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    Quote Originally Posted by EC1 View Post
    totally against what i want to happen..Brazil will win ..having 14 on the pitch is a big help
    This might not be too far off the mark (and I suspect Argentina will be similarly advantaged tomorrow).

    My brother reminded me last night that he'd said at the start of the tournament that he felt the refs & linesmen would maybe have a big say in ensuring that the 'right' teams eventually got to the semis and ultimately the final, ie Brazil-Argentina. (Suits me - I took 9/2 after the group stages.)

    If you think I have a suspicious mind, he said he wouldn't even have been surprised if the refs had been briefed accordingly before the tournament began. After all, this is a huge financial phenomenon for the host country, the continent and the organising body.

    Would we really have been happy with a Belgium-Costa Rica final?
    Last edited by Desert Orchid; 8th July 2014 at 8:27 PM.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    Agree EC, the pressure of winning has something to do with it and Scolari is the type that would rather win dirty than play the expansive game, this squad has talented players but he would rather choose a line up to grind out a result, now if Klinsmann was in charge!

    Sack Roy and put the German in charge!

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    one of the best world cups for me, exciting matches all the way through, always get some people who are never happy with what they see.

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    Surprised but nice to see Bernard start - I take some of it back regarding Scolari
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    Stupid remark

    Some are not entirely bewitched by play station games with ordinary sides . Some like to see a side or two that is memorable. There has not been that by any stretch of the imagination and the quarters have been pretty drab to say the least

    It's "better" than many world cups but not what the hype has been telling us imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulleyseys46 View Post
    one of the best world cups for me, exciting matches all the way through, always get some people who are never happy with what they see.
    yes ..been some good games..but you would have to be blind if you didn't see what is happening..maybe you don't care...maybe i don't..but i'll still comment on it on a message board thanks very much

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    Just had a decko at the line-ups. I was tempted by the draw (9/4) since it is a longer price than a win for either side but not tempted enough.

    I've gone for a much more speculative punt to smaller stakes:

    First scorer - Marcelo 50/1. He's been ghosting into dangerous positions in most games and has been a touch unlucky not to receive a pass when well placed.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    what you have to remember Clive is that a large % of people have been conditioned to accept mediocrity as the norm..in many aspects of life...so anything just above it looks bloody marvellous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Orchid View Post
    Just had a decko at the line-ups. I was tempted by the draw (9/4) since it is a longer price than a win for either side but not tempted enough.

    I've gone for a much more speculative punt to smaller stakes:

    First scorer - Marcelo 50/1. He's been ghosting into dangerous positions in most games and has been a touch unlucky not to receive a pass when well placed.
    i've just backed Brazil to win in 90..seems obvious call to me..surprised Slim hasn't shoved it on will win thread
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    you get people arguing about the merits of the form of good horses as well, i always find the negative people are the ones they dont really progress in their understanding in all things in life )

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    Good for you

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    I was tempted to have a pop at the total goals market. I can see the German defence conceding a lot of free kicks on the edge of the box and the ref might even be tempted to give them a soft penalty if the situation arises. This makes me think Brazil deserve to be marginal favs at least to qualify.

    Brazil's defence is also capable of shipping but they've done not too badly so far.

    However, I'm not getting the 14/1 etc that was on offer in earlier matches so no bet.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    Yes!!!!!!!

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    Easy to see them getting another quickly . They are controlling this

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    As I said

    Fck off brazil

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    Brazil getting dismantled
    ROLL ON THE RESISTANCE !!!

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    This is SAVAGE!!!

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    What a beatdown
    ROLL ON THE RESISTANCE !!!

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    Brazil is no longer
    ROLL ON THE RESISTANCE !!!

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    Oh this is superb

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