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Where did the chat section go?

It seems to me that I can figure the result of my team to an 80% certainty most weeks. Iv'e seen the same time and time again, such as @Mindfulness with Palace, @StevieDay1983 with Cardiff, @allyhibs with Hibernian.

Surely this is the way to go in the betting game then? Fine sources on the ground?

A few months ago I fancied a worldwide acca every week - an expert in the country where they would pick one bet for a weekly accumaltor.

I think I'm going to try and find a knowledgable fan for every team in the Premier league and encourage them to chip in when they're reasonably certain of a bet in any given week.

Thoughts?

 

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I've probably made more money from betting on Palace games than any other team over the years and I see it happen with a lot of other punters on their own teams aswell. If you know how a team is 'feeling' then you can make plays that confound stats and form and this is useful because markets are often priced in line with stats and form.

Obviously there are weeks where I just have no idea how Palace are going to perform but the 'own team acca' may have legs if we can pick from any market such as anytime goalscorer etc.

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Definitely, @the real slim shady. I said a couple of years back on this forum that the dream would be to have a fan representative for every club in the leagues we cover. Last season, @Kenton Schweppes was slated as being biased when he said his Huddersfield team were going up at the start of the campaign. Even a month before the season started he told us to watch the Terriers. I was one of those naive members to dismiss his claims. He proved everybody wrong.

As you said, no man knows their team like themselves. There was a topic I started where I endeavoured to find which club every member of the forum supported so we could create this fantastic knowledge base. It wasn't really replied to in great measure which was disappointing but over time we've worked out who supports who. The non-league section is a great place to go for finding fans of teams who know their stuff.

Here's a challenge I put to you. Find a crack team of members who can judge their own team's form well. Get their predictions every week and put them together for an accumulator. Then let's see how it does.

P.s. the big cheese aka @Sir Puntalot is currently giving sections of the forum a makeover after they became stale so things might appear and disappear or change over the coming weeks.

The Footy Chat section has now been moved down a few places. I have moved this topic to that section now.

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13 hours ago, the real slim shady said:

Where did the chat section go?

It seems to me that I can figure the result of my team to an 80% certainty most weeks. Iv'e seen the same time and time again, such as @Mindfulness with Palace, @StevieDay1983 with Cardiff, @allyhibs with Hibernian.

Surely this is the way to go in the betting game then? Fine sources on the ground?

A few months ago I fancied a worldwide acca every week - an expert in the country where they would pick one bet for a weekly accumaltor.

I think I'm going to try and find a knowledgable fan for every team in the Premier league and encourage them to chip in when they're reasonably certain of a bet in any given week.

Thoughts?

 

It's an interesting idea, would there be an upper limit to the amount of selections in the acca? Minimum odds for selection etc? I'm always happy to give my thoughts on Palace if people need them. Some weeks I might not have much of a read on our game but perhaps the 'team specialist acca' could have legs if all markets are up for consideration like anytime goalscorer etc, that way peeps could at least contribute something if 1X2 / AH aren't offering much.

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I have a couple of angles on this:

Me and a previous neighbour of mine used to chat about football regularly, he was a Middlesbrough fan and I used bet backing his opinion and did well but never told him I was betting. 

I am not a fan of any team anymore, I was a fan of Liverpool from the glory days in the 70s but since 2012ish I’ve lost my passion for them completely and since I’m not emotionally attached anymore I think I am a lot better at predicting their fate.

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