I’ve levelled up our monthly battle at 1-1 right at the very death. Sean led the whole way through September up until approximately 9.45pm last night.
I waited to post until exactly 11.59pm. I wasn’t sure if Sean had bet, until he posted a comment at 12.11, to confirm my comeback was enough to get me over the line. Sean look a massive early lead, and thought he’d won it early on. I just laughed posts like that off and bided my time, before getting stuck in. I knew I had a mountain to climb, but I never doubted I could do it. Goin into week 4, my balance was only €33 against Sean’s €70+ but I wasn’t concerned. I set myself mini challenges to hit €40 (and did it), then €50 (and did it again). I then wanted to get myself just enough above €50 to ensure I ended up with around the €50 mark at the end of the month. But I also wanted a bit extra to still give myself a chance of winning this month’s challenge. I did this with bets like this and this and left myself with €53.10. I then had a €3.10 cushion over the €50 mark (which I would have been delighted with). I wanted to choose a bet that gave me enough odds of to hit €75 mark with a stake of €3.10 (although my this attempt to gain another €5 lost be a euro). I was very careful with my selection of 6 teams. I chose Sevilla at over even money to beat Rangers. This added some value into my bet, I then chose 5 more teams that I thought were definite winners to get some muliple value into my bet. It’s not easy to get 6 teams up even if most of them are napped on favourites! I’m really really happy with my selection as I just knew not to trust Liverpool or AC Milan this week Again, I’ve been lucky but I’ve never risked too much and came good at the end, when it mattered.
So I’ve levelled things up and I’ve also bet the least and profited the most amount of money since we kicked off last month.
Once again though, I won’t get carried away. I said last month and I’ll say it again. Until one of us is able to consistently profit over a period of 6 months we’ve proved nothing. We’re up over €150 between us in 2 months so hopefully we can do the same again in October. I didn’t even get 1 vote in this month’s poll but I love being the underdog, it suits me just fine every time Sean will probably attack early next month again and I may find myself in a similar position. I’ll not be bothered all I want to do is make the right bets!
Myself and Sean will probably re-access the rules again this month. I’m keen to keep myaccount open as part of the site but I’m not sure Sean will be too keen on the accumulators continuing. We’ll probably kick off October’s betting on Saturday again.