13 October 2010

Las muertas de juarez

Mexico play Venezuela tonight. Usually a fairly comfortable win for El Tri, but there's lots of peripheral nonsense to consider here that might influence the result and present some opportunities for furthering our progress in the iMac challenge.

Lots of commotion behind the scenes with Mexico. Director of the national teams Nestor De La Torres has resigned having lost a dispute with the players. After Mexico's last win against Colombia the players had a huge piss up allegedly involving hookers and trannies. Carlos Vela and Efraín Juárez were banned from the national team for six months, 10 players were fined $50,000 pesos.

The players complained, and said they would not represent the national team again until the internal squabbles were sorted. They've had discussions prior to this friendly with Venezuela and the upshot of it all is Nestor is out - resigning after refusing to apologize for how he dealt with the players.

So, given that the players are not exactly focused and this is a friendly anyway, and also that this game is being played in Juarez, currently one of the most violent places on Earth, I fancy there won't be the kind of slaughter on the pitch usually seen in the streets.

I've backed Mexico/Draw and Venezuela/Draw on the HT/FT markets at 24.0 and 26.0 respectively - £5 each and I've backed overs on the murders markert (120.5).

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