Monday, 17 October 2011

Weekend Roundup

Dogs and Actives were put to one side as three standard Homers were traded producing one of each of the possible results. Saturdays EPL trade of Stoke v Fulham finished 2-0 but the opening goal came too late. The escape of the third goal never materialized and a loss of -36.92% was the result. 

Sunday's Rome derby of  Lazio v Roma was the next trade. This was an evening match which followed the afternoons main Serie A fixtures that produced seven from eight 0-0's. The eighth game was 0-2 therefore not one home goal was scored before the big game in Rome. Roma took the lead on five minutes so the trade was immediately over with a scratch which produced an ROI of 6.55%.

The final trade was the early morning match Lanus v Velez which had a tempting unders price of 1.65. Argentinian games have always been the most successful for me and thankfully this continued. Lanus took the lead on 35 minutes then Velez equalised just before half time. It remained 1-1 which had the largest green and on 80 minutes I Iayed some off to bump up the overs which turned out to be the right move when Velez scored a late winner. This was an above average ROI of 41.89%.

October 2011 Results

My weekend Homer P&L was quite a bit down as my Stoke stakes were much higher than the others but overall the weekend was profitable with an opening lay of Jenson Button in the Korean Grand Prix. I didn't have to do much after the start to secure the profit. I had a successful CS Jobby (TF members will understand) on Newcastle v Tottenham. I also put in a speculative lay of Webb Simpson half way through his round at the PGA golf. He was one stroke off the lead at the time but his price was lower than the leader so I took that as value. My thoughts were that Thompson would go on to win but in the end he dropped out and it was Crane who came from absolutely nowhere to win in a playoff with Simpson. Crane stood at the 8th tee eight shots behind the leader with a Betfair price in excess of 200 and birdied eight of the next ten holes.

I have refereed Sunday league football on and off for the past twenty years so I was disturbed to hear about a serious incident at Saturdays non league game Chesham United v Redditch United in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier league. These incidents are extremely rare but does not help the general situation of the lack of referees at local level.

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