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sparty419's picture

So who was betting on Spain again?

—————————————————– This feeling is so so so f x x k ! - qqqbee, August 27, 2010

cfaboston28's picture

chokers

AlexP's picture

Give then a little bit of time. They still can pass to the next round.

Chokers for some, bad luck for others. They have the ball for like 74% of the time and have plenty of opportunities…

Chuckrox8's picture

This is what I enjoy about soccer. With some luck and fortuitous opportunities any team can win when they play their best. Spain was supposed to be a sure thing, into the elimination rounds at least. Now they have to get their sh!t together just to make it through.

higgmond's picture

Argentina won the Cup in 1978 with a loss in the first round, so they’re not out of it yet. A much tougher road now though.

My job is to reconcile cognitive dissonance.

former trader's picture

Chuckrox8 Wrote:
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> This is what I enjoy about sports. With some luck
> and fortuitous opportunities any team can win when
> they play their best.

Fixed your post.

Telling it like it is on AF since 2007.

Muddahudda's picture

I bet on Spain. And over 2.5 goals. Balls!

Just missed out on 17:1 on Argentina S Korea over 5.5 goals. That would have been a proper result.

Thankfully I have been making money overall. Had Argentina to win, over 2.5 goals and a goal by half time. My account is looking rosy!

Muddahudda's picture

It’s ok, relax everyone. I got Portugal - N Korea on the win, +2.5 and +5.5 goals. The last one came in at 19:1….

Ker-ching!! :-)

mellowman123's picture

spain’s gonna be fine….. hopefully!!!
im rooting for them!
so who do u guys think will win the whole thing?

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mellowman123 Wrote:
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> spain’s gonna be fine….. hopefully!!!
> im rooting for them!
> so who do u guys think will win the whole thing?

Brazzers…err….I mean Brazil.

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sparty419's picture

Don’t they have Brazilians in that show?? I think I’ve caught a few episodes before…highly recommended.

—————————————————– This feeling is so so so f x x k ! - qqqbee, August 27, 2010

sparty419's picture

I just wikied Brazzers….the description is just too hilarious…almost fell off the chair

—————————————————– This feeling is so so so f x x k ! - qqqbee, August 27, 2010

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man's picture

They’ll miss Xabi in their next game esp if Xavi is outta touch.

mellowman123's picture

Xabi has been there most consistent midfielder. he’s supposed to play the holding role but his passing has been really good. yeah i think xavi is not himself rite now and so they’re def. gonna miss xabi alonso. but they should just play with busquets as the only holding midfielder and give fabregas a chance and attack more.. and they should b fine….

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man's picture

Attack against a Portugal side with pace? A big NO from me.

I hear Javi Martinez is going to start in place of Alonso if he’s not fit by then. Cesc on the bench yet again.

mellowman123's picture

All that attacking did work after all! about 65% possession! and most of the game played in Portugal’s half… and that Villa is a monster!!

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man's picture

Yea, I agree but I dont think they went gung ho attacking. They plaed possession football and I was over estimating Portugal cos Portugal under Queiroz have had 20 clean sheets in 25 games prior to the Spain game.

mellowman123's picture

Yeah they didn’t cuz they couldn’t. cuz portugal was tooo defensive-minded. But Spain showed alotta intent. 3 shots on goal in the first 5 or so minutes and they kept pressing but that final pass wasn’t there cuz portugal had like a 6 man defensive line..

Portugal didn’t pose any serious threat even after they conceded! dont know wat the players were thinking…

Two HUGE semifinals coming up… picks???

i hope Ghana wins. and they will probably play brazil.

And Argentina will probably edge germany and play spain in the semi. But that Argentina-Germany game is gonna be really tight…

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man's picture

My picks.

Hol vs Bra ——-> Holland (I know I know but they’ve learnt to play ugly and look like they can beat teams without attacking too much and Robben’s back and Michel Bastos isnt exactly a good defensive LB)

Ger vs Arg ——> Germany (Dont want to upset ‘Paul’ the Octopus who has been predicting quite well so far. It picked Germany to beat Argentina and it correctly picked Serbia against Germany and Germany against England :P)

Spain and Uruguay will go through in the other games is what I feel.

What are your picks? Btw which club do you support?

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Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man Wrote:
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I quoted this so I can have this Screen Name on the thread again, that is all.

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

Muddahudda's picture

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man Wrote:
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> My picks.
>
> Hol vs Bra ——-> Holland (I know I know but
> they’ve learnt to play ugly and look like they
> can beat teams without attacking too much and
> Robben’s back and Michel Bastos isnt exactly a
> good defensive LB)
>
> Ger vs Arg ——> Germany (Dont want to upset
> ‘Paul’ the Octopus who has been predicting quite
> well so far. It picked Germany to beat Argentina
> and it correctly picked Serbia against Germany and
> Germany against England :P)
>
> Spain and Uruguay will go through in the other
> games is what I feel.
>
> What are your picks? Btw which club do you
> support?

Agree with all apart from Germany. Think they haven’t had to play a proper side yet. Argentina are not England. England scored two against them with a quite rigid side, a fluid Argentina should cut through them. Though go against Paul the Octopus at your peril!

I think I might have to put some money on all of these games.

Man Utd.

mellowman123's picture

Gave my picks already..

Ghana vs Brahzil.

Argentina vs Spain

club: BARCA!

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man's picture

Oh good. I’m a Liverpool supporter and we’ve just appointed Roy Hodgson as our manager.

sparty419's picture

Uruguay vs Brazil (although I’d LOVE for Ghana to be here)

Germany vs Spain (I think Germany is gonna pull through)

Brazil vs Germany => Brazil FTW.

Club: AC Milan and Arsenal.

So FU Liverpool !!!! Enjoy your mid-level club success next season. [Sorry, I can’t stand Liverpool, am sure you know why though :) ]

—————————————————– This feeling is so so so f x x k ! - qqqbee, August 27, 2010

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ASSet_MANagement Wrote:
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> Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man Wrote:
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> I quoted this so I can have this Screen Name on
> the thread again, that is all.

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man is one of the recently banned users. I think eureka or PTC.

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brazilatz's picture

Yeah boy! You almost got it but the final gonna be Brazil vs Argentina!

sparty419's picture

Prefer a Europe vs SA contest than an all SA final..better representation of hot chicks from both continents

—————————————————– This feeling is so so so f x x k ! - qqqbee, August 27, 2010

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man's picture

sparty419 Wrote:
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> Uruguay vs Brazil (although I’d LOVE for Ghana to
> be here)
>
> Germany vs Spain (I think Germany is gonna pull
> through)
>
> Brazil vs Germany => Brazil FTW.
>
> Club: AC Milan and Arsenal.
>
> So FU Liverpool !!!! Enjoy your mid-level club
> success next season.

Now Now calm down and lessen the vitriol

Valores's picture

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man Wrote:
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> My picks.
>
> Hol vs Bra ——-> Holland (I know I know but
> they’ve learnt to play ugly and look like they
> can beat teams without attacking too much and
> Robben’s back and Michel Bastos isnt exactly a
> good defensive LB)
>
> Ger vs Arg ——> Germany (Dont want to upset
> ‘Paul’ the Octopus who has been predicting quite
> well so far. It picked Germany to beat Argentina
> and it correctly picked Serbia against Germany and
> Germany against England :P)
>
> Spain and Uruguay will go through in the other
> games is what I feel.
>
> What are your picks? Btw which club do you
> support?

Did you bet? What are your picks for winner, runner-up and third place?

whui's picture

Too bad for Spain only won by 1-0.
They should have won at least 2-0.
Where is the skill from Real Madrid gone?

They are only lucky this time, and lucky for them Germany Vs. Holland in the semi-final.
They may be lucky to win and play the final.

Hey_I_am_the_Dude_man's picture

Valores Wrote:
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>
> Did you bet? What are your picks for winner,
> runner-up and third place?

Unfortunately, betting isnt allowed in my country. Would have made a fortune otherwise :D

I still think Spain will edge Germany out in the Semis and will go on to win the finals. Germany for third place, Uruguay for 4th.

Spain’s weaker link in defense at times is Capdevila/Ramos. Mueller is suspended so I dont expect much trouble for Capdevila and Podolski isnt some one who goes wide and crosses, so Ramos might have enough in the tank to stop him. Alonso v Busquets on Ozil would be enough for Spain to strangle Ozil.

Let’s see if my predictions would work this time or not.

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