It's been a fabulous weekend. The Liverpool v Man Utd game was the usual anti-climax. Still a good game but they rarely live up to the hype these days. I dutched 0-0, 1-0, 0-1 and 1-1 at HT, which left a very pleasing result indeed. Managed to watch most of the game before the racing began.
The racing went to a whole new level on Saturday. This can only be due to the quality of racing and the amount of money it attracts, but after trading 19 races, with only 1 small loss, a staggering 35.85% was added to the trading bank. At times it really did seem like it was possible to simply pluck money out.
The Schalke game was let down by the red card. It's very rare for me to waste time and effort trying to scrape a green in that situation. Redding up at 3.95 was more than acceptable. The Chelsea game went simply enough and the red from Schalke was recovered.
Sunday is usually a day off for me but Mrs. Lambretta took Junior out for the day and I was left to entertain myself. For the first time in ages I sat and watched the football with the interest of a football fan rather than a trader. The Birmingham v Leicester game was utter dishwater, I did trade the 1-1 and came out for scratch on 2-0 but that was purely to make it more interesting than it was. The draw price on Arsenal was too low and then the available 9.2 after the first goal was too high, this made for a very nice and very quick green.
It was my intention to relax and enjoy the day's sport rather than working but the lure of the racing markets was too much and I got involved. A very marked difference between the two days and the lack of liquidity, and a little over confidence, meant only a minuscule profit was made.
No trading or betting on the Newcastle v Spurs game. A cracking game to watch, really enjoyed seeing both sides get stuck in. Gutierrez was magnificent.
The Scandinavian leagues are coming to a close, which usually presents some opportunities. Halmstad are done for but Djurgarden will want to avoid dropping in to the relegation play-offs. Market suggests over 2.5 but I'm dutching 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 1-1 & 1-2.
Both Start & Brann have plenty to fight for, the market suggests a win either way and the draw looks cheap. Goals expected.
Whatever you trade, stay green.