Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 Betting' started by slick, Feb 21, 2014.
I spit on the flooor! pfft
It was great for us Spanish residents too for the first week or so. Spanish TV only has 1 game a day free to view, the rest are on a satellite channel. Was watching the games on Filmon for the first week or so, but now get a message saying FIFA has blocked their transmissions
At least the bet won, if for the wrong reasons.
At the end of the day we don't even have one world class player, Rooney was knocking on the door 5 or 6 yrs ago but no cnut answered it .
As for the midfield I don't think I've ever seen a weaker one so far as England is concerened, the ball was like a hot potato with noboby willing to sit on the ball and look up to see what was going on around them.
I won't knock any particular player because it's not their fault that they just aren't upto it because they are the best we have.
I never saw the italian game tonight so I'll be interested in your views as to who's going through with costa rica.
I see with lads England are out to 4/5 so no doubt even money will be available.
I'd expect England to make around 5 or 6 changes but keeping the core of the side in place just to get a result.
I'm not Hart's greatest fan Kegger's but I wouldn't blame him for either goal, the first one was inch perfect and he was covering the near post for the second because had it gone in there he would have been crucified.
If anything the defence was to blame for every goal England conceded in the WC one way or another, .Jagielka and Johnson being the main culprits.
In defence you need a leader to pull the strings and we just didn't have one, each defender just played as they normally do for their respective clubs thinking that will be ok, I don't know what the England coaching staff have been upto but every player in both games not just the defenders have been playing like strangers to one another.
betting on friendlies and menningless games are a sure way to poverty but im convinced they'll still want to win
Should be a good game though.
Sure I read Oxlade Chamberlain's not playing, Keg, injured something or other again in training I think.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been omitted, with Daniel Sturridge the lone striker.
Ben Foster replaces Joe Hart in goal, while James Milner, Frank Lampard, Ross Barkley, Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana are brought into midfield.
Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw come into the defence.
Of the 11 players that Hodgson selected for England's defeats by Italy and Uruguay, only Sturridge and centre-back Gary Cahill have kept their places.
West Brom keeper Foster, 31, is set to make his first competitive appearance for the national side since the 3-0 win over Belarus in 2009.
Cahill is the only one of the four defenders playing in front of Foster who has appeared in the tournament so far while 18-year-old Shaw will make his competitive debut.
Lampard, who is to captain the side in the absence of Steven Gerrard, will win his 106th cap, while Milner's start will be the Manchester City midfielder's first appearance at these finals.
England are also fielding basically their reserve team.
Surely logic suggests a bet on Costa Rica here who have beaten first choice Italian and Uruguayan first choice teams
I do know though that against Costa Rica they did look a bit rocky at the back and Chelini is not the player he used to be but even so he's still one of the best centre half's in the world and a class above any of the defenders we have, so it's hard to compare how Suarez and Cavani will fare again them.
I sill can't believe Suarez is fully fit after only having his op a month ago and he did look to be carrying a bit of weight, I think it was England's inadequacies more than anything else that made him look good on the night.
Don't get me wrong he's a cracking player but I don't believe he's fully fit, a better defence may be able to control him.
Italy were very poor against Costa Rica and if they play like that again Uruguay will win due to their committment but it's a very tough game to call because the Italians aren't going to turn up at this match expecting to win like they did against Costa Rica.