The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 2: The Rain Falls On Spain

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Mark says:

    This Spain Denmark match is exactly why I advised against betting on the Dutch when a curiously large number of friends suggested they’d be “worth a bet.” In 1998, Denmark themselves did a 4-1 demolition job on the ultra-fancied Nigerians – a game which should have finished Taribo West’s FOOTBALL career, let alone international one…but didn’t (sorry, Derby fans). So, SOMEONE is going to expose the Dutch defence for the borderline shambles that it is. The Netherlands themselves were hotly fancied in Euro 2008, only to be dismantled by a shoulder-shrugging Andrei Arshavin in the semis. Hope someone (ANYone) other than Russia does it this time.
    The key question about the Netherlands is yet to be answered, of course. We were informed last night that their most experienced defender, Ron Vlaar, had only 24 caps, which wasn’t exactly a “hatful.” So, if 24 caps isn’t a hatful…how BIG is the hat? All these questions and more, here on 200%.
    Its OK. I’m going now.

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