Tuesday, 6 November 2012

And you've chanted back

A few comments from my last post:

puppyguts6 November 2012 09:40
i fully agree with you mate..... i thought it was ridiculous with the whole terry incident and how it went to court! before that happened i had no idea you could sue someone for a single act of verbal racism. the F.A. should have stepped in immediate and slapped terry with a ban, they don't waste time handing out silly punishments when a ref is criticized! that whole terry saga made EPL look a joke.

Baz6 November 2012 09:42
Prosecution will tell this person that his racist behaviour is entirely unacceptable to the majority in society, it is how we set and enforce acceptable behaviour.

AL6 November 2012 10:21
you've gone and done it now - the thought police will be all over you

Average Guy6 November 2012 11:42
Amen to that

General agreement with my view it seems, with the exception of Baz6. The problem, as I see it, is where to draw the line. Should we prosecute everyone who makes a gesture? What about all those people that are not caught on camera? Should they be prosecuted also? What about putting two fingers up at someone? Should that be punished too? With all the serious crimes that are perpetrated every day, do we really want our police force dedicating their time to arresting people for being rude?

It's up to you to decide, but you know my view.


Enjoyable night trading tonight. Plenty of ideas and opportunities flying around, and with so many matches on at once, it's easy to get spread too thin or to think that you must be active on a mass of markets. For me, unless I'm employing a particular strategy across the board, then I'll try and be relatively selective on my trades, depending on what's happening at the time.

So, with several Champions League matches being played, along with a full set of fixtures for the Championship, League One, Two and the Conference, I traded only a small handful of markets.

Football: £52.91 | Tote: |  Total P&L:  £52.91  

Football Showing 1 - 4 of 4 markets 

Market Start time Settled date Profit/loss (£) 
Football / Charlton v Cardiff : Match Odds 06-Nov-12 19:45  06-Nov-12 21:44  25.66 
Football / Gillingham v Cheltenham : Match Odds 06-Nov-12 19:45  06-Nov-12 21:41  -6.48 
Football / Derby v Barnsley : Match Odds 06-Nov-12 19:45  06-Nov-12 21:36  31.50 
Football / Yeovil v Stevenage : Over/Under 2.5 Goals 06-Nov-12 19:45  06-Nov-12 20:52  2.23 

Also had a couple of straight bets tonight (not on Betfair). Both were asians. One win and one scratch.


  1. I'm guessing you're white, middle aged and live Ooop North, thinking of racism as simply just 'being rude' sadly shows just how naive you are.

  2. "Oop North"? "Oop North", you say?

    Be careful there, anon, you might just start sounding like a discriminatory, prejudiced bigot. And we wouldn't want that, would we?

    I think we should be clear here. I'm not defending any form of racism (and if you knew the first thing about me, you would know why). The guy in the crowd is a moron, plain and simple.

    But my point was that there are judgements to be made based on the scale of the offence. I would be interested to know how much money was spent by the police in prosecuting someone who has scratched their armpit. That's the whole point.

  3. It is very gratifying that Anon holds while, middle aged northerners to much higher moral standards than other people.

    Is that because they are better?


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