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Clive’s Betting Diary: Neither Here Nor There

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


Having sung the praises of the freebies last week, typically they came back to bite me this. All five had a negative week, the pick of the bunch being Little Beauty which only lost £2. Total loss: £113.50.

Northern Monkey

A winning Sunday left a shortfall of £14.50 on the week’s activities and there seem to be no signs of an end to his miserable year.


With a £80 profit on Saturday, Brett has now halved his losses for the year and, seeing as I halved stakes when they were at their peak, according to his own records he must be back to roughly all square. Well done, Brett.


The trump card this week with £221.50 profit largely from Jerrysback, the Summer Cup winner at 33/1, but single figure losses Monday to Thursday helped as did Benito coming in at 14/1!


Off season – no bets


The first week in ages with absolutely no returns from 13 selections and no-one even close. Still, it’s that kind of sport. The lowest priced selection was 28/1 and you start to think of that as almost favourite backing! £142 lost


Just the one bet, a loser for £40. Apparently, the week before Wimbledon is a week for trying out new things and getting used to the grass, not a week for betting. Fair enough.


The highs of Racecracker and the lows of almost everything else led to an £8 loss on the week. Good value for the entertainment but I would like some winnings now. Come on boys, we’ve got £3000 to recoup in the second half of the year!

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