Hard for me to rate Baggio's 94 World Cup after that terrible penalty miss.
Not to mention the rats tails he sported throughout.
Meanwhile I got Switzerland in the works' sweep. Well, I actually got "Switerland" but couldn't make my claim that it was a terrible misspelling of "Brazil" stick.
Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion
- As featured in The Independent.
"The PFA does not represent players when they have broken the law and been convicted on non-football matters."
- Gordon Taylor in 2009 following Marlon King's release after a prison sentence for sexual assault & ABH
Yeah, perhaps Furball. I know Baggio was a major influence in the tournament. I guess its harsh not to rate his tournament on the basis of one kick. Its just unfortunately the main thing I remember about his tournament performance.
BTW, is anyone planning on running a tipping comp for the tournament?
Last edited by NUFAN; 09-06-2014 at 01:30 AM.
If he hadn't been so key to them throughout the tournament he probably wouldn't have played the final. Clearly wasn't fit
Similar to Ronaldo in 98 actually
I'm rooting for Netherlands but I'm making a few small team bets to enhance watching. Reckon i'll put small bets on Italy at 25, France at 22, Uruguay at 28 and Netherlands at 33. Probably bad value but will be a lot of fun.
Will chuck a cheeky bet on Robben for golden ball at 40/1 as well. Suggest the same for anyone who wants to become richer.
Whoever you bet on should belong to a team who has an easier passage to the Quarter Finals.
“I'm writing a book on magic”, I explain, and I'm asked, “Real magic?” By real magic people mean miracles, thaumaturgical acts, and supernatural powers. “No”, I answer: “Conjuring tricks, not real magic”. Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”
― Lee Siegel, 'Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India'
As I've said, I'm betting small amounts and not for value. It'll just be fun to have some incentive to watch four decent teams albeit ones which the odds say don't have a snowball's chance in hell through the WC. I'm rooting for Netherlands because I like them and have always rooted for them and know that they have a likely fixture against Brazil.
As far as the Robben thread goes, he's one of my favourite sportsmen in the world. I'm the creator of a thread named 'Arjen Robben and You'' in this subforum in the last week. I'm fully aware that he's not the best possible candidate for the golden ball but he's not even that bad value at 40/1 anyway, IMO.
TLDR - I don't watch enough football to have anything close to a sportsbetting edge on the odds and therefore am under no delusions that I'm getting great value with my punts, I'm just betting for an enhanced WC experience.
Backed Argies to win it and did Lukaku before his injury for top scorer.
Got Japan in the work sweepstake. Feeling confident.
"Causation - still a leading cause of correlation."
Went for Spain and Argentina and had a free bet so put it on France.
Brazil blatantly going to win now.
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