Fresh from a trip to the dentist, I feel as slow as Teddy Sheringham and Matt Le Tissier in a 100 metres dash.
I am sure I’ll perk up soon.
This week has been a familiar lesson in:
- reliance on in-play stats in early season matches and competitions where there is no form;
- and keeping the powder dry, tennis-wise, until we see those familiar faces – what I call the ‘Old Reliables Club’.
Regarding point 1, I highlighted the free in-play stats resources last week. I hope you have put them into practice this week, what with the Champions League and Europa League first-round matches, as well as the eminently tradable Scottish League Cup.
In-play stats will be our friend as the new leagues begin. The Belgian league starts today with Antwerp taking on Anderlecht. Heck, it’s August next week and we’ll be getting busier and busier on the football trading front.
As to point 2, well it has been a case of patience (hasn’t it?) in the tennis work. Do you want to place faith in a 130th-ranked player playing a 190th-ranked player? No, me neither.
Place your faith in the ‘Old Reliables Club’.
Members include the Rocky Balboa of tennis, Caroline Wozniacki. She may be bloodied and bruised, she may be one punch away from defeat, but then she ends up winning (again). Add to that list the likes of Karen Khachanov, Feliciano Lopez (when fully fit), and David Ferrer, and only then can we start making consistent tennis trading profits.
I am still working on the tennis book – between live Twitter chats @drtclub. It may be a bit quiet today as I am a tad weak – it may be the anaesthetic which has thrown me a bit.
I hope to see you throughout the day @drtclub, but apologies if I can’t.
Remember to practice reading those in-play stats and also, for you tennis traders, wait for the Old Reliables rather than trying to wade through poorly-ranked players’ matches.