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#41 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 08:41 AM

Watched the second half of Brazil vs Costa Rica after the O's game. Holy smokes just crazy intense for a game with no score. Brazil did everything they could to find the back of the net but CR was just stout as heck on defense. Stayed compact and organized and when Brazil did get a good look at the goal the CR keeper was up to the task plus the post....lol.

 

Probably won't change the overall outcome of that group. Still expect Brazil and Colombia to advance but pretty crazy result last night.



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Posted 25 June 2024 - 01:40 PM

Euro Group D was a bit of a shocker. Austria wins the group, France takes 2nd, and the Dutch 3rd. But as predicted all three advance albeit not in the order anybody guessed. 



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Posted 25 June 2024 - 04:04 PM

Group C done. England wins and Denmark takes second as projected. Slovenia takes one of the 3rd place slots. But man talk about defensive play. Both matches went 0-0. Kind of what happens when you have these odd ball number of groups and 3rd place teams can advance. In this case the only team really working hard to win was Serbia as they had to get a W to advance. The other 3 sides all knew they'd advance with draws which is just what happened.



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Posted 25 June 2024 - 04:08 PM

Also want to point out how hard it is to score goals in tournaments. Look at France in their group play. Yeah France, the #2 team in the world with THE best player in the world in Kylian Mbappe.

 

First match they win 1-0 on an own goal.

Second match they draw 0-0.

Third match they draw 1-1 and their goal was a PK.

 

So they scored 2 goals in 3 matches and only one of those was them scoring and ZERO goals from the run of play. 



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Posted 25 June 2024 - 04:37 PM

Those two 0-0 finishes screwed me gambling wise.

I need to do a better job researching what teams actually have something to play for going into these matches.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 05:02 PM

Those two 0-0 finishes screwed me gambling wise.

I need to do a better job researching what teams actually have something to play for going into these matches.

Pedro man you should have asked me. I'd be happy to give you free thoughts. In tournament play if your going to gamble then knowing the overall circumstances are critical. Now the good news is that once you get to the knockout stages things change a lot. But you still have to pay attention. Lesser teams that have a great keeper at stopping penalties may well play for a 0-0 draw figuring their best chance is to get to penalties. Good luck.


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Posted 26 June 2024 - 04:09 PM

Impressive work from Georgia to advance to the knockout rounds in their first-ever Euros with a 2-0 win over Portugal. As a Watford supporter, it'll be great to see more of Giorgi Chakvetadze on a big stage. With Scotland and Ryan Porteous eliminated, he's our club's lone remaining Euros representative.


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Posted 26 June 2024 - 08:21 PM

Stars aligned for Georgia with Portugal already advanced and subbing out a bunch. Still impressive!
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Posted 27 June 2024 - 07:51 AM

Crazy, flying last night to get down to my gulf home to see Mexico lost. Freaking gifted an easy shot to the semi's and they might choke it away......LOL

 

Hitting the road for Atlanta. So stoked for tonight.

 

USA USA USA!!!!


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Posted 27 June 2024 - 01:34 PM

Crazy, flying last night to get down to my gulf home to see Mexico lost. Freaking gifted an easy shot to the semi's and they might choke it away......LOL

Hitting the road for Atlanta. So stoked for tonight.

USA USA USA!!!!


You are a machine. Enjoy!
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Posted 27 June 2024 - 04:31 PM

In our seats. High up but right at midfield. Let's get thus done.😄

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Posted 27 June 2024 - 07:03 PM

Ugly loss for the USA, played with ten men for most of the match. Now likely need to beat Uruguay on Monday night in order to advance.

Failing to get through a group with Bolivia and Panama would be an enormous failure.
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Posted 27 June 2024 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 27 June 2024 - 07:27 PM

Said forever that I’ll never buy into team USA hype. Perennial disappointments.

What was that idiot doing to get a red card?

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 27 June 2024 - 08:07 PM

Thank goodness for the AQ for the '26 Cup. They've got that going for them, at least.



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Posted 27 June 2024 - 08:19 PM

Well before you get too down on the US.....we had almost 1/2 Xg higher than Panama did playing a man down.

But be pissed as hell at Weah. Cost us the tourney. Problem is even if we beat Uruguay which they well could do Panama could jump ahead on goal differential as they play Bolivia which will have already been eliminated.

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Posted 27 June 2024 - 08:30 PM

How in the hell was there no yellow for taking out Turner.


Also Weah pulling a Dest with his selfish play

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Posted 27 June 2024 - 08:33 PM

Well before you get too down on the US.....we had almost 1/2 Xg higher than Panama did playing a man down.

But be pissed as hell at Weah. Cost us the tourney. Problem is even if we beat Uruguay which they well could do Panama could jump ahead on goal differential as they play Bolivia which will have already been eliminated.

 

Playing smart and under control is just as much a part of the game as talent and strategy. So yeah, when they can't seem to ever put all those things together, you're just never going to have very high expectations for them.



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Posted 27 June 2024 - 10:45 PM

Great news….Uruguay only beat Bolivia 5-0. That means the US only needs to win by 7 goals against Uruguay to advance. Woohoo!



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Posted 28 June 2024 - 05:45 AM


Great news….Uruguay only beat Bolivia 5-0. That means the US only needs to win by 7 goals against Uruguay to advance. Woohoo!


That's not quite correct. They need to beat Uruguay. But they could advance beating them 1-0. Depends on Panama beating Bolivia be less than 3. First tie breaker is goal differential and right now US is plus 1 and Panama is minus 1.




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