Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

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Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:00 pm

harry_rag wrote:I think I might carry on with bets along these lines when the competition has ended, I don't know if anyone else would be interested.

It always strikes me that, despite my general aversion to short priced selections, whenever I make an effort to back them I usually show a level stakes profit. That applies to competitions like this or when I run a shorter price RFSP campaign. I think I'll start a thread with an open invite to anyone else to post their attempts in there as when they feel like having a go.
This is that thread! I'm going to stick to the 1/2 minimum odds for my picks but you can do what you like. Essentially, start with a tenner and see what you can do with it. Roll it up until you hit a loser or bank along the way. The only rules I'd ask everyone to observe are:
  • Bets must be posted at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the event.
    You can only post one bet per day, other than in the event of genuine non-runners/void bets (not pushes) when you can post a replacement.
Track and update your own campaign and I'll keep a "hall of fame" for:
  • longest run of consecutive winners
    best accumulative odds from a run of consecutive winners
    biggest profit banked from £10 starting stake
It's not a competition so there's no obligation, just start an attempt when the mood takes you.

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by Col » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:14 pm

Cheers harry :thumbs
I've given it a plug at Facebook, see if we can get some visitors over.

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by Matt » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:37 pm

I'll have a bash.

#1 £10 on over 2.5 goals in the Hoff/Hamburg game tomorrow @ 1.52.

Won

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:02 pm

Cheers Matt, good luck with the inaugural pick!

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Post by the_kid » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:44 pm

#1 France TB England @1.72 Six Nations Rugby Union 17:00 1st Feb

Won

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by Col » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:00 pm

Bet # 1 Hull v Tottenham

£10 Spurs DNB @ 1.50 VC and SJ

Push

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by alancraik » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:04 pm

Bet # 1

Ffos Las 3:45 - Scales to place (123) 6/5 PP

Lost

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:23 pm

I'll start with Stuttgart to score v Leverkusen at 8/15 with Boyles.

Won

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by LFC1892 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:43 pm

Bet 1, Cagliari-Fiorentina-Over 2.5-@2.10

Lost

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by Matt » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:21 pm

Harry lands the first winner. :thumbs

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by Col » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:34 pm

Col wrote:Bet # 1 Hull v Tottenham

£10 Spurs DNB @ 1.50 VC and SJ
Void

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by Col » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:10 am

Bet # 1 West Brom v Liverpool Away win @ 1.65

Lost

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:34 am

3 winners, 2 losers and a push yesterday. A small loss if you'd backed them all to level stakes. Good luck with today's picks for those having a go.

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:58 pm

1st bet won at 8/15, second is £15.33 on West Brom to score >0.5 v Liverpool at 1/2 with SJ

An easy Liverpool victory would be no surprise, hopefully so easy they can afford to be blase about conceding! I make this very slightly shorter than 1/2 and it's shorter everywhere else.

Won

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Post by silverfox58 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:04 am

I`ll join in :)

Bet 1: Rizespor v Trabsonspor (Turkish Supa Liga) £10 Under 2.5 goals @ 4/5 Skybet.

Won

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:45 pm

harry_rag wrote:1st bet won at 8/15, second is £15.33 on West Brom to score >0.5 v Liverpool at 1/2 with SJ

An easy Liverpool victory would be no surprise, hopefully so easy they can afford to be blase about conceding! I make this very slightly shorter than 1/2 and it's shorter everywhere else.

Won
Bet 3 is £23 on A Madrid to score v R Madrid tonight at 1/2 with Boyles & 1.5+ on exchange.

Lost

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by silverfox58 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:05 pm

Bet 2: £18 Win: Peterborough to bt Swindon @ 20/19

Lost

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:26 pm

silverfox58 wrote:Bet 2: £18 Win: Peterborough to bt Swindon @ 20/19
Missed the 15 minute deadline but just a reminder as it's not a competition as such! I'd applied the deadline mainly so people have a chance to follow if they want to. Try and stick to it if possible but, for now at least, I won't be "voiding" selections.

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by silverfox58 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:28 pm

Thanks Harry, I must admit I had forgotten! :> Was just keen to get another bet in :)

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:17 pm

No joy tonight, 5-5 (1) so far if I'm not mistaken. Early days! :)

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Post by LFC1892 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:58 pm

CLE Cavaliers-Lakers- Cleveland -7-@1.86

Lost

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by LFC1892 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:44 am

Plenty of time (2 and a half quarters) but Cavaliers are the most pathetic team I have ever seen this season. I already count it as lost and cover with Lakers.

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by silverfox58 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:15 pm

Starting again, and going to be brave!

Bet 1: Kidderminster to draw with Cambridge Utd £10 @ 12/5 (Stanjames)

Kidderminster have had a drop in form recently but are usually hard to beat at home with 10 wins 1 draw and 3 defeats in the league so far this season, whilst Cambridge have drawn 9 of their 15 away matches in the league so far.

Postponed

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by silverfox58 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:40 pm

Last nights bet was postponed so start again! :)

Bet 1: Espanyol v Granada -2.5 Goals £10 @ 4/7 (Paddy Power).

Espanyol have only scored 14 goals in 11 home league games, whilst Granada have only scored 7 goals in 10 away league games. Hopefully a low scoring game will ensue! :)

Won

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by peanut » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:55 pm

Bet 1

Monchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen - Over 2.5 @ 4/5 sjames

Lost

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Post by harry_rag » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:53 pm

2nd attempt, 1st bet. 6 Nations, Ireland v Wales, yellow card shown at 8/13 with PP

This combination of teams and ref Barnes should result in at least one being produced.

Won

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by peanut » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:00 pm

Attempt 2
Bet 1.
Chelsea v Newcastle over 2.5 @ 13/20 with B3

Won

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by the_kid » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:49 am

Attempt 1
Bet 2

£17 Jimmy Walker To Win AT+T Golf @1.34

One round to go, JW leads by 6, he has already won twice this year, and looks a good chance here.

Won

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by harry_rag » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:16 pm

1st bet won at 8/13, attempt 2, bet 2 is a slightly different approach.

£16.15 on either team to score >1.5 goals in Derby v QPR at 1.52

This is achieved by dutching 7/4 for Derby >1.5 with SJ and 12/5 for QPR >1.5 with Coral. (Precise stake split is 55.28% and 44.72% respectively.) I make both of those prices 10% bigger than the "true" odds. The beauty of this is it pays out at 3.04 if both bets oblige.

Lost

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Re: Ten Pound Challenges - February 2014 Onwards

Post by silverfox58 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:47 am

Attempt 2, Bet 2:

£15.71 Derby v Q.P.R. +2.5 Goals @11/10 (Boylesport)

Lost

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