Thursday, 23 March 2017

USA

This is going to be a quick one (could it be the first step towards joining twitter? Doubt it). I've noticed a huge increase in visits to this blog from the USA. In the last month, this blog was visited by less than 300 people from the UK and by less than 100 people from any other country. However, it was visited by more than 3000 people from the USA. In the last seven days, the blog was visited by a bit less than 700 people from the USA and by less than 50 people from any other country. Could some of the USA-based visitors shed a light on this, please? Am I big in the USA, but don't even know it? :)

Up next on the blog: the March 2017 review (next week); closing/kick-off odds: part two (next month).

2017 RESULTS SO FAR:
24 picks
63 points staked
+8.47 points profit
13.4% ROI
14.1% ROC

2016 RESULTS:
49 picks
121 points staked
+19.49 points profit
16.1% ROI
32.4% ROC

LAST TWO YEARS (APRIL 2015 - MARCH 2017):
110 picks
299 points staked
+58.1 points profit
19.4% ROI
96.8% ROC

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

February 2017 review

OFFICIAL PICKS:

4/2 NL: (0) BROMLEY - Torquay  (1.42 @Pinnacle) 4 points  FT 1:0 (+1.68)
4/2 NL: Maidstone - (0) ALDERSHOT  (1.67 @Pinnacle) 4 points  FT 0:2 (+2.68)
11/2 NL: Southport - (0) DAG & RED  (1.51 @Pinnacle) 4 points  FT 1:4 (+2.04)
11/2 NL: Braintree - NORTH FERRIBY  (6.53 @Pinnacle) 1 point  FT 1:0 (-1)
11/2 NL: GUISELEY - Eastleigh  (3.00 @Pinnacle) 1 point  FT 1:1 (-1)
11/2 NL: SOLIHULL - Sutton  (2.88 @Pinnacle) 1 point  FT 3:0 (+1.88)
18/2 NL: Eastleigh - (0) TRANMERE  (1.55 @Pinnacle) 4 points  FT 0:2 (+2.2)
18/2 NL: (0) WREXHAM - Aldershot  (1.59 @Pinnacle) 4 points  FT 0:2 (-4)
18/2 NL: Boreham Wood - YORK  (3.58 @Pinnacle) 1 point  FT 1:1 (-1)
25/2 NL: SOUTHPORT - Chester  (2.60 @SBO) 1 point  FT 0:1 (-1)
25/2 NL: TORQUAY - Sutton  (2.87 @Pinnacle) 1 point  FT 2:3 (-1)

11 picks
26 points staked
5-0-6
+1.48 point profit
5.6% ROI
2.4% ROC
(advised bank: 60 points)

A disappointing ending to another profitable month (this was my 13th profitable month out of last 14 "active" months). After they've produced a +7.83 point profit (at a 391% (!) ROI) in January, the one-point bets on outsiders produced a -3.12 point loss in February, which is why the monthly profit was rather modest in the end (+1.48 point profit at a 5.6% ROI based on recorded odds, which - as I suppose most of you know by now - are the odds recorded with a fair delay, when they're usually at their worst) - the four-point asian handicap bets had a very good February with four out of five bets landing for a +4.6 point profit.


UNOFFICIAL LAST-MINUTE PICKS:

11/2 NL: (-0.75) LINCOLN - Woking  (1.58 @Pinnacle) 1 point  FT 3:2 (+0.29)
11/2 NL: (-0.25) YORK - Maidstone  (1.60 @Pinnacle) 1 point  FT 1:1 (-0.5)

2 picks
2 points staked
1-0-1
-0.21 point loss
-10.5% ROI

A small loss with the unofficial last-minute picks, but there was once again only a couple of bets. I have to admit I expected more from the unofficial last-minute picks based on late team news, but the season is far from over - there's nine more weekends + play-offs to go.