Total Football Tipster is, as the name suggests, a new to market sports betting tipster service that is based around football. Selections come courtesy of “the #1 Football Tipster” John Anthony.
Introduction to Total Football Tipster
There is no denying that betting on football is more popular than it has ever been. However, I also think that in some respects, it has become more difficult than it has ever been as well. The fact of the matter is that football just isn’t as predictable as it once was. And this doesn’t just apply to the Premier League (which has always been competitive). So, how do you make money in such a volatile market?
According to John Anthony, the answer is to follow his own tips. Because, he says, he is in a position to help you to make £7,500 before the end of the season. That works out at some £1,100 per month and that is the kind of money that just isn’t to be sniffed at. But as always, taking claims about his tipster service, Total Football Tipster, at face value comes with a lot of risk.
In fact, the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of questionable elements to this service. Now, I don’t want to go into too much detail here because I will cover it over the course of this review. But if you are going to make bold claims like that, you really need to be willing to back them up. And John Anthony seems to struggle wit this element of Total Football Tipster.
Does this make for a service that simply isn’t worth your time and money? Or will this turn out to be a pleasant surprise? Let’s have a look and see.
What Does Total Football Tipster Offer?
Rather interestingly, Total Football Tipster is not dissimilar to another product that very recently landed on my desk. That is to say, over the coming x months, we can make you z amount, starting with a £100 betting bank. It’s almost as if these things are perfectly timed to land just in time for the New Year when people are making rash judgements about what to improve on for the year (in this case, income).
So, where do you start with something like this? It’s quite difficult to know really, because the important parts of a tipster service of this ilk are rather different to the usual stuff that you see through the year. One of the things that is particularly interesting to me about Total Football Tipster though, is how John Anthony approaches the logistics. So, I guess that’s where I’ll start.
We are told that in order to make Total Football Tipster work for you, there is an incredibly simple approach that you need to take. In fact, I will quote John Anthony verbatim:
- You need a betting account with at least £100 in it!
- Each day, you’re going to receive an e-mail from me
- You’re going to follow the instructions in that e-mail
- You’re going to log off, return at the end of the day, and see your bank has grown
And it is apparently that simple. What this really means for potential subscribers is that you are dealing with a very typical near daily football tipster service (John Anthony actually says himself that you will receive selections “on almost a daily basis).
All of this sounds reasonably well and good, however there are a few points that I think are worth highlighting as well as this. First of all, the “instructions” are perhaps not as detailed as they sound. John Anthony makes it seem like Total Football Tipster is very in depth and instructional. However, he also says that you can simply use any betting account or bookmaker.
From what I have seen, there isn’t any research into odds, which bookies are offering the best etc. Which of course leads to the inevitable point that if you are going to follow Total Football Tipster, then you want to be using something like Oddschecker to get the best possible results.
From here, I want to move on to the staking plan. Because this is another very important element of making Total Football Tipster work. After all, if you are going to go from £100 betting bank to £7,500 in 6 months, then you need to be placing some pretty big bets. That just goes without saying.
Now, John Anthony doesn’t talk a whole lot about his staking plan. And it isn’t really my place to provide information about something that is ultimately behind a paywall in a public forum. None the less, there are certain things that are quite common sensical, and you will have more likely than not extrapolate with even a basic knowledge of betting.
Not surprisingly, this does include compounding and increasing your stakes in line with your betting bank. Something that can carry additional risk if (and quite likely when)you hit a losing streak. With that said, whilst it is quite an aggressive staking plan, I have seen worse than what John Anthony lays out.
And whilst I have raised the subject of risk, I want to talk about a strike rate. Or more specifically, the lack thereof. Now, the fact that John Anthony doesn’t talk about how much you can expect to win following Total Football Tipster is frustrating. Personally, I think things like this are very important when assessing whether a service is for you.
But the lack of strike rate isn’t the biggest issue. For me, it is any lack of proofing. John Anthony claims to have made a decent income betting since the start of the millennium. But you get nothing that backs this up. Even the one piece of highly questionable evidence that is submitted for Total Football Tipster (a number of supposedly winning betting slips) are blurred out so you can’t see anything other than a “winning” amount. All of this is hugely problematic.
How Does Total Football Tipster Work?
Moving on from the lack of proofing, but retaining the theme of problematic elements, I want to talk about the fact that actually, John Anthony doesn’t really give any insight into how Total Football Tipster works either. Don’t get me wrong, we are given lots of different bits of information, but none of them/it really provide any genuine insight.
In fact, a big part of the sales pitch relates to the “fact” that according to John Anthony, he is best able to identify the best bets in goal based markets. What this means for you is that you will be looking at over/under on games, as well as both teams to score. These types of bets are often compounded into accumulators in order to boost the returns.
Now there are two things that are interesting about this to me. First of all, looking at the ridiculously little evidence provide to back up Total Football Tipster, you still won’t get big wins. Looking at what John Anthony provides, you are looking mostly around slightly more than evens. So, I don’t really see how that profit is supposed to build up.
On top of this, there is still the fact that you aren’t given any insight into why certain bets have been chosen. This is massively problematic as you are really putting a hell of a lot of blind trust in John Anthony’s ability to actually deliver on his claims for Total Football Tipster. Something that in my experience, almost always ends badly.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to Total Football Tipster, John Anthony is asking a one time cost of just £39 plus VAT. This will, he says, provide you with selections up until the end of the Euro 2020 tournament. One a monthly basis, this theoretically represents good value, but that is entirely based on having a product that can actually deliver.
It is worth noting that Total Football Tipster does come with a full 60 day money back guarantee as the product is ultimately sold through Clickbank. This is something that is at least well advertised in the sales material.
What is the Rate of Return?
The key number behind Total Football Tipster I have already mentioned a number of times, but it bears repeating here for posterity. John Anthony claims that you will make £7,500 by June. And that is the only number that is mentioned really.
Now, looking at the “betting slips” that John Anthony provides as evidence for Total Football Tipster, there are a number of bets showing profits of up to £111.15. However, there are also losses of as much as £63 on a single bet as well, so I find it questionable that these numbers will ultimately balance out.
Conclusion for Total Football Tipster
Taking £100 and turning it into £7,500 in 6 months is a big ask. But with the right (read aggressive enough) staking plan, I can see how it is possible in theory. Would I personally like to follow such a staking plan? Not really, is the short answer. I am very much a proponent of consistent and steady rather than high risk and simply throwing it against the wall till something sticks.
But does that mean that Total Football Tipster is necessarily a bad product? No, that fact alone doesn’t make Total Football Tipster a bad product at all. However, that also doesn’t mean that this is a good product either, for a number of reasons. And first of all, I want to return to that idea of the profit.
Yes, I will happily concede that it is possible. Do I think that John Anthony can deliver this with Total Football Tipster though? Well, that is a very different question and the answer is a pretty resounding no. There are plenty of things that can be done in theory, and I have seen a lot of products in my time that are based on this.
Let’s talk about John Anthony’s earning claims and his apparent evidence that backs it all up. Just a glance at this should tell you that it’s questionable. Anybody who purposely obfuscates information in the way that has been done for Total Football Tipster, especially when you are submitting it as evidence, probably has something to hide.
And in this case, I have a pretty good idea of what exactly it is that he is trying to cover up. You see, one of the betting slips isn’t entirely censored, and this appears to show that the wins are actually from 2016. A hell of a long time ago. And furthermore, if you look at the profits from the bets, there are also several pieces of evidence that are submitted multiple times.
Now there are a lot of reasons that this could have happened. I could even be wrong. That has been known to happen. However, my best guess here is that everything has been put together this way intentionally. Having looked at so many tipster services in my time, these aren’t the kinds of things that are missed by genuine tipsters.
All of this supports (at least in my opinion) the notion that this is probably one to avoid. I can see the appeal. It is seemingly cheap. You don’t need a lot of money to get started. And the profits are seemingly huge. But all of that is only actually appealing if it can be delivered. I’ve said it before, but if you aren’t paying a lot of money for a bad product, you are still paying for a bad product.
The fact of the matter is that there are some genuine ways to make money through football betting out there. And in the grand scheme of things, you won’t really end up paying that much more. So why would you settle for something like Total Football Tipster?