November Review

November has felt like a really difficult month’s betting.  Almost all the services followed have gone through a really bad spell.  Some have produced a small profit but in general, almost every tipster has, to some extent, struggled.  The only exception really is Football Service B whose System has come up with the goods (ROI of 17.1%).

I’ve got to say I’ve found it tough going.   Perhaps it’s a combination of too many tipsters showing poor form and dark mornings and dark afternoons.  I feel like I need a break from it all to recharge the batteries, which is perfectly natural.  Betting every day can become a bit of a grind, just as any job can.  Fortunately I will soon get the chance of a break as I’m going away over Christmas, escaping the shopping madness and crowds by renting a cottage on the Devon coast.  It should provide the perfect antidote to the winter blues.

But I digress.

In truth, November has, I believe, raised a number of questions relating to some of the services in the portfolio.  I’m not making any changes at this time, but I am thinking of tweaking a few things in time for the New Year.  For example, the Combo Racing Method is proving to be consistent, but does simply not throw up enough bets to justify my allocating it a separate bank.  I would like to continue putting some extra money on the selections it throws up, but I need to think about exactly how I will do this.  There are of course, other tipping services which would inevitably generate more Combo System bets but they’re not a part of my portfolio.

Racing Service B has had a very disappointing month, but I’ve no real concerns here, despite the fact that performance levels are not as we would wish them to be.  I certainly won’t be dropping them for 2017.

I may have to revisit the Morning Value Service (Doubles) strategy however.  Why?  Well, I just don’t particularly like placing doubles.  I’m the betting equivalent of a meat and two veg man – I like to keep things simple.  Northern Monkey isn’t shy of throwing in some doubles and it’s all getting a bit much.  No doubt I’d feel differently if the MVS (Doubles) hadn’t fared so poorly this month but even if December proves to be incredibly lucrative, I think I’ll likely drop this from the portfolio and redirect the funds allocated.

I also have a real concern about my ability to follow Football Service C bets into the New Year too.  This is no-one’s fault – it’s just that I have commitments when the bets come through and as a result I’m missing the odds too much.  I’m going to carry on for now and really think hard as to whether there’s a practical solution to the issue.

Other than that, there’s not too much to comment on.  The results aren’t here yet, but the first few days of December have already proved to be far more profitable and therefore enjoyable, so fingers crossed December will be a great month and the struggles of November can be quickly forgotten.

Overall then, November’s betting showed an ROI of -4.27%.  Let’s move quickly on…

Chasemaster: Staked 17pts, +2.625pts.

Jason James: Staked 91pts, +7.077pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 43pts, +2.31pts.

Racing Service A: Staked 11.75pts, +0.125pts.

Racing Service B: Staked 89.5pts, -32.45pts.

Morning Value Service (Lite): Staked 37pts, -5.41pts.

Morning Value Service (Doubles): Staked 34pts, -31pts.

Combo Racing System: Staked 10pts, +0.25pts.

Football Service A: Staked 36.6pts, +1.09pts.

Football Service B: Staked 23pts, +3.94pts.

Football Service C: Staked 41pts, -8.1pts.

Pinpoint Golf: Staked 187.5pts, -3.8pts.

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