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    Quote Originally Posted by miaplus3 View Post
    franz55, appreciate you, eloquent write up's. I love pounding in game overs when it's obvious there are going to be many chances. The way the French were moving the ball just begged for results.

    The Argentine conundrum is puzzling. Now there was a case when you thought Argentina was just going to extend their 1st half play & soar over in game totals themselves. I really think they didn't expect the physical play of the Saudi's & the crowd, wow the crowd! It was an NFL home team affect. I really think the Great Messi will drag that team to the knockout rounds.

    Yes, these 5 AM starts in EST are challenging. Going to watch before I have to go to work. No work most days the next several weeks. Can't wait to watch this play out. I dig the times spacing, early games blend into afternoon, then nap time, then go about the day & then wash rinse & repeat, lol. Good Luck, will check daily on your write up's.
    Appreciate all the positive affirmation. The World Cup is like Christmas morning for a month. I am home for a while , not by choice but rehabbing after a car accident in Germany , on holidays with family, back in June. I was paralyzed from the neck down and airlifted to The Univ of Munich Hospital. Two spinal surgeries inserting a disc in one , and reinforcing in another. I have gone from wheel chair to walker to actually taking my own steps lately. So The World Cup has been a reason to get up and get excited each day. I work the games in around my physio sessions. Life , just like soccer , is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Appreciate all the positive affirmation. The World Cup is like Christmas morning for a month. I am home for a while , not by choice but rehabbing after a car accident in Germany , on holidays with family, back in June. I was paralyzed from the neck down and airlifted to The Univ of Munich Hospital. Two spinal surgeries inserting a disc in one , and reinforcing in another. I have gone from wheel chair to walker to actually taking my own steps lately. So The World Cup has been a reason to get up and get excited each day. I work the games in around my physio sessions. Life , just like soccer , is beautiful
    I'm really sorry to hear this Franz. This is awful man. I'm hopeful that you will be in great shape in no time and God bless. Banter is whatever but health is everything. I know you are in Ontario. Whereabouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    You are joking right? This is the best part. When they go to the elimination round teams play for pk. That's awful
    I don't know seems like teams play it safe with no o.t.

    What do you mean teams play for pick in elimination? I like the win or go home feel to games

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate rasta View Post
    I don't know seems like teams play it safe with no o.t.

    What do you mean teams play for pick in elimination? I like the win or go home feel to games
    They park the bus and go for the pk and it is both teams sometimes. It's annoying

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    I'm really sorry to hear this Franz. This is awful man. I'm hopeful that you will be in great shape in no time and God bless. Banter is whatever but health is everything. I know you are in Ontario. Whereabouts?
    Moved to a small town outside Brantford about 7 years ago. We have 7 kids and 7 Grandkids ( another coming soon ) so this 1/2 acre , with pool and an adjoining park , has enough room for family get togethers. I bitch a bit too much , but I also realize how blessed I am. Big picture , family and the ones you love , is Everything. Soccer is a close 2nd lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Moved to a small town outside Brantford about 7 years ago. We have 7 kids and 7 Grandkids ( another coming soon ) so this 1/2 acre , with pool and an adjoining park , has enough room for family get togethers. I bitch a bit too much , but I also realize how blessed I am. Big picture , family and the ones you love , is Everything. Soccer is a close 2nd lol
    Hoping that you have a great recovery. My wife is a nurse and I hear the stories of people suffering so I'm used to it but it's still sad. God bless you. Bitching is part of being a real man. Lol

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    Owe you mean penalty kicks? Gotcha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate rasta View Post
    Owe you mean penalty kicks? Gotcha
    Yes Oh

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    Stupid auto correct

    I oh you
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    Wow man, intense. I wish you well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Appreciate all the positive affirmation. The World Cup is like Christmas morning for a month. I am home for a while , not by choice but rehabbing after a car accident in Germany , on holidays with family, back in June. I was paralyzed from the neck down and airlifted to The Univ of Munich Hospital. Two spinal surgeries inserting a disc in one , and reinforcing in another. I have gone from wheel chair to walker to actually taking my own steps lately. So The World Cup has been a reason to get up and get excited each day. I work the games in around my physio sessions. Life , just like soccer , is beautiful
    Wow man, I wish you well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    I'm really sorry to hear this Franz. This is awful man. I'm hopeful that you will be in great shape in no time and God bless. Banter is whatever but health is everything. I know you are in Ontario. Whereabouts?
    Well said lakerboy!
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    Wow Franz youre making very good progress !!

    By summer you could be walking on your own

    Get well pal

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Appreciate all the positive affirmation. The World Cup is like Christmas morning for a month. I am home for a while , not by choice but rehabbing after a car accident in Germany , on holidays with family, back in June. I was paralyzed from the neck down and airlifted to The Univ of Munich Hospital. Two spinal surgeries inserting a disc in one , and reinforcing in another. I have gone from wheel chair to walker to actually taking my own steps lately. So The World Cup has been a reason to get up and get excited each day. I work the games in around my physio sessions. Life , just like soccer , is beautiful
    Sending healing vibes, franz bro. Great to hear of your positive recovery, those spinal surgeries are some serious stuff bro. Sounds like the hospitals in Germany took good care of you too. That is freak’in wild man, airlifted to Univ of Munich. Top notch hospital for sure. I lived in Frankfurt for 3 years, made it up to Munich a few times. What happened man? Was it on the autobahn?
    Good luck to all in the World Cup.
    Last edited by mikejamm; 11-23-22 at 01:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejamm View Post
    Sending healing vibes, franz bro. Great to hear of your positive recovery, those spinal surgeries are some serious stuff bro. Sounds like the hospitals in Germany took good care of you too. That is freak’in wild man, airlifted to Univ of Munich. Top notch hospital for sure. I lived in Frankfurt for 3 years, made it up to Munich a few times. What happened man? Was it on the autobahn?
    Good luck to all in the World Cup.
    We were on a family trip to Croatia where we rented a beautiful house with 6 bedrooms , Pool and outside BBQ and Pizza oven. It was right on the Adriatic and we had our 3 sons , wives and grandkids there ( all of whom we hadnt seen since Covid ). After a fantastic week we were on our way back to Germany and only 2 minutes from my sons house. My wife had to go to the washroom so she asked my son if he had the house key . i took my seat belt off and reached for her purse. At that moment my son slammed on the brakes as a car ahead had suddenly stopped. I flew face first into the metal backing of his seat. It was a side hwy just outside Landshutt , a suburb of Munich , so we werent travelling at crazy speeds.

    Appreciate the positive vibes

    GO GERMANY

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Then you are a rich man JJ

    Im down $427 plus another $50 for Pizza and Wing delivery


    More coffee and Baileys at 5am tomorrow. Get in your car and start driving here now , you should be good for kickoff. I will even make you Canadian back bacon and eggs
    How mch $ is one your unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korki View Post
    How mch $ is one your unit?
    $100 Cdn

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    This f'ing soccer is the worst. How about some scoring.?
    The rest of the world is brainwashed to watch this sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Wed :

    Germany vs Japan : 8am est

    Germany -1 @ 1.70 ( 3 units )


    ***DISCLAIMER ***

    Anything you are about to read is greatly exaggerated due to a massive Kraut bias


    Germany are at the turning point of a youthful transition. Its been a nice run to watch the likes of Lahm , Ozil , Schweinsteigger , Klose , Podolski , etc , but that last W/C in 2018 was brutal. This years edition is strapped with young talent , similar to England 4 years ago. Are they ready to step it up as a whole ? England certainly has. They are going to be a team to reckon with for many years to come imo. Japan are a quality side , as their #24 RIFA ranking suggests. As a neutral participant looking at the heavy line i would pass. Cant do that
    Adding :


    Over 2.5 @ 1.64 ( 3 units )

    Jamal Musiala ( Ger ) to score anytime @ 3.00 ( 1 unit )

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    Franz I follow you with Germany -1 ! GL bro and GL with your health :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Appreciate all the positive affirmation. The World Cup is like Christmas morning for a month. I am home for a while , not by choice but rehabbing after a car accident in Germany , on holidays with family, back in June. I was paralyzed from the neck down and airlifted to The Univ of Munich Hospital. Two spinal surgeries inserting a disc in one , and reinforcing in another. I have gone from wheel chair to walker to actually taking my own steps lately. So The World Cup has been a reason to get up and get excited each day. I work the games in around my physio sessions. Life , just like soccer , is beautiful
    Very sorry to hear this franz...hopefully you continue improving over time and the World Cup will help you to temporarily take your mind off of it somewhat. What a frightening experience, glad you are able to take your own steps now!

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    Korki BOL to us both. Thank you

    Jake Appreciate it


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    Franz I been following your posting for a long time

    keep up the good work and keep fighting brother

    we are rooting for you. By this time next year you will be jogging around the park

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyhawk View Post
    This f'ing soccer is the worst. How about some scoring.?
    The rest of the world is brainwashed to watch this sheet.
    Its definitely not for those with low IQs. Monster truck races might be more your speed.
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    franz, I admire your strength and determination. Sending good karma your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmarinouofm View Post
    Franz I been following your posting for a long time

    keep up the good work and keep fighting brother

    we are rooting for you. By this time next year you will be jogging around the park
    You know it

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLock View Post
    franz, I admire your strength and determination. Sending good karma your way.

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    Germany vs Japan : Half ( 1 - 0 )

    Over 2.5 @ 1.72 ( 3 units )

    Japan were fairly good at keeping their shape 1st half. Unfortunately, they kept Germany at bay with 11 men behind the halfway mark , so attacks were limited from either. Its going to have to change for Japan 2nd half , as they need to open up to seek an equalizer. Think Germany gets enough chances to cover the #

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    Franz what about Spain today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korki View Post
    Franz what about Spain today?
    I think Spain , when they play with some attack minded flair , are as good as anyone on this planet. They also tend to play tiki - taki football against teams that defend well ( Costa Rica do ). Its very slow paced and begs the opposition to come up field to open up. I will await the official line ups and formations to decide. Hoping Spain plays a more attacking style , then i will play the Over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    I think Spain , when they play with some attack minded flair , are as good as anyone on this planet. They also tend to play tiki - taki football against teams that defend well ( Costa Rica do ). Its very slow paced and begs the opposition to come up field to open up. I will await the official line ups and formations to decide. Hoping Spain plays a more attacking style , then i will play the Over.
    Spain AH plus 2 is odd now about 1.95, no value?

    "aki football against teams that defend well ( Costa Rica do )" ... so I have answer
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    Hope you have a speedy recovery and God Bless

    Good luck with your soccer pics

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    Wow Germany fritters away a 1-0 at half...shocker

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezesports View Post
    Hope you have a speedy recovery and God Bless

    Good luck with your soccer pics
    Thanks eze

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