So who am I and what am I all about?
Well quite simply I'm just a normal guy, very much like you who once worked a normal job and ended up through sheer coincidence doing something that I really enjoy for a living each day!
I first began 'trading' in 2007 although my approach back then was very much different than it is now as when I began I really had no idea that this entire area of the betting industry even existed. I was simply trying to put some thoughts I'd cobbled together on arbitrage into practise and pinch a few ticks off of the morning horse prices each day.
I was heavily under the impression that what I was trying to do was a new idea that very few people had even thought about before, never mind put into practise - I was very green at this time! - and so, feeling rather self-satisfied I kept at this approach on the side whilst working my regular job on a chemical site.
As the economic landscape began to change during the latter part of 2007, it became clear on site that there would be redundancies and as we were officially only contracted labour it was likely we would be the first ones to go. No matter I had been on the site for 4 years and worked directly for client, when it comes to cutting numbers we were contractors and that was that.
It was with this upheaval in the background that I became interested in trading, even if as we've discussed, my initial ideas were a little primitive.
With the usual worry about bills and kids foremost in my mind, I decided that I really needed to take a look around and try to learn more about what I was doing to try and turn this into something I could seriously look at doing in the future and earning some proper money from it.
Through my research I began to learn more about trading and on first discovering the Geeks Toy forum I realised that there actually many people already doing exactly what it was I was planning to do and I wasn't the first to think of it!
After months of practise and a healthy pay-off once the inevitable happened I found myself in a situation where I could tick over from month to month on a very basic level but still wasn't making the riches that everybody dreams about when they start off in betting and so i set to work expanding my armoury into Football trading as before I'd just been playing the Horses and Greyhounds markets.
I'll be honest, I was not a fan as it all just seemed too chaotic and I never really felt in control of my position during a match and it wasn't until