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Goal Profits Academy: Our Complete Football Trading Course

Written by Steve Brown

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Something that everybody on the planet has in common is that we all start trading football on day one with zero knowledge.

Many new traders learn through trial and error but that's hugely frustrating, takes a lot of time and costs a small fortune in blown banks. I know that from my own experience!

When I first started trading there was no help available. Football trading on Betfair was still quite new, so nobody had enough experience to help me trade the right way and avoid making costly mistakes. It was tough going.

Fast forward to today and there are many experienced football traders willing to share their knowledge. For example, the Goal Profits team has more than 75 years of trading experience and, since 2011, we've been helping people just like you.

We give all of our members FREE access to the Goal Profits Academy, a complete football trading course.

Whether you're brand new to trading or you've been trying for a while without success, the Goal Profits Academy shows you exactly how to trade, based on proven methods that we've been using successfully for so many years.

Learn how to pick out profitable trades, how to avoid the most common mistakes, how to manage your bank and so on. We're online 7 days a week too, so you have all the help you need whenever you need it.

Goal Profits Academy is the ultimate football trading course. You will never need to spend your time or money on anything else.

Introduction to the Goal Profits Academy

We've split the Academy into six separate courses:

  • Getting Started
  • Bank Management
  • Trade Research
  • Live Trading
  • Trading Strategies
  • Trading Psychology

At the time of writing, there are a total of 63 lessons!

Goal Profits Academy courses

The majority of the lessons are text with screenshots.

We do plan to add video content in the future for those who prefer it. However, in order to include everyone, each lesson has to be mainly text-based. We have many members whose first language isn't English and that makes videos next to useless.

Also... videos take a long time to make. This is why you often find that video-based courses are rarely updated and quickly go out of date. Frankly, members would prefer us to be in the chat room trading live or posting on the Trading Blog.

We're still able to grab screenshots and describe trading situations in full, it's exactly the same except the pictures don't move.

Getting Started

The Getting Started course has a Quick Start Guide and then lessons that cover The Average Game of Football, Managing Your TIme and Building Your Portfolio.

When you start anything new, it's easy to fall into bad habits and much harder to get back out of them.

For example, you would not believe the number of new members who email to say that they need some help selecting strong trades. But when we ask to see their results sheet so we can suggest some quick wins... they couldn't be bothered to keep one.

In order to win on Betfair, you literally have to make another trader lose and take their money. There are many smart and ruthless Betfair traders out there who will eat you for breakfast if you don't put a bit of effort in!

Of course, we're always looking to add new and improved content so there may also be another topic or two by now.

Bank Management

Next, is the Bank Management course.

I cannot begin to tell you how many new traders get into trouble because they don't manage their banks correctly. Often, they don't even have a bank but just keep putting random amounts of money into Betfair to play with!

This course covers setting up your trading bank, how to stake properly, the importance of recording results and how compounding accelerates bank growth in a very exciting way.

Outside of a bank building

Trade Research & Live Trading

These next two courses introduce all of the research and trading tools that Goal Profits members have access to.

The Trade Research course explains how to use Team Stats including Simple Filters, Strategy Shortlist Filters and Custom Filters. We also run through our Second Half Stats, Team Stats Trends, Team Stats Streaks and Team Stats Database tools. 

Goal Profits Academy 'Trade Research' course

The Live Trading course covers all aspects of our Live Stats Module tool including Quick Filters, Pro Filters and Telegram alerts.

Trading Strategies

Many new Goal Profits members are not complete beginners, but some have only recently opened their Betfair accounts and started to have a dig around.

Whatever your level, the Trading Strategies course is your next stop.

  • First Half Strategies
  • Second Half Strategies
  • In-Play Strategies
  • Full Game Strategies
  • Correct Score Strategies

Yes, there are strategies such as 'lay the draw' that have been around a long time. However, professional traders use them every day for good reason. If you get your trade selection right, you're patient enough and you stake correctly... they work!

We explain how the strategies work and, just as importantly, why they work.

There are plenty of real world examples of trades, some that ended in profit and some that didn't. We regularly add new trade examples and answer questions that are posted by members.

Everybody continues to learn.

Trading Psychology

The Goal Profits Academy ends with our Trading Psychology course.

Whenever money is involved, it's easy to be fooled into making emotional rather than rational decisions. Of course, football trading is no different... especially as football is an emotional game already!

Here, we delve into the mindset of a trader and offer plenty of tips to help you keep a level head.

Trading psychology depicted by cogs working a brain.

As the old saying goes...

The best time to start learning is ten years ago, the next best time is today.

Steve Brown

About the author

I'm the founder of Goal Profits and creator of our Team Stats research and trading tools.

Since 2011, I have been sharing my football trading experience with Goal Profits members.

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