HOW many times do you put on a line absolutely convinced you'll be picking up winnings a few hours later? It happens to me most weeks and especially with the enhanced top treble.
I've had more losers than winners with this bet during the season and that's been disappointing.
It does seem as if it's jinxed with sides on long unbeaten runs suddenly playing like rabbits in headlights when they appear here or teamsseeing the red mist descend with an incredible number of reds shown to teams on my treble, such as Falkirk who went down to 10 men last week and promptly conceded three more goals at home to Dumbarton.
It's a new year so I'm hoping for a change of luck in 2013. I'm wary of a lot of the FA Cup ties while team news is still developing because loads of managers, especially those in the Premier League, will rest players so it's vital to know who's doing what.
I'm starting my treble with a Derby side who have no reason not to give it their best shot at home to League One leaders Tranmere in the Cup.
Derby have been strong at Pride Park all season with just two defeats and easily beat Middlesbrough last time out. Tranmere could be heading for the Championship but their form has dipped after getting off to a flier.
The Prenton Park men have recovered from a 5-0 spanking at Swindon to win three in a row – but all have been a struggle and by one goal and Derby will be tough.
Talking of Swindon, it's difficult to ignore Paolo di Canio's men at home to a Carlisle side who have lost four in six.
Swindon have recorded back-to-back 5-0 victories and confidence will be high as they step up their bid for promotion to the Championship.
Complete the treble with runaway Scottish Second Division leaders Queen of the South who should be even shorter than 1-3 for the visit of Arbroath.
Allan Johnston's side thumped Ayr 5-1 at Somerset in midweek and are 11 points clear of second-placed Alloa and 21 ahead of Arbroath who went down 6-0 on their last visit to Palmerston.
- Queen of the South
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