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.