Well here we are again – it’s Sunday afternoon and it’s snowing. I don’t particularly hate snow. After a nice fresh snowfall everything looks like and clean and at night everything is so much brighter out. But this is Canada and it’s going to keep on snowing until April. In between now and then there will be a gazillion tons of grit and salt and sand dumped on the roads and snow plows will create snowbanks taller than most people. The pristine white snow will become a dirty shitty mess. Freezing rain will turn every surface it reaches into sheet ice. Every day on your short commute to work you WILL SEE at least one stricken vehicle in a ditch or rammed into a tree. You’ll just get done shovelling your driveway so your car can get out and the snow plow will come down your street and fill it back in again. So you shovel out the driveway again and be late for work. No wonder this is the season that most people really really hate out here (unless you’re into winter sports of course). So for all those in the UK who are pissing and moaning about the weather you’re currently experiencing I say suck it up princesses cos you don’t know how lucky you are.
Right, back to today. The day has begun fairly well with 0-0 HT score lays coming good in the Sunderland v West Ham game and the Nurnberg v Borussia Dortmund game. Having watched the whole first half of the Sunderland game I have to ask “How crap is Carlton Cole ?”. He is pure manure, slow, clumsy, shits out of 50/50 balls…utter rubbish player in my opinion and all you West Ham fans out there can’t tell me otherwise.
Moving on – the next bet has been struck and that is a lay of the 0-0 HT score in the Silkeborg v Brondby game…STOP PRESS…Silkeborg have gone a goal up so my interest in that particular game has just ceased. Not sure where to go next but will update when I know. Back later.
UPDATE>>>>>>>>> It appears someone else thinks Carlton Cole is shite as you’ll find out if you go here where there’s a whole thread about it. As for the action since I last wrote I’m beginning to think I’m the man with the midas touch as so far everything has gone my way. Both the Villareal and Gremio matches have provided a goal before half time and at the time of writing my bank has increased by 60% or thereabouts. Having said that 60% of next to nothing doesn’t amount to a great deal but it does provide that bit of levity and feeling of safety and warmth that comes from a spell of green.
So where to go next is my dilemma. I’m tempted to head over to the Goias v Corinthians game for the second half now that the potential upset has temporarily been avoided. I’m referring to the fact that Goias went a goal up in a game that nobody really expects them to bother taking part in. Corinthians have since levelled the score in this match that they really must win if they are to have a shout at winning their league.
Having looked at a couple of prices for various outcomes in this match I’m blindly going to back over 3.5 goals in the Goias match and hope Corinthians (or Goias for that matter) get their goal scoring heads on and deliver. Back later.
UPDATE>>>>>>>>> What a frigging disaster ! And 0/10 for those who thought that Goias weren’t going to turn up. I backed over 3.5 and when things started to look like that wasn’t going to happen I backed over 2.5 as I was sure someone would find the net but no – a goalless second half brought about as a result of some resolute Goias youngsters not being dictated to by fat has beens like Ronaldo saw to it that my account got drained of pretty much the days profits up to that point.
Undeterred I pressed on looking for a way back and opted for laying the 2-0 score in the Real Sociedad v Atletico Bilbao match. I had intended to back overs but as I started my navigation through the pages the second goal (an own goal) went in and prices were no longer attractive so I grudgingly settled for laying the 2-0. Anyway, neither side really looked dangerous in the second half – Sociedad didn’t need to press as they had the 2 goal cushion and Bilbao just couldn’t find the creativity required to break through the Sociedad back lines resulting in no further goals and a hammering of my balance.
With the single figure sum left in my account I have backed over 2.5 goals in the Uni Catolica game, currently it’s 1-1 early in the second half. I really couldn’t give a flying fuck if no more goals get scored as I’m so tired of this endless pissing around. There has to be easier and safer ways of earning money than this that don’t mess with your head so much. Back later with what I hope will be a positive final update for the night.
UPDATE>>>>>>>>> So Uni Catolica smashed Everton De Vina 5-0 so the bank job worked out. I have gone all in again, this time laying the 0-0 HT score in the Monterrey v Santos Laguna match. Back later.
UPDATE>>>>>>>>> Monterrey finished the half a goal to the good so I’m still hanging in there. Only one match left tonight and I’ve gone all in again on a back of over 1.5 goals in the Lanus v Independient match. No score at this time but it looks like goals will come as it’s a very lively match. Back one more time after the match is over (or when 2 goals are scored whichever comes first).
UPDATE>>>>>>>>> Well so much for listening to what the so called experts think. This vile match is about 3 minutes away from finishing and it’s goalless. My account is dry. I’m glad in a way as I have other things I want to pursue and the football has been getting in the way. The account will get reloaded again at some point but I’m not sure when…til then good luck out there. Spreadsheet below.
Start Bank : 30.52
End Bank : 0.0
Profit / Loss : -30.52 (After Commission)