How much does a Premier League club spend on getting their football kits washed

How much would a Premier League Team
spend each year on washing it’s football kit?

I am sure that is a question that has been
keeping you awake at night for many a year now?


Well even if not, now that it has been posed I am
sure you are semi curious as to the answer.

All is revealed in the info graphic below
courtesy of Paddy  Power football bets





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Soccer-Tip Free Newsletter

It was another good weekend last weekend.

Two league 1 matches were highlighted as over 2.5 goal value.

Mk Dons 5 – 3 Northampton
Rochdale 0 – 4 Oxford Utd

So a total of 12 goals across the two matches.

Louise had two 1.5 pt singles
and a 0.5 pt double.

If you missed last weeks free newsletter
it contains reference to longer term bank building stats.

And there is a bit more data here

Not every selection is a winner of course.
As you can see noted strike rate is about 60%

High strike rate with a decent edge is
a great combo for bank building.

Some people like 20/1 horses.
Not so pleasing to me with such stuff
is the need to accommodate losing runs.
Over 1000 such bets you might expect
to hit a maximum losing run in the region
of 135 losers on the trot !

How much of your typical 20/1 Horse Tipsters
effort will go to hyping up his big priced infrequent winner
when he hits one and how much time will he dedicate
to highlighting a 135 losing run potential ”</p

Soccer Tip Betting Update

Soccer-Tip Free Newsletter

It’s been about 2 months since our last free newsletter
so I thought it time for a quick update.

The short and sweet of it is that Louise has produced
some decent upwards progress since then.

Looking back at the Nov 16th newsletter
Copy at

one thing I was looking at was the idea of rolling bank style compounding
for action since June 26th. This was the date we switched to the current
four league only approach.

I used three different percentages.

– 17% was a rough Kelly theorem estimate.
– 8.5% was half Kelly
– 5% was an arbitrary more cautious value.

A £1000 start bank was assumed.

The table below indicates the values churned out of my spreadsheet
both on Nov 16th and today Jan 19th


% to stake

So quite decent jumps all round since November.

Exactly what we want to see.
Good work Louise.
Tthose figures relate to June 26th onwards.
Much much higher would be churned out if analysing
the four league data going back extra years.

There are two spreadsheets here if you want to look at them.

A – Data from June 26th only ( used for figs above )

B – The bigger dataset with extra years

Do note the PS section on the original Nov 16th newsletter as per link above.
Really just some real world pragmatism to apply to spreadsheet analysis.

Service fees of course you need to account for as well.
If you have a £50 betting bank it’s not worth joining up.
If you have a £5k betting bank service fees will be almost insignificant.

For those on smaller banks a few tips to maximise longer term growth
may be to fund the monthly fee out of a separate pot each month instead of
having it eat a chunk out of your compounding bank.
Compounding is like a snowball rolling down a hill.
It gets greater in volume on each turn.
But regularly biting chunks out of it will reduce
the size of the snowball at the bottom of the hill.

Also ponder the concept of you adding to your betting bank
a monthly contribution to suit you pocket. That way your bank
can grow over the year via additional contribution and hopefully
from a positive return on the bets.

Both those will be good ideas assuming positive growth
of funds.

Just like with a stocks and shares ISA however positive growth
can never be guaranteed with betting.

The nature of the beast will always be one of educated risk.

Those of you with larger banks may take a different approach.
Perhaps one with more emphasis to skimming and setting aside profits.
A “happy days” point is when you have reclaimed any original bank
as set aside profit and are left with a similar figure still invested.

The concept that all clients should do exactly the same thing
staking wise is an idea I myself would file in the silly bin.
Other Bits and Bobs

The MLS season finished in December
and right now Louise’s odds model is focussed
on Scottish Premier and League 1 action.

She has also started doing the rare double and treble
in addition to the normal singles.
Only two so far ( both winners ) and a further one this weekend.
On my to do list is a mini article explaining why doubles etc
are normally silly mug punter fodder but on the flip
side they can be a smart shrewd thing.
Like any tool much depends on the skill or idiocy of the user.
And if you recall all on our free newsletter list and all full members
have their name in the hat for two months free full membership here.
Each month will produce a prize winner.

Highly organised as I am I got round to making the December draw today.
The January winner I sorted too.

So congrats to Dailyr and Anderson whom I contacted earlier about their prize.

Anyhow enough for now

If you do want to get on the train and join up, feel free to do so on our home
page taking advantage of the £1 for two weeks intro offer.

A log in password for the full member area should be emailed automatically
after you join up.

Best Wishes
Site Admin


Arc De Triomphe

Mathematician Betting are running a 2 for 1 deal this weekend.

Buy the Saturday Horse Racing Analysis and you get Arc De Triomphe Sunday

as a free special bonus.

There is more info here

Arc De Triomphe

There are some interesting Arc De Triomphe Stats on that page which may be of use to those of you who like to pick your own horses. They are from 2014 but many will still have a degree of validity this year for knocking out and shortlisting.



The Cambridgeshire – Free Stats Research

The Cambridgeshire runs at Newmarket on Saturday.

My old mate Guy described it as a race that was

“difficult but not impossible”

He ducked the race in 2015 but in 2014 he

used his stats research to pick out two contendors.

He got the 20/1 early price winner and his other was 3rd at 12/ early price.

So “difficult but not impossible” seems apt enough when coming from him.

Anyhow he has posted up for free some of his early statastics research  work for this years race.

See here Cambridgeshire Statistics

Wwll worth a nosey if you have an interest in the race.





Shock – Tipster Tips Losers!

There is a silly old joke that goes a bit like:

There was a serious road accident last night.
Investigators at the scene blame mechanical failure.
They say the cause was the nut behind the wheel.

Very similar can happen when a nutty client
joins a long term profitable advisory service.

This page below is worth a read if you
fancy your own head as being one that is
half well screwed on.

Grand National Betting 2016

If you are the sort who likes to put a blindfold on

and throw darts at a copy of the Racing Post to

find a few horses to fill a yankee with then I guess

what I am about to point you too will be of little interest.


If on the other hand you respect research and thought

then you may find it of some amusement and assistance

in helping to unravel the winner of the Grand National

Take a look here if so.

Grand National Betting 2016








Grand National Outsider Options

Grand National Outsider Options

The Aintree meeting that takes place from Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th April is one of the highlights of the racing calendar and this year promises to be no exception. After an incredible Cheltenham Festival, the National Hunt focus moves to Liverpool, with the main event being the world famous Grand National steeplechase. Raced over four miles and three and a half furlongs, the 30 fences provide the stiffest test in the jumps calendar. The race takes roughly nine minutes to complete and stops the nation for its duration.

Many Clouds – ridden by Leighton Aspell and trained by Oliver Sherwood – won last year’s race, and is the current bookmakers’ favourite to become the first horse to win back-to-back Nationals since the great Red Rum back in 1974. Admittedly, 42 years is a long time, so it could prove profitable to look beyond the market leader on this occasion, and below are some alternative options who could make the winners’ enclosure in 2016.


Legendary trainer Nicky Henderson has three entries for the National, and his best chance looks to be with Triolo D’Alene to gain Aintree glory. The nine year-old shot into many National notebooks as far back as three years ago with with victory in the Topham Chase – ran over the National fences. Triolo D’Alene jumped with such an exuberance over the obstacles that is rarely seen in a younger horse. After one National appearance two seasons ago that ended on the second circuit, Triolo D’Alene is on the comeback trail, and is a horse that shouldn’t be dismissed.

Slightly forgotten

Perhaps slightly forgotten from last year, the Jonjo O’Neill trained Shutthefrontdoor is a horse that has been trained entirely with the Grand National in mind this season. Owned by JP McManus, Shutthefrontdoor was the ante-post market leader in the lead-up to the race twelve months ago, and finished in a creditable fifth place last season. After two modest outings at Aintree and Newbury in this year’s campaign, it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if Shutthefrontdoor showed his true potential over the National fences, and looks to be solid each-way value at around 20/1.


After his first run for new handler, Kerry Lee, Bishops Road was stepped up in a trip at Haydock’s Grand National trial, and the son of Heron Island didn’t fail to impress. Under Champion jockey-elect, Richard Johnson, the eight year-old saw off his rivals one-by-one to claim the Grade 3 prize in impressive fashion. With a National handicap mark of 144, Bishops Road should sneak into the 40-runner field, but a slight concern could be if the going is better than soft.

Never fallen

The Rebecca Curtis trained O’Faolains Boy ran a fine race for a long way before fading in the recent Cheltenham Gold Cup, and with current National odds of around 33/1, the nine year-old son of Oscar is another one worthy of consideration for the Aintree marathon. Effective on all types of going, O’Faolains Boy is a former RSA Chase winner at the Festival and has never fallen throughout his career. Provided that his Cheltenham exertions haven’t had taken too much of an effect, O’Faolains Boy could give the popular Welsh trainer her finest day yet.


Irish super-trainer Willie Mullins still has the potential to catch Paul Nicholls in the British National Hunt Trainers’ Championship, and with Sir Des Champs amongst his National entries, the 10 year-old Gigginstown House Stud owned gelding could be the deciding factor for Mullins to win the training title on both sides of the Irish Sea. Sir Des Champs has dropped significantly down the weights in recent months, but if that undoubted ability can be found again by his handler, then owner Michael O’Leary could add the National prize to his Gold Cup victory with Don Cossack.




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Hennessy Gold Cup Tips

Saturday sees the 2015 running of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury

If seeking some inspiration to solve this race then take a quick
peek at some detailed data at the link below from Mathematician Betting

They are also running a free to enter tipping comp on this Hennessy race
where you can win you valuable full membership time on their horse
racing advisory service.

See here ==> Hennessy Gold Cup 2015