Back Or Lay Picks 30th Dec - 1st Jan 2015

Just a couple either side of the turn of the year. Note that Ipswich play tonight and Barnet on New Year's Day.

IPSWICH
BARNET


These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

New Year Resolutions

Taking some time out with my feet up and a cup of tea in hand I find myself contemplating the year ahead and my plans for it. I've never really been one for new year resolutions, or should I say keeping them, but it can be worthwhile jotting some ideas down.

PERSONAL:
1. Make a concerted effort to find work. I've been self-employed for 21 years and I'm sick of it. The recession has been particularly difficult and I find myself having to rebuild the business when I don't really have much enthusiasm for it anymore.
2. Finally get around to building my own hifi amp. Something I've wanted to do since finishing my BSc in electrical and electronic engineering way back in 1984 but other commitments always got in the way.
3. Get back to painting. I used to paint many moons ago as a way to wind down and relieve the stress of the day. Now that I have a dedicated workshop/studio, I have no excuses other than finding the time.

TRADING:
I've not done much trading in 2014 due to other commitments. I spent a lot of time travelling to watch my daughter compete in show jumping and dressage events and even more time doing a lot of work on my house - both inside and out. Fortunately, most of the big jobs are now complete so I should find some more time to trade.

1. Redesign and build my database for horseracing. I was actually thinking of doing this as a tutorial on the blog so stay tuned for that.
2. Set aside some time to experiment in other sports. I've been a member of Tradeshark's tennis site since forever but done nothing about it. So tennis, football and cricket are still sports I'd like to get more into if time allows.
3. Do more videos. After setting up a dedicated YouTube channel, there was a flurry of videos unleashed in the early part of the year which ground to a halt as my house renovations kicked in.

I was almost tempted to add another attempt at pre-race horse trading to that list but thought better of it. Been there, done that and failed miserably more than once.

There's probably others I could add to the list but can't think of any at the moment. No doubt I'll find something to distract me from the above list so adding to it would probably be counterproductive.
It only leaves me to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2015.
Cheers.

Back Or Lay Picks 27th-28th Dec

Another batch of festive picks for you...

CELTIC
FALKIRK
STRANRAER
MAN. CITY
ROCHDALE
HALIFAX

These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Boxing Day Back Or Lay Picks

I trust you all had a good Christmas. I have a couple of Boxing Day back or lay picks on which to spend your Christmas money...

MAN. UTD.
MANSFIELD

These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Back Or Lay Picks 19th - 21st Dec

A relatively quiet weekend for the back or lay picks...

WEST HAM
HEARTS
MAN. CITY
GUISELEY
BARCELONA


These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Back Or Lay Picks 16th-18th Dec

Only Juventus and Wolfsburg saved the picks from a complete white wash last weekend so I return to Europe in the hope there will be more of the same. The picks certainly need it as results have been very poor the last couple of weeks.

B. MUNICH
NAPOLI

These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Back Or Lay Picks 12th-14th Dec

Quite a few to choose from this weekend...

LYON
CHELSEA
BURTON
HIBERNIAN
FORFAR
BOREHAM WD
LORIENT
CELTIC
JUVENTUS
WOLFSBURG


These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Back Or Lay Picks 10th Dec

Just the one selection of interest this week...

B. MUNICH

These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Back Or Lay Picks 6th-7th Dec

Let's see if this lot can follow up from the small profit during the week. Note that the match at Bradford is 2nd round FA Cup match.

CARDIFF
RAITH
BOREHAM WD
ASTON VLLA
MAN. CITY
BRADFORD
REIMS


These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.

Back Or Lay Picks 2nd-3rd Dec

Just the two midweeks games this time around...

EVERTON
CELTIC

These picks should be backed if decimal odds at KO are 2.00 or over.
They should be laid if their odds are at 1.90 or under.