Monthly Archive: July 2010

Sholing FC Heads Towards A Brave New World 6

Sholing FC Heads Towards A Brave New World

One of the few remaining works clubs playing senior football in England, VTFC, severed their ties with the company that gave birth to them last month, and set off for pastures new under the...

World Cup 2010: Germany 0-1 Spain 9

World Cup 2010: Germany 0-1 Spain

Two years is not a long time in football, especially when you consider that national sides evolve, certainly more than club sides. In that respect, you would have expected quite a few rematches from...

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World Cup 2010: Uruguay I-Spy

Our resident pencil wrangler Dotmund was very excited about the prospect of Uruguay playing the Netherlands. However, we at Twohundredpercent have noticed that some of his match reports during the tournament have been somewhat lacking in the factual department. As such, we sent hm off with an I-Spy fact sheet so that he could accurately record match events as they happened. This morning he returned with the results. Sadly, they left much to be desired.

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands 3

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands

At times they looked like making heavy weather of it, particularly in the last couple of minutes of stoppage time. Indeed, for the first twenty minutes of the second half it looked as if...

Suarez Again: What Constitutes Cheating? 14

Suarez Again: What Constitutes Cheating?

Tonight in Cape Town, Uruguay will take the field against Holland in their biggest match since their last World Cup semi-final in 1970. It will be the biggest match any of their players have ever played and – unless topped by an even bigger one on Sunday – are ever going to play. But, as you are of course aware, one of their key strikers will be missing through suspension, and their arrival at this stage of the competition has been highly controversial following Luis Suarez’s last minute handball in the quarter-final against Ghana last week. You will already have seen plenty of coverage of this incident, not least including Ian’s article here on twohundredpercent the other day, so I won’t go through the detail again.

I will however make my own position clear at the outset – I do not regard what Suarez did as cheating.

Argentina Flounder Before German Unity 3

Argentina Flounder Before German Unity

Out of the chaos of the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup has come some degree of consensus. If today’s newspapers have one theme running through them, that theme is that Germany are currently...

Stirling Albion Break New Ground 2

Stirling Albion Break New Ground

More than a year after launching their bid for the club, the Stirling Albion Supporters Club has finally announced that it has bought the club from previous owner Peter McKenzie. Some in the Scottish press are hailing it as “the first community-owned football club in Britain”. I’ve tried and failed to find some twisted definition of “community-owned club” which could make this statement in any way true, but let’s not be too picky here – this is great news and is uncharted waters for Scottish football, which has been a bit behind England with regards to Trust ownership.

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-1 Spain 3

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-1 Spain

What a world. Regardlesss of the lie of the fixtures, if anyone had said two days ago that Paraguay and Uruguay would be the last South American representatives in the 2010 World Cup, they...

World Cup 2010: Argentina 0-4 Germany 3

World Cup 2010: Argentina 0-4 Germany

Some games need no introduction, and they fall into two camps. One camp is the poor games that are best left forgotten (which can only be known after the event). The other games are...

Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism 2

Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism

Never meet your heroes, they say. It is possible that a lot of people met theirs yesterday in the form of the 2010 version of the Brazilian national football team. A team that was...