferrer! BREAK HIM!!! ... 30-15 ... 40-15 OK getting boring now! ... Holds!

2*-3 6th Switch! Book is looking worse and worse as you can imagine! Now -27.00 on Ferrer -6.27 Kamke!! NEED A BREAK!!! ... Holds to 30!

3-3* I think I give up after this switch as bank will be too low!! Ooooh 0-15 ... 0-30 Oi OI!!!! ... 15-30 ... 30-30 ffs!!! ... DOUBLE FAULT = BP!!! TAke It!!! ... Deuce ... GP pfffft!! ... Flippin Hold!!! Grrrrrrr!!

3*-4 Let's hope missed BP = Broken next game rule applies here! ... Holds to 15!!

4-4* Stunningly wrong expecting a break fest in the 3rd here! .. 0-15 ... could he? ... 15-15 ... DF 15-30 ... 15-40 Oi OI do I switch now?? 30-40 Maybe should have could have been back in the greeen on Kamke!


5*-4 OK need Ferrer to go back out to 1.28 to get out green here .. 0-30 may do it??? 0-15!!! ... (1.08) ... 0-30!!! (only 1.16) ... 15-30 ... 30-30 FFS ... Oh well MP Ferrer! ... ACE!


David Ferrer Wins 3-6 7-6(1) 6-4
Loss: £27.00

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Tennis: Victor Hanescu v Nicolas Almagro

Almagro won the 1st set 4-6 and is now at 40-15 serving to level the 2nd set 4-4.

40-30 ... Holds

4*-4 Hoping for a quick break ... hmmm not to be holds to 30.

5-4* Keep the holds going Nicolas. Holds!

5*-5 Now the break? Deuce! ... GP ... Damn Holds!

6-5* Free game for Hanescu. C'mon Almagro nice easy hold please! Uh oh! from 30-0 to 30-30... 40-30 ... Holds!

Tiebreak Time!

0*-0 Hanescu to serve 1st
0-1** MB straight off!! Now 2 holds!
0-2* And another!
1**-2 Grrrrr MB back!
1*-3 Yay and back in charge! Another?
1-4** Should be over but this is AlMUGro!!
2-4* What did I tell ya! Hold this one FFS!
2**-5 Well done
2*-6 Four MP's!!!
3-6** Three MP's!!!


Nicolas Almagro Wins 6-4 7-6(3)
Profit: £4.16

Football: Galatasaray v Beypazari Sekerspor

Well there's nothing like a midweek Turkish Cup match to get the punting juices flowing! Thought about just backing Galatasaray outright but 1.17 seemed too skinny for me. The same was said of Over 1.5 Goals at 1.18. SO I have elected to punt on Over 2.5 at 1.56.

A risky bet? Perhaps the value was in waiting for the game to settle and hope for no early goals. I think the Overs should come fairly easily but we may have to wait a while. Probably 1-0 or something at halftime with the 2nd half being more free scoring.

Good luck if you're on. Happy Punting!

LOL 0-1 Nothing like Cup football for destroying banks!! Should mean Galatasaray have to push on and should mean the goals start flowing. 22 mins gone.

Halftime and only one goal scored as I thought, however the scoreline is the reverse of what was expected. To add to the mix apparently this is Galatasaray's last game in their current stadium! No way are they going to want to lose to such lowly opposition! Bring on the goals!

66 mins gone and still 0-1. All Galatasaray at the moment just hit the crossbar! Bowie may be needed soon.

70 mins still 0-1 I've seen some face masks in my time but the sub coming on looks ridiculous! Batman wears a smaller mask!

72 mins GOOOOOOAAAALLLL 1-1 that's better !!!

80 mins Goal disallowed for offside... and rightly so :-(

81 mins GOOOOOOAAAALLLL 2-1 Overs landed

Over 2.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £7.98

Finished 3-1 By the way

Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki v Dominika Cibulkova

OK I've been the wrong side in the last two matches so this time I'm going to back the pre match fav when a set down and serving at 1*-2 in the second.

Odds 2.28

Holds for 2-2* Yay!!!

0-15 ... 15-15 ... 15-30 ... 15-40 ... 30-40 Take It!!! ... Deuce ... BP#3 third time lucky? ... Break!!

And out! £4.96 on both! I should have listened to GVL years ago!

And Cib breaks back 3-3*

3*-4 Tempted to lump on Cib!!! Must not lump on dog! Must not lump on dog!

And break!!!

3-5* Should have lumped on the dog!!


Dominika Cibulkova Wins 6-3 6-3
Profit (there's a rare word!) : £4.96

Tennis: Juan Monaco v Adrian Mannarino

I've got to get in from the off here! 1.37 on Monaco here is too high in my book! It may be Juan's 1st match of the season but he is a different class to Mannarino even on the hard courts! I would even go as far as saying I expect a straight sets win but this is Monaco after all ;-)

Well I've just found a pic and see Monaco in a little trouble at  1*-2 0-30 ... 0-40! Monaco get a grip son! Break to love!

1-3* break back now then! 0-15 ... 0-30 Oi Oi !!! ... 0-40 Oi Oi Oi !!! ... 15-40 ... Break!!

2*-3 Nice hold please ... Holds

3-3* Now for the 7th game break?? Yesssss!!

4*-3 Consolodate!!!! 0-15 ... 0-30 FFS Mugaco!! ... 0-40!! What a %$@*!!! ... Break to love! If I wasn't crying I would be laughing!

4-4* Break again? 15-0 ... 30-0 ... 40-0 ... And an ace to finish!

4*-5 Hold please! 0-15 nine straight points from a break up!!! 0-30 TEN! ... ACE!!! 15-30 Monaco went out to evens there! ... 30-30 ... 30-40! ... Break for the 1st set! Utter clown! ... From 4*-3 up he proceeded to win 2 points from the next 12!!!

0-0* White shirt now for Monaco let's hope that is the signal that he wins from here ;-) 0-15 ... 0-30 ... 15-30 ... 15-40 Take It!!! ... Break! Better from Monaco!

1*-0 Can he hold now? 15-0 ... 15-15 ... 15-30 ... 30-30 ... 30-40 call from the chair again there on 1st serve! Where were you last match? ... Deuce ... FFS BP #2 ... Break! Sob sob!

1-1* I don't know about a break fest but Monaco is having a howler! ... Hold to love!

1*-2 Monaco wakey wakey! You're making Mannarino look like Nadal out there! 15-0 ... 15-15 ... 15-30 ... What's the matter Monaco? Too much sherry at Christmas? 15-40! ... and Break!

1-3* Terrible from Monaco! Just not at the races since being a break up in the 1st apart from the 1st game this set! Please feel free to completely ignore the opening paragraph of this post! I obviously made a typo and meant to put the players the other way round! LOL ... Hold to love!

1*-4 Well I thought it was bad enough what he did after being a break up in the 1st set but this set he has won 4pts from 21!!! ... 0-15 (4/22) ... 0-30 (4/23) is the prize money that bad here Juan? ... 0-40 (4/24) ... 15-40 Is this the start of the comeback trail??? ... 30-40 ... Deuce! ... BP #4 ... Deuce ... GP Haven't seen one of these for Monaco for a while! In fact this is the first in 5 service games! ... Deuce ... GP! Ooh they're like buses! ... Deuce ... BP #5 ... Deuce ... GP ... Leo Tolstoy has written books shorter than this game!! .. HOLDS!! Do my eyes deceive me?

2-4* Now a break and have the pre match dog losing just like if I had backed him please! ... 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... Holds

2*-5 And probably break for GSM? Or maybe not! Mannarino changing to a pink shirt... Is that a sign? ;-) 15-0 ... 30-0 ... 40-0 ... Hold to love ... must be the shirt!

3-5* To choke or not to choke Adrian? 15-0 ... 30-0 ... 30-15 great drop shot Juan ... 40-15 two MP's!!! ... GSM

And so it would seem if I back a dog they capitulate but if I back a favourite they don't show up!

Mannarino Wins 6-4 6-3
Loss: £10

Tennis: Michael Russell v Thomaz Bellucci

Quite a startling collapse from Bellucci! Was serving for the match at 4-5* in the 2nd set and I honestly did think about putting a £2 bet on Russell @ 60's! However I didn't and watched on as first Russell broke then went on to take the tiebreak! I have lumped on just as Russel gets his 2nd break of the 3rd set to take a 3*-0 lead! Odds 1.09

Cue the Russell collapse lol... 15-30! ... 30-30 ... 30-40 FFS I was only joking Michael! ... Deuce ... GP ... Deuce ... Jeez BP #2 ... And Break!!! @rse!!!!

3-1* OK break again please Russell ... 0-15 ... 0-30 ... 15-30 ... 15-40 TAKE IT!!! ... ACE! 30-40 ... This time Russell! ... FFS Deuce ... GP ... Not liking this now!! ... Holds.

3*-2 Still a break up! But I'd rather be taking the 1.67 available now rather than the 1.09 I am on! Strong hold required Michael. 15-0 ... 30-0 good call from the chair ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... 40-30 ... Take it ... Deuce! Don't balls up from 40-15 up two games running! ... Aaaaargghhhh BP! ... Phew Russell got lucky there drop into the net from Bellucci! Feel free to hit the ball to the areas of the court Bellucci is not in Michael! ... THAT WAS LONG!!!!! WTF!!!! about 6 inches!!! BP!!! Cheating scumbag line judge that's twice this game!!!. Bellucci sends an easy put away wide!!! Deuce ... BP ... FFS Michael you don't have to hit it to your opponent! ... Long????? NO!!! That's 3!!!!! Break!!! Robbed by that line judge!!!

3-3* Break him here Michael I'm sticking with you! 15-0 ... Russell is looking a tad forlorn after losing a 2 break lead and who can blame him? ... 30-0 ... Just need to keep holding from here and I feel he will still get another chance. I wouldn't be backing Bellucci at 1.22 here ... 40-0 But what do I know? ... Hold to love!

3*-4 Four straight games from Bellucci is not good!! Hope Russell can get back into this or it seems my curse will have struck again! 15-0 C'mon steady the ship! ... 30-0 better ... 30-15 c'mon Russell make him move! ... 40-15 now win a game from here for once! ... DOUBLE FAULT!!! 40-30 Don't you dare!!! ... HOLDS!!

4-4* Now get at him early and see how he handles the pressure please! ... 15-0 ... 30-0 see that running you're having to do? that's because you are allowed to hit it into the empty spaces on court! Take note! ... 30-15 Nice ... 40-15 can Bellucci hand one back from 2GP's? ... Errrr that'll be a no then! Holds.

4*-5 Serving to stay in the match! Can he hold? I doubt it! But I'm not going to switch now!! COME ON RUSSELL!!! ... 15-0 ... 30-0 nice point but should have won it 4 shots ago! ... 40-0 ... HOLD to LOVE!!!

5-5* Well that was unexpected from Russell, let's see how Bellucci responds! ... Why are they having a break? ... Has Bellucci been for a pee break? At 5-5??? WTF? ... 0-15 Oh dear Thomaz! ... 15-15 got a lucky bounce on that 2nd serve! ... 30-15 ... ACE 40-15 ... Holds!

5*-6 Free game for Bellucci let's hope the new balls mean Russell will ease into the tie break too! ... 0-15!!! Oh FFS! ... 15-15 ... 15-30 FFS Russell when Bellucci is out wide and you receive the ball in the centre of the court please hit it to the open side of the court! ... 30-30 Yes like that!! ... Christ they need hawk eye here! Russell getting shafted! 30-40 should have been 40-30 but unreturnable 1st serve called out! Whole crowd saw different! HAHAHAHA Deuce! Now that was wide! Bellucci's turn to be wronged! ... FFS easy put away into the net MP #2 ... Deuce ... C'mon Mike! ... GP Take IT!!!! ... Pfffft Deuce ... O feck off Russell 3 times you should have won that point by hitting it to the other side! ... MP #3 ... GSM

Bellucci Wins 6-4 6-7 7-5
Loss: £177.18

Not having much joy at the moment but yes GVL I lumped on a pre match dog.. but at least it was men's this time and with a double break you would have expected better! LOL I guess not! I think I'd better stop throwing away money till I get a better feel for things again!

Monday, 10 January 2011

A Rocky Few Days!!!

Hello Blogosphere!

Sorry not been able to update the blog as I've been busy with other things while having a punt! Perhaps I have learned a lesson there! Terrible few days punting as you will see below!

I am posting in chronological order starting with the oldest working down to the latest so kind of the other way up from the normal blog layout...

Tennis: Tsonga v Garcia Lopez = LOST £335.52

Football: Inter v Napoli Over 3.5 Goals = WON £26.82

Tennis: Stepanek v F Mayer = WON £25.47

Tennis: Kvitova v Pavlyuchenkova = WON £16.02

Tennis: Tipsarevic v Nishikori = WON £31.55

Tennis: Wawrinka v Haase = LOST £200.35

Darts: Dekker v Thompson = LOST £30.93

Football: IAPE Sao Luis (Y) v Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte (Y) Under 2.5 Goals = LOST £69.00

Football: Man Utd v Liverpool Over 1.5 Goals = LOST £100.01

Football: Leicester v Man City = LOST £100.08

Football: Guimaraes v Naval = WON £29.80

Football: Levante v Valencia Under 3.5 Goals = WON £3.46

American Football: Green Bay @ Philadelphia = WON £19.77

Basketball: Minnesota @ San Antonio = WON £6.62

Football: Crawley Town v Derby Over 1.5 Goals = WON £42.39

So I have ended up over £600 down over these bets and as the picture demonstrates... Punting while busy with other  things makes me a RIGHT TIT!!!

Oh well onwards and upwards. Happy Punting!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Tennis: Maria Sharapova v Greta Arn

2-6 5-6* Arn to serve it out when I get on at 1.30!!!

Come on Greta don't let me down or GVL will kick my ass!!!

15-0 ... 30-0 ... 40-0 3 MP's TAKE THE 1st!!!!!

2nd serve ... Yessss GSM!!!

Stupidly I actually talked of laying Sharapova from the off in the chat but chickened out! a 1.10 lay would have been nice!

Sharapova obviously wins the catwalk stakes but loses out on the court tonight!

Greta Arn Wins 6-2 7-5
Profit: £74.71

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