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Euro 2012 Group Stage Predictions and Betting

The beautiful game is finally back on an international level. It was a shocking year in the European domestic leagues. Surprising teams like Manchester City and Real Madrid shocked the superpowers like Manchester United and Barcelona to take the Premier League and the La Liga championships. Chelsea stunned Barcelona in the Champions League and beat Bayern Munich to take the title. Everything in the soccer world is upside down right now. Will Euro 2012 international play provide us with as many shocks as the domestic and champions leagues did? Here are my predictions for the Euro 2012 Group Stages. Read moreRead more


World Cup Finals: Spain 1 – Netherlands 0

The 2010 World Cup has come to an uneventful end.  The Euro champions, Spain, vanquished an upstart Dutch team to claim soccer’s biggest trophy. Read moreRead more


South American Powerhouses Sent Packing

Now that the quarter finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup are over, we can begin looking forward to the semis.  The dream South American final, Brazil vs Argentina, is now over. Read moreRead more


Arrivederci Italia

Both World Cup finalists from 2006 are going home.  First the French were sent home by South Africa, and now the Italians, winless after two group games, have their tickets to Rome booked by a lively Slovakia squad. Read moreRead more


The Field Gets Narrower..The Picture gets clearer

Several weeks into the tournament the picture is getting clearer.  Pretenders like France have booked their flights home from South Africa, while contenders like England have booked their tickets into the knockout round. Read moreRead more


A Cup Full of Upsets

Now that most of the teams have played their second game, we have a better understanding of how the teams are faring at this 2010 World Cup. Read moreRead more


Brazil 2, North Korea 1

To the delight of soccer fans across the world, the #1 ranked Brazillians played their first match of the 2010 World Cup today. Many people expected a blowout, with supposed “experts” predicting a 4 – 0 win by the South American powerhouse. The “experts” were wrong. Read moreRead more


World Cup Commentary: England blows it. AGAIN

With the World Cup 2010 officially underway, I thought it was a good time to comment on the biggest game yet.  Perennial soccer power England, faced off against an upstart USA squad in South Africa yesterday.  Many thought that the Americans would pose no challenge to the star studded British squad.  They were WRONG. Read moreRead more