Well, it appears that it's not just me that has been impressed by Summer Of Football, the Secret Betting Club placing the service into it's Hall Of Fame. A big 'Well Done' to James and I wish him the all the best.
(By the way, James...I take it that's not you on your Twitter avatar!?! If so, you're not quite what I imagined you looking like!).
I do think that gaining SBC Hall of Fame entrance is one thing and staying in it another. I can imagine that with the qudos of membership to such an elite club comes additional pressure from increased numbers of subscribers, constant scrutiny and raised expectations. I'd liken it to a promising young footballer gaining his first professional contract with a big club. It's taken a whole lot of hard work to get there, but it's going to take a whole lot more hard work to become a long-term first team regular.
Of course, it's not just Summer Of Football that I have in my portfolio that will be going into the new season with newly acquired HoF status. The Football Analyst is in the same situation. I'm confident both service operators will take it all in their stride.
On another point, I've discovered today that Victoria Pendleton and I live in the same town. You know, there can't be too many cyclists in these parts that I haven't shaken my fist and shouted at at some point or other. Don't care if she is multiple-medalled golden girl...she undertakes me whilst I'm waiting at the lights, she's gonna know about it. No messing.
Very good start to the week, primarily due to a fine two point bet from Sportyy (Andujar to bt Lacko - ATP Toronto - 2.36/1). I'm reluctant to say for the fear of tempting the Gambling Gods looms large, but there are signs that Sportyy is finding some form. Cross fingers, eyes, toes and b**locks this is so.
Nice winner too for Northern Monkey (Lady Chapparal - Carlisle - 4/1), but the one On The Nose bet was a loser.
Month to date figures...
Northern Monkey: Staked 13.25pts, -9.5pts, roi -71.69%
On The Nose: Staked 12.5pts, -5.9pts, roi -49.16%
The Sportsman Racing: Staked 0.5pts, -0.5pts, roi -100%
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 2.2pts, -0.728pts, roi -33.11%
The Market Examiner: Staked 4pts, +2.2pts, roi 55%
Total roi -56.88%
Summer Of Football: Staked 5pts, +3pts, roi 60%, ROC 15%
Form Lab Lite: Staked 5pts, +1.565pts, roi 31.3%, ROC 3.13%
Sportyy: Staked 3.5pts, +7.42pts, roi 212%, ROC 9.27%
Service X: Staked 61pts, +8.737pts, roi 14.32%, ROC 8.73%
Total roi 39.677%
Grand Total roi 2.12%