Clive’s Betting Diary: How Long Can Chicken Dinners Last?

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.

I’m running a little bit behind on these so this is from a couple of weeks ago and there will be another one tomorrow.



The current exercise with the freebies is coming to an end. It’s been running since the 21st April and that’s more than enough time to draw conclusions. The only problem is finding the time to assess everyone’s progress properly.

This week brought another £102 profit, and I can obviously improve on this performance by ditching some and staking the others properly. The week’s heroes were stablemates Flat Flyers and Hidden Winners. The week’s losers were Value Bets.

Northern Monkey

Another £71 south. A real headache given my seven years of success with Wayne.


Up £82. He’s a real star considering he only bets Saturday and festivals. This week, no winners but places at 14/1 twice and 22/1.


Another £126 profit, keeping the profit flowing after last week’s extravaganza with six winners.

First Class Racing

No bets.


Inside Man

A rare no bets this week from Adam. Come on man, I’m raring to go!


Just a single placer and a loss of £127. Its sometimes difficult to get your head round but Weekly Golf Value is just using stats to create its own odds for each player and then comparing them with the prices available, selecting those it feels are most wrong. There is no “this player has a great chance of winning” just “he’s 60/1 and should be 45/1” so they never show any confidence in their selections with write-ups.

It’s the right way to be from a mathematical viewpoint and I suspect that it is the only way to make profit in this betting game. Inside Man is doing the same, just around the evens mark, and Racecracker does the same too. You just have to remember that there’s 150 golfers each tournament, so even picking eight per tournament is going to leave you with many more losers than winners. They are still just over £500 up for the year!


The American swing is still proving profitable. Another £135 clawed back with the redness reduced to £437 from a peak of £914. Good work Aiden.


A handy £38 gained from a 0.5 point successful double.


Up £249 this week and if it wasn’t for a poor Sunday the year would now be under a grand down. All feels tickety-boo but it can’t stay like this. Variance is there for a reason. Sometimes your luck’s in and sometimes it’s out.

Let’s see how close we can get to break even for the year before it turns again. I have cleared £2416 profit since the 24th June so it’s bound to be nearing a switch isn’t it?

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