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Old 2010-06-17, 10:55   #23
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In other World Cup news, a funny thing happened to the Spanish armada today...
... on its way to meet a landlocked country's team. Galleons on the rocks.
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Old 2010-06-17, 12:54   #24
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... on its way to meet a landlocked country's team. Galleons on the rocks.
As I was saying viz a viz backing Brazil to WIN at 1/9.

Orson Welles in "The Third Man": "And what have the Swiss given us?"

Yes, but apart from that,,,

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PS They also won the "America Cup" did they not?

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Old 2010-06-18, 16:01   #25
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USA came back from 2-0 at the half to tie against Slovenia 2-2.

It seems likely that England will beat both Algeria and Slovenia. If the USA also beats Algeria, USA will get into the knockout round.

I'll be back in the States for the next week or so. I'll let you know if I find any interest in the World Cup.

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Old 2010-06-18, 22:05   #26
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Did a tenner on the draw at 9/2
Fiver on Algeria at 15/2
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Old 2010-06-18, 22:25   #27
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USA came back from 2-0 at the half to tie against Slovenia 2-2.

It seems likely that England will beat both Algeria and Slovenia.
Oops ... but look at the bright side, England - you're still better off than hapless France, which must be in a national state of mourning after yesterday's demoralizing 2-0 loss to Mexico. The maintenance crew in my apartment complex - most of whom are Mexican - were pretty happy this morning when I exchanged greetings with them on my way to work. They say it's their second-biggest biggest win of all time against France ... the top spot being held by this one

First the Spanish Armada hits the rocks, now today the Bismarck is sunk by its captain's Dummkopf foul.

U.S. ran into some wacky refereeing today, all hinges on the 3rd game. in that group.
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Old 2010-06-19, 05:31   #28
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I think the US team and fans should view the unfortunate refereeing incident in game 2 as simply being a mirror image of the incredible good fortune of seeing England's goalie fail to completely stop the ball in game 1.

(Of course, had neither occurred, USA would now have three points instead of two.)
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Old 2010-06-19, 09:45   #29
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Did a tenner on the draw at 9/2
Fiver on Algeria at 15/2
How can that be a 40 pounds win ? As I understand it (and I may be wrong about this) you lost 10 ponds on your bet of a draw, but won 37,50 ponds on the Algeria win.

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Old 2010-06-19, 12:39   #30
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How can that be a 40 pounds win ? As I understand it (and I may be wrong about this) you lost 10 ponds on your bet of a draw, but won 37,50 ponds on the Algeria win.

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The result was a 0-0 draw, not an Algeria win. So davieddy won £45 from betting on the draw and lost £5 from betting on the Algeria win.
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Old 2010-06-19, 16:28   #31
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The result was a 0-0 draw, not an Algeria win. So davieddy won £45 from betting on the draw and lost £5 from betting on the Algeria win.
Oups, I thought Algeria had won. I should perhaps pay more attention to that event.

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Old 2010-06-19, 18:10   #32
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How can that be a 40 pounds win ? As I understand it (and I may be wrong about this) you lost 10 ponds on your bet of a draw, but won 37,50 ponds on the Algeria win.

Jacob
From the post match comments, you might well think England had lost,
but apparently it was a lacklustre 0-0.

I went to the bookies this morning, and they handed me 60 ponds.
Not wanting to look a gifthorse in the mouth, I raised half an
eyebrow:
Spam-type promotional offer?
Accidently returned my losing stake on Algeria?
No.
Looks like 5/1 to me replied the young man.

David

PS How are Belgium doing?

PPS Touche

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Old 2010-06-19, 21:24   #33
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PS How are Belgium doing ?
It is a bit complicated for me : I was born from Dutch parents in Rome, was educated in France, live since 37 years in Belgium, was a Dutch national until 2008, since then I have the Belgian nationality. Of my several "home" countries, three are in the world-cup (had to do a bit of research there). One is doing badly (France), another hasn't really played yet (Italy), another seems OK on the scoreboard but did not impress (the Netherlands), and Belgium did not qualify. As for me ... I do not play football.

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PPS Touche
If you want. (Although I think it is the person that has been "touched" that should say it.)

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