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I dont watch the game, but you gotta feel sorry for whoever wins the cup, as without a doubt the  "fans " start out celebrating and having a good time, and then madness descends,  and they end up rioting and wrecking/looting the place.  Look what they have done in Paris .  The fans of that game all seem to be a bunch of nutters ?
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Tontonan= it was not the middle of the night where I am nor is it winter a beautiful 27c overnight with a beer on the balcony.You're right I don't like soccer much= too many fakers but 2 each his own. Not moaning just observing. A badly administered "sport" from the top down. FIFA wouldn't survive in Oz. As Macca says "it's like a religion in so many places" --Yes because in most of those countries or banana republics soccer is the only "government approved" outlet 4 their frustrations. With all the problems horse race betting is still KING.
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Originally posted by Tontonan Tontonan wrote:

I cannot imagine why anyone would stay up in the middle of the night,  in the middle of winter, to watch a sport that they neither like, appreciate or understand - and then moan about it.

It takes all sorts i suppose.  



As I've said many times Tonto... It is what we are born to.
Soccer especially is like a religion in so many places.   Afl down South similar, but I think both are a terrible bore.    The supporters of those codes probably hate League , baseball etc etc.
Most are now betting mediums and that attracts the interests of those who like a gamble.    Look at the crowds some attract, and the enormous betting pools.... All Good for business & entertainment.
   "Fools" paid $395 for a seat to watch a dead State of Origin Match last week...    Some put their money on Betfairs reasonable % and had $395 worth of bets on the ( experts ) opinions of the various codes.
   I Know who finished better off come Monday Morning.   
       
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Infantino says the world can learn from FIFA about how to conduct international diplomacy. Rule 1- find out who has the most money on the table. Rule 2- take the money. What's Rule 3?
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I cannot imagine why anyone would stay up in the middle of the night,  in the middle of winter, to watch a sport that they neither like, appreciate or understand - and then moan about it.

It takes all sorts i suppose.  


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Nothing about Pussy Riot?
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Originally posted by feline feline wrote:

just finished watching this "sporting" event.. was like pulling teeth most of the time. I stuck it out as I watch 4 free but the admin is shocking with all the fake dives and "injuries" & bluffed referees giving questionable decisions. Thank god it's not back for another 4 years.To bet on this u need a good sense of humour & no expectation of collecting. After this effort imagine what Qatar will be like!


To bet on these events does give a better chance.     I pay less than 2.5% commission on League Matches,    To less than 5% on the Soccer, Tennis etc.
Compare that to the 10% on NSW racing , slightly scaling down on other Oz racing areas and you'll see where the value lies.
I know little about most of the Sports fixtures but you soon learn the TBV members & others, who do. Just Follow their guides with your usual staking Plans and you will get good value for your efforts.
We now have our "broke" Governments , desperate enough to be adding further taxes and "blind Freddy" can see that over time, they will kill another Industry.
       
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Originally posted by ExceedAndExcel ExceedAndExcel wrote:

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France for me. Have had a small bet on them though so that probably rules them out.



In to $3 fav now and looking good.

Have probably put the mock on them now though.




One game away!


$1.70 on Betfair now. Will be slightly longer if England get through tomorrow. Slightly shorter if it’s Croatia.



$1.49 now. Almost short enough that I’m considering laying some off.



Well that was a pleasing result. Guesses do win occasionally it seems.
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just finished watching this "sporting" event.. was like pulling teeth most of the time. I stuck it out as I watch 4 free but the admin is shocking with all the fake dives and "injuries" & bluffed referees giving questionable decisions. Thank god it's not back for another 4 years.To bet on this u need a good sense of humour & no expectation of collecting. After this effort imagine what Qatar will be like!
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I hope your right,   My Small interest is on France @ $1.97.

I don't like the game enough to stay up and watch but the recording and fast forward does brighten things up somewhat.    In the morning.
       
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That is a fabulous place to watch the World cup final.  There will be no topping that.

Even so my couch is a great spot too.  I call my couch 'The Paraguay' because I bought it on the back of the proceeds of some bets during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  I am not Paraguayan, but I was a little bit in 2010. 

I have been camped on this couch, under my heated bunny rug, for a month now and seen most of the matches of this epic tournament.  I have not had many bets.  Belgium and Lukaku  sums it up ... and their will be no new furniture this year, but I feel like a winner anyway because I have been spoiled rotten by this feast of football.  

It has been a great tournament.  The Russians have put on a great show, the broadcasters have done a great job delivering it to me.  I am going to miss my nightly Lucy when its all over.  

I'm ready.  I have had a Sunday pot roast.   I have chocolate eclair lollies and a scotch whiskey to get me through the final.  The bunny rug is warmed up.  

I would love to see Croatia win for the sake of the Croats but I think Deschamps has the blues peaking at the right time and Croatia might be at the end of their tether after so many extra time quests.   France 3 Croatia 1.
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After my unexpected 3 week stint back in Melbourne, I quickly returned to Ukraine and this past Friday drove through Slovakia, Hungary and am on the island of Krk on the Adriatic coast in Croatia.

This trip was planned back in May so there was no idea that I would be here with the country playing the World Cup Final.

Its rocking and rolling here in preparation for the game as natives have the flags out and soccer guernsies on!

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Originally posted by Redemption Redemption wrote:

Originally posted by Tontonan Tontonan wrote:

It was well played by Croatia.  There is a lot of unity and purpose in that team.  Croatia is a nation of just 4.1 million people.  That is less than New Zealand but they are well placed as far as European football is concerned. They all speak the same native tongue.   And they are very Croatian.  There are more 'iches' in that team than an old jockstrap.  




Correct.
1,100 years of white settlement, small population.
Compare to Englands 60 million people, get some foreign black players, still cant win.





And yet you tipped them to win the whole thing.
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“I’m Technically Croatian” Says Australian Serbs, Bosnians, Macedonians, Ukrainians, Czechs, Lower Polish


Australia’s white ethnic communities are today relishing in the fact that a former Yugoslavian territory that their grandmother may have lived in has progressed to the FIFA World Cup Final against France.

The Republic Of Croatia, formerly known as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, has knocked England out of the World Cup finals – after close to a month of English fans telling the planet that ‘it’s coming home’.

And much like the thousands of traitorous Australians living in England who jumped on the Three-Lions bandwagon, the Croatian’s finals dash has resulted in millions of more fans come out of the wood work around the world.

The common occurrence of 2nd-generation slavic Australians trotting out different old countries has increased over the last twenty years, after countless changes to international borders in Eastern Europe.

In a region smaller than Victoria, many migrants have parents who’s nationality changed several times in their lifetime through war and politics – which means, everyone has a grandmother who was technically Croatian.

In fact, aside from the countless Australian Serbs, Bosnians, Macedonians, Ukrainians, Czechs, Lower Polish and Slovenians that have today revealed a latent Croatian heritage… Citizens with heritage as far as West of Greece have been quick to declare their undying loyalty to Republika Hrvatska.

The Betoota Advocate spoke to some of these newfound Slavs.

“WE DID IT” shouts one brand new Croatian-Australian, Dominic, who’s family come from far-Eastern-Italia, which is basically Croatia.

“Haha sucked in England”

https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/im-technically-croatian-says-australian-serbs-bosnians-macedonians-ukrainians-czechs-lower-polish/?mc_cid=17a1f94e31&mc_eid=1b8d058525

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Originally posted by Redemption Redemption wrote:


" get some foreign black players, still cant win."


That is just not right (on several levels). 

Danny Rose born in Doncaster UK
Ruben Loftus-Cheek born in Lewisham UK
Fabian Delph born in Bradford UK
Marcus Rashford born in Wythenshawe, UK
Dele Ali born in Milton Keynes, UK
Jesse Lingard born in Warrington, UK
Raheem Sterling born in Kingston Jamacia, migrated to UK aged 5 and has represented England since Under 16 level.

They can't be considered 'foreign' if they are born in Britain.  Sterling is the only man of color that wasn't born in Britain and he migrated when he was five.   


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Originally posted by Tontonan Tontonan wrote:

It was well played by Croatia.  There is a lot of unity and purpose in that team.  Croatia is a nation of just 4.1 million people.  That is less than New Zealand but they are well placed as far as European football is concerned. They all speak the same native tongue.   And they are very Croatian.  There are more 'iches' in that team than an old jockstrap.  



Correct.
1,100 years of white settlement, small population.
Compare to Englands 60 million people, get some foreign black players, still cant win.


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...."Deny thy country and refuse thy Kane"
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However the big question, to flagrantly misquote from another Great English Tragedy, is:

"Fiddlesticks Fiddlesticks where for art thou Fiddlesticks?"
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When Croatia plays, it sounds like Martin Tyler is calling an A League game!
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It was well played by Croatia.  There is a lot of unity and purpose in that team.  Croatia is a nation of just 4.1 million people.  That is less than New Zealand but they are well placed as far as European football is concerned. They all speak the same native tongue.   And they are very Croatian.  There are more 'iches' in that team than an old jockstrap.  


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The French frogs should ease past Croatia in the final. The thing that worries me with Croatia is the amount of game time they've had to play. They haven't won a knockout game in normal time. They've had to work overtime to make it through. With that in mind, and with France also getting an extra day rest, my opinion is France will put a few past them and win comfortably.

Croatia also looked to have a few wounded warriors at the end of this morning's game. It's going to be tough for them to back up.
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Lets hope Croatia wins. Clap
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Originally posted by JudgeHolden JudgeHolden wrote:

Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

It's not coming home after-all. 

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It's coming home
We're going



Not until after they play in the most important game of the tournament - the 3rd place playoff.
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Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

It's not coming home after-all. 

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It's coming home
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It's funny, going into the WC of previous years English fans were so expectant. This year they seemed almost resigned to defeat. Then, after the first pool game they were all up and about again.

No one goes from 0-100mph (and then back again) quite like the English sports fan.
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France for me. Have had a small bet on them though so that probably rules them out.



In to $3 fav now and looking good.

Have probably put the mock on them now though.




One game away!


$1.70 on Betfair now. Will be slightly longer if England get through tomorrow. Slightly shorter if it’s Croatia.



$1.49 now. Almost short enough that I’m considering laying some off.
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Originally posted by VOYAGER VOYAGER wrote:

Hands up all those looking for a France v Croatia final

France @ $6.50 and Croatia @ $26, it would be a great final to watch!


Woohoooooooo!! Bring it on. 

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It's not coming home after-all. 

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England thought they just had to turn up the way they carried on during the week

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poor old pommies - have to wait another 4 years. 
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