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    Olympics

    The bloody thing actually starts tomorrow!!!! man o man, so lets get cracking then

    Womans football
    i backed Germany at 3.35 on betfair. They are a strong team and really put it upto Brazil in the last world cup. Cant really see them not getting to the final

    as for tomorrows games...........some funny prices

    Germany at 2.4 versus Brazil. maybe but as a first game, maybe not
    China 3.05 at home (of course) against Sweden. Again could happen

    Norway a decent price at 5.9 versus the USA (who haven't played well recently)

    and Nigeria at 15 to beat North Korea
    Argentina to beat Canada also 15.
    Now i know they might not happen but thats not a bad price, and sure if only a few of the above work out i reckon you would still be laughing

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennocelt View Post
    The bloody thing actually starts tomorrow!!!! man o man, so lets get cracking then
    Friday. Won't be making any predictions until then
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    Badminton men's singles
    Lin Dan- 6/4 with Ladbrokes and Sky Bet.

    Unbeatable when he is on top form. Has won the last two world championships.

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    To get a medal for Ireland

    13/2 Robert Heffernan in 20km walk
    10/1 Eileen O'Keeffe hammer
    80/1 Olive Loughnane 20km walk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Friday. Won't be making any predictions until then
    Sorry dodge, the womens footy is starting today, in fact in about 2 minutes!!!!

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    Oh yeah...

    Anyway with a non irish bookie you can get Ken Egan to medal at about 12/1. Seeing as he's in the top 5/6 in the world, that represents decent value
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennocelt View Post

    China 3.05 at home (of course) against Sweden. Again could happen

    Norway a decent price at 5.9 versus the USA (who haven't played well recently)
    wow good start, up a whopping 10 euro!!!!

    Bets for tomorrow
    i backed Argentina to win it outright, 3.1 betfair

    Riquelime to be top scorer (free kicks, etc), 5.0

    have a bet on all tomorrows games
    over 2.5 goals in argentinas, brazil (actually 3.5 goals at 2.8)and italys games

    Serbia to win
    usa to win
    holland to win
    cameroon to win, the best price of them all at 2.28

    To be honest there isnt any good value with tomorrows olympics
    Now i must brush up on my archery for friday/saturday

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    I backed Germany to win the Team Eventing @ 9/2 with Paddypower(each way). Don't ask why but it should be interesting enough cos I think they won it in Athens and in the 06' World Champs so seems a decent price.
    San Marino are going to be a handful as the group goes on." - Steve Staunton reacts to performance against San Marino.

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    Didn't win/lose today

    Swatting up on some of the sports today

    here is a few bets i did today

    Russia at 5.3 for the womens volleyball. Now i know they arent favorites, but they will be there or there abouts, and they always give it a good effort, that and the fact that their coach usually rants at them if they dont

    Rogers / Dalhausser to win the mens beach volleyball at 4.2
    heh man they are in the top 5, so why not and they are American so i would imagine they are very muscular! (jeez i would gamble on any old rubbish!!)

    Germany at 21.0 to win the womens handball. now, they are Germans and this is basically a German kind of sport, and at that price its worth a bob or two
    France are 4.3 for a podium finish as well. again there are only about 6 teams that can play this sport, and handball is big stuff in France and Germany, and its women's sport so anything can happen


    Chen Jin at 2.8 for a podium finish in the mens badminton. he is a good price and he is Chinese

    Belarus at 5.5 for a podium finish in the womens basketball. they have good form (100- in PP for a top two)
    Russia are 13/1 in PP as well

    anyway thats only todays bets

    sorry - all prices are betfair

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    Quote Originally Posted by DmanDmythDledge View Post
    Badminton men's singles
    Lin Dan- 6/4 with Ladbrokes and Sky Bet.

    Unbeatable when he is on top form. Has won the last two world championships.

    did him too, should win it

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    Jeez, just after looking at all the sports in this Olympics and see that its near impossible to back something in every sport
    maybe should just stick to the football

    Egan got a good draw, his price is way down now at 6/4 for a medal. I think he def should get at least a bronze
    he is also 8/1 at PP for gold
    but smart money on Beterbiev at 2.7

    Sutherland's draw looks tough
    the rowers (mens four) got an awful draw and will do well to come out of it

    some more bets for fri/sat/sun

    Chen Jon in mens badminton 2.8 for a podium finish

    Wei/jiewen, the chinese stars at 2.12 in womens doubles at badminton

    Lithuania for a podium finish in the basketball is 3.65

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    I've backed Darren Sutherland to medal at 9/1 with Paddy

    He should be the Algerian, which will then mean he's one fight away from a medal. Granted that fight should against Blanco, the world silver medallist (who beat Sutherland in the last 16) but Sutherland would be no more than 2/1 in that fight.

    Outstanding value IMO
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    O Wood in the womens cycling tomorrow at 20/1 with PP looks like a good e.w. bet

    in the boxing M Boonjumnoog of Thailand in the light welterweight at 5/2 should regain his crown
    (but Kovalev at 33/1, each way?)

    no money left in Betfair - all tied up, so now on PP prices

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    Jeez down 30 squid on these bloody games, dont know how as i haven't gambled that much

    Tarantino at 7/1 in the Sabre fencing. has a great draw, surely must get to final

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennocelt View Post
    Tarantino at 7/1 in the Sabre fencing. has a great draw, surely must get to final
    He should stick to Kill Bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenokelly View Post
    I backed Germany to win the Team Eventing @ 9/2 with Paddypower(each way). Don't ask why but it should be interesting enough cos I think they won it in Athens and in the 06' World Champs so seems a decent price.
    Great to see this coming in, pot luck though
    San Marino are going to be a handful as the group goes on." - Steve Staunton reacts to performance against San Marino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennocelt View Post
    Jeez down 30 squid on these bloody games, dont know how as i haven't gambled that much

    Tarantino at 7/1 in the Sabre fencing. has a great draw, surely must get to final
    God damn those Chinamen

    Down about 46 squid now
    but no problem as have a good few anti posts to come in.
    Have pretty much one finalist in nearly every one of Saturdays rowing - the best of which is GB (m) in the fours (i got them at 5/2), Czech (w) in the womens single sculls (5/1), Norway in the (m) single sculls (4.1), all the rest are short favs, and a long shot of New Zealand at 15. in the womens pairs
    And my badminton/tennis/beach volleyball/archery look like they are all going to plan

    But even with all these i can only see me coming up even. Its hard to make money in this things, but hell its great craic when you have a bet on it

    Best of todays bets that i did........

    Shooting - Skeet - D Igaly at a whopping 25/1. I don't know but this guy has won the big comps before, surely worth an each way bet

    - 50 m rifle (w) Galkina at 6/1, ex champ too

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    I'm doing a couple of each way bets with PP on the women's 10,000m tomorrow (without Dibaba) on the 2 Chinese athletes; Yingyang Zhang (16s) and Xue Bai (40s) for reasons beyond their past results. It'll be interesting to see if we see any extraordinary results from any of the Chinese athletes on the track after the astonishing 1-2 in the women's 200m butterfly today, that the RTE swimming analyst blamed solely on cheating.

    We'll see how it goes
    San Marino are going to be a handful as the group goes on." - Steve Staunton reacts to performance against San Marino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenokelly View Post
    I'm doing a couple of each way bets with PP on the women's 10,000m tomorrow (without Dibaba) on the 2 Chinese athletes; Yingyang Zhang (16s) and Xue Bai (40s) for reasons beyond their past results. It'll be interesting to see if we see any extraordinary results from any of the Chinese athletes on the track after the astonishing 1-2 in the women's 200m butterfly today, that the RTE swimming analyst blamed solely on cheating.

    We'll see how it goes

    Missed it, how did they cheat (in swimming?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennocelt View Post
    Missed it, how did they cheat (in swimming?)
    No, he thought they were drugged up to there eyes, I just said it in a diplomatic kind of way.
    San Marino are going to be a handful as the group goes on." - Steve Staunton reacts to performance against San Marino.

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