I’m back with another football system to try out over the course of the next month.
When you purchase the system book you are also entitled to receive qualifying selections from the author via email. This is very welcome as the system rules and selection method do take some getting used to. It does look quite complicated at first but after a few read-throughs it does all fall into place mentally. But finding selections yourself would require quite a bit of time, effort and research so the author’s tips are certainly worth having.
.The idea is to monitor each teams results and when the relevant stats all line up you place a bet on the match being drawn. The twist is that when you find a team that has the required stats, your bet is the start of that team’s betting cycle. If your bet wins you end the cycle and start over, if it loses you move on to that team’s next qualifying fixture. You do this for a maximum of four bets. If all four lose you just have to take the loss and end the cycle.
When it comes to staking, you are told to assign each bet in the cycle the letter A,B,C or D as per it’s position in the cycle and to stake a progressive percentage of the betting bank at the relevant level. For example an A bet would be 3%, B would be 6%, C would be 9% and D would be 12% of the bank’s running total. A handy spreadsheet is provided to record bets and works out your next bet for you.
I had problems getting the spreadsheet to work for me and emailed the author for help. I’m glad to say that I received a quick, polite and very helpful reply.
I started the test last weekend with a notional starting bank of £1000 and, as the rules are quite tricky, I will be able to list exactly which bets I placed without giving any secrets away. The letter in brackets refers to the level of bet in that team’s cycle. Obviously, as we are well into the season, some teams are part way through a betting cycle so I have decided to record the bets at the level the author gives in his email rather than try to start all teams at an A level.
A=3% B=6% C=9% D=12%
Starting Bank £1000
(A) Crystal Palace v Derby. Lost -£30
(A) Sheff Weds v S’Hamptn Lost -£30
(C) Plymouth v Doncaster Lost -£90
(B) Mid’boro v Fulham Won +£135
Running Bank £985
(B) Hertha v Bremen Lost -£59
(C) Espanyol v Santander Lost -£88
Running Bank £838
The spreadsheet rounds up/down so the calculations may look slightly out to the exact percentage, but are close enough.0 comments