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inner city sumo
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How many of these do you remember...

Gretna will not win today
The plague of Lay the Leader system
The plague of FCG systems
The old interface
The time someone hacked into the site and put bets up at odds greater than 1000
England v France (Zidane puking before taking the penalty)
Liverpool v AC Milan in Istanbul
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Report SuperSuperShire December 15, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
A pleasing thread!!
Report sj December 15, 2009 5:26 AM GMT
a personal favourite was man city at spurs in the fa cup,three nought down (10 men) and coming back to win 4-3.
Oh the joy in my household(no i didn't back city or lay spurs) just seeing the faces of them spurs fans was enough for me.
Report Vaprus Parnu December 15, 2009 11:24 AM GMT
The Odwyer Comprehensive Money Making Thread, was a highlight for me. Included the famous lay of Betis at 80 when 2-0 down to Barca 'collect without an element of doubt'

Betis won 3-2 :^0

Also, a personal fave of mine is Mu Mu's 'Haiti vs Suriname and it's LIIIIIVE' thread. Best in-play thread ever because it is what BF is all about - very funny but not at the expense of anyone else.
Report buzzer December 15, 2009 11:30 AM GMT
kq's breakdowns were legendary, he went from proclaiming he was great into a quivering wreck within 90 minutes throwing tantrums and stating if he couldn't win it was impossible for anyone to win. :)
Report jonnyg December 15, 2009 11:30 AM GMT
the day they rejeted me for a job

summer of 2001 i think

lucky escape for betfair

haha
Report Max and Paddy December 15, 2009 11:31 AM GMT
The day that a "planned upgrade" was delayed for three hours, meaning that lots of people were left with horrendous books as it clashed with a brilliant climax to the ODI between India and Sri Lanka.
Report buzzer December 15, 2009 11:32 AM GMT
has the incorrect score on the tennis scoreboards been mentioned yet? An epic meltdown followed that with the people stating that people were mugs getting cleaned out when reality dawned on them
Report Palmer December 15, 2009 11:33 AM GMT
Isner vs Levine - great thread, have now read it all the way through!
Report GASHWAN December 15, 2009 11:36 AM GMT

buzzer 15 Dec 12:30
kq's breakdowns were legendary, he went from proclaiming he was great into a quivering wreck within 90 minutes throwing tantrums and stating if he couldn't win it was impossible for anyone to win


what does tony post as these days??
Report Blademan1889 December 15, 2009 11:36 AM GMT
Unless i ain't spotted it...

The Portsmouth manager market late 2005.Was absolutely gripping.Nobody knew what the feck was happening.
Report paul22 December 15, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
When you couldnt bet on something if you were physically present in austria :) it was something like that, dunno if it still exists lol
Report frames December 15, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
Someone mistakingly layed £200+ at 1000 the 5/2 fav at Wolverhampton one evening as the stalls opened .It lagged up.
Report buzzer December 15, 2009 11:40 AM GMT
do you reckon he's still on here Gash? He was friendly with a poster on here, bigCFC i think it was, and i remember him telling him he was applying for a part time job at B AND Q for the sake of his and his families sanity.
Report GASHWAN December 15, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
no idea buzzer.

was a funny guy.

remember him saying he was leaving to play the guitar etc.

he did a great thread "£1000 for all of you by christmas" which predictably ended in disaster.
Report buzzer December 15, 2009 11:43 AM GMT
i remember that i think, was it his steady drip staking plan where he bet a level 5% of whatever his bank was?
Report CailiniDeas8 December 15, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
GASHWAN 14 Dec 16:20
it's common knowledge that CailiniDeas8 is alex the old.
Report Rocket to the FACE December 15, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
inner city sumo 14 Dec 23:19


How many of these do you remember...

Gretna will not win today


Can anyone fill us in on what happened with this one?? Sounds good!
Report GASHWAN December 15, 2009 11:46 AM GMT
yeah

he had

A

B

C

rated bets depending on how good a bet it was
Report buzzer December 15, 2009 11:50 AM GMT
i can remember, a fair few years ago, when kq had a failsafe staking plan he'd devised himself, after 3 losing bets he piled the lot on Liverpool in a late saturday kick off that went, predictably, astray and he had a full 24 hour meltdown even accusing teams of knowing when he's wagered money on them :)
Report GASHWAN December 15, 2009 11:52 AM GMT
i remember that one

didn't liverpool score in dying seconds only for to be flagged offside??
Report buzzer December 15, 2009 11:54 AM GMT
i can't remember but you're probably right, it's the following total meltdown i remember rather than the game :)
Report Ernesto December 15, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
My personal favourite is the shenaigans over the Next Newcastle Manager Market over the past few years and how they were going to settle it. Eventually led to the 10 match rule regarding caretakers being adopted.

And an honourable mention to our dear departed thread,

"Oh dear...Poyet odds on ffs"
Report Can't Catch Me December 15, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
Havent read all posts, so apologies if mentioned already, but the Money Saving 'Experts' laying all first goal scoreers was one of my all time favourites
Report xcraigx December 15, 2009 11:58 AM GMT
Under 3.5 goals in the Man Utd - Roma game.
Report Woodshires December 15, 2009 11:58 AM GMT

Max and Paddy 15 Dec 12:31
The day that a "planned upgrade" was delayed for three hours, meaning that lots of people were left with horrendous books as it clashed with a brilliant climax to the ODI between India and Sri Lanka


lol
Report richo13 December 15, 2009 12:05 PM GMT
yes the Indai v SL one was a classic.

I think that co-incided with a lot of people talking about leaving the site.

Hopefully those days are long gone now - I mean a company cant expect its only assets (clients) to stay with them when this sort of rubbish happens can they?

LOL - will these .... ever learn? NOPE
Report Poppydog. December 15, 2009 12:12 PM GMT
Don't think Mr Redknapp has received a mention on this thread
Something of a surprise
Report jonnyg December 15, 2009 12:18 PM GMT
recent one in tennis game

chap was 5-1 up in last set

but all the forum thought he was 5-1 down

layer was laying 1.17 and people scooping up what they thought was free money

when they realised their man had lost they were FUMING

sorry i laughed
Report jonnyg December 15, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
other one was when chap posted at 3-0 up that the lady tennis player would retire when 5-0 up

warwinka

cause he heard her father say in polish retire when 5-0 up

wtf
Report jonnyg December 15, 2009 12:22 PM GMT
hang on we forgot the FGS CARLING CUP FIASCO

chaps 24k red ....

i maintain the chaps off mse were set up.
Report dixie December 15, 2009 12:30 PM GMT
Rocket to the FACE 15 Dec 12:45
inner city sumo 14 Dec 23:19


How many of these do you remember...

Gretna will not win today


Can anyone fill us in on what happened with this one?? Sounds good!


They won 8-0
Report Coachbuster December 15, 2009 1:14 PM GMT
Green with Envy ,and his haughty lecture about French football
Report marychain1 December 15, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
jonnyg 15 Dec 13:19


other one was when chap posted at 3-0 up that the lady tennis player would retire when 5-0 up

warwinka

cause he heard her father say in polish retire when 5-0 up

wtf




jonnyg 15 Dec 13:22


hang on we forgot the FGS CARLING CUP FIASCO

chaps 24k red ....

i maintain the chaps off mse were set up.



both of these have been mentioned more than once
Report ALEXANDER_THE_GREEK December 15, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
The time someone hacked into the site and put bets up at odds greater than 1000
can anyone confirm that this is true?
Report marychain1 December 15, 2009 1:32 PM GMT
My all time favourite was the Bayern Munich game that ended 2-2 but 2-2 had been missed of the correct score market.

Absolute meltdown.
Report inner city sumo December 15, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
ALEXANDER_THE_GREEK 15 Dec 14:20
The time someone hacked into the site and put bets up at odds greater than 1000
can anyone confirm that this is true?


It was true. I saw it with my own eyes. It was a cunning plan let down by one major drawback- everyone else could still only lay at a maximum of 1000 :^0
Report jonnyg December 15, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
time somewon put up a lay of 1000000 on the darts or snooker?

or did i maje that up?

sure that was a massive lay put up.
Report cliveyboy December 15, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
What about that time someone put up around £1 million on the favourite greyhound some afternoon when the race had a £100 first prize.

Have to agree with Mary Chain though, the Carling Cup Final when the Money Saving Expert Forum were all laying the first goalscorers was the all time classic . They were all convinced they were going to win fortunes then once the rules were explained they all started to work out the huge liabilities they had amassed
Report fayrstar December 15, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
great moment for me was horse race a year or 2 back at windsor when commentator was calling wrong horse home. There was forum meltdown as all the people who had tried buying money at 1.01 where stung bigtime. Still makes me laugh now
Report marychain1 December 15, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
there was a similar one to that when the favourite was announced as having fallen and was laid at all prices up to 1000, when it was actually his stable mate who had gone down and the favourite romped home.
Report fayrstar December 15, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
The one at windsor was funny because believe it or not i was watching race thinking that the horse he was calling was wrong yet all i did was sit there and not make any money at all lol
Report Reyes December 15, 2009 3:15 PM GMT
first £10 to 10k challenge, Blatch (i think?) got to 7 before it went wrong.
Report paul22 December 15, 2009 3:22 PM GMT
The race at windsor i think was the brazilian brush race, think they called the top two wrong in that!! 1.01 for absolute chunks
Report Sarah Louise Young December 15, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
Anything TheBigDogg was involved in was classic, I miss him
Report dream_time December 15, 2009 3:28 PM GMT
what were the odds on liverpool to win champs league at halftime?
Report Tifosi Rossonero December 15, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
My mate couldn't believe the in running price of Idle Talk at Cheltenham a few years back and laid the ar5e out of it, and kept laying it, convinced it wasn't winning and that some mug was asking for the wrong price.
He realised that Betfair had introduced place market in running betting as it crossed the line in 3rd.
Report Steveirll December 15, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
or "I layed Man ure ROFL" against City in the 90 min and they went down and Owen scored at the other end 1 min later lol !
Report donny osmond December 17, 2014 12:44 AM GMT
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Report YOMOMMA December 17, 2014 1:02 AM GMT
has ne1 mentioned the mse lay the first goal scorer thread. that was an all time classic.
Report Winner_Winner_Chicken_Diner December 17, 2014 1:30 AM GMT
When you could change your name. You didnt know who was giving who abuse until they changed the names back and disabled the feature Blush
Report fleetingglimpse December 17, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
Don't cry for me Argentina..... Just bring home the Bacon


Classic Thread
Report Meadow X1 December 17, 2014 7:29 PM GMT
Money trees breeders cup thread

Anything by the fishing master revelz
Report kellydamo December 17, 2014 9:45 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2009 -- 4:38PM, TALKSPORT wrote:


Getting rid of Mr winner.


Wasnt that Blatch

Report audere-est-facere December 17, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
Supernap tipping up three very short price losers in the league cupLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report Darlo Bantam December 17, 2014 10:10 PM GMT
Just seeing a mini-version of Isner-Levine. Monaco-Lyon on 365 showing the colours the wrong way round. Market reacted rather oddly.
Report lurka December 17, 2014 10:12 PM GMT
saturday 3pm every week
Report Woodshires December 17, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
4/5 years ago now if memory serves me right.....Real Madrid 1-0 up, Benzema scored an offside goal, Sky coverage assumed 2-0, commentators not at ground, plenty matched on 1-0 at 1000s, game ended 1-0.

A few days later, Mexico Youth vs South Korea or Japan iirc, very similar situation......Mex 1-0 down, went 2-0 down, 4/5 mins left, goal chalked off, Eurosport coverage never picked up the offside flag or foul, stadium scoreboard still had 2-0..... Mex equalise, comms were chatting complete drivel etc...complete meltdown across numerous markets....IIRC comms were bigging up the winners, then ET started...Cry
Report Woodshires December 18, 2014 12:01 AM GMT
A more recent one being BFs outrageously pathetic attempt to run a Match Odds & BTTS market, without an option for the draw and either team winning to nil....Laugh

Then when every Tom, Dick and Harry was massive green on all 8 Champions League games the following night, voiding the fekking lot....The old "application of an incorrect exposure algorithm" chestnut....Plain
Report Moose December 18, 2014 12:22 AM GMT
MSE League Cup final was THE classic. That moment when realisation set in was priceless.

One that hasn't been mentioned was the November Hcp in 2006. Someone backed a horse down to 1.01ish IR as the stalls opened.

They and their slippery fingers knew!

The horse, Group Captain, went on to win. I can't remember who admitted to it, but it was a forum regular I believe.
Report Biscuit1979 December 18, 2014 12:22 AM GMT
The betfair ambulance night where half the forum thought hornets had died. DSmith even rang round some local hospitals to see if he'd been admitted Laugh
Report Mr Eboue December 18, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
LaughLaughLaugh
Report Woodshires December 18, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
The MSE League Cup final mob, in the main, had their losses written off, which was pretty vile....Plain
Report Hank Hill December 18, 2014 2:47 AM GMT
Any mention of scousebarry and his pals beating the clock?
Report SN00P December 18, 2014 9:11 AM GMT
Mylessoncost70k's 10k thread
Report Sad Act December 18, 2014 11:24 AM GMT
The lad who used his entire £12k bank to lay Greece in the qtr's of the Euro's only to see them win in the Final

However my personal favourite was in the early years when one Saturday night. Betfair informed an individual that they were banning him from the Football Forum. Only for Betfair to realise that until he logged off. They could not stop him posting. He continued slagging off Betfair, well into Sunday.
Report scandanavian_haven December 18, 2014 11:26 AM GMT
Laugh
Report superbigal December 18, 2014 2:11 PM GMT
Its great to see at the top of the OPs post the Famous Gretna will not win from Nocko (Owen Scott the William Hills Scottish non-league compiler). Of course it finished Gretna 8 Cowdenbeath 0.   My thread that netted a bloke from edinburgh over £100,000 always stands out for myself.
Report thebandit December 18, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
Remember something from Christmas 2003 when Michael Andrews & Gary Jules made the Christmas number 1 with their cover of Tears For Fears "Mad World". Basically Betfair had listed "Michael Andrews & Gary Jules" and "Gary Jules" as 2 separate entries on the Christmas number 1 market they had that year. Cue complaints from people who backed the "Gary Jules" option when they wouldn't pay out on it.
Report Johnny_Mustang December 18, 2014 8:07 PM GMT
SlIghtly less well known, but there was a guy called RS1 who tried to lay something at 3s but got fat fingers and asked for 300 which he duly got. Went into a rare old panic and had a complete meltdown when he couldn't get out of the bet. Was teased mercilessly.
Report clacherholiday2 December 18, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
http://xtranormal.com/watch/6065325/

sadly lost forever.  alex the old wrinkled retainer video after giggs won sports personality of the year.

my favorite forum moment of all time was when winner landed his o2.5 bet in the argentina v peru match in 2010
Report bigH December 18, 2014 8:30 PM GMT
the "lay Giggs at 249.0 for SPOTY" thread was a classic
Report Poppydog. December 19, 2014 8:55 PM GMT
Voler La Vedette with £21,357,218 at 29s freely available,
as it sauntered easily up to the line in the Christmas Hurdle
Report PugMunter1 December 19, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
the day that they banned new registrations to the forum will go down as the day that the forum changed forever
Report marychain1 December 19, 2014 11:53 PM GMT
That Voler La Vedette situation was shockingly handled
Report Darlo Bantam December 20, 2014 12:12 AM GMT

Dec 19, 2014 -- 5:53PM, marychain1 wrote:


That Voler La Vedette situation was shockingly handled


Did anyone believe the reason given by Betfair?

Report gentlemanjohn December 20, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
One word for the old timers among us

Timberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Report kincsem December 20, 2014 2:27 AM GMT
20th August 2010
MONEYTREE advising a lay of Sole Power in the Nunthorpe.  The nag had not heard the great man speak and won by 1 1/4 lengths at 100/1.
Report Born Unlucky December 20, 2014 8:10 AM GMT
Pretty sure a few of bigmarts will be remembered fondly in the futureMischief
Report FOYLESWAR December 20, 2014 8:24 AM GMT
bigmart saying that he had just ate a 41 lb kebab !..........timeless !
Report PugMunter1 December 20, 2014 8:25 AM GMT
Laugh
Report PugMunter1 December 20, 2014 8:25 AM GMT
Laugh
Report never give up December 20, 2014 1:59 PM GMT
bigmart wont remember them LaughLaugh
Report FOYLESWAR December 20, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
millionaire morse and the "ive got my eyes on a tan pair of winklepicker shoes that I will buy  with my winnings " when this bet comes in !
Report towny December 20, 2014 4:12 PM GMT
why has betfair stopped registrations / made it so hard? these forums are virtually dead now
Report PugMunter1 December 20, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
towny

betfair stopped new registrations to the forum for about a yesr and a half due to the antics of bob vegas

bob was a landmark in betfair history

the forum is not what it used to be
Report towny December 20, 2014 4:19 PM GMT
cheers go on then tell us a few stories about this bob then grandad
Report PugMunter1 December 20, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
grandad Laugh

bob was a nutter but i actually thought he was a good laugh

made a lot of enemmies on here the lad was very persistant in his questions

think a lot of folk had their xmas come early when bob was banned
Report PugMunter1 December 20, 2014 4:26 PM GMT
rob the bantom threatened to glass him if he ever met him in a pub
Report towny December 20, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
forget bob then - this bantom figure sounds like a true internet hardman legend amongst men
Report G1_Jockey_4 December 20, 2014 5:32 PM GMT
1.istanbul bridge jumpers
2.the meltdown when redondo did that turn at the toilet to knock the mancs out of the cl.
3.that 400k bet on barca v zaragossa!!!!
4.the epic battles between tucky and joaneeeeee Laugh
Report Rob_The_Bantam December 21, 2014 9:34 AM GMT
I'm absolutely nails from behind a keyboard.
Report marychain1 January 5, 2015 1:20 AM GMT
The day Helen Chamberlain was on here, got into a fight with some guys who were calling her all sorts about shagging James Wade and being a slapper and all that, and people were saying "prove you are Hells Bells" and then she turns up on Soccer AM the next morning and says something like "hello to all you boys on the betfair forum" Laugh
Report MC560 dn January 5, 2015 11:49 AM GMT
The guy who bet relatively small stakes normally who took out a 12k loan to lump it all on Barca (when they were at the height of their powers) in a league match at 1.12 as he thought it was an easy way to make a grand.

To be fair to him he was right and they won comfortably. I think he cashed out in the first half at 2-0 though as his ringpiece was quivering
Report what do i do now? January 5, 2015 12:07 PM GMT
http://community.betfair.com/football/go/thread/view/94070/23852522/just-remembered-this-one-time-when

JUST REMEMBERED THIS ONE TIME WHEN..

NASHWAN'S TALL TALES
NASHWAN'S TALL TALES 25 Jan 07 20:40 Joined: 18 Jan 07 | Topic/replies: 593 | Blogger: NASHWAN'S TALL TALES's blog
WE were all aboard, ALL ON , MASSIVE PRICES, anyway we were there at the hotel, south of france, monaco infact,with the HIGH ROLLERS

All i could hear was NASHWAN this NASHY that, so then see me, on at MASSIVE PRICES, i turned to tony blair and said will you get bush and his mates to cut me some slack IM ON AT MASSIVE PRICES

then i turned round and stallone was there, NASHY he said what about my movie? MASSIVE GET ON, i told him it wouldnt work as it'd been done before, FACT! i said
Its been proved to be a flop as YOU'VE not seen it have you,except for the cheeky link on here the other day, and then stallone? says to me EVERTON THE PEOPLES CLUB

see me but, i turns to stallone and says WALK ON , you'll never be on at MASSIVE PRICES

Then the hoo kers came, indeed , GET ON

Laugh
Report bungalow bill January 5, 2015 4:19 PM GMT
The very first Spurs manager market - Santini and all that, and in the runners were two quite separate "B Robson's"

The thread about going round to someone's house in Huyton to share the cost of his Setanta matches!!! Real class!!!

But I don't remember at all Liverpool v AC Milan in Istanbul.

Don't believe it ever happened, tbh.
Report PugMunter1 January 5, 2015 4:43 PM GMT
mc560

i think that guy was called hudson hicks IIRC
Report mr clene January 5, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
do you remember the seria b matches a few years ago   going off at 1.65 the draw, as one team scored the market went 4.5 the draw, 2 mins later equaliser and no mpore action or attempts on goal
Report gleeman January 5, 2015 8:13 PM GMT
One of my favourites was Caloman's claim that he had backed Nick Watney in the golf at 140, when the highest price matched was about half that.

He got roasted for months but still wouldn't admit that he lied. He even tried to claim that 'I backed it at the purple place'!
Report donny osmond July 16, 2018 10:40 AM BST
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Report dlarssonf July 16, 2018 10:57 AM BST
Footsoldiers and his incredible can't lose system - got loads of other people's money from a syndicate and laid Rangers to win 3 - 0 away to Lyon in the Champions League. Easy money!!!!!!!!

You can guess the rest followed b court cases LaughLaughLaugh
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