The last day of the 'betting challenge' is Saturday, and I have one more chance to produce a miracle.
I'm £8Oish down after a series of desparate bets to catch up with the man who clearly never loses Scott Pack. It all started to go wrong after he produced a run of wins in November and pulled about £40 ahead. As gamblers know, you should never chase a win, but this competition encourages this. So I did. And really really badly.
So I'm pretty much stuffed....unless I pull the big one out on FA Cup Final day. In order for me to win (and this is highly unlikely) I need to find a winning bet of 80/1 or more and Scott needs to lose his final bet.
My initial thoughts are to go for a big big Everton win, but seeing as they can't score ore than 2 goals in a game, I wonder whether something else might be more suitable.
I'm not going to be able to place my bet on the blog tomorrow, because I'll be joining the legendary John Hegleyfor a performance of his poetry etc. at rhe Haringey independence day, so my betting decision will have to be made now.....
OK Paddy Power have Everton to beat Chelsea 3-1 at 80-1. They also have Nicolas Anelka at 80-1 to score a hat-trick.
I think that the 'birdman' has my bet. It's so unlikely, but so is life.
Wish me luck