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    Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain head coach

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    USA-Canada-Mexico have been awarded the 2026 World Cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esco View Post
    Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain head coach
    Crazy. Men and their egos

    How many times have we seen a coach take a position with another club that begins after a major tournament. Its all about a damaged ego by Rubiales , the president of Spain's soccer Federation. Who wouldnt want the Real Madrid job next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esco View Post
    USA-Canada-Mexico have been awarded the 2026 World Cup
    If i am still alive in 8 years time....... I will be attending a few games

    Great news


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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post

    If i am still alive in 8 years time....... I will be attending a few games

    Great news

    Geebus, how old are you to be concerned about 8 years ahead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Geebus, how old are you to be concerned about 8 years ahead?
    Not worried , just realistic.

    I turn 58 this year. Lost my best friend to cancer ( he was 45 at the time ). Lost my sister to cancer ( she was 52 at the time ). Life is beautiful and i treasure my days on this planet , but life is truly random.

    Perhaps i should have said something like " God Willing " or " If i continue to have my health "
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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Crazy. Men and their egos

    How many times have we seen a coach take a position with another club that begins after a major tournament. Its all about a damaged ego by Rubiales , the president of Spain's soccer Federation. Who wouldnt want the Real Madrid job next season
    Really stupid move by Rubiales, because if Spain do poorly they're gonna blame him

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    Hierro has been hired as interim coach. He has very little managing experience

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    How much of an impact does a coach in soccer really have on a team?

    Aside from the occasional sub here or there that make a difference it seems more like a baseball manager than an nfl head coach.

    Brilliant coaches like klopp harvest a certain playing style and then let the players figure it out from there

    It's not like teams have organized plays such as football. Even the set pieces seem casual like an nba inbounds play where everyone is set but completely random once the ball is in play

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymcgrady View Post
    How much of an impact does a coach in soccer really have on a team?

    Aside from the occasional sub here or there that make a difference it seems more like a baseball manager than an nfl head coach.

    Brilliant coaches like klopp harvest a certain playing style and then let the players figure it out from there

    It's not like teams have organized plays such as football. Even the set pieces seem casual like an nba inbounds play where everyone is set but completely random once the ball is in play
    I dont see the new coach Hierro walking into the dressing room 24 hours before their opening game and saying " Okay fellas , this is my new formation and strategy vs Portugal ". Youre bang on with the Klopp example imo. Still , he has to decide who will start and has very little background info on Portugal and how to best approach that game. Only so many hours available to watch video before kickoff. The line has already backed up .18 points since the news of the firing hit.
    I would love to get out of my bet on Spain Friday if i could. Maybe youre right and the players just pick up where they left off and continue to play great Football. Hope so anyway

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    If this was 2010 Spain I think we'd all assume that their system or style of play wouldn't be affected much by the coaching change with that ball possession dominant quick passing triangle attack.

    They've since been in a strange transition not rly going forward or backwards but sideways. Kinda like how corporate makes everyone switch departments every few yrs

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymcgrady View Post
    How much of an impact does a coach in soccer really have on a team?
    Ask Mourinho or Sir Alex

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    hey, I'm gonna follow this thread, look forward to following your WC action BOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralPride66 View Post
    hey, I'm gonna follow this thread, look forward to following your WC action BOL!
    General

    Thanks

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    Saudi vs Russia ( 2 - 0 ) : Live 53rd min

    Over 3 @ 1.75 ( 3 units )

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    2018 W/C Record : 1 - 1 ( + 1.25 units )

    Saudi Arabia +1 @ 2.15 ( 1 unit ) Loss


    Saudi vs Russia ( 2 - 0 ) : Live 53rd min

    Over 3 @ 1.75 ( 3 units ) Win

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post


    Russia worst host nation after South Africa and Japan in last two decades of major soccer tournaments. All the soccer sharps I know on the Saudi's. I got mine in 3 months ago.

    P.S. we are not allowed to express our soccer opinion unless we post our records. Franz doesn't like it, could get upset.

    Saudis are garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    I dont see the new coach Hierro walking into the dressing room 24 hours before their opening game and saying " Okay fellas , this is my new formation and strategy vs Portugal ". Youre bang on with the Klopp example imo. Still , he has to decide who will start and has very little background info on Portugal and how to best approach that game. Only so many hours available to watch video before kickoff. The line has already backed up .18 points since the news of the firing hit.
    I would love to get out of my bet on Spain Friday if i could. Maybe youre right and the players just pick up where they left off and continue to play great Football. Hope so anyway
    Don't think Spain's coach change will have an impact on the team. Spain has played the same possession style for as long as I can remember, not a chance they mix things up before their biggest game of the tournament. If anything, they will reinforce their normal tactics more than usual because of the coach change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Saudis are garbage.
    Yup, so much for beating the closing lines. Garbage took out the bigger garbage. Thought of hedging but didn't bother cause my Saudi bet was small.

    Still not impressed with Russia though. Notice the dropping odds for Uruguay vs. Saudi and Egypt vs. Russia during the opening game and straight after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    2018 World Cup Record : 0 - 0

    Group A :

    1. Uruguay
    2. Russia
    3. Saudi Arabia
    4. Egypt


    Heading into this tournament the only team in Group A that shows any real promise is Uruguay. Egypt were thrown a major set back when star player Mo Salah went down with an injured shoulder. Russia have only 1 win in their past 10 and show a real lack of scoring ability. The opening game with Saudi Arabia may prove to be the game to decide who will advance behind Group winner Uruguay. As obvious as Uruguay is to win the Group , there is very little value in backing that wager at such a high premium imo.

    Wagers:

    Thursday June 14 :

    Saudi Arabia +1 @ 2.15 ( 1 unit )


    Friday June 15:

    Uruguay -1 @ 2.21 ( 2 units )
    Adding: Group A

    Fri June 15 : Morocco vs Iran : 11am est

    Morocco @ 2.29 ( 2 units )

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    Quote Originally Posted by AskJonny4Notes View Post
    Don't think Spain's coach change will have an impact on the team. Spain has played the same possession style for as long as I can remember, not a chance they mix things up before their biggest game of the tournament. If anything, they will reinforce their normal tactics more than usual because of the coach change.
    Hope youre right


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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Adding: Group A

    Fri June 15 : Morocco vs Iran : 11am est

    Morocco @ 2.29 ( 2 units )
    Love Morocco tomorrow...BOL Franz

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    Quote Originally Posted by AskJonny4Notes View Post
    Love Morocco tomorrow...BOL Franz
    Great price imo

    BOL as well
    Cheers

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    How much money did you make, Franz??

    Saudi's are shit, but Russia looked feisty which is important in a world cup

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    Nice job In Game today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esco View Post
    How much money did you make, Franz??

    Saudi's are shit, but Russia looked feisty which is important in a world cup
    Russia pressed Saudi up the pitch and created turnover after turnover. I am not sold on Russia yet, but it was a huge start for them on home soil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondJack View Post
    Nice job In Game today
    DJ


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    Saudi Arabia go home,what a shambles that opener was.
    Last edited by packerd_00; 06-14-18 at 05:33 PM.

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    Good start Franz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Russia pressed Saudi up the pitch and created turnover after turnover. I am not sold on Russia yet, but it was a huge start for them on home soil.

    1 - 1 ( + 1.25 units ) on the day
    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My $500 is gonna play nicely, thank very much (when Brazil make the QF)

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    Quote Originally Posted by packerd_00 View Post
    Saudi Arabia go home,what a shambles that opener was.
    I'm pretty dunk right now.

    Who's with me??????????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esco View Post
    I'm pretty dunk right now.

    Who's with me??????????????????????????
    I will be on Monday I expect,Englands opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packerd_00 View Post
    I will be on Monday I expect,Englands opener.
    Now you're talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow, does she ever have pretty blue eyes!!!

    Last edited by Esco; 06-15-18 at 04:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packerd_00 View Post
    Good start Franz.
    Thanks

    Big day today. Now the real games begin


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