Trade of the day

Post match roundup  Atletico Madrid v Chelsea 3/11/09

I have recentlyread a biography of Napolean Bonaparte and was struck by a turn of events that happened on the eve of the battle of Waterloo. Outnumbered by the troops under Wellington, Boney was relying on the arrival of his allies against the British, the Prussians. They never showed up. It was pissing down with rain and, like Steve Maclaren under his umbrella, basically just couldn`t be bothered. Napolean lost and his dream was over. Seeing out the end of his years in exile, I imagine he must have often thought about that day in 1815 and wondered if the course of his destiny and that of world history itself  would have been different had the Prussians turned up. If only it wasn`t raining…..

I imagine that we have all uttered those words “if only…..” at some point in our lives. It is a phrase that is heavily tinged with sentiment, referencing a moment of regret or an ill thought out decision; the notion of bad luck is often associated with these two words, suggesting that events would have turned out so differently if only….

There is no room in the world of trading for these words. Emotion has to be kept in check as sentiment hinders sound reasoning. To talk about bad luck is the preserve of the punter, not the trader.

BUT IF ONLY MY BLOODY COMPUTER HADN`T FROZE. If only that free kick in injury time had gone the other side of the post. I woke up at 6.00am cursing. Hard to swallow but I must come back positive once more

Some of you who were trading the match with us last night will be thinking about those fateful three minutes and with hindsight rueing the fact you didn`t lay Chelsea at 1-2….or back 2-2….0r back Atl Madrid in the next goal market…. or lay Under 3.5 goals….or lay off some of the green on 1-2 & 1-3.

It was  a mad scramble for sure and a measure of panic was understandable but at all times a calm head is required. I truly hope that the majority of you made some money last night

~ by latraderette on November 4, 2009.

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