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    UEFA Euro 2012

    My sportsbook's list of favorites:

    1. Spain 5:2
    2. Germany 3:1
    3. Netherlands 7:1
    4. England 9:1
    5. France 12:1
    6. Portugal 16:1

    Biggest "yeah, right ": Russia, at 22:1, is the favorite in an essentially Eastern Europe Group A. I presume they put them all together in Group A with no top sides so as to keep the Eastern European money (especially Russian money), coming into the Ukraine for as long as possible during June.

    Even though David Villa is still not healthy enough to play, I favor the Spaniards, because of their depth of talent. But Netherlands is my darkhorse (if you can call them that).
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    As long as England or France do not win the tournament, I will be ok....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4evrHusker View Post
    As long as England or France do not win the tournament, I will be ok....
    You being a "Pub" man, I would think you would appreciate the Englanders!
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    I'm so waiting for the UEFA to bust my bookie...

    here's a strategy I'm going to follow for the group matches....take the under total goals on the first and second games of group play since the teams want to keep their differentials to a minimum-and play much more defensively.

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    I think the Netherlands line is a pretty good one to take, and since I like long shots, I'd put down a large sum on Portugal, if I had a large sum to waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    I'm so waiting for the UEFA to bust my bookie...

    here's a strategy I'm going to follow for the group matches....take the under total goals on the first and second games of group play since the teams want to keep their differentials to a minimum-and play much more defensively.
    I like it and will watch for opportunities to jump in on the unders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porkchopexpress View Post
    I think the Netherlands line is a pretty good one to take, and since I like long shots, I'd put down a large sum on Portugal, if I had a large sum to waste.
    Yes, I like both those teams' odds, too. I put money on both of them. I also put money on Spain, in an amount which will allow me to break even if the favored Spaniards win. If Germany (or anyone else) jumps up and wins the tournament, I lose all around.

    So Portugal would be my big payday. Netherlands would be juicy, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You being a "Pub" man, I would think you would appreciate the Englanders!
    I do appreciate them, just love to watch the implosion when they lose....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4evrHusker View Post
    I do appreciate them, just love to watch the implosion when they lose....
    That's all I've ever seen them do, because I just started following the sport about ten years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's all I've ever seen them do, because I just started following the sport about ten years ago.
    Apologies to RedReign, but....
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    man all of the totals have waaaaay too much juice to bet

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw11 View Post
    man all of the totals have waaaaay too much juice to bet
    agreed. If it was u2.5, I'd take some stabs at the matches but u2? forget it.

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    I'll be rooting for England of course....but they are beat up with three key players having to pull out with injuires....the EPL takes a toll on the players who play in the league...and it hurts England every major compeition they play in....and with Rooney gone for two matches they might struggle to get out of their group that includes France and Sweden....neither in their heyday right now but still good enough to beat England.....

    Regardless I have my England shirt to wear and will root for my mom's county and my other country....

    Germany wins the whole competiton...too strong and to well coached by Lowe....
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    My family of four each picked one team from each group to root for, rotating the pick rotation.

    Can't remember who I have off the top of my head for sure...but, I am pretty sure that I have Germany and Croatia as two of my four teams.

    it should make watching as a family much more interesting.

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    Germany vs Portugal tomorrow, in what is by far the toughest group, Group B.

    GGGGGOOOOOOOO
    GERMANY!!!!!!

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    Yeah Portugal can be beat....they have one great player in Ronaldo and another good one in Nani...Germany is too good and too deep not to beat them....and Lowe is a great coach....



    Quote Originally Posted by Dotsee View Post
    Germany vs Portugal tomorrow, in what is by far the toughest group, Group B.

    GGGGGOOOOOOOO
    GERMANY!!!!!!
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    Tale of two games....shakey ref in game one today and great ref (Howard Webb of England is the worlds best ref in my opinion) in the second match...the big games he has officiated are longer than my arm...
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    Looking forward to Germany and Portugal tommorow...
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    Day 1 was sort of blah, but not of the countries in Group A excite me. Today is a great day to watch soccer. I'm actually kind of rooting for the Danes a little. They've got their work cut out for them, but there always seems to be a surprise team in the Euro's.

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    Close friend lives in Amsterdam so I will pull for Holland today and of course Germany...who I expect to win the whole thing thing...they are loaded and have the best depth in the tourney and hands-down the best coach....but yes two good games today....although Russia looked very impressive yesterday....
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