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Author Topic: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski  (Read 378516 times)

Offline AV82EC

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2295 on: June 10, 2023, 05:21:39 PM »
Isn't it strange that seeded teams have to play earlier rounds than we do?

They’re not seeded yet.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2296 on: June 10, 2023, 05:30:39 PM »
I'll be interested to see if we are the favourites to win it when it kicks off. With Emery's pedigree you'd imagine we'd be in the top 3 or 4 with the bookies.

With the Uk bookies we will be but I’d guess German/Spanish bookies probably won’t rate us as highly

As someone who doesn't gamble, I've often wondered about stuff like this.  Why wouldn't you just place your bet in the location where you get the best odds? Or play them off against each other if they offer such different odds?  If they're not all the same odds (or close to it), surely it's a market rife for exploitation?
Because it's a hassle having so many accounts and because betting in decent size only where a bookie's prices are unusually competitive is likely to have you marked down as shrewd and have your stakes limited pretty rapidly. I assume bookmakers offer different odds to people in different countries. So rather than having to create a domestic network of beards (people to put bets on for you where you've been closed down who you have to give a cut to until they get closed down whereupon you need to find more of them...), I suppose you would need an international network to fully exploit said international price variation.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2297 on: June 10, 2023, 05:45:57 PM »
Few kit stealers fans at work. Have thanked them for keeping it warm for us for the next 12 months

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2298 on: June 10, 2023, 06:00:42 PM »
This over confidence is going to bite us in the ass.

Yup.

Plus, if we did a WHAM! and won the bloody thing while showing everyone how shit we really are by dropping down the league table, all the good work we are doing to increase revenue and be attractive to a better class of players goes out the window.

The priority next season must be to show that we are serious about breaking into the top six, continue building our revenue and reputation, and use that to help build a squad capable of competing on multiple fronts.

I know we all want a trophy. But if that comes with a 14th place finish, it's too big a price to pay.
We can do both. Or shall we qualify for Europe and then put it off for another day.? Let’s just go and try and win something next year. That’s how you attract investors players etc

We could always just decide to want to win stuff for the sake of it. Novel idea, I know...

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2300 on: June 10, 2023, 06:35:38 PM »
As someone who doesn't gamble, I've often wondered about stuff like this.  Why wouldn't you just place your bet in the location where you get the best odds? Or play them off against each other if they offer such different odds?  If they're not all the same odds (or close to it), surely it's a market rife for exploitation?

Wait till you hear about the same flights having differing prices depending on your O&D (origin and/or destination).

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2301 on: June 10, 2023, 10:09:54 PM »
When I told the Missus this morning that I might be off to Athens at the end of next May it was met with a surprising amount of positivity…I might book up early just in case!

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2302 on: June 10, 2023, 10:58:48 PM »
When I told the Missus this morning that I might be off to Athens at the end of next May it was met with a surprising amount of positivity…I might book up early just in case!
That's been my approach. "Right, family holiday to Athens next May half term! What do you think?". Gone down well, particularly with the little girl who'd been made aware of why that night be a nice time to go but she definitely shouldn't tell mummy just yet :D

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2303 on: June 10, 2023, 11:24:53 PM »
When I told the Missus this morning that I might be off to Athens at the end of next May it was met with a surprising amount of positivity…I might book up early just in case!
That's been my approach. "Right, family holiday to Athens next May half term! What do you think?". Gone down well, particularly with the little girl who'd been made aware of why that night be a nice time to go but she definitely shouldn't tell mummy just yet :D

What’s the actual date of the final?

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2304 on: June 10, 2023, 11:29:10 PM »
When I told the Missus this morning that I might be off to Athens at the end of next May it was met with a surprising amount of positivity…I might book up early just in case!
That's been my approach. "Right, family holiday to Athens next May half term! What do you think?". Gone down well, particularly with the little girl who'd been made aware of why that night be a nice time to go but she definitely shouldn't tell mummy just yet :D

What’s the actual date of the final?

29th

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2305 on: June 11, 2023, 12:17:42 AM »
Villa 1982 run now on ITV.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2306 on: June 11, 2023, 12:20:34 AM »

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2307 on: June 11, 2023, 01:22:09 AM »
What’s the actual date of the final?

29th

Which stadium in Athens?

Agia Sophia Stadium (aka OPAP Arena) which is the home stadium of AEK Athens.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2308 on: June 11, 2023, 01:34:48 AM »
Villa 1982 run now on ITV.

How did it end up?

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League
« Reply #2309 on: June 11, 2023, 01:52:51 AM »
What’s the actual date of the final?

29th

Which stadium in Athens?

Agia Sophia Stadium (aka OPAP Arena) which is the home stadium of AEK Athens.

Looks as shit as Leicester's crisp bowl, with yellow seats.

Still, it won't matter when we're all drunk and naked, cavorting in the streets in celebration.

 


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