Marhiguitaville – The Gurgler’s World Cup Daily-ish

Another day of World Cup has passed, and our Marhiguitaville blab has lived up to the daily part instead of the ish.

Last night was a meatloaf selection with two out of the three ain’t bad. Iran v Nigeria predictably produced not many goals and secured the honour of the first scoreless draw of the goal fest that has become the World Cup. The Iranian fans seen in early morning restaurants seemed happy with the result, and why not.

The big game unfortunately was in the wee hours of 2am and as such only real diehards got out of bed. Smarter operators used the excellent SBS digital radio service from BBC Five Live to keep in touch whilst asleep. So on the field Germany looks like they have effectively ended the dreams of the greatest player in the world’s greatest tournament. The 4-0 win means Ronaldo may have to take his pout elsewhere in a week or so. Germans looking good to be in the sharp end of the Cup.

The other match at the much more civilised time was a cracker with the fastest goal so far at 30 odds seconds for the USA against Ghana. Ghana then proceeded to attempt to peg the lead back which they eventually did, but not for long as USA took the spoils and put their head in front in the battle of Germany’s bridesmaid.

If you want a more comprehensive report, and who doesn’t, we suggest the Guardian’s daily podcast.

For the finest in tipping please accept the below “expert” picks.

BELGIUM v ALGERIA – Wed 2am
THEYDON BOIS –  Belgium 3-0
HATTON CROSS – Belgium 3-1
KIDD ERMINSTER – Belgium 3-1
HARLAND BULWER – Belgium 2-0

BRAZIL v MEXICO – Wed 5am
THEYDON BOIS – Brazil 2-0
HATTON CROSS – Draw 1-1
KIDD ERMINSTER – Brazil 2-0
HARLAND BULWER – Brazil 3-0

RUSSIA v SOUTH KOREA – Wed 8am
THEYDON BOIS – Draw 0-0
HATTON CROSS – Draw 2-2
KIDD ERMINSTER – Russia 1-0
HARLAND BULWER – Russia 1-0

AUSTRALIA v HOLLAND – Wed 2am
THEYDON BOIS – Draw 1-1
HATTON CROSS – Draw 1-1
KIDD ERMINSTER – Holland 3-1
HARLAND BULWER – Holland 3-0

SPAIN v CHILE – Thu 5am
THEYDON BOIS – Draw 1-1
HATTON CROSS – Spain 2-1
KIDD ERMINSTER – Draw 2-2
HARLAND BULWER – Spain 2-1

CAMEROON v CROATIA- Thu 8am
THEYDON BOIS – Draw 2-2
HATTON CROSS – Croatia 2-1
KIDD ERMINSTER – Draw 1-1
HARLAND BULWER – Draw 1-1

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Born and raised on the banks of Yebri Creek, Theydon Bois has always been obsessed by sport.
A stellar career of Underage B sides, RSL Social Golf, C Grade Warehouse and D Grade Indoor Cricket didn’t showcase much talent, but provided a window into the love for any game, any time.
Theydon follows as much as he can and will provide opinion, ideas, and best tips and bets for most sports*.
A particular interest in English Football sees Theydon Bois up every Saturday night until 2am with two laptops, smartphones, IPad and a radio feed of Soccer Saturday.
A lifelong fan of underperforming, mediocre, disappointing teams will not sway his enthusiasm for sport.
*Rugby Union not included.