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11 Aug 20 12:57
Date Joined: 25 Aug 11
| Topic/replies: 30,419 | Blogger: woodmanchester's blog
Frowned upon by so called professional gamblers but you can get the first 6 losers yet still have chance of a winning treble

Peanuts stakes for relatively decent win, with an interest for the duration of the afternoon

Up to 100% bonus and free single

I'll let you know how i get on today! Laugh
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Report penzance August 11, 2020 3:53 PM BST
off the top of me head think you
can have 5 winners and not draw.
Terrible bet.
Report The Management August 11, 2020 3:54 PM BST
OK - So long as you put your banker in the middle BlushLaugh
Report Nogoody August 11, 2020 5:31 PM BST
One Christmas I was having a very lean time ( Charles Dickens type lean ). On the days leading up to Christmas the Sporting Life had articles on all the top trainers at the time, ending with their best hope of a winner on Boxing Day. I carefully noted all these good things and on the day I placed them in a Union Jack, not having enough to cover them in doubles and trebles. I think I had 1 winner at 1/3.
One good thing that came out of it is that I've never taken the slightest notice of trainers columns or articles since and wouldn't believe any one of them if they quoted from the Bible.
Report intheknow August 11, 2020 6:44 PM BST
Only the greyhound pest could possibly put up a recommendation for a Union Jack bet
Report woodmanchester August 11, 2020 7:04 PM BST
1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th, unplcd, unplcd, unplcd, faller and nr

At least got an all-day run for my money
Report intheknow August 11, 2020 9:00 PM BST
wtf is "an all day run for my money"

it's a mugs bet and the only person that doesn't realise that is you
Report irishone August 12, 2020 4:22 AM BST
Great bet, easy to work out ennit ?
Only need three winners in one row
3\9 ennit ? 3\1 chance of getting it up
Not a bad bet when you think about it !

You do the mafs.....
Report saxon farm August 12, 2020 8:26 AM BST
I suggest you are the one who needs to do the mafs...
After 20 years of settling in shops until 2003, I can confirm that the Union Jack is a complete mugs bet.
Report Nightfly August 12, 2020 8:55 AM BST
Used to it as a kid.. Surely its just 9 trebles...whats the big deal
Report penzance August 12, 2020 9:31 AM BST
AW   BW   CL
DW   EL   FW
GL   HL   IW

8 trebles,picked 5 winners-Not won a penny.
Mugs Bet.
Report Movewiththetimes August 12, 2020 10:32 AM BST
Not only have to got to pick winners but you have to put them in the right boxes unless you pick 9 winners and even then you going to be miffed because you only get trebles Cry
Report irishone August 12, 2020 5:23 PM BST
Lighten up Saxon FFS I was taking the p out of the dopey fecker that started the thread
Report woodmanchester August 12, 2020 7:07 PM BST
Youre all missing the point

It's a coppers bet for all-day interest

Law of averages says youre not usually going to get 5 winners from 9 anyway, Penzance. Unless youre going odds-on selections which defeats the object

Do a placepot and you can crash first leg!
Report onlooker August 12, 2020 7:24 PM BST
Horrible Flag - So ,outdated - and aesthetically entirely UNappealing. Cry

So is the Union that it represents, nowadays, too.  Cry
Report sparrow August 12, 2020 7:51 PM BST
Surprised that the daft bet still exists.
Report TheGoddess August 12, 2020 8:01 PM BST
can actually get 6 winners and nowt back, the 6 either side of a diagonal treble
Report leif August 12, 2020 8:01 PM BST
A Union Jack Patent / 56 bets was often a more popular bet.

Loads more dosh to get flushed down the pan.
Report woodmanchester August 12, 2020 8:40 PM BST
Agree Goddess if youre getting six winners daily Union Jack no use Silly

The other way to play for basically an all-dayer other than Union Jack, do Placepot and if first two legs dont go in, try a Quadpot

Leif, 56 bets is a huge number. Wouldnt entertain it, cost a fortune for anything worthwhile. Rather get the 3 winners and just hope they line up
Report penzance August 12, 2020 8:46 PM BST
should be named Union Jack 'Patient',done
when you're free of the straight jacket.
Report The Management August 12, 2020 9:01 PM BST
As a general rule - if "they" print a special pretty slip for it - it's a mug bet.

Possibly the only exception is a Luck 15 (if triple odds for one winner). hth.
Report saxon farm August 12, 2020 10:36 PM BST
The Management
100% correct.
Report kemo sabe August 12, 2020 10:42 PM BST
will anyone go into a bookies every again , i certainly wouldnt ;  its been years since i last went in one and that wasnt for a bet , mind you it is a very pretty slip  and a reminder of the glorious union of n ireland walesand scotland , ruled with a benign hand by the english of course
Report Markyacard August 12, 2020 11:30 PM BST
Try a Liverpool Round The Clock or Alphabet. Mind you the last time i went into a betting shop i couldn't find the slips.You'd think the bookies would promote these far more to aspiring youngsters coming into the game.
Report Movewiththetimes August 13, 2020 12:10 AM BST
Liverpool round the clock LaughLaughLaugh brings back memories
Report LoyalHoncho August 13, 2020 1:31 AM BST
Saxon Farm, for me you bring up a very good and salient point about gambling.  I knew phuck all about gambling up to the age of thirtyish, even though I'd been betting since I was twelve, when I went behind the counter of my mate's independent to help him out for a fortnight - just taking slips, helping out as asked etc:  What an eye-opener.  It certainly showed me so much about punting, and more importantly, bookmaking, odds,  etc; etc; than I had ever considered let alone known.  My point is this.  Every youth who gambles should, at the age of eighteen, be made to do the same.  Work in a bookies for a fortnight.  It would probably stop a high percentage of them ever becoming problem gamblers.  It certainly did me.
Report irishone August 13, 2020 5:18 AM BST
"The law of averages"

Woodcock has no clue about MAFS and the goddess is spot on
Report woodmanchester August 13, 2020 7:40 AM BST
Alternatively you can try an up and down acca, if cash, stop at a winner or Round Robin but that's only 3 selections

Gus Demmy used to have some interesting bets! Laugh
Report woodmanchester August 13, 2020 7:44 AM BST
I used to like doing an if cash 5-fold, starting with the latest race first

You could pick the first 4 losers and still win! Laugh
Report woodmanchester August 13, 2020 7:49 AM BST
You all take it far too seriously. Gambling should just be a bit of fun

Besides, those of you who say money down the drain (peanuts), what about the millions who do Lotto?

Keep taking the tablets Penzance Wink
Report woodmanchester August 13, 2020 8:02 AM BST
Furthermore, the law of averages says, if you back odds against (after any stoppages, deductions and bookies profit margins) youre going to lose more times than not anyway Tongue Out
Report woodmanchester August 13, 2020 8:08 AM BST
My advice, find a good evens shot

You might break even in the long run! Laugh
Report woodmanchester August 13, 2020 8:11 AM BST
The only way to guarantee a profit is with free bets

Thanks Paddy, B*yles, 365, and Billies! LaughWinkCool
Report woodmanchester August 13, 2020 8:19 AM BST
Oh, mustnt leave out the Skybet Club too! Grin
Report woodmanchester August 13, 2020 8:22 AM BST
Simply back and lay all your selections to gain your free bets Wink
Report irishone August 13, 2020 8:45 AM BST
I think those last eight posts tell you all you need to know about the O P
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