Back to normality – Episode 85

July 24th, 2009

So the excitement of the World Cup Challenge has now subsided and we are back to the usual battle between me and Blue Square. One thing the World Cup Challenge has taught me is that it is always better to place small bets rather than a large one, no matter how sure you are. Remember, [...]

The World Cup Challenge Reaches its Climax – Barney is Victorious – Episode 84

July 6th, 2009

3rd Place
Pete Wager
Tried to salvage some pride with 2 final ludicrous bets (Germany 2 Portugal 0 with Podolski to score first @ 25/1 and Italy 3 France 1 @ 25/1) . Was never really at the races and should consider taking up bingo.
Final Total: ÂŁ11.83
2nd Place
John “The Stake” Bookman
My final 4 bets all went down [...]

The World Cup Challenge Continues – Bookers fights back – Episode 83

July 5th, 2009

It’s last chance saloon for me – it’s true to say that like England I have underachieved yet again. Here is the last desperate thow of the dice from a broken man:
My Semi-Final Bets
Germany 2 Italy 1 @ 8/1 – pr – 4.50
Portugal to lead at half time, France to win at 90 mins @ [...]

The World Cup Challenge continues – Barket moves ahead. – Episode 82

July 4th, 2009

My total is ÂŁ14:33, so, as it stands, I’m currently mulling over the semi finals and deciding what to do with my next 4 bets. I think there will be one upset – there usually is – the problem is deciding which match it will be in. From now on I’m just going to stick [...]

The World Cup Challenge continues III – Episode 81

July 3rd, 2009

Results Round-Up
Thought I’d send you a little self-appraisal of my WC Challenge thus far:
As you can see, I’ve started slowly. Not badly – slowly. Like Brazil, I’m playing the game at 60%, as opposed to England who just aren’t playing very well. Apparently, BBC commentators have it written into their contracts that they aren’t allowed [...]

The World Cup Challenge Continues II – Episode 80

July 2nd, 2009

Results Round-Up
…and my next 4 bets:
pr = potential return
B2: Sweden 1 Paraguay 1 @ 11/2 – pr – ÂŁ3.25
B3: England to beat T & T 3-0 with John Terry to score 1st – 75/1 – pr – ÂŁ35
D1: Mexico 4 Angola 1 @ 22/1 – pr – ÂŁ11.50
E2: Italy 3 USA 0 @ 9/1 – [...]

The World Cup Challenge Continues – Episode 79

July 1st, 2009

Results Round-Up
It has to said that I’m crap at this betting game. My first three bets? They went down quicker than Michael Owen in a tackle-avoidance tumble in the box. First up was Poland v Ecuador. They Poles showed up well in the qualifiers so I thought they do the bizz for me. Did they [...]