|Punters Corner End of Season Celtic Review|
|Written by Harry Brady|
|Saturday, 15 May 2010 09:42|
And so the end is near…well it’s been and gone actually. I know the season officially ends today with the Ross County Dundee Utd “Lovely Family Final” but you and I know that things ended some time ago with some end of season friendlies. You and I also know that we are unlike 75% of the people who will meander down to the big smoke today and watch the football at Hampden – we pay to watch football every week. I am fed up hearing the BBC say how nice it is that two Diddy teams (one really diddy team that we lost to!!!) are playing in the final with no Old Firm representation. No it’s not. If it wasn’t for us nasty Celtic & Rangers fans from big bad downmarket Glasgow there would be no Scottish football. Anyone who listens to Hawksbee and Jacobs will know Andy Jacobs subsequently hates any team who beat Chelsea. I subscribe to this (especially for diddy teams). I am fed up hearing about Super Caley going ballistic and want us to really hump them whenever we play them. Same now for Ross County! Annoying little upstarts!
Anyway, this is supposed to be a Punters Corner end of season review so here goes. We started the year with £100 and finished with £156.49 Review done?
Not quite…the story of the money on P/C is a story of our sad season. We started the year with £100 in our Paddy Power account and had such high hopes for the coming year. It all started so brightly. Within the first few weeks we went to £116 and then up to £124, even reaching the dizzy heights of £133 and then it all started going wrong. Obviously we only bet on SPL fixtures and specifically bet on both us and Rangers winning, which didn’t happen very regularly this season past. Indeed we did not win more than 4 consecutive games until Lennon’s arrival. Since we only finished 6 points behind Rangers then you can see that they also were not winning every week. Our lowest point was when we got to just £16 left.
We started recovering when our early season bets started kicking in. Naturally we went for the Hoops for the title (useless buggers) but had more luck elsewhere.
EPL – Chelsea
Championship – Newcastle (with Forrest E/W!)
1ST Division – we lost out on Leeds
2nd Division – Notts County
SPL - ????
1st Div – Inverness Caley
So not a bad record – a wee fiver on each of these at the start of the season and I end up with a 56% return on my £100 initial investment. Beats the banks.
So Ben Patrick and I will sit and down and think about who’ll be winning the leagues next term. World Cups, new managers and new signings will all play a part. Here’s hoping we have two of them by end of July.
One Final; Money Back Bet for you;
FA Cup Final - Sat 15th May, 3pm ITV1 - Chelsea v Portsmouth
If Frank Lampard score the last goal, Paddy Power will refund all losing 1st /last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on the match.
- Applies to singles placed before kick off only
|Last Updated on Saturday, 15 May 2010 14:29|