Having spent the last 10 years living up north in sunny Leeds I’ve come to learn that brown sauce is the only acceptable condiment to have with your bacon sarnie or chip butty. Anywhere south of the Watford Gap and you’re onto red sauce with no exception. Now bear with me as I’m not here to talk about what bloody sauce goes with what but there is a logic behind this!
I personally love a bit of red sauce with my bacon and two slices of really cheap white bread covered in butter. Who wouldn’t? The problem is I get ridiculed by the wife and the rest of her family. Southern fairy and all of that jazz! So what do I do? I have a hidden bottle at the back of the cupboard that only comes out when I’m eating alone in an empty house. My secret fetish if you will. When everyone else is about I put that spicy brown shit on my sarnie and grin and bear it. I should man up I guess!
Anyway, the above completely random and almost crazy fact about my life got me thinking about betting.
If we don’t like something about a service, tipster or even a bookmaker do we continue to use them? No way do we. If I’m trialling a tipster and they show poor form over a period of three months, then they get binned. I don’t carry on using them. What amazes me, however, is that some people will continue with them because it’s easier to do that, than complain and try something different.
Of course, we need to try before we buy when using any service or tipster and this can be done by looking at the proofing. By examining their past results we can see if they would suit our personal style of betting. Can you cope with long losing runs? Do you prefer backing favourites and keeping a high strike rate? Have they made a profit every month or can you cope with a few losing months but make money over a longer period?
You need to ask yourself these questions when signing up to tipsters and services. That’s what the proofing is there for. If you know beforehand that you don’t like brown sauce then you wouldn’t put it on your bacon sarnie would you? Or would you?
You can check out all of our proofing pages on the links below –
Don’t forget to leave me a comment about whether you agree with my brown or red sauce preferences and the north versus south divide 🙂