Episode 42

November 24th, 2008

I took the rather risky step of placing a bet in running on the Porto / Deportivo Champions League semi-final last night. Blue Square were still offering a bet on Porto to win the match 10 minutes from time when they were 0-1 up! The odds were 2/9 and I stuck a fiver on it. I watched the last 10 minutes on the edge of my seat (and there were also 4 additional minutes to sit through!). However, in truth Deportivo never looked likely to score and the match indeed ended 0-1. I made the quickest ÂŁ1.11 profit I have ever made.

I am tempted to bet on the Chelsea semi-final this evening but I really think it would be more in optimism of an unlikely Chelsea victory – I think it is important to not let your heart rule your head in the gambling game.

Number of bets made so far – 74
Number of bets won – 35
Number of bets lost – 36
Number of bets still outstanding – 3
Running total – ÂŁ11.30