Sunday, 11 September 2011
Leaving it late, dodging bullets and hitting the target
Kyle Lafferty wipes his nose on his teams badge..? Had he not scored, I may have been wiping my **** on a Rangers shirt!
The quality of Scottish football is poor, we know that, but what does it say when a team has a poor run of form, just managing to scrape results but is still top of the SPL. Dundee Utd can consider themselves desperately unlucky not to have had something from the game. Despite Utd going down to 10 men around 30 minutes in, Rangers still took a further 30 minutes to make the difference count, perfect timing for me. Ally McCoist needs to greatly improve Rangers if they are too hold on to the top spot and if he is to keep his job.
Cardiff also left it late to find the necessary goal against a Doncaster side who are utterly woeful this season. Again though, the timing was perfect, coming just before trade out and ensuring a very nice green.
There was an addition yesterday, Charlton v Exeter was added late on. The game took a very similar course to the Scottish game, with a red card for Exeter in the first half but Charlton were able to make it pay just before the break.
The dodged bullet yesterday came from the Swedish game between Mjallby and Norrkoping. Looking at the Match Odds market just before KO, there was only £25k matched, my absolute minimum is £50k so, the game was left. And thank God too, as it finished 0-0.
Gambling is something I do very rarely indeed but, on the advice of a very knowledgeable football gambler, I dutched the 0-0, 1-0, 0-1 and 1-1 in the Stoke game. It was one of those rare games where you just know that your money is already won. Even with Walters scoring early, on 21 minutes, there was never any fear. However, the hedging, trader instinct in me still had to back 2-0 on 70 minutes, just in case.
All in all it was a very good days trading, though the teams involved could've been a little more sympathetic to my cause.
Lots of decent football today but there's only one candidate for me, Molde v Brann. So far there is only £19k matched, so it needs to pick up before 7pm.
Whatever you trade, stay green.