How To Win The Football Pools – Use A Syndicate

Using a football pools syndicate offers many advantages, including better coverage of the coupon, lower risk and a higher bank, which all add up to a better chance of winning the football pools. Sure, your winnings will have to be split, but there is a much better chance of winning in the first place.

There are other benefits too, depending on the way your syndicate will work. For example, will you meet in the pub every week to hammer out your list of selections? This can be a lot of fun, but the ultimate reason for running a syndicate has to be the improved odds you achieve using bigger plans/perms, especially when coupled with an effective proven system for producing match forecasts. There can be difficulties too, which need to be planned for. Without a good setup agreement, you could end up losing money and friends with a football pools syndicate.

The basics of running a syndicate involve two main roles: that of banker and that of forecast manager. It also requires a clear agreement, preferably written and signed by each member.

Banker

The role of the banker is to collect the subscriptions (usually weekly) from the syndicate members, and to manage the syndicate’s bank. The bank really could be a bank account, or it could be a tin box. Bank accounts are better, though there could be costs involved in running it. In the UK, the days when pools stakes were paid in cash to local agents are disappearing fast, now that online staking leads the way. So, the banker will usually need access to a credit or debit card to pay the stake over. Many pools companies make this easy, offering staking accounts which can be topped up. Some even offer staking credits from time to time.

Problems can arise when members are late paying their subs. If they haven’t paid on a particular week, then should they get a share of the winnings if there is a win that week? Who funds the shortfall in the stake?

Forecast Manager

This lucky person is responsible for preparing and submitting the pools entry. It will involve knowledge about perms and plans. Will the syndicate use the same perm every week? Who keeps any results data up to date? Usually the forecast manager. It may involve a meeting at the pub to agree the list with the other syndicate members, or it could be the manager who does the work, which could be a few hours a week. If you are serious about winning at all, even regularly, then you should be using a prediction system which works with the statistics of football results (and these are usually fairly reliable) to produce your match forecasts and final list of football results predictions for your syndicate’s entry. Many office syndicates just back the same numbers every week. This is a waste of time and money.

In many syndicates, the two roles are filled by the same person.

Syndicate Agreement

This is the key to a successful syndicate (beyond the obvious need to produce winning forecasts)! A written agreement is best. It’s like a pre-nuptial – prepare well, just in case things go wrong. Items you need to consider include:

– who will be the banker and who will be the forecast manager?

– what happens if a member does not pay up?

– does he/she still get a winning share that week if they haven’t paid?

– will you publicize your win (some people like publicity, some do not)

– can someone pay more and have a higher share of any winnings?

– what is the target stake level?

– who collects the money, when is the cut off time for subscriptions?

– will the banker keep a float to cover holidays and missed payments?

– what happens if the banker is ill?

– will you use a proven winning football pools system?

Get the basics right, use a good system for preparing selections, and you will be off to a flying start!

(c) Phil Marks 2011

Football – Soccer Betting Systems – A Sure Way To Make Money!

Football betting is now a huge industry and also a sure fire way to make a income, be it a secondary income or a primary one like mine.

I have specialised in football betting for 4 years now and would like to pass some insights onto you in this article. Football betting is now a global market. With the likes of figures like David Beckham taking the game afield and Manchester United visiting Asia the game is now more popular than ever worldwide. When something becomes popular the opportunity to make money in a number of ways presents itself.

The first rule when betting on football is to avoid standard bookmakers. They will price up a football match with a huge percentage in their favour. Placing your bets at a betting exchange gives you much better value for your money no matter what sort of bet you wish to make.

Avoid accumulator bets. These sporting bets have never made any sense to me whether in football, horseracing or golf. Why throw three winners down the drain for the sake of one loser?

Scorecast bets – trying to predict the correct score, time of goal, first or last goalscorer are just bread and butter for the bookmakers. They want as many of these bets as possible. The odds against you are huge and the odds paid out are small in relation to the true value. Football betting has seen a massive growth in this market, with all sorts of “special” bets appearing. Under no circumstances should you consider placing these bets.

Having narrowed things down you are now left with single, win, lose or draw bets placed at betting exchanges. Every day there are bets that leap out of the screen at me. I pick these off daily and make a fantastic tax free living. All it takes is a few minutes research and a good amount of discipline.

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Football Betting – 3 Bets To Avoid This Coming Football Season

The new European football season is fast approaching and that spells big profits for those of us who make our living, betting on football. I don’t even class what I do as betting on football or gambling it is a trading process, that locks in a profit whatever the outcome of the football match.

Here are some football bets that must be avoided if you are to take your football betting seriously and make some money from this billion pound industry.

  • Accumulators – These football bets must be avoided at all costs. Why risk all your hard work getting three results right only to lose it all on a fourth result that goes wrong. These bets are where the bookmakers make a fortune and whether it is horse racing, football or multiple soccer events they should be avoided at all costs.
  • Scorecast bets – These bets are a complete waste of time. Long term you cannot win these bets. These bets require that you predict the correct score and the first or last goalscorer. If you win this bet it is pot luck. Bookmakers make a lot of money on football bets where people just make these throwaway bets, and then repeat them every week. Be more disciplined and you have a greater chance of success.
  • Red cards, yellow cards, number of corners etc. Again these special bets along with time of first goalscorer etc are bets you really should not be making. If you are gambling, gamble to win, not just for recreation. Take each transaction seriously and there is money to be made.

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