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MC's World Cup 2014 punt - open to everyone.


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Initial post: 5 Jun 2014 14:37:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jun 2014 17:30:21 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
A different format this time round, I'm giving you all some imaginary money: - £120 to be precise - to place how you see fit.
The punt will be in three rounds:
Round 1) the Group Stages
Round 2) the last 16
Round 3) the quarter/semi finals & The Final

Round 1) is now open for punts.

You each have £120 all of which must be placed in Round 1.
Each bet is £10 exactly NO MORE, NO LESS CAN BE PLACED.

Simply list twelve teams that you think will qualify from the 8 groups/32 teams available. Only the top two teams from each group can qualify but you can place bets on one, two, three or four teams from each group if you wish to spread your chances. That is until your £120 limit is spent.

You will WIN (an imaginary) £30 (£20 for the win plus your £10 stake) for each team picked that wins the group it's in.
You will WIN (an imaginary) £20 (£10 for the win plus your £10 stake)
For each team that qualified in second place.

The amount of money won will be carried over into he next round. The betting format for Round 2) will be announced as soon as qualifying for the last 16 is finished but the stakes will be higher as the games progress!

So, there you go, list TWELVE teams that you think will finish first or second in their groups. 16 out of the 32 teams taking part in these finals will actually qualify but you don't have enough money to bet on them all
So pick wisely.

All teams, groups, fixtures and results can be found here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/2014/schedule/group-stage#group-stage--e
Or google: BBC World Cup groups

Good Luck :0)

Posted on 5 Jun 2014 15:06:41 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Blimey MC, you must have read my mind. Was thinking today that a sharp stick seemed in order to get this here thing on the road (no longer a carrot man after last season's blooding).
Now all I got to do is understand the thang!!!!

Hope all continuing to improve for you and well done (I think). :-)

Posted on 5 Jun 2014 15:07:38 BDT
Val H. says:
May I please have 10 quid each on

BRAZIL
SPAIN
NETHERLANDS
COLOMBIA
ITALY
URUGUAY
FRANCE
ARGENTINA
GERMANY
PORTUGAL
BELGIUM
RUSSIA

Hope I've done this right.

Posted on 5 Jun 2014 15:25:20 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Aqui está a minha tentativa ...

£ 120 aposta spread sobre os seguintes (12 x £10)

Argentina
Brazil
Germany
Belgium
Spain
Netherlands
Russia
Colombia
Ivory Coast
France
Portugal
Nigeria

Boa sorte todos e espero que todos gostem Brasil 2014! Verăo feliz!

Seems appropriate to post in Portuguese!!

Posted on 5 Jun 2014 17:44:42 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Thanks Val & RedAl. I was thinking about it on holiday and thought this up. Let's hope we get the usual suspects plus a few others onboard.

Posted on 5 Jun 2014 19:01:19 BDT
RABB says:
I'll have....

Brasil
Spain
Argentina
Germany
Belgium
England
Italy
Uruguay
Russia
USA
France
Ivory Coast

Posted on 5 Jun 2014 21:46:16 BDT
i'll go with-

france
argentina
germany
portugal
belgium
brazil
spain
netherlands
ivory coast
uruguay
columbia
croatia

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 01:01:26 BDT
TheFoe says:
Will get back to you tomorrow on this MC, need a little think.

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 01:39:41 BDT
Wharf Rat says:
Brazil
Spain
Argentina
Germany
Belguim
Netherlands
Mexico
Nigeria
Russia
ENGLAND
Italy
Côte d'Ivoire

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 10:36:21 BDT
David E says:
This looks like fun. I'll go with;

Brazil
Spain
Italy
France
Argentina
Germany
Portugal
Belgium
Russia
Colombia
Netherlands
Nigeria

Thanks MC and good luck to everyone.

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 11:37:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jun 2014 11:39:27 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
I'll go with:

Brasil
Spain
Holland
England
Argentina
Japan
Germany
Portugal
Belgium
Colombia
Bosnia
France

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 13:36:41 BDT
Lez Lee says:
Count me in, just need some time to study statistics, consult oracles etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2014 15:04:27 BDT
David E says:
apparently there's a psychic elephant you could use

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2014 15:44:51 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Howdah hell does that work...trunk calls? :-)

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 16:02:35 BDT
A. bailey says:
I'm in as well .just have to check out exactly who Is playing.

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 16:40:41 BDT
Sera69 says:
tenner each on these, please...

Brazil
Mexico
Spain
Chile
Colombia
Ivory Coast
Italy
Uraguay
France
Switzerland
Nigeria
Germany

What about a super trump bonus pay-out for predicting the final and winner ??

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 18:14:44 BDT
TheFoe says:
Brazil
Spain
Holland
Greece
England
Uruguay
France
Argentina
Germany
Portugal
Belgium
Russia

Cheers MC, good luck everyone!

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 19:57:38 BDT
Blastronaut says:
I'll have a go if there's room for a fat un. Will just consult some corrupt friends at FIFA to see which sides have paid the most money to get favourable decisions from the officials and put up my punt over the weekend. : )

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 20:19:11 BDT
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Posted on 6 Jun 2014 20:21:12 BDT
A. bailey says:
Sorry accidentally deleted
Why have I got 16teams ,isn't it the top two from each table?

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2014 20:25:28 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Pick who ya think will qualify Anita, then take out four teams that you rate the least, cos you only have 120 cyber-pounds to spend - ten on each team. I think that's how it goes but I could be way off the mark. : )

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 20:32:33 BDT
A. bailey says:
Thanks Blastro I understand.Oh no I might have to take out England.The head or the heart!

Posted on 6 Jun 2014 20:39:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jun 2014 19:24:01 BDT
A. bailey says:
Ok here I go.
Brazil
Spain
Germany
Portugal
Netherlands
Italy
France
Argentina
Croatia
Ivory coast
Belgium
ENGLAND
thanks for doing this MC.
My8 year old football advisor Sebastian has told me to put Belgium in instead.right now off to put football stickers in his book,what fun!
I was told not to put England but I ignored him.

Posted on 8 Jun 2014 10:28:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2014 10:32:32 BDT
Hi MC. Long time no see fella. Sorry you were unable to make the Windsor PPU this year. Hope you are keeping well.
My 12 picks to progress:

Eire of course...
... What!
Oh yeah, sorry, damn selective memory syndrome!
:-(

Ok start again...

Brazil
Croatia
Chile
Cote D'Ivoire
Colombia
Uruguay
France
Ecuador
Argentina
Nigeria
Germany
Algeria

Good luck everyone.
Cheers

Posted on 8 Jun 2014 10:39:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2014 10:41:14 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Can we chivvy some of the other posters to come and join in the fun?
Give then a heads up.
Thanks.

Yay, Ron Manager gets onboard, how you doing big fella?
It was a shame about the Windsor, couldn't be helped but all's good, hope you are too.
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