I was slightly surprised to read the following in The Poacher’s email yesterday:
“My aim at the beginning of 2021 was for a 5% ROI and while it may be difficult to achieve that I still will be trying to get as close to it as I can.”
My ROI for the year to date following The Poacher’s tips currently stands at 6.67%. I can only assume that the periods I’ve spent on holiday recently have coincided with some losers. If so, it’s swings and roundabouts because I know for a fact that I’ve missed out on profit from other services during the weeks I’ve not opened my laptop to place a bet.
Admittedly, I can’t remember when I hit a high point of 19 points of The Poacher profit – it feels like it was a fair few months ago, and I’m still just a couple of points under that high water mark. This chimes with another sentence in TP’s email, which stated:
“It can be frustrating and mundane when it seems like we are making no progress over a few months but again it shows the importance of patience and taking a long term view.”
Has it felt frustrating and mundane? I can’t say it has, to be honest, I knew when I started following at the turn of the year that the nature of football betting lends itself to flat periods. Perhaps, after betting for so long, I’ve become somewhat inured to the frustrations and have become relatively laid back when it comes to waiting for profit to arrive. Having said that, it’s much easier to take such a relaxed approach when you have already banked some profit and it has become a case of waiting to add to it, as opposed to making an initial loss and taking a period of time looking to just get back to level pegging. I guess that’s the psychology of betting right there. Would I have remained so sanguine about The Poacher’s “frustrating” time of it over the summer had the earlier months have not been as successful as they were? Quite possibly not.
Sports Service 1 (30pt bank): Staked 21.75pts, +6.885pts, roi 31.51%, roc 22.95%, High: 7.295pts, CDD: -0.41pts, Max DD: -1pts.
Sports Service 2 (40): Staked 64pts, -4.934pts, roi -7.7%, roc -12.33%, High 0pts, CDD: -4.934pts, Max DD: -6.734pts.
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 93pts, -11.737pts, roi -12.62%, roc -11.73%, High: 4.394pts, CDD: -16.131pts, Max DD: -17.984pts.
The Poacher (40): Staked 260.5pts, +17.389pts, roi 6.67%, roc 43.47%, High: 19.068pts, CDD: -1.679pts, Max DD: -9.645pts
Sports Totals: ROI 4.13%, ROC 10.01%
*ROI – Return On investment, ROC – Return On Capital (ie. bank growth), CDD – Current Drawdown, Max DD – Maximum Drawdown