Felt like a strange day today had a few PC problems and a lot of time spent just sorting out stuff, but no matter as a profit was made.
Firstly The Market Examiner had another 3 point loss for the day bringing the total to -18.5 points for the month. There was one winner but the rest of the selections all lost and to compound matters some of the losers were double point selections. A few of the choices really drifted before the off which has been a bit of a theme in recent days. My tipster Terry had just the one bet, an each way selection at 12/1 which came as they do fourth so just missing out on any profits. So a total loss of £110.
I had just the one selection which on a poor day's racing was an each way thievery job and my nag managed to get second at 18/1, winning me £ 65. I actually backed it at 10/1 and it drifted so I got the better price , which was an added bonus.
I made the profit from Betfair , where a couple of horse lays worked out and a couple of football trades went my way.
I also had a bet on Gyan to score at anytime for Sunderland against Spurs. This is probably the second time in my punting life that I have done this type of bet , but after hearing that Bent was out and looking on a few forums it seemed like a bit of value. Paddy Power was 3/1 which was better than Betfair and he obliged with a good bit of help from Gallas and Kabul.
After yesterdays post about Llodra, I checked his price on Betfair and there was another £5 available at 220 and 230 so I took that and put a lay in that got matched tonight so i dont have to wait for him to play Isner and have £975 free bet. So good news really.
Another retirement in the tennis world this being America's Taylor Dent who overcame some terrible injuries to keep on playing at the highest level, not the greatest of players but full of guts.
Ranked no. 21, Dent achieved his highest ever World ranking in August, 2008. Furthermore, prior to retiring, the professional was ranked no. 85 in the World. Taylor underwent three major surgeries in the year 2006 through 2007 as he had recurring back issues caused by injury.
Dent stated that he'd have a talk with his wife every year regarding his future. In the words of Taylor himself, "It's the deal we have had since my comeback, that at the end of the year we sit down and have a scheduled talk about whether to go forward or retire. I've been playing for 12 years now and I met a lot of my goals, almost all my goals after coming back from the surgeries and the time seemed perfect".
Additionally, he exclaimed, "I've got a son and a strong desire to be a family man. Pro tennis is a grueling schedule and it gets pretty tough after a while. My body was able to hang in there, a testament to my surgeon, but at the end of the day it's just a lot of little things".