He looks almost normal.
He has glasses on his nose and knobbly knees on his legs (although they are covered by trousers!)
That man is me.
Now imagine that I am punching myself in the side of my head repeatedly.
Over and over and over again. Thump! Thump! Thump!
That's me that is.
Or at least, that is how I feel when I look at the state of my year long project of betting on the football.
For New readers (and anyone who has forgotton) every year I set myself the challenge of making profit by betting on the English Premiership football games.
Last year I made around 3.5% profit, which is about the same as I make with my saving account. The challenge is to increase that amount and BEAT THE BOOKIE.
The rules are as follows:
- A bet of 20 pence for each league game for Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal to win.
- Where one of the above teams plays one of the others in the list the bet is placed on the HOME team to win.
The league is just over the half way mark and my results are not all that healthy to be honest.
Being the kind of nerd who loves statistics here is a list of just how badly I am doing and just why I am forced to punch myself in the head each and every weekend due to my own stupidity.
99 games played so far:
Actual total spent: £18.40
Total Spent: £19.80
Potential total winnings: £33.05
Total Profit: -£1.40
As you can see I am not doing well at all. Although it could be worse... a LOT worse.
Some of the games have been close, some have caused me to pull my hair out in clumps and shout at the TV when watching games (Mrs H has now forced me to watch TV in the kitchen, because the dog is now a nervous wreck).
There is still a chance I can make profit this year, but it's not looking good.
This is the reason why I only bet the tiny amount of 20p.
Gambling is only fun when it doesn't effect your bank account.
I have been very lucky in the past and am currently using profit made from previous years and am using the bookies own money to keep me occupied.
I'm not totally daft!
So remember, I am a professional idiot and only do this sort of thing so you don't have to. Gambling is for idiots and ultimately - the bookie always wins!
NEXT WEEK: Yet another problem caused by my own stupidity....yay!