I DOFF my hat to anyone who landed a decent accumulator on Saturday.
Overall results were honking barring the likes of Liverpool beating Arsenal in a teatime thriller that begs the question: Can they be caught at the top?
Just look at some of the results – losses for Spurs and Leicester in the Premier League, defeats for Leeds and Norwich in the Championship and failure of the likes of Sunderland and Bury in the lower leagues.
And don't start me on Scotland! First of all hot favourites Celtic played a stinker as they crashed 1-0 – and it should have been more – to Rangers in the early game. I often say wait for line-ups before betting if you can and I wouldn't have taken Celtic with the starting XI Brendan Rodgers chose.
In the Championship Ayr were held at off-colour QoS, Raith lost at home to East Fife and just when I thought my day had been rescued by the Top Treble Edinburgh City conceded two goals in the last two minutes to draw 2-2 with Berwick.
And if that wasn't sore enough my both to score treble would have been a winner if I hadn't changed Norwich v Derby at the last minute to Accrington v Peterborough after reading Nathan's preview. I'm not blaming him because I should go with my gut but I do trust his opinions when it comes to Derby games and his fears were allayed as his side won a 4-3 thriller.
So it was a real tale of woe and a full house of losers but that's the way it goes sometimes – and my near misses show how fine the margins are between victory and defeat.
I'm willing to predict there are no winners in my moneyback contest in the Record – and there are hundreds of winners. In fact if anyone has managed to land a fivefold on those results I'll up the prize from £50 to £500!
Everyone will have included one of Celtic, Ayr, Raith, Arbroath, Annan, Edinburgh, Leicester, Spurs, Leeds, Norwich or Sunderland. I'm sure of it.
Maccathered had another great day backing goals at Liverpool and fair play to him as he also took Rangers not to lose. Shortee was another who did well and Desmond landed his both to score double for a break-even day.
Well done to any other winners and let's see if we can end the year with a good day. Sunday sees four Premier League games and not much else. We have Crystal Palace v Chelsea, Burnley v West Ham, Southampton v Man City and Man Utd v Huddersfield. Check out the previews on the site.
I'm chancing some anytime scorers on a Trixie as well as Eden Hazard to score first for Chelsea as a Super Single (that's an early loser though).
Hazard's playing a false No.9, Paul Pogba looks back to his old self under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Felipe Anderson can't stop scoring for West Ham (seven in nine).
My Top Treble is West Ham draw no bet at Burnley and over 2.5 match goals at Southampton and Man United.
Remember to look at welovebetting for their tips and video chat.
3pts Top Treble
- West Ham draw no bet (2.15pm)
- Southampton v Man City over 2.5 goals (2.15pm)
- Man Utd v Bournemouth over 2.5 goals (4.15pm)
- (12-5, Betfred, 888sport)
2pts Super Single
- Hazard to score first (12pm)
- (9-2, Paddy Power) Loses
1pt Scorers Trixie
- Hazard (12pm)
- Anderson (2.15pm)
- Pogba (4.30pm)
- Perm any 2 and all 3 (4 bets)
- Treble pays 22-1 at betfair
Mr Fixit's December Final Super Singles Total: -8pts
Mr Fixit's December Accas Total: -0.8pts