The last eight years haven’t been particularly pretty for Exeter City, but that hasn’t stopped one of their fans from backing the Grecians with his hard-earned money every single week.
Roger Hamilton-Kendall has been putting £10 on Exeter to win every match. But not just secure all three points - oh no.
Roger has backed his team to win every match 4-1.
Complete madness, surely?
Exeter may have sealed back-to-back promotions from non-league at the end of the 2007-08 campaign, but things haven’t been going as well since the 2011-12 season, when the club were relegated back to League Two.
Roger is £600 up over the past eight years
In the past four seasons, Exeter have finished 10th, 16th, 10th and 14th in English football’s fourth tier.
Yet, Roger reckons he’s £600 up thanks to six winnings bets - including two this year.
Roger's six big-money matches
The six times Rogers has won big money since 2008…
5 May 2008: Torquay United 1-4 Exeter City
27 September 2008: Macclesfield Town 1-4 Exeter City
20 December 2008: Exeter City 4-1 Rochdale
16 March 2013: Exeter City 4-1 Bradford City
19 March 2016: Notts County 1-4 Exeter City
15 October 2016: Barnet 1-4 Exeter City
Roger explains why he always puts £10 on a 4-1 win
"I had a bit of a dream that we'd beat Torquay 4-1 in the first leg of the Conference play-off semi-final, so for a laugh I went and put a tenner on us to beat Torquay at home, but we lost 2-1," he told BBC Sport.
"I thought 'typical' and forgot about it when we were playing the second leg until I was walking up to the ground in Torquay and I saw a bookmaker, had a couple of quid in my pocket and thought 'go for it', and the rest is history."
There have been plenty of near misses
Needless to say, there have been plenty or gut-wrenching near misses for Roger over the past eight years.
"I was given 500-1 for us to win away at Charlton and we were 3-1 up with about 10 minutes to go and Jamie Cureton put one over the bar for £5,000," he added, recalling a game at The Valley in February 2011.
"There was an occasion where I thought I'd won it when we were 4-1 up at home to Sheffield Wednesday and we went and scored a fifth goal in the 93rd minute, but it's a lottery really and just a bit of fun.
"But I do it every game because the one time you don't do it, it'll come in."
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