Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Hall of Famer!

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.


Monday's Betting

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%


  1. Haha Rowan - unfortunately the picture isn't my wife either! It reminded me of a summer of football on the beach and thought it would attract more interest from the guys out there! My real identity is on my blog - just as attractive
    PS thank you for the congratulations and yes my next goal is to stay there

  2. Hi Rowan,

    Good news for summer of football to be placed into the Hall of Fame!
    I am not a member of SOF yet but what I really like about SOF is the low bank in relation to the high number of bets.
    The bank is 25 points (recommended by SBC)
    The number if bets per year is 400
    To achieve a grow of 50 % of the bank in one year SOF needs 12.50 points profit, so a ROI of 3.13 % is enough to achieve that, so there is not much pressure on the ROI to have a good growth in bank. And the ROI of SOF was 7.82 % over the last 12 months so much more than 3.13 %!
    With a lot of other systems you need a ROI of 10 % to grow the bank with 50 %.

    Now I have a few question about the service practicality:
    At what time (UK time) are the daily emails supplied?
    Are the bets always supplied on the morning of games or sometimes the day before?

    I really think it is a very good system to play, well spotted Rowan!
    Good luck!

    1. Hey there.

      Yep, you're spot on. It was the ROC that really caught my attention in the first place. ROI is one thing, but at the end of it all, the most important figure is bottom line cash profit. If this is the cat, there's more than one way of skinning it.

      I'll draw attention to your comment in tonight's main post and answer your questions there.

      Thanks for posting,


  3. Been meaning to say - you obviously live in Stotfold which is where my old dear lives on one of those new developments. I will look out for you hanging around that gold pillar-box next time I'm in town

    1. Hi James,

      It's not actually, mate. I think Stotfold is where she's from originally (hence the gold pillar box), but apparently she moved up to Wilmslow when the Manchester velodrome opened (a lot of the cyclists moved to the North West at that time). That's if last week's 'Wilmslow Express' is to be believed, anyway!