Trading Diary – 1st – 14th July

Members of the Goal Hunter Football Trading Community, receive regular updates from me on my own trading as part of our 12-month trading challenge.

The 12-month trading challenge uses the Goal Hunter football trading method to create a realistic trading plan to take you from zero to becoming a successful football trader within 12 months. It's free as part of a Goal Hunter membership.

  • It allows you to start with even a moderate initial trading bank
  • Shows you how to structure your betting bank and how much to invest with each trade
  • Sets realistic and achievable daily targets for your trading – suiting even the most time poor of us
  • Shows you how to grow your bank, month on month, in the most optimal way
  • Gives you a clear action plan for the whole 12 months
  • Helps you ensure discipline and focus as you embark on your football trading career

You can learn more about Goal Hunter here.

Trading Diary

Every day or two, I share with Goal Hunter members my exact trades and any insights or learnings that accompany them. I'm also following the exact trade growth plan, mentioned above, that members are using so that they can follow along and compare their progress to mine (but it's not a competition! the only progress that matters is your own).

Following this, I have decided to share an abridged version of these updates here on the blog each week so others can learn more about football trading, before deciding on whether to join Goal Hunter.

We officially started the trading challenge on the 20th of May. You can read previous editions of the trading diary here.


1st to the 14 July – Wimbledon Trading and Meeting the Goose

Another week has gone by with minimal trading on the Football front, although that is set to change, as I have finally, in the past week, has afforded me a couple of good days of trading. (more on this next week)

On top of that, I’ve been testing out different versions of the Goal Hunter strategy with BF Bot Manager and I feel like I’m getting close to a workable version to automate some of my trading.

Also, before I move on, if you missed our Football Trading Q&A last week, it's definitely worth a ready and you can find it here.


All that said, just because I haven’t football trading all that much recently… it does not mean I’ve not been trading at all…

Introducing Goose – Tennis Trading Extraordinaire


One of the benefits of betting and trading being my vocation is that every once in a while you do get chance to meet some very interesting characters. One such character, really opened my eyes to a couple of new ways of profiting from trading and betting, particular on Tennis – which is great for me, as I love watching tennis almost as much as I do Football.


Let me introduce you to  Goose.

Now, obviously Goose is not his real name but it’s the pseudonym that we have agreed to use between us for the time being…


Why Goose?


Firstly, ‘Goose’ carries a striking resemblance to Anthony Edwards who played Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw in Top Gun.


And seeing as he’s not required for the sequel (how good does that trailer look by the way), he may well have some spare time to come and join the team.


Currently, we’re deep in conversation as I try to tempt Goose to join the team as our resident tennis betting and trading expert


More on “Goose’ and his background and experience if / when he joins the team, but let me share a couple of teasers with you for now.


Tennis Trading – Wimbledon 2019


The little I can tell you right now is that Goose is unquestionably an expert when it comes to profiting from tennis trading and betting, with more than a decades experience behind him.


He has been sharing his results with me for a while and they are definitely impressive…


So I challenged/persuaded him to let me follow over his shoulder on a few occasions during Wimbledon recently.


I wasn’t betting the same stake sizes as Goose but I was certainly happy with my returns.

He has agreed to let me share the following with you:


Strategy 1 – Double or Bust


This is one of those strategies that seems obvious when you know it and you wonder why you had never considered it before.


D.O.B or Double or Bust is a common strategy in horse racing. Which usually involves a back to lay strategy with the idea of backing a horse that you feel will drop in price, in-running, to allow you to double your stake while removing your stake/risk.


(If you've not heard about Dobbing or D.O.B before, we'll cover this in more detail in a future post)


The horse doesn’t have to win, just drop far enough for you to place a lay bet and give you an equal profit on all the selections. All fairly logical so far but the key, as always, is picking the right horse, in the right race, frequently enough to make a profit.


Yet, for some reason, I had never considered applying this to Tennis but when Goose brought it up, it made obvious sense, particularly with frequent price movements that happen during a tennis match.


Now, as I mentioned, the key is still going to be picking the right matches/players to make it work. It’s one thing having the strategy, but if you pick the wrong matches, then you are still going to lose.


Fortunately, Goose has an answer for this too.


Regretfully, he wouldn’t tell me the ‘how’ (at least not yet), but he did share with me his D.O.B selections through the Wimbledon tournament and I have to say I was impressed. It was a nice comfortable ride and, more importantly, a profitable one too boot.

Here are a couple of examples:




In both games, we saw an early break by the outsider and were able to lock in a profit no matter the outcome






It's a great passive strategy, if you know which matches to look for.

All up, Goose provided me with 20 selections over the two weeks, 14 were winners and I walked away with 9 points profit.


Strategy 2 and 3

The other two strategies I can't really divulge too much at the current time but certainly hope to be able to share more of the logic around these soon, particularly if we can get Goose on to the team.

What I can tell you is that after spending a couple of Skype sessions with him that it quickly became second nature to identify the opportunities once you knew what to look for.

I've shared five of my best trades from the tournament – the first three were done while I was on Skype with Goose and the second two were done solo using what I'd learnt.

It's not quite as time-efficient as the D.O.B. but still takes a whole lot less time with the right setup. I was able to cook dinner and write an article while the games were underway and just wait for the alert sound on Flashscores to tell me I had a potentially profitable trade.



As always, hope you've enjoyed today's trading diary update and I promise there will more of a football focus next week.

If you're keen to learn more about Tennis trading, help me convince Goose to join the team by leaving a comment at the bottom of this article (please!) 🙂



Goal Hunter Invitation

If you would like to join the Goal Hunter community, you will get access to a step by step guide, showing you;

  • How to pick the right matches
  • When to place your first bet
  • When to place any subsequent bets if required
  • When to lay (hedge) your bet
  • And what to do if the game is not going the way we want
  • How to identify and create value in the markets

You will also receive my very own football trading method that I use, day in an day out, trading football profitably.

The trading method I'll share will suit any location or time zone and no matter how much time you have available to trade, we will show you how you can still make profitable trades.

Plus the following bonuses

  • Short on time? Use my passive trading strategy
  • Free Daily Trading Tracker to monitor, learn and improve your trades
  • 12 Month Trading Growth Plan – take even the smallest banks to stellar heights
  • [Optional Upgrade] – Daily Trade Sheets – receive our daily trade sheets showing you the best trading opportunities covering the next 24 hours



All the best,

Jon and the Football Advisor team


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  • Chris Esmond

    Most interesting these trading on tennis strategies. I’d certainly like to know more and for this to be another option on the Football Advisor menu.

    • Jon @ Football Advisor

      Thanks Chris, we’re as keen as you to be able to add Tennis to our repertoire. Hopefully we’ll be able to update more on this soon.

  • Alex.

    Very, very interesting indeed especially because I knew nothing about how to start learning trading tennis ! Count me in on future tennis trading strategies,please !


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