Month 3 – Bloggers Slog – October 2019
• FTS Ultimate (6 systems – 4 Main database, 2 New database)
– ORIGINAL STARTING BANK = £500.00 (100-point bank – £5 per 1-point stake)
– MONTHLY STARTING BANK TOTAL = £427.45
– MONTHLY PROFIT/LOSS = +£8.75
– END OF MONTH BANK (upto 31/10/2019) = £436.20
• Seminar 2019 – £1K to £80 (To achieve in 48 months)
– ORIGINAL STARTING BANK = £1,000.00
– MONTH STARTING BANK TOTAL = £953.99
– MONTH PROFIT/LOSS = -£140.40
– END OF MONTH BANK (upto 31/10/2019) = £813.59
Man!!!!!!! What a crappy start to the month with both systems!
Seminar 2019 system first. The past week has seen 10% wiped off the bank, which has been a real shock. It has proved to me why we do need a sizeable bank in the first place. I had initially though that we were betting too little in money sums, but when you have a rough path like this, the good size of the bank stops the nerves and nail-biting.
Ian has commented as to how he is taking a bashing, and that helps as we are ALL in the same boat.
I reckon I am completing about 90% of his bets. Did have a problem on Sunday afternoon when having a pub roast out in the ‘sticks’….Crap signal, and even my VPN would not work properly. Guests at the table struggled to understand my fretting and cursing whilst moving around the pub and its garden so that I could place the bloody bets!!!
I am now using my phone MORE THAN my teenage son! WTF…LOL (I’m now trying to talk like them).
I cannot believe how many games are going against us. When the upturn comes, it will be a deluge, and plenty of ‘Chicken Dinners’.
REMEMBER…By Month 48 we are gonna have £80K sat in the account, and these testing days will be long forgotten!
Ultimate, first week of October and only 3 qualifying bets from my 6 systems, with one losing. This then wipes out all profit, and with yet another International break coming, I reckon I shall be suggesting to my good lady wife that we take holidays from now on in September and October only!
Thankfully, it is not just me that is suffering regarding the Seminar bets. Its comforting to see the stats on FHG is only hitting 33% this season, when it averages 47%. Regardless, it has been a shocker and sadly the Seminar bets have taken a real hit.
However, what this does show is how grateful I am for such a big bank (effectively, we all started off with a 333 point bank) so I am not remotely worried about the decrease in points. I do wish there were more opportunities for bets. Roll on November.
Listening to the daily podcasts and it seems every system is getting hit at the moment. Good to hear Ian’s response in that we simply rinse and repeat.
The only thing that Ian has said that hasn’t helped is that he has had off sheet bets and won…..So, what have I done (which I promised I never would!) I have placed a bet on an off-sheet FHG O0.5. Thankfully I burnt my fingers and lost a point on that one! I supposed if I had won I would have carried on, but as it lays now, I’m done…NO MORE BETS OF MY OWN!
Although overall results for Ultimate and Seminar 2019 are shown above, the break down of each of my 7 Ultimate systems for the season so far is below:-
BORG = -£19.50
MOORE = £0.00
DAVIS = +£19.00
JOHNSON = -£14.25
PRIOR = – £25.25
TAYLOR = +£23.75
COE = +£25.00
To be honest, the last week of October picked up with the Ultimate systems, and hopefully we are past the worst. Looking forward to November…..If there are any bets!