Drawing a line.

When you receive an email from one of your tipsters, with an opening line of “This is the email I hoped I’d never have to write”, then you know it’s not good news.

Football Service 1 has suffered a torrid season.  It started badly, hasn’t improved or recovered, and on Saturday a nadir was reached when all seven tips were unsuccessful.  This meant that the advised bank had been bust, which is a point at which I stop following.

The service owner is mulling things over in terms of how to proceed.  He has done a detailed analysis of his results in the context of deciding whether or not the 25 point recommended bank was ever really large enough. Certainly the SBC advise following with a larger bank and I do, but when the tipster himself has such obvious doubts as to the future viability of his service or system, then that is enough for me.

It’s difficult to see what Football Service 1 can do anyway, other than extend the size of the bank.  To me, I’m afraid this is a retrospective move that doesn’t sit well.  A bank is a bank.  If you’re just going to expand it once it’s been bust, you have to question the setting up of a bank in the first place.  The tipster may be considering other options of course.

As far as the portfolios are concerned, then Football Service 1 has obviously been dragging down overall performance these past few months but that’s a risk inherent in constructing a betting portfolio anyway.  The glass-half-full way of looking at this is that the diversification of the portfolio has helped absorb the losses and do a little better than break-even, which is quite an achievement in itself.  Sadly the much smaller ‘Broxchange’ portfolio performance has taken a real hit which is likely to take some time to recover from, although I’m confident that recover it will.

As for this past week, well Football Service 1’s disaster was covered by another Saturday of excellence from Racing Service 2 who is enjoying a real purple patch.  A nod of appreciation too, to the performance of MVS (Lite) last week.

Performance from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th January

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 7.31%, ROC 0.96%.

‘Starter’ (Football Lay Profits, The Accountant, Racing Service 2, Northern Monkey): ROI 67.85%, ROC 5.59%.

‘Broxchange’ (Football Lay Profits, The Accountant, Golf Insider, Football Service 1): ROI -48.46%, ROC -5.2%.

Individual Service Performance

The Accountant: Staked 10pts, +1.35pts, ROI 13.5%.

Racing Service 1: Staked 5pts, -2.8pts, ROI -56%.

Football Service 1: Staked 7pts, -7pts, ROI -100%.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 13.18pts, -7.46pts, ROI -56.6%.

Golf Insider: Staked 10.4pts, -10.4pts, ROI -100%.

MVS (Lite): Staked 20pts, +4.88pts, ROI 24.4%.

Northern Monkey: Staked 3pts, -0.325pts, ROI -10.83%.

Football Service 2: Staked 6.5pts, -1.824pts, ROI -28.06%.

Racing Service 2: Staked 4.5pts, +12.5pts, ROI 277.77%.

Racing Service 3: Staked 13pts, +6.438pts, ROI 49.52%.

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