This is my poky little corner of the Internet. Originally started in 1999 (my website that is, not the Internet) it took on many forms – until 2005, when I lost enthusiasm for my own Internet presence and simply stopped updating it.

This is my (not quite as successful as I’d hoped) attempt at getting some of that enthusiasm back. Enjoy!


Birmingham, bloody Birmingham!

Who would have guessed that Birmingham City football club would thrash Swansea City 3 – 1 on Tuesday night? Admittedly, out of the five bets that I ran in my previous post, Swansea weren’t the only ones that let me down, but they were certainly the most surprising.

So, my experiment is off to a poor start – who could have seen that coming? (where’s that SarcMark when you need it.)

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Place your bets!

manchesterderbyYesterday, inspired by a work colleague and dreams of riches beyond my wildest dreams (!) I placed an accumulator bet for the first time in my life.

For those unaccustomed to betting, as I was, the principle behind an acculumator is simple – you place a series of bets (minimum of 4, apparently) and put a single stake on all of them together.

If you win all of the bets, you win the combined return of all of the odds together (although the maths to work it out is something that eludes me at 9am in the morning.)

If even just one of the bets doesn’t win, you get nothing.

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