Back Or Lay Picks 1st-2nd Mar

A reasonably large selection for this weekend covering many levels of the footballing tree.

LEICESTER
ROTHERHAM
WOLVES
BARNET
STIRLING
HALIFAX
ALTRINCHAM
TELFORD
ROMA

These picks should be backed if you can get decimal odds of 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Back Or Lay Picks 25th Feb

Just the one selection to wet your appetite with tonight...

LUTON

These picks should be backed if you can get decimal odds of 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Fugazi!

Is it just me or does anyone else think that Wayne Rooney's new pay deal is obscene?

Within the World's top leagues and in the English Premiership in particular there are an awful lot of people and organisations making a hell of a lot of money on the backs of what the top players do on the pitch. It is only right that those players be rewarded with some of that cash. Afterall, their 'career' is a relatively short one - unless your name is Ryan Giggs.

However, £300K per week? Footballers are hardly contributing to the development of the human race. Take away all football tomorrow and life will go on. Can anyone, irrespective of occupation and industry, justifiably earn that sort of money?

Many of the top football clubs are operating with huge debts yet still feed enormous salary bills. It's indicative of many of the distortions in society.

How can one justify those sort of payments with experts in other, in my view more import walks of life, earn a pittance in comparison? I'm thinking of scientists, engineers, nurses... the list is a long one and footballers would be near the bottom of the pile along with politicians and lawyers.

£300K per week? The world truly is fugazi.

Correct Score Dutch Picks 22nd-23rd Feb

Cardiff v Hull - 1-1
West Brom v Fulham - 1-1
Norwich v Tottenham - 1-1

The above scores are my 'seed' scores. I'll dutch those and the other two where one goal is added to the home score and one added to the away score.

Performance is monitored in the forum at SoccerLotto.

Back Or Lay Picks 21st-23rd Feb

MONACO
DERBY
RANGERS
BARROW
CELTA VIGO
VALENCIA
LAZIO

These picks should be backed if you can get decimal odds of 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Shameful

Whether it is Susan Boyle or Elise Christie and a whole host of others in between, when did it become acceptable in Britain for talentless mindless morons to abuse and criticise those that are successful?

The news that Christie has been the subject of abuse on Twitter is shocking. Although it has been reported that Elise has closed her Twitter account as a result, I sincerely hope that the police have been brought in. With the recent conviction of two Twitter bullies in the UK it seems to me that such morons should be relentlessly pursued until the message finally gets through their thick skulls.

The Internet is such a wonderful thing, but it makes it all too easy for such Neanderthals to think they can act with anonymity. They sooner they learn the opposite the better.

I won't hold my breath though.

Back Or Lay Picks 14th-16th Feb

LYON
B. MUNICH
CHESTERFIELD
CELTIC
ROTHERHAM
WOLVES
JUVENTUS

These picks should be backed if you can get decimal odds of 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Correct Score Dutch Picks 11th-12th Feb

West Ham v Norwich - 2-1
West Brom v Chelsea - 1-1
Arsenal v Man Utd - 1-1
Fulham v Liverpool - 1-2

The above scores are my 'seed' scores. I'll dutch those and the other two where one goal is added to the home score and one added to the away score.

Performance is monitored in the forum at SoccerLotto.

Correct Score Dutch Picks 8th-9th Feb

Southampton v Stoke - 1-1
Swansea v Cardiff - 0-1
Tottenham v Everton - 1-1

The above scores are my 'seed' scores. I'll dutch those and the other two where one goal is added to the home score and one added to the away score.

Performance is monitored in the forum at SoccerLotto.

Back Or Lay Picks 8th-9th Feb

CHELSEA
MAN. UTD.
WALSALL
MONTPELLI
PARMA

These picks should be backed if you can get decimal odds of 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

A Fond Farewell

It is a sad day today. Goodbyes are never easy but it is time to say a fond farewell to the Chat Room.

Over the past few months, there has been only me with the occasional visitor popping in then buggering off after a few seconds without as much as a "bye your leave". "How wude", as JarJar Binks would say.

In recent years visitor numbers have dwindled to the point where it is no longer worth maintaining.

Though I cannot claim to be the first to introduce a chat room (I pinched the idea many moons ago from the website of those who developed the long defuncted BetIE trading software) there has been a chat room on the various incarnations of the Bet Your Life website long before they became popular with other trading and gambling sites.

Unlike the likes of TradeShark, Trading Football et al, I do not have a service or product to sell. I have no need to provide on-going support, training and mentoring. Users of such services will no doubt benefit greatly from the community that their respective chat room provides.

Strangely, those were the reasons I established a chat room in the first place. The idea that fellow traders could come and exchange ideas and just generally have somewhere to hangout and relieve what can be a somewhat lonely existence was something that I felt was sadly lacking and much needed.

Many others eventually copied the idea. Indeed, I helped a few set up their own and I'm delighted that these have grown into successful communities for their owners even while mine was withering on the vine.

So, goodbye old friend. It's been a blast.

In the meantime, if there is anyone out there that still wants to contact me you can either leave a comment on a post or follow me on twitter @BetYourLifeST. Alternatively, subscribe to the Bet Your Life YouTube Channel.