As the name suggests, Mike Coleman Football is a sports betting tipster service which provides subscribers with profitable selections. The service is operated by Tipster Street.
Introduction on Mike Coleman Football
One thing that I have not talked about for some time is consistency. This is in no small part down to the fact that having done this for as long as I have, I feel like I internalise a lot of small thoughts that are actually perhaps much more important than they seem.
More than anything else, I consider consistency to be king. I would take a service that wins small amounts often over a service that has big wins twice a month any day of the week, and I think that most people are in the same camp.
Mike Coleman Football is a football service that has performed admirably over the last year and a bit, albeit with some conditions to this statement. I will be up front with you, the results are perhaps not quite as mind boggling as some services, but they do seem to have some consistency.
A part of this seems to be down to a rather interesting, albeit surprisingly sensible structure. With this in mind, I can say that Tipster Street are offering one of the more interesting tipster services on the market in Mike Coleman Football. But interesting does not necessarily pay bills, so is Mike Coleman Football actually any good?
What Does Mike Coleman Football Offer?
Honestly, I don’t think that I have ever seen anything quite like Mike Coleman Football in terms of how the service operates. It is a sporadic tipster service, often going several months without providing any selections. When selections are available, they are about as consistent as any tipster who is tipping for English Football.
Again, when selections are available, Tipster Street say that they send them out to subscribers directly via email, usually between 9am and 11am.
The bets themselves aren’t anything to write home about. Mike Coleman Football is almost exclusively made up of backing teams to win (or occasionally, win or draw).
As you would expect, this does have an impact on the odds with a look through the proofing from Tipster Street demonstrating that the odds rarely get above 2.0, a fact which is emphasised by average odds of 1.85. The volume of bets is relatively low with less than 300 bets advised since August 2016, however you may still be advised of multiple bets per day with Mike Coleman Football.
Moving on to the staking plan, I am pleased to see a straight forward affair. The proofing for Mike Coleman Football shows you should be betting with level stakes of 10 points per bet to £10 per point. Tipster Street rather helpfully simplify this to £100 per point. However this does skew the results a lot as I want to talk about a little later on.
For my money, if you want a good idea of what Mike Coleman Football really involves, you should stick to that idea of 10 points per bet.
Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate for Mike Coleman Football.
Now, Tipster Street have been working with Mike Coleman since August 2016, so a considerable amount of time really. In my experience, a lot of tipster services tend to struggle when it comes to maintaining a strike rate over a long period of time. In the case of Mike Coleman Football however, this stands at an outstanding 59% average.
Whilst I can appreciate that there are lower odds and that naturally has a knock on effect, for my money, this is a phenomenal result and testament to the long term consistency of Mike Coleman Football.
How Does Mike Coleman Football Work?
Moving on to some of the not so good things, as is the case with all products from the Tipster Street stable of tipsters, we receive very little information about how Mike Coleman Football works. Mike Coleman is referred to as “Ultra Professional” though, and given that Tipster Street have actually been working with him in some capacity since the end of the 2015/16 season, this seems like a reasonable statement.
None the less, as a consumer I would like to have had some insight into what the selection process entails for one main reason and that is the downtime between selections.
There are a number of reasons that these downtime periods could exist from personal reasons to a part of a wider strategy, and I can appreciate that to some degree, it is none of our business.
Furthermore, I can appreciate that Tipster Street are ultimately looking to protect the intellectual property of their tipsters (by which I mean their systems), it can be disconcerting to look at Mike Coleman Football and see big gaps, not just from one season to the next, but mid season as well. None the less, this is a fact which I will not be holding against Mike Coleman Football.
What is the Initial Investment?
There is only one option if you want to subscribe to Mike Coleman Football and honestly, it is a big part of what makes the service work for reasons that I will cover below.
Tipster Street only provide a season long subscription to the service, however this is priced incredibly reasonably at just £49.95. Unfortunately, there is no money back guarantee etc. in place for Mike Coleman Football, but I don’t see that as being too problematic in the grand scheme of things.
What is the Rate of Return?
Since launching way back when, Mike Coleman Football has produced an overall points profit of 271.46 points according to the proofing from Tipster Street. Given that this seems to be the most up to date area with results, this is what I will be working off for this review.
Now over a few seasons, this doesn’t necessarily seem huge, and it has to be kept in mind that there are large stakes involved as well, but I don’t think it is a terrible result. For a better idea of what you can expect from Mike Coleman Football, the proofing shows and ROI of 9.43%. Again, not brilliant, but it is arguably “enough”.
Conclusion to Mike Coleman Football
I feel that Mike Coleman Football is a bit of a mixed bag. There is a lot about Mike Coleman’s service that is very unconventional. So much so that I am genuinely quite unsure how to feel about a lot of it.
The massive gaps between tips are likely to be a problem for a lot of people, especially those who are seeking some kind of consistency from their results. The fact that Tipster Street don’t tell us anything about this remains a problem for me.
Elsewhere, there are some strong results that really make Mike Coleman Football look good. The strike rate is phenomenal, for example. On the flip side of that, the odds are actually rather on the low side. The staking plan is rather expensive, but by the same token, it has allowed for a respectable profit and the strike rate, I believe, allows for you to go heavy on bets.
I could continue in a similar vein to this for a while, but I want to drive home the thing that really stands out. A full season of football tips at less than £50. That is a phenomenal offering and makes Mike Coleman Football one of the best services I have looked at in terms of value for money, and really, this is where it is strongest.
I admit that Mike Coleman Football isn’t necessarily the best option on the market, but when you consider that you will need to make just £5 per month to make profit. Admittedly a tiny profit, but it does give you a lot of scope to ramp that up by scaling your bets.