Episode 18

May 20th, 2008

Beware false prophets! They will not bring fat profits! “Bristol are flying and Wycombe are total shite” he said. “It’s a CERT!” he said. “Do it. It fits perfectly with your strategy” he bloody said! Who said all this? Pete “The Prat” Wager – that’s who.

I should never have listened to a man who looks like that (see picture left). I told him it was not in keeping with my strategy because I knew nothing about Division Two football. It would be a shot in the dark for me.

But yes, I let him convince me and lost a pound of my valuable stash in the process. Yes, not even 50p, my normal stake, but a pound! Money I can ill-afford to lose.

Right, that’s the last time I listen to any would-be tipsters – if I fail I want it to be my decisions that cause it – not some so-called bloody Nationwide League bloody expert!

The match was a draw by the way.

OK I need a “cert” to redeem a drastic situation. And so to sunny Spain where Barcelona entertain Brondby this evening in the UEFA Cup. I have never heard of Brondby so maybe it is a bit reckless but Barca are at home and the odds are 1/4 – I have risked ÂŁ2 so I stand to win 50p.

Number of bets made so far – 22
Number of bets won – 10
Number of bets lost – 8
Number of bets still outstanding – 4
Running total – ÂŁ1.09