It’s always good to hear back from subscribers who have bashed the bookie. And, with a four team football accumulator paying off at odds of 16-1 tonight; several members have thanked me for the profit they made.
But they did it. They bought the ticket, so to speak. They dared to win – and they did so. Handsomely.
Tranmere made us sweat, but won their game in the North East after wasting several chances.
Earlier in the week I alerted members to the odds of 23-20 with Paddy Power, and 11-10 with most bookies, against the then table topping Tranmere Rovers winning at bottom team Hartlepool.
By the time kick off came around, Tranmere had been knocked off top spot. But a two goal victory away at Hartlepool ensured that many members won on them as a single bet, while others followed me in on the 16-1 acca.
And Tranmere Rovers went back to the top of League 1.
The winning teams in the acca were Bournemouth, Anderlecht, Crystal Palace and Tranmere. The last three were available at Evens (Palace) or odds against and were, I believed, value in the betting market.
Of course, being a punter, I always think of the one that got away. I also suggested members consider a magnificent 7 bet that combined those four teams with wins for Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Porto. I also had a little play on that in addition to the four team acca.
While the French and German clubs won, Porto drew 0-0 away from home. So, for the sake of one goal, a massive 68-1 accumulator bit the dust.
But tonight is not a night for bemoaning the lack of scoring prowess of Portuguese footballers!
Today was a day that summed up the life of a punter. Six racing selections all finish second. Then we have a 14-1 winner in the last race selected. And then the four teams in a football accumulator all win, so ensuring a nice pay out from the bookie tonight.
Life as a profitable punter is a roller coaster ride. You must be brave and accept those parts of the ride that make you wince.
And you must scream with joy when the ride is thrilling, exhilarating and financially beneficial.
It’s ensuring the latter outnumber the former that leads to you becoming a long term profitable punter.
For if you don’t get on that roller coaster in the first place, you will certainly never win.