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!

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