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 Post subject: World Cup 2018
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:45 pm 
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Might as well have a thread.

Despite all the corruption behind who got this one and the next, I still can't help looking forward to the World Cup. Always do, along with the Euros. I usually have a decent bet on the winner market as well as all sorts of daft ones as it's going on. I've watched so little football the last couple of years though I haven't got a clue who to back. So who's going to win? Smoke



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:53 am 
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This is the first ever World Cup where I am not nearly excited for it much and it's only next month. Not sure why - uninteresting host country, not doing the sticker album (80p a pack or something mental), who knows. Maybe I'll get hyped soon, but hasn't happened so far.

You've got to fancy Germany I'd have thought. They've left players like Gotze and Schurrle out their squad such is their depth.

I don't have any expectations for England, just hope they have a young team that plays to the best of their ability and shows commitment to a long term plan. I think on paper we have tremendous talent going forward - Kane and Vardy, Alli and Sterling, just not convinced about center mid and the center backs. Making the quarters would be a good World Cup, I think.



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
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I'd gan for France if they weren't likely to implode as usual, but Germany looks strong as do Brazil, Spain probably one too many.

Be nice to see Messi finally do something at the World Cup and end the Maradona debate.



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:07 am 
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I backed Germany last time and had a lovely bet up. Came in pissed after the final and managed to spill a tin of paint. Ruined a carpet that cost me half the winnings to replace lmao :doh:

I've watched a little bit of German football but I put myself off them a bit as I didn't think much of their striker options. I remember ages ago backing Gomez for top scorer once and he was fucking kenk. This Werner from Leipzig looks like he's coming on mind from his numbers but I think I've only seen him the once. I also remember reading a cracking article pre-2014 about the Germans preparations for Brazil and it was unbelievable. The planning, detail and scope of the whole project was something else. Hmm. Think I'll read a few previews and shit and see if any pundit is making a good case for someone anyway.

By the way, didn't you get player of the tournament right one time at a big price? I'm sure I remember a nice little win copying that bet.



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:01 am 
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My memory isn't what it once was thanks to a decade of sleep deprivation and my mind deciding that football isn't as important as boring stuff like tax...but I remember you copying my Woodgate MOTM in the league cup final bet, was that not it?



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
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My memory being worse than yours, aye it could have been and I do remember the Woodgate bet now you mention it. Was it not you who tipped Iniesta for player of the tournament in the Euros? Fuck knows, might have been someone on F365. I know I had a small win on that though and I doubt I thought of it myself lmao

Another bet I remember was 2006 when I stuck £500 on Argentina pre-tournament. Thankfully for me, they won their second group match 6-0 and shortened right up in the odds. I took the precaution of laying a lump of it back to be in a no-lose position, or I'd have lost the lot. That was a massive stroke of luck.



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Given I couldn't remember who won it, I don't think it was me like, but I leave SJP these days not remembering stuff lmao



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:13 pm 
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Welcome to my world lmao

First bet's on. Groups ABCDEF winners - Uruguay, Spain, France, Argies, Brazil, Jormans 11/1. They all look knocking bets to me like. But I've made money disappear having had the same thought many times before Smoke



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
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Thank God its online nowadays, i think you 2 would forget having betting slips .. lmao



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I do bet online like but as often as not I go to the betting shop myself. Like to avoid spending money online as often as I possibly can :whistle:

Betting slips gan in the safe. I love my safe. It's ancient, muckle and indestructible Smoke



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
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I've given up betting as I don't follow football enough these days and if I put stuff in my safe it'll end up getting thrown out with the christmas tree and all the other shit in there that's never been out since I moved in 4 years ago Smoke

We did bet on the Grand National for the first time in a few years and got the winner and an e/w so still beating the mugs overall :banana-blonde:



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 Post subject: Re: World Cup 2018
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I do love the handwritten slips you have there, feels so different than money pouring away online



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