I think I may have mentioned it before on the blog, but during the mainstream football season, weekends generally fall into one of three categories.
1. Don't really make much profit or loss;
2. Make a bundle; or
3. Lose a packet.
Unfortunately, the Saturday just gone fell into Category 3.
Over the season, we hope there are more Cat.2 weekends than 3. That's how we make our money. Didn't make any on Saturday, I can tell you.
I get the feeling that Wayne is tipping well without actually seeing the results at the minute. Most of his selections are running well without quite getting their heads in front. Saturday was a prime example of this when he went big on one horse in a race and had a saver win bet on another. They finished 1-2, but the wrong way around. Similarly, other good priced selections have finished a head second; enough to make a small profit on an each way bet but not the bigger profits provided by winners.
Friday too, was a similar story with two third places (Sound Amigo - Haydock - 14/1 and Cape Classic - Haydock - 15/2), but there was a very nice winner, albeit with a comparitively smaller stake (Roxy Flyer - Kempton - 16/1).
Staked 8pts, -0.619pts
The Sportsman Racing
The only other racing service to be involved over the weekend was TSR, who had a loser on Saturday.
Staked 0.5pts, -0.5pts
Summer Of Football
Another very solid weekend for SOF with two winners from two in Brazil on Friday, and one from one on Sunday. Was the one bright footballing light over the weekend.
Staked 3pts, +2.341pts
Very frustrating weekend. I mentioned last week that I miss a few bets due to the odds crashing but that it hadn't cost me. This weekend Sod's Law really hit home. The bets I could get on lost, and the ones I couldn't won. Last game of cricket this season was on Saturday so I don't think I'll be so badly affected as I was this weekend. Here's hoping not, anyway.
Staked 34pts, -6.468pts
Form Lab Lite
One out of two winners on Friday but got excited about a treble they had, with the first two legs winning. However, Scotland refusing to either score goals or concede them buggered that one up. A decent winner yesterday in Italy to counter somewhat the two other losers the day before.
Staked 6pts, -1.227pts
Similar situation to The Sportsman Racing in that we had one bet which lost. The players at the Crewe game were obviously taking their lead from the Scots. Goals are what we needed...goals, goals, goals.
Staked 0.15pts, -0.15pts
Not Skeeve's greatest weekend. Luton's abject performance put paid the bigger Asian bet, and Telford refusing to do the business added to the loss.
Staked 7pts, -7pts
Four shortlist bets and just the one winner (to half stakes).
Staked 4pts, -2.565pts
Month's figures to date...
Northern Monkey: Staked 12.75pts, -4.468pts, roi -35.04%
The Sportsman Racing: Staked 1pt, -0.083pts, roi -8.33%
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 2.9pts, +2.135pts, roi 73.62%
Total roi 9.27%
Football Elite: Staked 1pt, +/-, roi 0%, ROC 0%
Summer Of Football: Staked 11pts, +4.072pts, roi 37.01%, ROC 16.28%
Skeeve (Asians): Staked 13pts, -5.445pts, roi -41.88%
Skeeve (Doubles): Staked 5pts, +8.785pts, roi 175.71%
Skeeve (Shortlist): Staked 6pts, -4.565pts, roi -76.08%
Skeeve Total: Staked 24pts, -1.224pts, roi -5.1%, ROC -1.53%
The Sportsman: Staked 0.5pts, +0.063pts, roi 12.6%, ROC 1.05%
Form Lab Lite: Staked 12pts, +2.512pts, roi 20.93%, ROC 5.02%
Sportyy: Staked 6.5pts, -2.232pts, roi -34.33%, ROC -2.79%
Service X: Staked 83pts, -12.461pts, roi -15.01%, ROC -12.46%
Total roi 7.94%
Grand Total roi 8.13%
So there we have it. A pretty miserable weekend, really, even if a small profit was made on the Sunday. Meh. It happens. The month is still doing alright and if I'd been making losses but then had had a great weekend to get to the exact same position I'm in now, I'd be feeling all optimistic and happy-go-lucky! So I ain't going to get doomy and gloomy at this stage.
Not as doomy and gloomy as I was on Saturday evening, realising that there was a strong chance I'd broken a bone in my foot playing cricket. Bloody sore, I don't mind telling you.