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The £10 to £10k Challenge
The £10 to £10k Challenge
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Tony Pulis’ baseball cap and Alan Pardew’s away form
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Mark Hughes – brave, bulging, buoyant clairvoyant
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Frank de Boer’s balls and going to the doctors with Klopp
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Never mind Bainesy, here’s the Scuzz Bomb
John Baines 07.11.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: An ode to Thiago Lionel Jorge Andres Messi
After clambering past £200, John Baines ponders life as a struggling journalist and the third coming of Christ.
John Baines 31.10.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Capital gains from the Capital One Cup
John Baines rises from his deathbed to bring you the latest instalment in his unique pursuit and he's looking to Chelsea and Man Utd to help him clear £200.
John Baines 27.10.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: From Greece to Guatemala via Germany
After Real Madrid again did the business for John Baines, he's off to Guatemala this time and is hoping for no breakdown in Comunicaciones.
John Baines 24.10.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Real Madrid to score against Dortmund
A thumping victory for Olympiakos kept John Baines on track and he's trusting Los Blancos to deliver a 16th straight winning bet by notching at Signal Iduna Park.
John Baines 20.10.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Fiscal stimulation courtesy of the Greeks
After 14 successful bets, John Baines has cleared the £100 mark and now tries to persuade world leaders to ease global debt by backing Olympiakos to beat Xanthi.
John Baines 12.10.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: An easy game in international football
After missing his midweek bet, John Baines is keen to make up some lost ground by backing a large England win at surprisingly good odds.
John Baines 06.10.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Chelsea to breeze past sorry Norwich
Approaching the £100 mark in means John Baines is in a positive frame of mind ahead of this weekend's (hopefully) lucky 13th bet.
John Baines 03.10.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: From the ridiculous to the sublime
After subjecting himself to a whole match from the Slovenian top flight, John Baines hopes Ajax and Real Madrid will serve up less of an eyesore and a few more goals.
John Baines 30.09.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: And for my next trick...
After making it the perfect ten, £10k tipster John Baines says his hardest decision is which winning bet to pick next.
John Baines 26.09.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Arsenal to ease past Coventry
Porto's stroll against Beira-Mar has neatly led to what John Baines hopes to be another non-event as the Gunners face the Sky Blues in the Capital One Cup.
John Baines 21.09.2012
The £10 to £10k challenge: It's going to get interesting
After taking eight bets to get from a tenner to over £30, John Baines's prize pot is starting to swell with a bit more pace and he fancies Porto to do the business on Bet 9
John Baines 18.09.2012
The £10 to £10k challenge: The one they're all talking about.
After mucking it out in the English lower leagues for the past few bets, John Baines enjoys the continental bouillabaisse of Europe's premier club kickabout.
John Baines 15.09.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Banking on a Rovers return
After Spain left it late to keep John Baines' winning streak going, he now hopes for a single goal closer to home to extend the sequence.
John Baines 11.09.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Spain the name of the game
After five stages of the challenge, John Baines has seen over 100% growth on his initial £10 investment and now double dips back into the eurozone to seek more financial gain.
John Baines 07.09.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Belgian bliss in the dragon's lair
John Baines needs one more successful bet to double his initial £10 stake and hopes to do it with the help of some strong continental lager, a martial arts legend and a crime fighting cartoon.
John Baines 04.09.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Conference calls for step four
After sailing past the mark at which he failed last time, John Baines sticks to a tried and tested formula for the next step of his journey.
John Baines 31.08.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Man City to beat QPR
John Baines has overcome crippling self-doubts to go back to the Etihad-shaped well in his latest attempt to win £10,000.
John Baines 29.08.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge: Real Madrid and Barcelona to provide goals
The reincarnated version of the challenge got off to a winning start on Saturday and now John Baines looks towards the Spanish Supercopa to keep things rolling.
John Baines 25.08.2012
The £10 to £10k Challenge Part Deux: Back with a vengeance
Never one to let common sense or the odds of probability get in his way, John Baines returns with the second instalment of the previously ill-fated betting mission.
John Baines 22.08.2012
The £10 to £10k challenge - God bless America
After quickly losing patience with the men, John Baines reveals his feminine side for the next step of his long journey to a five-figure pay-out.
John Baines 19.08.2012
The £10 to £10k challenge - Man City to beat Southampton
Fresh from a slightly uncomfortable winning opening bet, John Baines puts his faith in the Citizens to get him past the £13 mark.
John Baines 15.08.2012
Are you ready for the £10 to £10k challenge?
Follow the fortunes of bwin pundit John Baines as he tries to turn £10 into £10,000 across the course of the football season.
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