I don’t think he’ll mind my saying so but Wayne of Northern Monkey was recently married. He took a few days off by way of a honeymoon. How dare he – I expect my tipsters to be working all day, every day in the pursuit of profit!
I jest, of course. But there is a serious point to be made around just how hard the best tipsters work for their members.
How often have you, in your working life, really felt that you need a break, to go away for a few days and completely switch off from the day to day stress of your job? There can’t be many, if any, who don’t feel like that at least a couple of times every year. And yet the tipsters I follow appear to be complete workaholics. Most of them I believe, have jobs outside of betting, and will no doubt have to cope with the pressures of work on top of the pressure they come under from running a tipping service. To me, that sounds like a lot to handle, and yet rarely do they seem to go on holiday or take a break.
I’ve long felt that there’s a tendency by some to simply assume that tipsters live in some kind of tipping bubble, unaffected by outside factors such as work, having kids, or even something as small as suffering from a cold. I know what it feels like to struggle out of bed in the morning, nose streaming and throat raw, feeling awful but knowing you have to get to work. And then after a long and exhausting day, still feeling like death warmed up, collapsing into bed with a lemsip. Imagine doing all that, but before the lemsip bit, having do all that you need to do to run your service – finding the bets, dealing with emails, all the admin stuff.
My view is that the tipsters I follow go to superhuman lengths to provide their members with a profit. They must do. We never hear them complain, but that doesn’t mean they’re not experiencing what the rest of us go through in day to day life, which of course they do. To my mind, those that run their services professionally and with care, are to be congratulated for the effort they put into doing so.
Portfolio performance for September to date:
A solid if unspectacular start to the month. It was good to see the return to action of Football Service 1, although the timing of the season’s first break in domestic football for the interminably dull international break stymied somewhat the number of bets. Only three, but all three won so a great start. The aforementioned Northern Monkey returned too, celebrating the recent nuptials by knocking in a couple of decent winners, including a winning double. Good to see Football Service 2 having some success, perhaps reward for taking stock after a recent poor spell and being a little more selective in his approach.
‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 5.05%, ROC 0.94%.
‘Broxchange’ portfolio (Football Lay Profits, Football Service 1, Golf Insider): ROI -1.5%, ROC -0.22%
Individual Service Performance
Bet Alchemist: Staked 6pts, -1.285pts.
Racing Service 1: Staked 14pts, -1.25pts.
Football Lay Profits: Staked 46.7pts, -7.6pts.
Football Service 1: Staked 3pts, +4.189pts
Golf Insider: Staked 20.5pts, -20.5pts.
MVS: Staked 20pts, -3.625pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 12.5pts, +8.318pts.
Football Service 2: Staked 7.4pts, +2.006pts.
Racing Service 2: n/a
Racing Service 3: Staked 23.75pts, +0.125pts.