Autumnal ferry trips can be magnificent, particularly when the weather is like it was tonight. Almost balmy, with a firey sunset illuminating the Harbour Bridge and the city skyline. It’s relatively early in the week, so the boys had the BotF to themselves.
Charlie and Lambo prepared in their usual way for Wednesday night darts with a steadier. The boys are traditionalists and prefer to keep their longneck of VB under wraps, as the picture indicates. They worked hard on their game faces and will hopefully have an incident-free evening that will not result in a juduciary hearing. Charlie may yet be known as the Les Boyd of the darts world.
After some good natured ribbing of the Carl Williams of the darts world, talk turned to the World Cup. How would Australia fare? Charlie was happy to offer 5 long necks to 1 to Lambo if Australia got through the first round. The author’s view is that this Australian team is better than the last, as long as Bresciano and Kewell are fully fit. Cahill and Schwarzer are on the top of their game and are world class. Two more of that calibre would help. Consensus was: Germany will not win every game. Australia really need to jag a result against Germany (draw or win). The group could finish with all teams on 4 points. There is little doubt that this conversation will continue up until Australia kicks off against Germany in June. Mick’s odds will assist in better informing the conversation.
OK. It’s early days but the Socceroos are at $67 to win the artwork.
You could put any figure on this, it ain’t going to happen. It’s like paying out on the Tigers getting the wooden spoon after only 4 rounds – the TAB will just bank your stake.
We need to look at the pool markets for any value.
Australia are longest to win their pool at $8. Might be worth a tenner.
The Australia v Germany match is paying $3.55 for the Draw. To stem your losses you may want to lay off by backing the Socceroos not too qualify for the round of 16, currently at $1.38.
(all prices by TAB Sportsbet, http://www.tab.com.au)