At Last, The Penalty Shoot-Out Arrives

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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6 Responses

  1. matt says:

    ‘until this afternoon there hadn’t even been any extra-time in the six second round matches already played’

    usa v ghana?

  2. admin says:

    Thanks, Matt, slipped my mind there. I’ll update that now.

  3. David Howell says:

    And it was five penalties that went in before the miss from Komano – not Matsui (which I’m sure was a completely made-up Japanese name devised as a brand for Argos low-end electronics… didn’t know it was a real Japanese surname).

  4. Brenton says:

    Brilliant Orange, by David Winner, has a good examination of the Dutch aversion to penalties. Apparently they have been rectifying their approach of late.

  5. Tim Vickerman says:

    >And it was five penalties that went in before the miss from Komano – >not Matsui (which I’m sure was a completely made-up Japanese name >devised as a brand for Argos low-end electronics… didn’t know it was >a real Japanese surname).

    You don’t follow baseball, then! Hideki Matsui, aka Godzilla, is one of the foremost Major League players.

    Useless trivia: The literal meaning of Matsui is ‘pine well’…which doesn’t make an awful lot of sense.

    Keep a look out in 2014 for Hideki Panasonic, Toshiaki Suntory and Yudai Lexus…

  6. algeria da best says:

    I love the Penalties as long as my national teams are not involved! (yes, teamS. I have many nationalties.) The tension is terrible. I am really impressed on how the players manage to shoot them and score. I hope there will be more extra time & Penalties in these Quarter and Semi finals.

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