Clive’s Betting Diary: Baby Steps Forward

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

Last week’s big losers both came good this week, Flat Flyers bringing home £77 off just £5 or £2.50 each way stakes and Racecracker cracking it for £97 (about time!). Love produced £92 profit and reduced his season imbalance further – he’s now £199 below his peak downturn.

Value bets was £16 down but is still in profit overall and Northern Monkey lost a bearable tenner. First Class Racing had a watching brief last week and UCL were off for personal reasons which we didn’t get told about but hopefully everything is okay with them.


Inside Man is at it again. Winding me up that is! Everything right (allowing for some partials on the Asian handicap) except my locals to which I have absolutely no allegiance, Swansea, who saw fit to let me down on the five-timer by losing at home to QPR. At least that meant a win for one of our season long bets as QPR made the top half. That’s paid out now but not accounted for until season end.

His £42 loss on the week made him -£567 for 2022 but only -£109 for the season, so much depends on the ante-post bets and in particular the Salah top scorer bet. The dodgy Reds rested him recently. He doesn’t need rest, he needs goals! I never said betting led to rational thoughts, did I?


A rare empty week with two selections missing a place by one stroke. I think we can take that as the golfing gods have been kinder than the football or racing gods this year. A loss of -£72 this week.


A £126 profit this week. I’ll say that again… a £126 profit this week. My first profitable week for seven weeks. I know it’s not much but It’s a start and you’ve got to start somewhere!

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