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 [...]

The World Cup Challenge Begins – Episode 78

June 28th, 2009

Let the competition commence!
Day one:
Game On Bookers! My first 3 bets in the World Cup Challenge have been placed. Keep an eye on those rules as a disqualification would be embarrassing for the Bookmeister:
Bet 1: Grp A (bet 1 of 3) – Poland to beat Ecuador (odds 4/5) – 50p stake – Potential Return – [...]

The return of Peter Wager and the World Cup Challenge – Episode 77

June 26th, 2009

Hello folks. Another break in transmission I`m afraid. I am still plugging away though and am currently on ÂŁ21 with that 8/1 Arsenal bet still outstanding. But the big news today is that my old sparring partner Pete Wager has resurfaced and has issued me with a challenge! In his own words then:
I’ve kept an [...]

Good old Aaron! – Episode 76

June 24th, 2009

Hi folks. Sorry for the break in transmission. I have been betting but it has all been downhill I`m afraid.
I was actually down to my last ÂŁ14 when I struck lucky with a golf bet. Aaron Badderley was one shot ahead after 2 rounds at the Verizon Heritage Classic at the weekend, but was at [...]

Down we go again – Episode 75

June 20th, 2009

Oh dear. It’s all now going the way of the pear. My last 4 or so bets have all gone down like Didier Drogba and it’s time to batten the hatches again and play safe.
To this end I have now placed 3 ÂŁ1 bets on there being 2 or 3 goals scored in this weekend’s [...]

So you win again – Episode 74

May 24th, 2009

My claim that Charlton and ‘Boro were not exactly goal machines proved accurate as neither team threatened the old onion bag at all! And as a showcase for two potential England managers it was pitiful. Didn’t do themselves much good with that display. Still, I won my bet and that’s the main thing!
Woodsy has not [...]