Dropped €2 yesterday

August 20th, 2009 by enda Leave a reply »

At half time in the Burnley – Man Utd match last night I had a €2 bet on United to win when they were 1-0 down at odds of 2/1. Sean got burned big by laying a bet and if I’m totally honest I considered a Burnley lay too but thought better of it. You’ll see my predictions for the midweek games didn’t go well as I only called 3 out of 6 correctly.

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United were behind and missed a penalty already but I still thought they could come back. Make no mistake I didn’t think this would be a walk over and I did say that it would be interesting to see if United could score at least 2. They aren’t looking good so far for me and I think Fergie needs to get in to the transfer market before the deadline! I cannot believe that Michael Carrick hit the penalty with Owen and Rooney on the pitch but I was still prepared to back United after the miss.

Matt Le Tissier called a Burnley win on Sky Sports, and Paul Merson told him he should be in a straight jacket! Le Tissier was right, and I wonder did he have a wee punt on them? As far as I remember Burnley were trading at 17/1 before the game yesterday. If either myself or Sean had €2 on this it would have been a massive haul for one of us :) . That’s the kind of bet that could win this monthly challenge! After timer :)

€2 is a big drop for me here, but Sean also fell back yesterday so it’s not a disaster. He was way behind two days ago and did really well to comeback with massive wins on Arsenal on Chelsea. I fully expected Sean to get back from the €15 down and I’m never one to count my chickens. He’ll probably take the lead after today again, as I fully expect for him to go for it from now on. It wont surprise me at this stage if he’s nearer €100 than €50 at the end of the month. As far as I’m concerned for now though, he has €5 to climb back again and I’ll be sitting tight until I see a bet that I like. Sean will be going all out to win this, he might win big or he could lose big but I’ll be keeping my discipline and waiting to see if he can try and seal it before making any big bets! He’s confident he can do it and claim ‘his’ number 1 spot so I’m happy enough to let him take center stage. I’m the big underdog here! If Sean passes the €45 mark I’ll have to make a move then but until then I’m having a look round to see what’s about there.

4 comments

  1. sean says:

    balance at €39 in the screenshot?

  2. Enda says:

    Remember in this post http://www.lucky.ie/loosing-then-winning-at-poker/ I said if you’re wondering why I’m up €4. I have a bet on Michael Owen for top goalscorer before we started competition and totally forgot about it! Don’t wanna even it off my balance with a lay as if he gets a few goals (which isn’t lookin too likely yet :) they were shocking last night and you’d still be in lead apart from that 1-0 lay, I looked at it too! was convinced United would score but 6-1 is a bug hit) his odds will drop and i might lay off then. This isn’t counted in competition anyway! Was sure you were on Spurs yesterday, phew!

  3. sean says:

    ah right cool…. no, didn’t want to touch spurs – you never know what to expect with them and i guarantee if you back them next match they’ll lose or draw…

    i’m contemplating a big bet tonight but i can’t get much team news yet, so i’ll probably wait until some games are in play…

    balance is up to €31.81 by the way now ;-)

  4. Enda says:

    If you’re guaranteeing spurs not to win.. any chance of laying them at about 15/1 for me to back :)

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