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The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression number 4

Today, our lump-handed twit of an artist Dotmund has drawn on the deep well of depictions of the complex feelings of grief that have prevailed throughout the history of European art. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here.

8:42 am

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…

11:33 am

The 200% World Cup: England in Brazil, 1950

Roy Hodgson’s white and the wrong-sort-of-blue army kick off tonight to begin England’s 2014 World Cup campaign. But, of course, it’s not the first time that our brave, plucky, Three Lions on a shirt, lads have done so. England’s first ever World Cup took place in Brazil back in the days that ITV were just…

2:00 pm

The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression Number 2

Like all good, clean-living people, our artist Dotmund (who is nothing much like either of those things) got completely swept up in last night’s thrilling match between Spain and the Netherlands, so today’s artist’s impression is a bumper double-bill. Think of it as one of those summer editions of comics you used to get when you…

9:43 am

The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression number 1

Every morning during the World Cup we are going to send an expeditionary force down to the fetid lair of our semi-trained hominid and resident artist Dotmund to prod him with a stick and see if he’s got any drawings of the previous night’s action lying around. This morning’s dawn raid yielded fruit, as he mourns…

9:05 am

The 200% World Cup: Who Should Be In The World Cup?

Keen-eyed readers of this site and observers of the world in general will probably have noticed that there’s about to be a football World Cup to be held. It’s certainly something which has piqued my interest. I’ve just wallpapered my house with St. George’s flags and had my daughter renamed Rooney Lineker Platt McManaman by Deed Poll. However, aside…

6:01 pm

The 200% World Cup: The 20 Greatest World Cup Kits Of All Time

In around forty-eight hours or so, the 2014 World Cup Finals will begin in Brazil, and some sets of eyes will be focused, initially at least, upon the sartorial efforts made by the thirty-two competitors, a diversion that will be considerably less enjoyable for FIFA’s tinkering with the rules to ensure that teams only wear…

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