Clive’s Betting Diary: A Bit of a Roll

This series is all about the ups and downs of a tipster portfolio approach to sports betting. It’s not here to directly promote any of the services and it’s certainly not here to criticise them either (after all, I’d be quite the fool to stake my own money on a service I don’t have faith in!)

Ultimately, the sole goal is to show that, despite the natural peaks and troughs, it is possible to make a good side income from sports betting if you follow the right services. All it takes is a little bit of organisation, and plenty of patience!

Please Note: I’ve written an introduction to this betting diary feature which you will need to read first to make sense of the below. You can find it on the Bet Chat website by clicking this link.

Horse Racing


Three in negative figures though for Value Bets it was only 50p, but Flat Flyers almost carried them through with a profit of £63.75. Overall, a loss of just £6.90.

Northern Monkey

A minor loss of £10.25 but not the quiet week this suggests. Plenty of winners just more losers! It’s better and more encouraging than the weeks of just losers.


A winner and a placer from just seven Saturday bets turned a £40 profit for Brett’s week which, as usual, was in fact a day.


A -£24.50 total for the week, all the bad stuff coming early in the week and all the good later. Racecracker is hovering around being level for the year. I’m hoping it can kick on from here.

First Class Racing

Another disappointment and the worst racing figure for the week burnt £60. I wouldn’t normally complain about or even notice two losers in a row, but Mel’s last winner came on the 2nd July which is quite a long time between drinks.


Off season – no bets.


Well, we can’t rely on Weekly Golf Value every week. After Paston (45/1) and Mullinax (150/1) in the last two weeks surely they must be due a week of losses? Try again next week as Cam Smith nailed the hat-trick. ‘Only’ 20/1 seems like a bad week!

Their staking plan ensures that comparative shorties are staked higher, so it was only the absence of any US places and therefore nothing from my greed-based doubles that stopped them threatening another breakout week. Bet365 threw me a free bet which I put on Fleetwood, a placer to bring the weeks profit to £106.


We were warned last week that there would likely be no bets and so it proved.

Darts (new tipster/new sport)

I have used On The Oche before and he’s good and also a Smart Betting Club approved tipster. I’ve used him as Christmas entertainment for the last two years because he offers the World Championships for £30 each year.

I was surprised and delighted to receive a £50 off voucher for any of his deals and even more pleased to see he is now doing a ten point offer which I took for £150. He bets around the evens mark so I’m staking at £50 per point which makes him now my top staked tipster. The World Matchplay began with a winner on Sunday for £61.93 profit.


A £113 profit for the week, a third week of profit in a row during which I’ve won £927 so definitely an upturn. A potential concern is that Northern Monkey has been building up a coup on Jumby in the International next Saturday (at the time of writing). As well as a sizeable single he’s also doubled it with three winners so far and its now worth about £1100. Wish me luck.

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