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The 200% World Cup – Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy: Parts 5 To 8

The 200% World Cup – Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy: Parts 5 To 8

The second instalment of Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy, our series about the history of sendings off at the World Cup finals, continues today with the host nation, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile and Croatia. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here.

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May 31, 2014
Ted
When England Welcomed Romanians – USA 94

When England Welcomed Romanians – USA 94

Free of the burden of England’s participation, the 1994 World Cup was an opportunity to get stuck into international football in a consequence free environment. The novel backdrop of an American audience, the sun kissed stadiums and late night kick offs contributed to a hugely enjoyable tournament. Purists may say there were better tournaments than…

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May 30, 2014
Terry
World Cup Warm-ups: Nigeria v Scotland

World Cup Warm-ups: Nigeria v Scotland

“He’s just thrown it in the net,” noted BBC Scotland match analyst Kevin Gallacher. Twice he said it. In a match which had been newsworthy in its build-up because of claims it had attracted the attention of match-fixers. That’s it, Kev. You calm the waters. If the fix was in on Nigeria’s World Cup warm-up…

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May 29, 2014
Mark
The 200% World Cup – Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy: Parts 1 To 4

The 200% World Cup – Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy: Parts 1 To 4

As threatened last night, this morning our artist in residence Dotmund takes a look at the sending off histories at the World Cup finals of Algeria, Argentina, Australia and Belgium. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here.

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May 28, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup: Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy – A Preamble

The 200% World Cup: Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy – A Preamble

Well, there are now only a couple of weeks to go before the start of the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, so it’s time to put our game faces on and present our traditional – this is the third World Cup we’ve covered, so I think I can use that word – pre-tournament build-up…

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May 27, 2014
Ted

The Fly In The Ointment

Recently, while killing an afternoon wandering around my local library, I came across a DVD called FUTEBOL, which contains a fairly comprehensive history and social commentary of “The Beautiful Game” in the world’s 5th largest country. Sadly, while the librarian was searching for the aforementioned title, there were 2 of the 4 discs which couldn’t…

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May 22, 2014
Neil Park
Scudamore: The Premier League States Its (Lack Of) Intent

Scudamore: The Premier League States Its (Lack Of) Intent

I wrote in my previous article that the Premier League (EPL) statement on its “investigation” into what is beginning to be called “Scudgate” (sigh) posed more questions than answers. The following is what I meant (with the statement in bold): Summary of a meeting of Premier League Clubs held on 19 May 2014. In the…

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May 21, 2014
Mark
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