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One totally crazy game…

Good day  , dear friends. Yesterday night we saw several nice games from the Champions League elimination round, one phase before the true games for entering the Group stage. One of them was the match between Crvena Zvezda – Ludogoretz. A game that had everything in it.

First game in Razgrad ended 2-2 and no one convinced the visiting squad to be the winner after the second game, which has been expected to be played against 50 000 fanatic fans of the Serbian team. Mala Marakana expected this game for a days now. Even some of the home team Ultras went in front of the hotel of the Bulgarians and flamed piro effect, which was very cowardice and mousy thing to do. They wanted to scared the “eagles”, but …..

I am actually fan of Levski Sofia, this is my team and this is where my heart belongs to. Levski are in crisis, not capable to overcome Maribor from Slovenia after two draw games. But we are here today to speak about Ludogoretz. I am not quite sure how many people have believed in a miracle in Serbia to happen last night. The results from previous game had put Serbians as favorite, because of their crazy and devoted fans. If you want to pass to the next level , you will be needing a result like 3-3 or to win by a goal difference. No Bulgarian team has been achieved this in the previous match-ups in such phases in Euro Football Competitions. But traditions are always to be broken in some way and in some time ….

Most of us, you, me , fans, people who regularly visit the stadiums, they are there for the game to see passion, suspense and many goals. All of you perfectly know what is the feeling , when your favorite teams scores, scores and early opener and you start to scream and sing and all the crowd is totally mad, full delirium… This is is what happened yesterday night, Zvezda scored the first goal, and this was it… Vlado Stoyanov made a mistake after the long shot, but he is human. I respect that man a lot, he saved a penalty from Ronaldo , not only for his team- Ludogoretz , but also in friendly game we played and we had won against Portugal , earlier this year. He is not just a goal keeper, he is a hero and great motivator. He had no chance to save the penalty for the equalizer 2-2 at the beginning of the second half, but he did many brilliant saves ever after.

Bulgarian team, played the game in the best technical and pragmatical way. The players of  Ludogoretz waited patiently to hit the opponent in fast and killing counter-attacks. This was how the 2 goals in the extra time were scored. There is one man  , who made the miracle a fact and a story to tell in the upcoming months. He is a Brazilain and his name is Wanderson. He scored 3 goals and killed the intrigue in extra time. He is very fast and I thin many good games, and many goals are up front to come…

I have to say good words for Zvezda players , they also played good game. It is one of the best games,   I have seen recently. We are proud of you Bulgrian heroes, not because you are passing the next round, it is because of the critics , you had. All which did not believe in the final win, are not very happy and dream big, maybe we will see againn Real Madrid or Barcelona in Sofia, only Fortune can tell us.

 

 

 

 

Feng Shui for punters

Morning is rising and transforming into a day. I see it will be a wonderful one, as the sun is slowly appearing and showing its grandeur over the horizon. Sun is our motivator and my inspiration during this fast year and 34 before it. Sun and energy are the main powers for all the positive and influential processes on our planet.

China and Chinese people are among the countries and people, who had created and invented many things. There are actually two countries which I long to see soon – China and Japan. I had written post about Japan 3 months ago, now the time has come to show my respect to China. I had met several people from this amazing country and I was impressed. Here is a sports betting blog and I will continue my lines with the sports betting part , I would not like to bother you with mystery theories and how to make your life better and more beneficial.

Maybe this article had the first seed in my soul when I was a keen roulette player , several years ago. It was a long night on the electronic roulette with many players changing. It is very hard to stay for a long period and to be total winner on the game with the “magic ” numbers and with the “nonstopping” ball. The first thing I saw about his man was his ring, it was with a big jade stone. When I am saying big,  I mean huge, massive and solid. It had a special power and the man firstly put the hand with the ring, then made 5 straight winning bets .After the last winning spin, he disappeared out of the casino. I saw him in the next year few times and the “scenario “was just the same- max bets and max wins, after that just vanished in the haze.

All of us as gamblers, punters and bettors are superstitious in any or more aspects. But how superstitious minds and feelings are connected with feng shui ???  It is all about energy and what we like and how we like to make it or not. In feng shui there is a specially designed compass , according to which ancient architectures and engineers have made and created massive and solid buildings. In out case mind and heart is our compass. When you are in a full harmony with your voices , inner senses and mind concentration, nothing can stop you. This was the case with this mysterious Chinese guy in Sofia, which I met by accident 10 years ago. And this man had his “special ” ring with big  Jade stone.

I am not directing you to buy anything like this, or to start following and reading about this ancient art , called feng shui. I just want to give you some hint how to make a harmonious relation between your passion for betting and the energy that surrounds us, and is in all of us. Thinking of a bet, making it , waiting for the event to come, waiting to bet more on live is a special process and it has to be done carefully and with an ease. Some of my friends are betting right after the sun rise, others do not bet on the 13th date on any month, or especially when 13th is on Friday. Others have talismans , like special small presents from people close to their hearts. Is it all about belief ? Is it just a big doze of superstitious thought and elements? It is a mix of everything. But most of all is to accept betting as a fun process, as something that is leading you to something , to some other level. If you lose, it does not actually mean you are lost.It means that you paid a price to learn more. Price is not always money, bets, incomes, profit. Price is the way and the steps to find and live in you inner harmony. Sometimes all the answers are in a hand distance close to us, but we are not in the position to find them and realize their meanings. There was a Chinese proverb– “When the student is ready , teacher comes”.

Do I want to be your teacher? Maybe, but my time has not come yet. I want to be your friend and to give you advises , if you like to have and accept them. Maybe , I am a student and there are many teachers who are now reading these lines. Let’s try to teach each other many and good things. Life is to short to be wasted for non senses. In the end of this article I would like to thank to one special author, about his marvelous book- Robert M. Pirsig – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values .

 

 

 

 

 

The honor of the Capital

Good evening, my friends. I guess you are fine and in perfect mood. I had a very hard working day and not it is time to give you a special portion. A prediction, which waited patiently to appear on the white paper, in our case in the blog of mine. It is now dark and a little bit cold in Sofia and I am waiting for many stars to shine on the sky.

The main point for mine tonight article are two games which will be played tomorrow. Games who are for the pride of two European Capitals – London and Rome. Both of them were in the map of the Roman Empire. Londonium was one of the biggest cities , far away from the eternal city. Both cities have their magnificence and glamour. They are like pearls, like diamond which can amaze you and make you feel in love with them, no matter at what time of the year , you are about to visit them.

I propose, we are not only football fans but also men and women , who have sense for the beautiful things in life. Sports and football, by its self is kind of masterpiece and the participants of every single spectacle are more like gladiators or even like starts, who want and try to capture our hearts and eyes.

Tomorrow two English and two Italian teams will fight for the honor of their fans, for their personal pride and for the honor of the capital. Most of the times derbies show the cultural , political, financial and progressive thinking in the different societies . Let’s stop with the description and focus on our main target – football tips and passion , who is fashioned and designed in numbers, in our betting language – odds:

  1. ArsenalTottenham : this the derby of great importance , not only for the fans and spectators in London. They are very close in the standing of UK , Premier League. “Gunners”are with 25 points ,”hot spurs”are 5 points behind them. My professional opinion is for total over 2.5 goals game. Arsenal suffered a lot in Munich, after humiliating loss 1-5 from Bayern. Harry Kane and Lamela are hungry for glory and for many goals scored as well. There will be definitely a lot of corners as well. My prediction is for open game with many opportunities in front of the both goal keepers. All the odds on this match and the other , which will be predicted are according to my betting partner and odds provider – William Hill. I think that the game will end with a win of Arsenal 3-2 or even with draw result 2-2. Race to 2 goals for Arsenal is – 1,8 and Race to 3 – 3.1.Race to 2 goals for Tottenham – 4.2 Olivier Jiroux and Harry Kane to score at any time – 5. Lets’s how we will make it with the corners : over 12 – 2,6 ( this value worth a lot and I intend to bet big on it). I am convinced that there will be a red card in the game – odds is3 and penalty as well. Last marker with a lot of value is match result and both teams to score , for Arsenal – 3.5.
  2. RomaLazio : I am a fan of Lazio for more then 15 years and this is one of the most intriguing game which will soon be played. Like in the previous game, home squad is 5 points ahead in the top of the table of Italy, Seria A. Both Ultras fractions will be protesting and not attending the match , because the authorities had decided to make fences behind both doors in front of Curva Nord and Curva Sud. The expectations are for only 35 k fans to be at Olympico.  The most regular and obvious outcomes in this marvelous derby are : draw result, with both teams to score – 4,2 @ William Hill, red card awarded , penalty taken and over card line in the game ( OVER 6 cards – 1.4 or between 4-6 cards – 3.4 and match corners – over 12 @ 4.2 It will be a passionate game, Lazio won against Rosenborg with the reserve squad and boys of Pioli are prepared for another derby duel. ON the other side we have Totti, Dzeko and Sallah, not forgetting to mention Gervinho, who can score from any position. My final prognosis for the game is draw result something like 1-1 or 2-2.

Good luck , lads. I know we can make it, not as a team , but also as a community of football, sports and betting fans. Dare to win and do not forget to watch this amazing derbies. Even while I am writing this post my fingers are trembling , I love Lazio and I cross my fingers for them to win.