With the football season done and dusted I offered Ste the chance to make some money.
Between us we would place exactly £10 of bets on any sporting event of our choice.
It could be 10 lots of £1 bets, one big £10 bet or any other combination just as long as £10 was spent between the 1st and 30th of June.
Ste, for all his worth, is not very good at spreadsheets and this makes him just a little bit LESS sexy to women than me (no, I don't believe that either) but the results are now in and I can confirm that Ste, having spent £10 of his own hard earned cash has made a total return of.....we'll get to that in a bit.
I (being dead sexy and able to use more technology that an i-phone with a broken screen - seriously Ste sort that out mate!) have created a proper spreadsheet for you good folks to mull over.
Here it is:
You will see that there is a lot of red on this sheet. That means the bet was lost.
Grey boxes are refunded bets (no winnings but the money was used again for another bet) and GREEN boxes are for those bets that actually won!
The yellow box on the top right side is my percentage of returns. anything over 100% would have been a profit.
|june bet comp with ste||£10.00||£0.00||£8.37||84%|
|starting balance 16.95||total spent||left to spend|
|date||bet||stake||odds||pot win||act win||bet profit||total profit|
|01/06/2015||sharapova to win||£0.22||4/11||£0.30||£0.00||-£0.22||-£0.22|
|01/06/2015||federer to win||£0.22||4/11||£0.30||£0.30||£0.08||-£0.14|
|02/06/2015||federer to win||£0.27||4/9||£0.39||£0.00||-£0.27||-£0.41|
|03/06/2015||cobh wanderers (inplay)||£0.27||4/9||£0.38||£0.38||£0.11||-£0.30|
|04/06/2015||Fremad Vably (in play)||£0.20||1/2||£0.30||£0.00||-£0.20||-£0.50|
|05/06/2015||murray to beat djokovic||£0.08||9/2||£0.44||£0.00||-£0.08||-£0.58|
|06/06/2015||messi to hit the post||£0.08||13/2||£0.60||£0.00||-£0.08||-£0.66|
|06/06/2015||golden horn e/w||£0.16||6/4||£0.31||£0.31||£0.15||-£0.51|
|06/06/2015||under 40 pts||£0.10||13/10||£0.23||£0.00||-£0.10||-£0.61|
|06/06/2015||over 8 corners||£0.10||2/5||£0.14||£0.14||£0.04||-£0.57|
|07/06/2015||warinka to win (in play)||£0.30||5/6||£0.55||£0.55||£0.45||-£0.12|
|08/06/2015||montenegro win (in play)||£0.22||10/11||£0.42||£0.00||-£0.22||-£0.34|
|08/06/2015||sweeden ladies (-1) (inplay)||£0.20||5/4||£0.45||£0.00||-£0.20||-£0.54|
|09/06/2015||France v Eng ladies (+2.5gls)||£0.07||evens||£0.14||£0.00||-£0.07||-£0.61|
|09/06/2015||Last goal +73 (france v Eng)||£0.11||10/11||£0.21||£0.00||-£0.11||-£0.72|
|09/06/2015||spain ladies +2.5 goals||£0.22||4/11||£0.30||£0.00||-£0.22||-£0.94|
|09/06/2015||spain ladies win both halves||£0.10||6/5||£0.22||£0.00||-£0.10||-£1.04|
|13/06/2015||sco V roi - +9 crns, -50pts||£0.10||3/1||£0.40||£0.40||£0.30||-£0.74|
|13/06/2015||sco V roi both teams score||£0.10||5/4||£0.22||£0.22||£0.12||-£0.62|
|13/06/2015||sco V roi over 1.5goals||£0.14||4/7||£0.22||£0.22||£0.08||-£0.54|
|13/06/2015||sco V roi over 2.5 goals||£0.12||7/4||£0.33||£0.00||-£0.12||-£0.66|
|14/06/2015||Slo v Eng over 9 crns||£0.15||8/15||£0.23||£0.00||-£0.15||-£0.81|
|14/06/2015||Slo v Eng over 11 crns||£0.10||13/10||£0.23||£0.00||-£0.10||-£0.91|
|14/06/2015||Slo v Eng Over 30 pts||£0.13||8/13||£0.21||£0.00||-£0.13||-£1.04|
|14/06/2015||Slo v Eng Eng score 2+ goals||£0.15||evens||£0.30||£0.30||£0.15||-£0.89|
|14/06/2015||Slo v Eng Eng win ht/ft||£0.13||8/13||£0.21||£0.21||£0.08||-£0.81|
|16/06/2015||sole power (ew)||£0.20||11/4||£0.54||£0.00||-£0.20||-£1.01|
|16/06/2015||shamal wind (ew)||£0.20||13/2||£1.01||£0.00||-£0.20||-£1.21|
|17/06/2015||cry me a river (ew)||£0.14||12/1||£1.19||£0.00||-£0.14||-£0.82|
|17/06/2015||free eagle (ew)||£0.14||3/1||£0.40||£0.40||£0.26||-£0.21|
|17/06/2015||spark plug (ew)||£0.14||12/1||£1.19||£0.00||-£0.14||-£0.38|
|17/06/2015||always smile (ew)||£0.14||9/4||£0.34||£0.11||-£0.03||-£0.41|
|17/06/2015||sir issac newton (ew)||£0.14||9/1||£0.93||£0.00||-£0.14||-£0.55|
|18/06/2015||king of rocks (ew)||£0.14||10/11||£0.22||£0.09||-£0.05||-£0.60|
|18/06/2015||Bocca Baciata (ew)||£0.14||11/2||£0.62||£0.00||-£0.14||-£0.74|
|18/06/2015||Forgotton Rules (ew)||£0.14||5/2||£0.36||£0.11||-£0.03||-£0.82|
|18/06/2015||Azraff (ew)||£0.00||25/1||£2.33||£0.00||£0.00||-£0.82||refunded non runner|
|18/06/2015||Capel Path (ew)||£0.14||10/1||£1.02||£0.00||-£0.14||-£1.24|
|18/06/2015||space age (ew)||£0.14||11/1||£1.10||£1.10||£0.96||-£0.56|
|19/06/2015||Laxfield Road (ew)||£0.14||6/1||£0.67||£0.00||-£0.14||-£0.70|
|19/06/2015||Ol man river (ew)||£0.14||3/1||£0.40||£0.00||-£0.14||-£0.84|
|19/06/2015||Bantry Bay (ew)||£0.14||11/4||£0.38||£0.00||-£0.14||-£1.27|
|20/06/2015||Due Diligence (ew)||£0.14||6/1||£0.67||£0.00||-£0.14||-£1.54|
|20/06/2015||Huntsman Close (ew)||£0.00||11/1||£1.10||£0.00||£0.00||-£1.54||refunded horse bolted!|
|21/06/2015||minsk/baranovichi/vendryne/sogndal/lyn/stromsgodset to win (acca)||£0.05||acca||£0.19||£0.00||-£0.05||-£1.59||in play|
|22/06/2015||bellarup + Nobbry (inplay)||£0.07||acca||£0.40||£0.00||-£0.07||-£1.66|
|22/06/2015||viking rek + FRAM to win (inplay)||£0.17||acca||£0.47||£0.47||£0.30||-£1.36|
|22/06/2015||eng v nor ladies - both teams to score||£0.10||11/10||£0.21||£0.21||£0.11||-£1.25|
|22/06/2015||eng v now ladies - a goal in both halves||£0.10||11/10||£0.21||£0.00||-£0.10||-£1.35|
|30/06/2015||renova v chisinua - over 2.5 goals||£0.20||6/4||£0.50||£0.00||£0.00||-£1.35|
|various||Japan/USA/Germany ladies to all win||£0.12||acca||£1.21||£0.00||-£0.12||-£1.47|
|various||wexford youth/melbourne knights/corinthians/althetico belo/st patricks/dundalk to win||£0.08||acca||£0.32||£0.32||£0.24||-£1.23|
As you can see, I didn't do all that well, making a loss of £1.23.
Ste has informed that he made a total return of £9.63.
However, not only has not created a spreadsheet, but Ste failed to spend the whole £10, meaning that he has actually only made £9.16.
I will leave it up to you, my readers, to decide if Ste should be declared the winner or if the whole damned thing should be forgotten.
Betting on things like the Womens World Cup (which has been fantastic to watch), the horse racing and the tennis has made me pay attention to sporting events I wouldn't normally watch, but it has been fun. The thrill of chasing a win is great and the loss of a small amount of cash is no big thing. (Mrs H takes 10 times that amount from my wallet on a regular basis) But remember - if you are going to gamble, only bet with money you are prepared to loose.