Christopher Croft writes
Before I go into my review, I thought it would be useful to state that at the point of purchasing Steve’s online workshop, I’ve been trading on Betfair since June 2016.
In that time I’ve done most things that new traders do; try different sports, struggle with mindset, blow banks etc.
I first became aware of Steve via the Bet Angel forums and subsequently discovered his YouTube channel but due to personal circumstances was unable to attend one of his workshops.
When I found out that he had released his course, I didn’t hesitate in purchasing it and I hope that my review below will help others who might be unsure as to whether or not they should go ahead and purchase it themselves.
I recall a few years ago that someone posted on Steve’s website asking about an online course and Steve replied that if he was to do something, it would be done properly and I can tell you he has certainly done that with this course.
The presentation style in the videos is really crisp and the use of graphics goes a long way to ensure that he gets the message across effectively. Another strong point is Steve’s ability to explain what appear to complex subjects using simple real life examples that anyone will be able understand.
In terms of the content, it’s delivered in a very logical and structured manner plus, has the benefit that you need to watch one video before being allowed to move on to the other.
This is really significant because when you get to the end of the programme, you’ll realise that the first few modules are critical to your long term success. Too often traders want to know the ‘secret sauce’ to get those big green screens but fail to realise that without the foundations it will never happen.
Having watched Steve’s YouTube content more times than I care to remember, what struck me was how much more detail he goes into one this workshop. I’ve certainly been able to identify swing trading opportunities in the past on the back of the YouTube content but the reality, is that having now worked through the online workshop, I can see that I certainly hadn’t considered all the potential downsides of my trade.
The online workshop helps you learn what to look for and if what you are looking for isn’t there, you don’t get involved.
I think it’s important to add that if you’ve been involved in the markets for sometime and, like me, you’ve picked up some ‘bad habits’ you need to give yourself time to apply the process that Steve teaches. I looked at a handful of races after going through the content and only traded 1 race and that one was a small loss. Whilst some people may see that as a negative, I was actually really happy because before getting Steve’s course, I’d have traded all 5 and probably been in a pickle afterwards.
And on the subject of losses, Steve talks about exit points during the course so you know what to do when it goes wrong. Looking at some of the P&Ls of people on Twitter, you’d be forgiven for thinking that no one ever loses a trade.
Obviously I’m not going to say in this review what Steve’s process it but I will say that by the time you’ve gone through the modules (in order!) you will be left in no doubt whatsoever as to what you need to look for. The addition of 20 races examples with full breakdowns will help you even further and in those examples, Steve freezes the screen so you can see exactly what he is looking for in his consideration before taking a position.
Before I conclude this review, I feel it’s important to flag up a big reality check here. Just because you, I or the bloke next door purchases this course, it is not an automatically guarantee that life changing money will be made. What it does do, is give you all the tools you need to give yourself the best chance to succeed.
You would be very hard pressed to find a negative review of Steve’s classroom based workshops online and given he’s been delivering them since 2014, that alone should be an indication that he knows his onions and has a top notch reputation.
I’ve purchased other courses in the past and they were good but with this product, Steve has really done a great job and created what I think will be the gold standard for online sports trading courses in years to come.
I plan to write a further review after I’ve been trading with Steve’s method for a few months so I can show what a difference it has made to my long term performance.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this training course and wish Steve all the best for the future.
Birmingham, August 2019.
Chris has kindly added an update about his experience so far (October 19). You can read it here.
Michael Gilmore says in Sept 19
‘Steve’s ability to breakdown a complex skill into understandable, manageable and logical chunks in an engaging manner is unrivaled. The course far exceeded my expectations and comes highly recommended and the follow-up support is genuinely invaluable.’
Rob Burrough adds his thoughts
I have been trading for about 18 months and after experimenting with everything from pre race to football to BTL,LTB, swing trading was to be my ultimate goal.
I first discovered Steve on YouTube and after attending his free webinars, I knew he was an honest down to earth bloke, his trading course also came highly recommended from people in a trading group I was involved in.
When his online course became available I did not hesitate. Steve gives you a detailed instruction manual on how to swing trade, like his driving analogy he will help you pass your test but how good a driver you want to be after you’ve passed is up to you.
I can now call myself a profitable trader even though still on quite small stakes, sticking to the plan and the process Steve provides you with is the key. THIS IS GOING TO CHANGE MY LIFE
Rob Burrough 19th Sept 19
Martin Rushforth 25th September 2019 kindly adds
If you’ve ever watched YouTube videos of successful traders and thought ‘that’s all very well but I’m not learning anything about why he’s trading that horse or why the trade was opened at that point’ then this course will give you those answers.
You will learn all about assessing a market, when to enter and when to exit all with no cryptic explanations just Steve telling it straight. You will learn about the important things to be looking at and what you should be doing while you have a trade in the market.
There is also a lot of videos included that pull everything together that are very well explained with detailed breakdowns of actual trades as they are taking place. This is where you will learn how you put a plan in place to execute a trade successfully.
Yes, you will need to provide the discipline and correct mindset yourself to make money from trading and like everything else worthwhile lots of practice is needed (with small stakes).
In summary I found the course to be enjoyable, great value for money and it gives you all the important information you will need to be a successful swing trader.