Originally Posted by TwistServe
Ghez man all that time spent researching and following scoreboards is paying off
A True "Professional Grade"
I seem to recall that it was mostly you telling me what the scores were...a lot of the time whilst I displayed the "busy" sign on my MSN. That was between all the time you were updating scores on your bets to me (despite me not having any interest in those matches) and asking me for a moment before I went to bed on one occasion to tell me that all your bets had won when I could have quite easily read and responded to that on MTF.
I spend about 5 - 10 minutes research per bet I make - and you and most people here know that I make only a couple of bets a day. I don't research all matches...only ones that appeal to me on first glance.
I like to give reasons for backing the player I go with. Some people don't like to do that - that is fine. The reason I do that is to prove to people that I have good reasons to back a player, and it is then for them to decide whether to go with me.
I seem to recall that it was you who added me to your MSN contacts list after the Australian Open. You wanted advice on betting and you asked my advice on winners of various matches. It was also at that time that I was doing well. Right now I'm not and you're quick to criticise.
5. I am a student
- I have very little money. For this reason I operate a "responsible gambling" system. I only place 1 - 2 bets a day and I either die by them or I live by them, in betting terms. I accept losing days. I don't try to get my losses back when, on several days I could have done if I took the risk. I like to think that some people respect my system and it is a good system for people of my current financial status (and people new to betting) to use. It just so happens that of the several matches I look at per day, I have picked the losing ones. Crap happens...especially so far this year what with the strange trend of results.
Your system is different - you make many bets a day and if you lose money, you try to get it back immediately. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. You had a good day on Friday, but from looking at your spreadsheet, it seems that had you not made 2 late additions of Roddick 2-0 and Bjorkman/McEnroe, you would have ended the say on a loss. This after your heavy lean wins and you were trying to give me advice on my staking plan the other day
I do my job. You do yours. I welcome your other gambling "friend" who chats to you on MSN to come forward and tell me how badly I am currently doing. (S)he has had the chance to do so a number of ways: MSN, private MTF email, gambling forum, my thread on TTS...but (s)he hasn't done so. I doubt this person exists, and if they do, I don't take any notice of positive/negative comments made through a medium such as yourself as your credibility is distorted.