Day: June 16, 2014

The 200% World Cup: Ghana vs the USA Live!

Sixty-four years on, football supporters in the United States of America will be hoping that this summer brings something approaching a repeat of what remains this nation’s greatest single result in the World Cup. In Brazil in 1950, the USA team was unable to get through the group stages of the competition, but they did at least have the supreme consolation of beating England – who were making their first appearance in the World Cup finals, having fallen out with FIFA over payments to amateur players – by a goal to nil in Belo Horizonte, thanks to a goal...

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The 200% World Cup: Iran vs Nigeria – Live!

It’s evenings like this that really bring the World Cup to life. Across the world this evening/afternoon/morning/whatever, tens of millions of people will be choosing to watch the 2014 World Cup debuts of… Iran and Nigeria. This is Iran’s fourth appearance at this stage of the tournament, but they have never got through the group stages of the tournament before. Their debut came in 1978, when they were eliminated after three matches, drawing against Scotland and losing gainst the Netherlands. It took twenty years for the team to get this far and, whilst they were unable to get through...

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A Weekend Is An Eternity In Hereford

Towards the end of the week that Hereford were expelled from the Conference, things continued to change rapidly.  Fan unrest was growing as the events of the last couple of days were enough to prove to a number of sceptics that Agombar and co were not good for the club. Here’s John Perkins with an update. Friday 13th June First of all, some good news. A friendly had been arranged for Saturday 14th June with Pegasus Juniors of the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division. The comments from Edgar Street about Pegasus Junior’s potential status as Hereford’s feeder club...

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The 200% World Cup: Germany vs Portugal – Live!

Tonight marks the beginning of the World Cup group stages for three-time champions Germany, or more specifically West Germany, who have also reached 4 other final appearances. Meanwhile their opponents in Salvador this evening, Portugal, haven’t managed to better their third place finish back in 1966. It’s widely expected that their star man Cristiano Ronaldo, of Real Madrid fame, will start the game after some injury concerns coming into the tournament. He did limp off on Thursday’s training session and it was suspected that his reoccurring knee problems had returned. On the flip side Germany have some concerns over...

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The 200% World Cup – Artist’s Impression number 3

As Arthur Bloch writes in Murphy’s Law,” to err is human, but to really foul up requires a computer”. If last night’s match between France and Honduras taught us anything, it’s that BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce may yet occupy a space beyond even that. In the heart of Brazilian cowboy country last night in Porto Alegre, he had what is probably best described as a bit of a mare. Oh well, better luck next time, Jonathan. If nothing else, you managed to get Robot Wars trending on Twitter in the UK. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter here. Following dotmund on...

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