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Discussion in 'The Glory Hole' started by Punter, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Howson

    Howson Active Member

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    Good for you Punt, good luck with your final few weeks of gambling and the new gardening hobby. Glad I cashed out on the Bristol City bet, they went to pot after those early wins under Pearson.

    I will be glad when the football season is over, not had too bad a year, but im ready for a break. If it wasnt for making a bit on NFL betting, Id be thinking about having a break from gambling - just glad Ive never got into horses.
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  2. Radoslav

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    Best of luck ! I will follow all your football bets. In my opinion dont give up... There were a lot of cases this season that you were definately on the right side (bet) but goals in last minute and so cost us the money ...
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  3. ONEDUNME

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    Good luck mate. I really hope that doesn't mean that you're going to disappear. Most of the posts on here are non-gambling related anyway so that shouldn't stop you from staying around.

    I'd love to meet up with you at Worcester sometime but it's a bitch of a racecourse to get to for me. Don't know how easy it is for you to get to Uttoxeter or somewhere else where the rail links are more decent (possibly get Swoops and anyone else who might want to turn up involved).

    Either way, there's nothing wrong with a change of direction in life every now and again. We can all get blinkered at times and plod on in the same lanes and I think what you're doing is brilliant in making a decision, setting a goal and making a change.

    I would never have said it before but I think my gambling will just peter out through a combination of boredom with the stupidity that football has become (VAR - I can't see something and know what the officials are going to do anymore) and the fact that I'm shit at betting on it anyway and the fact that I will absolutely refuse to send my financial details to some cunt so they can decide what I can do with my own money on a matter of principle when the affordability checks come in. That will mean I 'll go to put a bet on and not be allowed and so will place fewer and fewer bets until I just can't be arsed with it anymore. I really did see my retirement days as putting more time into gambling as it's really the only hobby I have (apart from the pub) but now I see things going the other way and, like you, I may have to find an alternative way to spend my time :lol

    In any event, good luck to you mate :clap
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  4. winrew

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    I think I've backed five horses this year.
    Gone off football in this country as well , still dabble on it mind.
    I seem to be watching more German and Italian football , seems less irritating than the English game.
    Any chance of getting a allotment down your way punt ? Highly recommended if you can.
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  5. rcgills

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    Good luck Punter. As others have said, hope you still stick around in here, even if you're not betting any more :thumb
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  6. Punter

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    Thanks all, i'll still be about. I'm only stopping online gambling, nothing else.

    I'm definitely going to take in a few race meetings to help ease the blow though.

    I'm going to target 5 next year. Probably only Worcester for now as it's only 8 minutes away on the train and only around £6 return.
    I did look up Uttoxeter on the train times ODM, as well as Leicester and Nottingham, they are about 6hrs travelling. I might not mind that around this time next year. I've been to Uttoxeter twice on coach trips years back and profited on both trips.

    I'll probably miss the online gambling more in the winter, Friday night's in the warm, all weather racing from Dundalk and Newcastle etc. :frown

    I probably won't go down the allotment route, Winrew , i love the fact more people are taking to them but i've got enough to go at already. There will be a couple of raised beds for food put in here for sure though.

    I'm lucky, really lucky that i have this view from the bottom of my garden ...

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    Can you believe that when we first moved here 22 yrs ago, there was 6 Leylandii trees 30ft tall blocking that view? Mad.

    As i said my garden is at ground zero, here's what i've got to go at....

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    We need to create something that complements that view. We only own half the house but it would definitely increase our value if we can turn it into something decent, especially with the background view. Me and the mrs are looking forward to giving it a go.

    I'll be back here in 4yrs with an update with this, no rush lol
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  7. ONEDUNME

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    :lol Plenty of work ahead of you mate. Enjoy.
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  8. slick

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    Looks lovely that Punt but as ODM mentions looks like plenty of hard work to come too:lol

    I envisage a set of goals and nets at the end of that Garden for wee Jacob.
  9. Punter

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    Not a chance! There's a small set of goalposts the other side of the fence, he can go play there lol
  10. slick

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    I remember that pic, I'm surprised that's not a housing estate by now.

    When I retire I'll be after a view like that, to do it now would mean a 2hr trip to and from work each way at least.
    It's just not worth it, saying that houses in Greater Manchester are going up like the clappers at the moment so it's probably worth staying put at the moment.

    I am jealous though you cnut:lol
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  11. Seen

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    Packing in gambling to do gardening??? - probably the gayest thing I've ever read. I really have no choice but to de-friend you on Facebook.
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  12. Punter

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    Whoa Seen :lol

    I wont accept this sort of talk from a man that doesn't drink alcohol! I put it to you, that YOU are in fact, the biggest gay in the village!

    Let's stay FB friends yeah, my fellow batty lol

    I'm going with a pub garden theme, as to not look so gay. A couple of round, solid wood pub tables out on the lawn for starters and plant around those two main features :lol
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  13. ONEDUNME

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    :lol
  14. Seen

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    :p
  15. Punter

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    While it's great having those hills there, it's also a good place to go if you're a perv that likes watching people lol
    Here's two mates from work, one of them has bought a new camera....

  16. Kegman

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    That's fucking unreal that camera
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  17. slick

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    I was about to say the quality of that camera is shit until he zoomed out:lol

    That's amazing.
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  18. Punter

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    Leeds @ 5/2
    Bristol City @ 3/1
    Tranmere @ 6/4

    £5 Trixie
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    C.Palace v Man City

    Raheem Sterling 1+ shot on target (was 1/4) £4 @ 1/1

    BTTS in both halves, 2+ corners each team in each half and 20+ booking points each team £1 @ 350/1

  20. Punter

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    Leeds @ 5/2 - LOST 2-0
    Bristol City @ 3/1- LOST 4-1
    Tranmere @ 6/4 - LOST 2-1 TO TEN MEN

    £5 Trixie

    Raheem Sterling 1+ shot on target (was 1/4) £4 @ 1/1 HIT THE POST, CONFIRMING THE WANKER HE IS

    BTTS in both halves, 2+ corners each team in each half and 20+ booking points each team £1 @ 350/1
    OVER BY HALF TIME

    You can see why i should give it up here lol