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FINA World Champs 4 months 6 days ago #72519

The FINA World Champs is on the go and our mens and ladies Water Polo teams are in action starting today with the ladies and tomorrow the men.

My daughter started playing this sport at the start of last year and I have spent many hours by the side of the pool. It can be very exciting to watch (perhaps more as a parent than an ordinary spectator) and I have so much respect for these athletes who wrestle each other while treading water - a very tough sport.

2 of my daughters coaches are playing in the men's team and the SA games are televised so I am looking forward to watching. Scanning the books last night I found some betting and as I expected we are big underdogs in our early matches

Today: USA -19.5 SA +19.5 (ladies)
Tomorrow: Serbia -17.5 SA +17.5 (Men)

When I saw the caps I wondered if there might be some value and messaged an ex SA ladies player and coach to ask how many goals underdogs she thought we were. She reckoned around 17 goals for the men and 15-20 goals for the ladies which is pretty much where the bookies have it so unfortunately the odds setters have done their homework (I was hoping she would say 8-10 goals in which case I would have had a decent bet :P )

Still for interest I will take the SA plus double at 2.66/1 at WSB

Ladies +19.5, Men +17.5

The ladies play at 1330 today SS7 and the men at 17h30 tomorrow
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FINA World Champs 4 months 6 days ago #72544

As it turns out a 19.5 goal start wasn't enough - enjoyed the coverage though but will resist trying to make my money back on the men tomorrow
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FINA World Champs 4 months 5 days ago #72545

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The men are in a tough group,Serbia and Greece.
USA women are title contenders,probably easier game for us against NZ women.

Definitely a comp to watch poolside,96 games in two weeks.
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Tough one ,USA women are title contenders.

Men are in a tough group,see eastern Europe teams have dominated this men's game over the years.

Definitely a comp to watch poolside,96 games in 2 weeks
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FINA World Champs 4 months 5 days ago #72547

Yip a really tough pool for the men but look forward to seeing them in action. I really enjoyed the match yesterday including the camera angles and the commentary done by 2 local coaches in the SuperSport studio I assume

One thing which would be good is if the 30 second clock was shown somewhere but doubt SuperSport have control of that
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FINA World Champs 3 months 3 weeks ago #72820

The mens waterpolo tournament tonight and as someone who had never watched a game 18 months ago I am now a big fan and there has been some excellent polo.

In the semi's hosts Hungary beat Greece 7-5 and that means tonight is a sell out with tickets being sold on the black market

They play Croatia who never led until the 4th chukka but beat rivals and world champs Serbia for the 1st time in 7 years and Serbias 1st defeat in 3 years - it was an incredible match with 23 goals.

Hungary are favourites but I cannot get the Croat performance out of my mind and am backing them to win in normal time at 31/20 at WSB

Most books have win only betting but Sportingbet got points line at 16.5 and I am tempted to play overs but will stick to Croatia - it goes off at 2030
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FINA World Champs 3 months 3 weeks ago #72822

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Brent Graham wrote:
The mens waterpolo tournament tonight and as someone who had never watched a game 18 months ago I am now a big fan and there has been some excellent polo.

In the semi's hosts Hungary beat Greece 7-5 and that means tonight is a sell out with tickets being sold on the black market

They play Croatia who never led until the 4th chukka but beat rivals and world champs Serbia for the 1st time in 7 years and Serbias 1st defeat in 3 years - it was an incredible match with 23 goals.

Hungary are favourites but I cannot get the Croat performance out of my mind and am backing them to win in normal time at 31/20 at WSB

Most books have win only betting but Sportingbet got points line at 16.5 and I am tempted to play overs but will stick to Croatia - it goes off at 2030

OK - Interested. I took the over 16.5 @ 17/20
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FINA World Champs 3 months 3 weeks ago #72823

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I think my unit is slowly sinking but Croatia do look much the better side. I must say though - these fellows can hit the post as many times as Manu - and then some.
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Entertaining and quite unique. How many punters on this site can lay claim to the fact that they lost one unit on water polo :lol:

Nice one Brent (B)
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FINA World Champs 3 months 3 weeks ago #72825

LOL shot Vann and hard lines on your overs, there was a lot of posts hit (they do get hit quite often in this sport) and some great saves made as well. That one Hungary left hander had a serious bullet on him but Croatia generally defended well and kept them a range. At 4-0 after the 1st chukka I remember thinking this was equivalent to the Canes 22-3 lead and when it went to 4-4 I thought I was doomed.

Really hoping SA polo can grow and we can become a force - at school level it is growing very quickly
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