With bwinbetting’s Long Shot column giving the type of return on investment not seen since Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme ran out of other people’s money, most readers are surely filled with thanks, reverence and awe when lapping up the tips provided in these articles.
Not so Owen Spencer of @SpankTheBookies fame. In spite of the Long Shot’s impressive overall profit of £125 based on £10 being staked on each selection made so far, Mr Spencer thinks he can do even better. In short, he thinks he can give the Long Shot the sort of hiding usually preserved for whenever Audley Harrison steps into a boxing ring.
Truth be told, we’re not quite so convinced here at bwinbetting. Sure, Mr Spencer has plenty of bravado (@SpankTheBookies anyone?) and a sizeable Twitter following, but the Long Shot’s sustained history of success suggests he’s not the type of chap to bend over too readily.
Of course, it would be all too easy to ignore Mr Spencer’s claims of superiority and carry on regardless, thereby denying him any publicity. But, buoyed by our man’s recent success, we’re not going to duck a challenge. In fact, we see this as an opportunity to further entrench his superiority.
The idea is simple: each writer picks out three long shots with odds of at least 4/1. We give them a £10 stake for each selection and, at the end of it, we’ll find out how much profit they’ve made and a winner will be declared accordingly.
You can find the bwinbetting Long Shots column – which includes a tip for Tranmere to beat Oldham by at least two goals – here. Meanwhile, the alternative long shots article – which includes a tip for Marouane Fellaini to score first against Sunderland – from @SpankTheBookies can be found here.
Give them both a read and if you are moved to back any of them yourself, don’t forget that new customers who sign up for a bwin account qualify for a free £20 bet.
Let the games begin!