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mcsilks

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  1. I hope Ronnie turns it on and dumps Selby out. Granted, I have backed Selby to win the outright, but I'd sooner Ronnie wins and I lose my bet.
  2. I am in no doubt that Ronnie O'Sullivan is the best player in the world on his day, but he lacks consistency. His recent record at the crucible isn't anything to write home about. This is the furthest he has got since losing in the final in 2014 against Selby. I would love to see him overcome Selby, but I believe Selby is a bad match up for Ronnie and should Selby bring anything close to his A game; I think he will play his rather predictable dogged style whereby he feeds off Ronnie's long game mistakes and wins with frames to spare.
  3. Selby on the outright at 100/30 with PP. I don't quite understand why O'Sullivan is such a big favourite against Selby. Selby's form is dramatically improving, while O'Sullivan's is mis-firing by his own admission. Selby has won both of their previous meetings in Sheffield and has something of a stranglehold over Ronnie. If Selby were to beat Ronnie, then I cannot see anything other than him powering his way to a fourth World title.
  4. Keep up the predictions Fader. Don't be deterred by some idiots who seem to take pleasure in nitpicking at your posts. In response to your last ridiculous post donkey; is it really the prerequisite for posting on a forum for you to expect criticism?
  5. Its actually 6 matches over this last month. He was excellent in qualifying. Gary Wilson has been on TV a massive amount over this tournament, so I can only assume that you have turned off when his games have been on. As this is a betting forum, I try and offer reasoned advice, and advising to back against a player that by your own admission you 'haven't seen' is just crazy. Class and pedigree serve players well, particularly in Sheffield, but Wilson is the form player and is proving that again. His very best game may well mean he will still come up slightly short, but nothing like an -8.5 handicap that you suggest.
  6. Gary Wilson has been the standout player. I actually stopped taking you seriously when you said that you hadn't watched any of his games. Judd Trump has been patchy this tournament whereas Wilson has been nothing short of superb. To base an opinion merely on a players name and rank without taking into account form is amateur to say the least. Trump has to be favourite, but I think the bookies have priced this one up about right.
  7. Ronnie's attitude has been first class for some time now. If he didn't have the application, he wouldn't be sitting at the top of the game at his age. I am also of the opinion that he has to be cut a little more slack than others. He is of genius quality...and with can come some difficulties. Added to the fact that his father is a convicted murderer and his mother is in prison, too. Hardly an easy upbringing.
  8. Bingham Vs Dott Bingham -1 @ 4/7 PP Lisowski Vs Carter Lisowski @ 5/6 PP Ding Vs McGill Ding -1 @ 1/2 PP Bingham won 13-5 in their only previous World Championship meeting. Am very confident of a comfortable victory for Bingham. Lisowski has had a real breakthrough season and should have too much for Carter. Ding beat McGill 13-4 in last year Worlds and has an unbeaten record against him. Bet: 250 Possible return: 1,080 My two bets are both straight forecasts, each for 20. 1. Trump to beat Robertson in the final @ 25/1 PP 2. Robertson to beat Trump in the final @ 28/1 PP My reasoning is that Robertson is the form horse coming into this tournament and has the easier half of the draw. Trump is playing very well at the minute and Ronnie is the only player I can see beating him. Having said that, O'Sullivan doesn't like playing Trump and I feel that Trump will prevail in their quarter.
  9. Paddy Power have a tasty double on at the minute. Man City to win the title and Cardiff to finish bottom @ 3/1. Really can't see anything else this season.
  10. Maybe not a bigger surprise as everyone is claiming as the semi-finals are made up of 4 sides that were in the top 9 in the anti-post betting. Croatia started the tournament very impressively, but performance wise, are getting worse as each round passes and the pressure goes up. On the contrary, England are getting better and looked impressive after the first 20 minutes; which were probably the dullest 20 minutes of any match in the World Cup so far. So, I would surmise that England deservedly start as pretty warm favourites to reach the final. There is little value to be had in this market. I really like the match-up in the other semi. This match is as good as the final as whoever wins this one, should have little bother seeing off England or Croatia. I believe this match may be won on the touchline. Belgium have one of the most tactically astute managers in Martinez and despite starting as second favourites, I think this will make the difference. So my bet will be a straight forecast @ 11/2 for Belgium to beat England in the final. I'll wait for a better price with PP. The price given is with WH.
  11. For all the exciting matces it has given, it has left us with 8 teams who with the exception of Russia, have all failed to impress. Brazil have played well only in patches in their games and look distinctly average. France have only come alive for the one game. Uruguay have looked good only in their last outing. Belgium have really stuttered. Sweden have played their usual brand of dour, Stoke City football. England have largely played like Sweden...winning without impressing. and Croatia have played in patches well but were very poor in their last outing. If France wake up, they will walk this tournament. They have played the best football of the lot in their last game and no side, even Brazil, will come close to them if they reproduce that. I can't get excited over England. They just bore me to the point of wanting to watch their games on fast forward. I am desperate for England to win a World Cup, bit if this current side wins this tournament, it'll be a victory for anti-football. My predictions for the last 8: Uruguay to beat France in a dour 1-0. Brazil to beat Belgium 2-0 as this Belgian defence is not the best. England to beat Sweden on pens after a 0-0. Croatia to overcome Russia in a nervy 1-0. Due to it's unpredictability, I have actually bet on a Uruguay v Croatia final. Good luck all!
  12. I would say that losing to Iceland is 'really poor', but I guess it's all about opinions. I just don't see where all of the new renewed optimism is about England. Do they look good...really? I compare this England side to a Burnley in the Premiership. Southgate has made us tough to beat, but we are anything but easy on the eye. Kane aside, we don't have any match winners. I expect that today's game will see us surrender possession and play a counter attacking style. Columbia will be technically better than we are.
  13. Yes, you might be right. James Rodriguez incidentally wasn't playing in their first half against Japan when they were the dominant side. After he came on, they looked a shadow of the team from the first half. He isn't even close to the Rodriguez from 2014. As far as Cuadrado and Falcao go, they both failed to produce in the English game but the same can be said of Aspas, Thauvin, Fazio, Paulinho, and Boateng...all of whom have been brilliant since leaving the Premiership. Ashley Young will have his work cut out stopping Cuadrado.
  14. Am I missing something here or are Columbia just a ridiculously good price at 3/1 to beat England over 90 minutes? Why have England gone from a really poor side to a team that everyone thinks has a chance of reaching the last 4 or better. I say there is little or no chance. So far, England have beat a very poor Tunisia side in the dying minutes, beaten the tournaments worst side 6-1 and played off the park against Belgium. Even Panama had the best 2 chances before we opened the scoring. Columbia on the other hand were much the better side in the first half despite playing with 10 men against Japan, beaten a poor Poland side comfortably and looked very impressive doing it, and beaten a very good and strong Senegal side. I would honestly make it about 50/50 and possibly even slightly favour the South Americans. My bets will be Columbia to beat England over the 90 minutes @ 3/1, Columbia HT/FT @ 5/1, and Columbia -1 @ a crazy 8/1 with Paddy Power. I hope I am wrong, but tournament history suggests the bookmakers may just be favoring this England side a little too much.
  15. Columbia 1-1 Japan at Half Time. Columbia down to 10 men. Columbia 4/1 to win with Paddy Power the game despite dominating with their 10 men. Cracking odds.