FAQ

 

Who the hell are you, Skeeve?
I'm a 38-year-old National League (ex-Conference Premier) analyst. I've studied sociology and worked as a journalist, a copywriter and a screenwriter before I became Skeeve full-time many years ago.

What's with the name?
Skeeve was the name of a character in a fantasy novel 'Another fine myth' written by Robert Asprin. It was the first nickname I could think of when I had to choose one for a forum registration back in 2005. Asprin's Skeeve turned out to be quite good at magic as well.

Since when have you been analysing non-league football?
It feels like yesterday. Since 2006 though.

Are you any good?
One of the best out there. Not my words. If you want numbers, I've made +687 points profit (1623 picks) in thirteen consecutive profitable seasons, at a 11.8% ROI and a 755% ROC - that's at recorded odds, which are usually the worst possible odds you can catch. My actual edge is significantly bigger, but I'm recording all odds with a fair delay to make sure everyone can beat the official results - an excel sheet with all official picks from the last ten years and their respective "pre-mail", officially recorded and closing odds is here.

What's your recommended betting bank?
I'm currently recommending a forty-point bank. The advised bank was 100 points until May 2010, 80 points until May 2014, 60 points until May 2017, 50 points until May 2018 and 40 points since, but it will be even smaller starting with next (2020/21) season as most picks are now one-point picks (with only odds-on favorites being advised at two points). If you're following all VIP selections along with the official picks, forty points should be more than enough. If you're following official picks only, you can feel free to go with 30 or 35 points instead of the officially recommended 40.

When are you sending your picks & previews?
Starting with the 2019/20 season, I'm sending all of my picks & previews an hour or less before the kick-off, after I see the team sheets.


I've heard you're not getting involved with the midweek games at all?
I'm not (since 2012). Midweek non-league games have proved to be way too unpredictable.

So you're covering the National League (ex-Conference Premier), right?
Right.

Why Conference? Why not Premier League, Championship, Swedish hockey, Ukranian volleyball?
Because I've been following English non-league football for quite a few years now and I know all there is to know about every team in the Conference, so I'll simply stick to what I'm best at.

Who can guarantee these are actually the right stats?
I was posting my non-league picks & previews on my old blog, on the Betting Advice forum, on the ex-Punters' Paradise forum (I was a resident tipster there) and on the Laka Lovica forum (I was a moderator there) between December 2006 and September 2007 and all of the picks starting with October 2007 have been independently monitored and verified, by the Betting Advice surveillance team between October 2007 and May 2010, by Joseph Buchdahl's Sports Tipsters from August 2012 until it's closure in June 2015, by BetRush between October 2016 and May 2019 and by the highly rated Smart Betting Clubsince March 2008.

What about your picks? Do they come with a match preview or are they just plain picks?
All of my picks come with a detailed match preview. I'll even find out where you can find the best odds, second best odds and in fact any odds that in my opinion offer value at that moment - and I'll add an oddsportal link so that you can compare the odds yourself.

Can I get the recorded odds? How does that work in reality?
You can get significantly better odds. Not only do I record the odds with Pinnacle (if the bet isn't available with Pinnacle, it by default can't be an official pick) or SBO only (which means that you can often find significantly better odds with other bookmakers and platforms, some of which are 188bet, 5Dimes, Asianodds, Bet365, Betdaq, Betfair, Dafabet, IBC, ISB, Marathon, Matchbook, Smarkets, Unibet, Will Hill...) - the recorded odds are those available with a sixty-second delay, when they're usually at their worst.

What are "VIP selections"?
See here.

Where can I compare the odds?
I mostly use OddsPortal.


Would you be interested in exchanging some clients? My service has about 2000 clients that has paid atleast once to our service. Would you be interested in trading client email list so that we both can benefit in our business. It is a good opportunity for both our clients and us as well. Let me know if you are interested. We can both get lot of extra exposure and sales by doing this. Please get back to me and let me know what you think. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A MORAL DILEMMA WITH THIS METHOD BUT AS LONG AS WE DONT SPAM IRRESPONSIBLY IT SHOULD BE OK. WE SHOULD WORK TOGETHER TO GET SOME EXTRA CLIENTS.
No.

Do you want buy fix match? It's 1000% true, no scam, I make many mony on this. Trust me.
F*** off.

Bloody hell, that's a horrible run in the last few months. Have you ever experienced anything like it in the past?
Many times.

You really are the best. Amazing picks lately! What's your secret?

A bit of talent (I guess), plenty of hard work and some experience as well. It's not always like this though - I'll have some bad runs as well.

How much does it cost to join the service?
The standard fee is 600 EUR for the whole season (with some loyalty and early-bird discounts available to current clients and people from the waiting list respectively).

Okay, can I join?
Not at the moment, but feel free to send an e-mail if you want to be on the 2020 waiting list.

I have more questions.
Good. Don't hesitate to ask.


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