Saturday, 22 February 2014

Bountiful Markets

One other benefit of requiring selections to be made ahead of time is that one of the original ideas might become feasible and add some interest. Initially I had thought that I would publish the selections ahead of time, or at least those of the profitable and non-private entrants. Currently there are only two in this category, Jamie A and Webbo, and while I was lambasted months ago for having the temerity to publish The Football Analysts bets, Graeme had previously agreed that they could be published, so I think by doing it on match day I should be safe from the wrath of Anonymous.

Webbo has gone for all away wins in the EPL, with the exceptions of draws in the Chelsea v Everton and Liverpool v Swansea City games. Jamie A has a lay of the away win for Manchester United (@ Crystal Palace), a lay of Cardiff City (v Hull City) and a home win for West Bromwich Albion (v Fulham) and Overs in the Chelsea v Everton and Manchester City v Stoke City matches. He has other selections too, but those are the EPL ones.

For those following the TFA Bounty, Graeme's fifteen selections are Plymouth Argyle, Swindon Town, Shrewsbury Town, Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra, Sheffield United, Braintree Town, AFC Chester, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers, Hull City, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers and Torquay United.

With so many selections in action, this could be a decisive week for Graeme and the bounty hunters. As Graeme wrote:
Looks like this weekend is probably going to be a pivotal weekend in the context of the season for the service and for my position in your league.
I think it's the busiest weekend for this FTL system this season. Gulp!

Here's hoping for a better weekend.
A few people have a lot of entries this week - desperation, or value aplenty? Forza Fizzer, Rubicon, Premier Betting and Football Elite all have a record, or close to a record, number of selections.

Update: Post corrected to reflect that Jamie's selections of Manchester United and Cardiff City were both lays.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cassini all being well and assuming the ticker does not give out I will partake next season and happy to throw some money in the prize fund if you would like, don't want to step on Graeme's toes though. Fixed odds been a bit of a struggle this season for everyone I think, averages compared to last 5-10 years a bit out this season as you have previously mentioned.

Ian E