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mesmerised
12 Jun 18 22:14
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By all accounts and from the highlights I've seen, this is the worst Russian side in many years, if they were a qualifying team they'd probably have finished around 4th and shouldn't be in the tournament by rights, Saudia Arabia last Friday lost narrowly 2-1 to Germany and looked as defensively horrific as I imagined them to be, amazingly Germany's near on full side (bar Ozil) only scored twice when it could have been 15 or 16-1, the hand choppers as they've been affectionately christened on here only scored from the rebound of a very softly given penalty, whilst it may have been Germany, you can tell by the ease at which they got in behind the defence from wide positions time after time.....Uruguay will be running up a cricket score in the second game, but Russia? To give you an idea of their quality, or lack of, 20 of the 23 players in the Saudi squad play at home in Saudi Arabia, interestingly however, their coach is Juan Antonio Pizzi, the Spanish/Argentine who managed Chile to their 2016 Copa America win and Runners Up position in the 2017 Confederations Cup to Germany. Left his job after failing to get them  to the World Cup. He's here anyway, taking the oil money and laughing all the way to the bank, he knows they have no hope of getting out of the group with Egypt and Uruguay nailed on to beat them, still, in this game alone...

You'd have to be a brave soul blindly backing Ruskies at 1.46.

Kind Regards.
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Report bobweenit June 14, 2018 5:30 PM BST
Brazil in Russia rather you than me Des
Report Des Pond June 14, 2018 5:30 PM BST
5.6, I mean.
Report bobweenit June 14, 2018 5:31 PM BST
Russia basically next door to Germany would have a bet on them if I had to
Report GRANTCKING June 14, 2018 5:31 PM BST
Grin 23mins left, enjoying the slowroll
Report Des Pond June 14, 2018 5:31 PM BST
I could lay it off, now and still have a free shot at 500 quid. Happy
Report GRANTCKING June 14, 2018 5:31 PM BST
slowroll over Cry
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:31 PM BST
RUSSIAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Report BARNEY15C June 14, 2018 5:31 PM BST
3-0 thank f uck
Report bobweenit June 14, 2018 5:31 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 5:31PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


23mins left, enjoying the slowroll


Laugh

Report BARNEY15C June 14, 2018 5:32 PM BST
one more please.....
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:32 PM BST
Russia are going to win the World Cup!!!!!!!!!!!
Report GRANTCKING June 14, 2018 5:32 PM BST
Laugh that looks so acward with putin and the shiek
Report GRANTCKING June 14, 2018 5:33 PM BST
putin looking apologetic whilst really wanting to do a rafa fistpump
Report The Leopard June 14, 2018 5:33 PM BST
Putin: "I not fix it " !
Report Geesyerdosh June 14, 2018 5:34 PM BST
If you've got a Billy Hills account they are doing a scratch of the day scratchcard thingy that ends today. I think they are giving better prizes with it being the last day I got a £20 free bet and £15 off their free spins. Worth a go anyway.
Report bobweenit June 14, 2018 5:34 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 5:32PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


that looks so acward with putin and the shiek


yeah must have sent him a shipment of iffy Skuds

Report GRANTCKING June 14, 2018 5:34 PM BST
Laugh
Report The Leopard June 14, 2018 5:34 PM BST
5-0 ?
Report The Leopard June 14, 2018 5:35 PM BST
Have they dusted the Sheikh for knives ?
Report wolf3011 June 14, 2018 5:36 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 5:01PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


mecca and wolf seething, I backed under 2.5! fire away at me!


Why am I seething, I havent backed Saudi arabia… you should have gone to specsavers

Report wolf3011 June 14, 2018 5:37 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 2:34AM, wolf3011 wrote:


Never under estimate home advantage .. you only have to look at odds in club games between two evenly matched teams to see the huge away odds realising even a team as crap as Russia with home backing can be a threat. If the hand/head choppers get confident anythings possible but would not be laying Russia


..

Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:38 PM BST
I thought 10s for Russia 3-0 was a bad bet.  Stupid me.
Report bobweenit June 14, 2018 5:38 PM BST
Wee Rory +9 must have the fact he's
missing the opener on his mind
Report DirkDiggler June 14, 2018 5:38 PM BST
Nice 3rd!

Grin
Report bobweenit June 14, 2018 5:38 PM BST
Cooper ! Essex are they free??
Report sixtwosix June 14, 2018 5:39 PM BST
Saudi Arabia playing keep ball showboating .....at 0-3 Laugh
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:41 PM BST
KSA consolation goal at the end wouldn't be surprising
Report wolf3011 June 14, 2018 5:43 PM BST
Most league one sides would beat this mob tbf
Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:44 PM BST
Saudi Arabia must be setting a record for passing the ball backwards.
Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:46 PM BST
My post match analysis
walofs
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:48 PM BST
this is similar to a Championship match in standard
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:48 PM BST
KSA should sub Grealish on
Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:49 PM BST
What a daft corner conceded.
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:51 PM BST
GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:51 PM BST
4-0
Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:51 PM BST
easy peasy
Report BARNEY15C June 14, 2018 5:51 PM BST
boom 4-0 thank you a good night!!!!!!
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:51 PM BST
VAR might disallow it?
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:52 PM BST
nope, given. even though marginal offside in the build up
Report BARNEY15C June 14, 2018 5:52 PM BST
no they havent, my +3.5 in LoveLove
Report SontaranStratagem June 14, 2018 5:52 PM BST
Not to be cruel but Saudi Arabia are absolute dross, how the heck did they even qualify?
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:53 PM BST
lol dangerous free kick for Russia to end the match
Report SontaranStratagem June 14, 2018 5:53 PM BST
Russia haven't been that great either tbh, they'll qualify in 2nd simply because the other 2 are cr**
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
gollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
5-0
Report sofaking June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
5
Report Ibrahima Sonko June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
lol
Report bobweenit June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZIO
Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
Humiliation.
Report BARNEY15C June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
boom 5-0 who said 5-0??
Report bobweenit June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
GOAL GOAL GOAL
Report sofaking June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
Stone the flamin' crows eh.
Report The Leopard June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
5-0 yeeeeeehhhaaaaaaa !!!
Report hfink June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
Laugh feck me
Report wolf3011 June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
If Saudi Arabia was a dog itd be put down in an act of mercy along with punters backing them
Report BARNEY15C June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
needed a good opening game
Report Des Pond June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
They all fancy it against that keeper.
Report appformat June 14, 2018 5:54 PM BST
to be fair it could have been 10-0.
Report The Leopard June 14, 2018 5:55 PM BST
80-1
Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:55 PM BST
The sheikh is looking for a hole to disappear into.
Report sofaking June 14, 2018 5:55 PM BST
Vlad's pleased.  A-rab dude seething.
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 5:55 PM BST
under 4.5

1.01              £98,533
1.02              £225,991
1.03              £214,715
1.04              £63,737
1.05              £108,957
1.06              £21,901
1.07              £129,089
1.08              £139,420
1.09             £315,069

over 4.5

100             £23
110             £74
120             £70
130             £0
140             £9
160             £89
180             £4
200             £99
480             £0
1000              £0
Report bigH June 14, 2018 5:56 PM BST
A few Saudi players will beheading home after that
Report SontaranStratagem June 14, 2018 5:56 PM BST
the 1.01s deserve all they get

Trying to steal peanuts but risking 1000s Crazy
Report GRANTCKING June 14, 2018 5:56 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 5:36PM, wolf3011 wrote:


Jun 14, 2018 --  5:01PM, GRANTCKING wrote: mecca and wolf seething, I backed under 2.5! fire away at me!Why am I seething, I havent backed Saudi arabia… you should have gone to specsavers


Laugh "shouldve gone to specsavers" you lumped overs then did you? feel free to show us!

Report hfink June 14, 2018 5:56 PM BST
^just looking at that ww, a fair bit won and lost on 4.5s!
Report GRANTCKING June 14, 2018 5:57 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 5:54PM, wolf3011 wrote:


If Saudi Arabia was a dog itd be put down in an act of mercy along with punters backing them


dont think many people backed them tbf!

Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:57 PM BST
I backed Saudi Arabia at 11s.  Why?
I like a team to try, and they were very trying. Sad
Report wolf3011 June 14, 2018 5:57 PM BST
The funniest was the female " expert " wheeled out pre match saying it'd be a close game .. get back to the cooking love
Report GRANTCKING June 14, 2018 5:57 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 5:38PM, bobweenit wrote:


Cooper ! Essex are they free??


yes, chelmsford is a runway

Report clacherholiday2 June 14, 2018 5:57 PM BST


BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FIFA RANKINGS

WORST RUSSIA SIDE IN YEARS

saudis 8s p[lus is huge
Report kincsem June 14, 2018 5:59 PM BST
"Get stuck in"  ... go to Google Translate and try to translate it into Arabic.
Probably break the internet.
Report Des Pond June 14, 2018 5:59 PM BST
Not surprised that Russia won, but didn't expect 5-0 tbh, although the keeper was scarily bad.
Report wolf3011 June 14, 2018 6:00 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 5:59PM, kincsem wrote:


"Get stuck in"  ... go to Google Translate and try to translate it into Arabic.Probably break the internet.


Unfortunately the " get stuck in " advice to players wasn't meant for the match but the wives/goats awaiting news of the score at home

Report wisewords June 14, 2018 6:01 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 5:59PM, Des Pond wrote:


Not surprised that Russia won, but didn't expect 5-0 tbh, although the keeper was scarily bad.


let the last one in

Report Des Pond June 14, 2018 6:03 PM BST
I wonder if he will kep his place. If not, could the 2nd choice be even worse. Although the whole team were garbage, tbf.
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 6:05 PM BST
08.06.2018     INT FRL     Germany     2-1     Saudi Arabia
Report wolf3011 June 14, 2018 6:06 PM BST
friendlies dont mean anything tbh
Report bigH June 14, 2018 6:07 PM BST
germans could have scored 15
Report hulk23 June 14, 2018 6:08 PM BST
disappointing from the russians, if they'd gone for it they could have done that lot 8 or 9 ...
Report SontaranStratagem June 14, 2018 6:08 PM BST
Saudi couldn't have been less bothered if they tried

Nothing worse than a team at a world cup not really bothering. Its a world cup ffs.
Report wisewords June 14, 2018 6:09 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 6:07PM, bigH wrote:


germans could have scored 15


I watched it. Saudi Arabia basically missed a tap in to equalise 2-2 in stoppage time

Report Des Pond June 14, 2018 6:10 PM BST
Fascinating analysis from ITV. Cry Where did they drag that muppet show from?
Report sofaking June 14, 2018 6:16 PM BST
Who's on ITV?
Report Des Pond June 14, 2018 6:17 PM BST
Giigs and some small woman who doesn't know what she is talking about.
Report Des Pond June 14, 2018 6:18 PM BST
And a presenter with a Barbara Windsor style mockney accent
Report sofaking June 14, 2018 6:21 PM BST
Ha wtf.
Report son of a gun June 14, 2018 6:26 PM BST
good for the tournament, Russkies will at least be interested
Report Platini June 14, 2018 8:18 PM BST
Hoddle at start of match
"this will be a close game, it really will". Laugh
Report sofaking June 14, 2018 10:19 PM BST
Best game of the tournament so far.
Report sofaking June 14, 2018 10:26 PM BST
*in my opinion.
Report Live4 June 14, 2018 11:25 PM BST
Fair play to Russia, some quality finishing today.  Saudi Arabia are what happens when every single one of your outfield players is basically Riyad Mahrez (yeh I know he's Algerian).
Crap start on the betting front for me, got greedy and went Russia to win and under 2.5 goals. Hopefully I can make amends tomorrow :)
Report ian merseyside June 15, 2018 1:47 AM BST
Really pleased to see lots of goals but would Saudi Arabia be able to hold their own in League 1?!!!
Report clacherholiday2 June 15, 2018 1:53 AM BST
maybe being a bit unfair to league 1 here.

i reckon if you put southend or bradford in the world cup opener infront of 80k fans in the stadium and hundreds of millions world wide, theyd run themselves into the ground and leave the field sweating buckets.  it took until the 90th minute for a saudi player to make a challenge deemed worthy of a yellow and i dont think the ref was being lenient on either side today
Report clacherholiday2 June 15, 2018 1:57 AM BST
a league 1 side wouldve beaten saudi arabia today on effort alone, theyd get relegated from league 1 with that performance today.

russia didnt do anything unexpected, they wanted it more, when they face a side putting in a similar effort and quality starts to count for something theyll end up chasing games and losing
Report kincsem June 15, 2018 12:51 PM BST
Saudi Arabia did not have one effort on target. Shocked
Report Rider June 15, 2018 1:01 PM BST
bad teams playing out from the back (as teams seem obliged to do) are going to get hammered, end of
Report johnni June 15, 2018 2:19 PM BST
ANyone here managed to grab those 200 odds at 4.5?
Report johnni June 15, 2018 2:20 PM BST
I almost personally put. I was watching 200 odds and thought hm, should I put 2e, naah, wont happen.

Then it happened.
Report tobermory June 15, 2018 4:54 PM BST

Jun 14, 2018 -- 6:08PM, SontaranStratagem wrote:


Saudi couldn't have been less bothered if they tried Nothing worse than a team at a world cup not really bothering. Its a world cup ffs.


They will be bothered when they are hanging upside down in the dungeons of the Religious Police

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