Sunday, 15 February 2015

Caught on the Boundary

The title of this post has nothing to do with England's pathetic effort in the cricket World Cup this morning, rather it's a reference to the home ground of Oldham Athletic which is where today's football bet foundered.

It is reputed to be the coldest football ground in England, and that's certainly how I remember it from a couple of visits many years ago.

Anyway, the Oldham v Colchester game was one of six matches I selected for an over 1.5 goals acca - which would have returned 7/2 had it been successful.

Colchester scored in the second minute, the goals duly arrived in all my other games and left me to wait half an hour for one more goal at Boundary Park, and of course it never came.

I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to get back into tennis trading, and I've placed a few tentative trades over the last couple of days.

I'm happy to report that I have made a small profit, but that's incidental to the valuable experience I've gained from observing and venturing into the markets again.

There's no substitute for hard cash when it comes to learning how to trade, and even though the amounts involved have been small, I have already learnt a great deal just from taking a few positions in the market.

I'm pretty busy weekdays most of the time but looking at the schedules for the ATP and WTA for the next few weeks, there should be plenty of evening action for me to get my teeth into and hopefully start making some progress.


Big Pairs said...

Hi JP,

Great to see you back in the game mate after all this time. Your blog has always been top class. Good luck with the 1.5 goal bets and the tennis trading and I will keep a close eye on your results.


JP said...

Thanks mate, your comments are much appreciated.

Trying to get back into posting regularly - hard going after the best part of five years but I'll do my best !

Just had a read of your blog - looks like it's been a tough week, but I like what you're trying to do and I'm sure you'll have some great results this year.


Anonymous said...

hi jp,
dident relise u were bqack
good luck me

JP said...

Cheers Stav,

Good to hear from you - hope all is well ?

Anonymous said...

I haven't checked this page in the last year, good to see you back. got a few tips for Cheltenham i'll post them here if you want?


JP said...

Hi Nick,

Nice to hear from you - glad to be back.

Feel free to share your Cheltenham tips :)