This is a one-off review of the TOTAL FOOTBALL TRADING system.
What we have here is a portfolio of ten trading methods spread across three ebooks that all target different areas and stages of a football match. There is a fourth book covering preparation, mentality, bank-roll management etc.
As you would expect with such a wide ranging approach it is a bit of a mixed bag and, to be honest there, there’s nothing that’s really earth-shatteringly new to a fairly experienced trader. There are however some novel twists on old ideas and most methods have sensible and logical stop-loss points that do show that this has been more carefully thought out than a lot of the tiresome rehashes on the market, so this is not to be dismissed out of hand considering the purchase price of around £60 (depending on exch rate) there’s a fair bit of value for money.
Trading book 1 deals with 3 pre-match trading systems. Now this type of trading falls into the Marmite category for me, you either like it or you hate it. There’s not a lot of middle ground. The upside is that, if done well, this is one of the best and lowest risk ways of trading football. The downside is that to make it worthwhile you need a pretty big betting bank and be willing to tie a large chunk of it up for most of the day. The methods given in the book are nothing new, but they are very thoroughly and clearly explained and there is plenty of sensible advice on how to manage the trade, including having a set in stone stop-loss point that will not hurt the bank much at all.
Trading book 2 contains 4 in-play market trading methods. Again, some of these methods are well established. There was one in particular that caught my eye as something I hadn’t seen in exactly this format before. It looks reasonable in principle but there is a bit of a worry on this one. There are examples shown of the market you are looking for, the bets being placed and then the market with your potential profit/liability shown. The problem is that the photo showing the bet being placed is for the wrong bet for this system. Now that could just be an error in that they selected the wrong photo a couple of times but it does put you thinking. I have not had a response from the authors to my question about this, again worth thinking about. I really don’t think the wrong photo being used is too sinister as the system does make sense and it looks more error than deception as it’s too obvious to be devious. But as with book 1, I have to say that on the whole it’s all very clearly written (bar the 1 error I found), it does make sense and safeguards, checks and stop-losses (where needed) are logical.
Trading book 3 finishes us off with 3 more in-play methods. Our old friend Lay The Draw is here. To be fair, this isn’t the standard version but it is still a well known twist on it. Pretty bog-standard affair really but there’s a filter that I hadn’t seen or thought of before, a very sensible easy to check little stat that makes perfect sense and will be added to my own betting. There’s one other system in here that I think Noah came up with whilst bored on his boating trip (it is that old) and then a tricky little system that could end up giving you a free bet.
So all-in-all we have 10 strategies working out at £6-£7 each and put in that context it is worth the money if you are getting started in trading or want to improve the knowledge you already have. All the books are very easy to follow, have clear examples, give the reasoning for why they work, show rookie mistakes to avoid and then give advanced strategies to adopt once you’ve got the hang of the basics.
I do feel that this is reasonable value for money and it will certainly steer new and intermediate traders in the right direction but will be of limited use and interest to experienced traders. It’s best used during the main football season due to liquidity levels but that’s true of most trading methods. I’m happy to put this in APPROVED, as long as you are looking for a decent, value for money guide to the basic-mid level trading and are not expecting a reinventing the genre affair.
(please also read additional entry made 15/9/11)
I have now heard back from the authors about the incorrect screenshot I mentioned in my review. My original email had gone astray and they have assured me they do provide full back up support to customers. I do believe that to be true because, as mentioned in my review, the books have been put together with some serious thought and effort and are not at all like the slapdash rehashes we see all too often so I see no reason why they would not be willing to back it up with some after sales service. They’ve nothing to hide from with this.
It seems that the copy I have for my review is an early copy and that the error I found was also spotted by customers and has since been corrected so the copy you get will not have the incorrect screenshots. As I said in the review, it was far too obvious to be any kind of deception.
Just wanted to clear that up as I do like this product. The methods themselves may not be new to those of us that have seen hundreds of betting products over the years, but they do have some interesting, novel, and sensible filters and stop-loss features and the books are extremely well laid out and easy to follow. I particularly like the Rookie Mistakes parts, I’ve been guilty of pretty much everything in there at one point or another and it’s a nice touch to have them included.
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UPDATE October 2012
This is an updated review for Total Football Trading.
I originally reviewed and Approved this trading package last year (see here) and thought it time I had another look.
This time I’ve been into the members area and had a good look round as well as looking at the manuals.
I must say that I’m still as impressed as I was last year, perhaps even more so. The manuals, that I have as pdf files, are all available on the members website but are really nicely laid out and very easy to access using onscreen tabs to jump to the bits you’re looking for. There’s some very handy links provided to betting resource websites, an area with additional new methods to try, many new videos showing trades and trading software being used live and most impressive of all is the new Members Forum where different trading ideas and products are discussed. This is a great addition as it allows you to kick around ideas and get some advice from like minded punters without any kind of bias.
Just to recap the basic product, what you get for your money is a collection of four ebooks dealing with every kind of football trade you can imagine as well as a section on how to approach trading and betting in general.
As I said in my first review of this product, old hands will have seen a good few of these methods before but the advice about bank management, selection filters, minimising losses, get out strategies and in particular “Rookie Mistakes” are an invaluable guide to novice & intermediate traders and a very welcome refresher course for experts who will always welcome an extra filter. I have re-read these books a few times over the last year and used them as jumping off points for new ideas/strategies of my own. I’m a great believer in cobbling together bits and pieces from things you have available to make something far more interesting than the sum of the parts and these books are great for that sort of thing.
It seems like I rarely get to thoroughly approve systems and services without feeling I have to insert quite a few “Yeah, Buts” in my write up but I do really like this package and at just over £60, (depending on exchange rate) for the ten methods and access to the really impressive Members Area, I consider this excellent value for money. The customer service and interaction parts are faultless too, they seem perfectly happy to guide and advise, standing firmly behind their work.
I may have to go and lay down in a darkened room with a damp cloth across my brow, I’m not used to being nice.
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