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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
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    I wasn't clear - I meant great individual World Cup performances.

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    Hard for me to rate Baggio's 94 World Cup after that terrible penalty miss.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Hard for me to rate Baggio's 94 World Cup after that terrible penalty miss.
    They'd have been embarassed in the 2nd round were it not for him.


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    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?
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    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

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    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.
    What site are you getting just 40s for Robben? He is $67 (behind 21 others) on I site I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    What site are you getting just 40s for Robben? He is $67 (behind 21 others) on I site I use.
    bet365, got 41. Are you sure you're talking about odds for golden ball and not golden boot? Robben is 67 for the boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    bet365, got 41. Are you sure you're talking about odds for golden ball and not golden boot? Robben is 67 for the boot.
    Oh ****, I'm wrong, don't mind me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    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.
    The winner of Group A plays the second placed team in Group B. Therefore, it is likely that Brazil will play the Netherlands in the first game after the Group Phase. Robben is a poor choice for the Golden Ball because he might not be around long enough to make an impression.

    Whoever you bet on should belong to a team who has an easier passage to the Quarter Finals.
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    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.

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    Backed Argies to win it and did Lukaku before his injury for top scorer.

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    Got Japan in the work sweepstake. Feeling confident.
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    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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