Posts made in July, 2011

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Manchester United

By on Jul 31, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

Seldom, in recent years, has the gap between the Premier League and Champions League titles seemed so great. In the minds of some, Manchester United’s trip to Wembley for the Champions League final against Barcelona should have been a coronation, a celebration of a uniquely long-lasting dynasty that has dominated English football for almost two decades. This,...

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World Cup Qualification: Scotland is Due

By on Jul 30, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Forgive the Tartan Army should they be slightly pessimistic about Scotland’s chances of qualification following the draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While Three Lions supporters expect to see England qualify, only to bow out in the quarterfinals or encounter heartache over phantom goals and botched penalties, Scottish supporters have not seen Saint...

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Further England Folly: The World Under-20 Cup So Far

By on Jul 30, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Nothing confirms more that the English Premier League was founded on a lie than native attitudes to the Under-20s World Cup, which started in Colombia last night. England actually opened the tournament against Korea DPR, which seemed like a surprise move until the ghastly goalless draw revealed FIFA’s plan to start with a 90-minute tedium masterclass to make the...

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The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Manchester City

By on Jul 30, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

A spell broken, or a mere blip? This may be the question that Manchester City supporters are asking themselves as they prepare themselves for a season which will see their club fall under the spotlight of the media to a hitherto unprecedented extent. They may have been challenging for a place in the Champions League and to land a major trophy for the first time in...

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