Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I should have turned off my laptop at 1.05pm and enjoyed the sun with the family after seeing Vettel lose the race on the first lap. My opening lay just needed a £2 back bet to ensure that any miraculous recovery was covered. He actually did fantastically well to finish 7th and I was £93 up.
I made a little profit on the cricket but it was all down hill after that. I think that the early profit made my attitude while horse trading complacent. It's a fine line getting it right pre-race and I think I was too relaxed. Then frustrated at how poorly I performed I went into overdrive on the WC final. I started with laying unders, followed by laying no next goal and ending with backing the outright win for Netherlands. A hat-trick I would like to forget!
In reality I have only lost £76 compared with last months huge loss but to think I was £93 up makes it even more frustrating.
I try to keep reminding myself that in this game it is hard to win and easy to lose!