Ouchy! – Episode 73

May 22nd, 2009

Who would have believed that in a FA Cup quarter final when one team scores early in the first half that there would not another goal scored? Especially as it was Shearer’s last chance for silverwear before he retires. You would have thought Newcastle would really have gone for it and maybe left themselves open [...]

Crouchy! – Episode 72

May 20th, 2009

I won on the Man City/West Ham game, although again, I thought it would actually be Man City who came out on top, not West Ham. But that is the beauty of the “total goals” bet of course!
I then tried the same trick for the Brum/Liverpool match betting that there would either be no goals [...]

My wings have melted – Episode 71

May 18th, 2009

Ok – I was going great guns. Since I began my most recent comeback I had placed 22 bets and only lost on 4 (winning on 18!) – and that is a phenomenal success rate in anybody’s book. There was only one way it could go from there, and so it has proved to be. [...]

Stick to the formula! – Episode 70

May 15th, 2009

So Man City win 2-1 and I win my bet! I like these “total goals” bets so have stuck to that for this evening’s FA Cup replay between West Ham and Bolton. I don’t care who wins just as long as 2 or 3 goals are scored! Now if this one comes up I will [...]

City to Win! – Episode 69

May 10th, 2009

OK, I have now placed my next bet. Man City play Aston Villa this evening in the replay of their FA Cup tie to see who will go forward into the quarter finals. I think City will win, but have decided to go for 2 or 3 goals being scored, as I do think that [...]

Onwards and upwards! – Episode 68

May 2nd, 2009

We are indeed cracking on!
I lost on Man City (but only had 50p on that), but won on Wigan. And I had an extra bet that there would be 2 or 3 goals in the Man U/Newcastle game (and there was 2 thanks to young Mr Rooney). Plus I did place that bet “in running” [...]

Spot on! – Episode 67

April 24th, 2009

C’mon son! The more observant of you will realise by now that both my bets came up on Wednesday evening – The Arse restricting Real to a nil-nil stalemate and Liverpool losing 2-0 to Benfica. I actually expected Liverpool to win 2-0 but I still won my bet because 2 goals were scored!
Arsenal are actually [...]

An added time loss! – Episode 66

April 22nd, 2009

Well would you believe it? My bet was looking good until this time the added time goal went against me! Chelsea were 1-0 down until given a soft penalty in added time which Lampard duly converted. Still, I can’t really complain having 3 “added time” wins recently.
Onwards and upwards. And so to The Arse V [...]

Another added time save – Episode 65

April 20th, 2009

Phew! That was close again! Since I re-started this experiment I have won 3 times through goals being scored in added time – first with Man City, then with England and now with Man Utd! Wigan were very unlucky to lose that one 1-2 after being one up. But , as they say, one man’s [...]

More footy wins! – Episode 64

April 14th, 2009

The run continues! My hunch about The Arse proved correct as they whipped Fulham 0-4! The Man U/Wigan game was postponed until this evening so we will know that outcome of that one as well shortly. I also placed another winning bet which was that there would be nil or 1 goal in the Liverpool/Charlton [...]