June 16, 2014

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

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…

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June 16, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup: Iran vs Nigeria – Live!

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…

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June 16, 2014
Ian
A Weekend Is An Eternity In Hereford

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…

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June 16, 2014
Ian
The 200% World Cup: Germany vs Portugal – Live!

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,…

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June 16, 2014
Richard
The 200% World Cup – Artist’s Impression number 3

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…

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June 16, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 4 – We Need To Talk About Jonathan

The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 4 – We Need To Talk About Jonathan

You kind of got the feeling that last night’s match between France and Honduras might have a chaotic air to it when, for the first time that I can remember, they failed to play the national anthems before the match. That, however, was just the start of it. Reservations had been expressed on the subject…

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June 16, 2014
Ian
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