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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
The 200% World Cup: Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina – Live!

The 200% World Cup: Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina – Live!

Well, it’s coming up to eleven o’clock on a Sunday night here in England, and this is, of course, the ideal time to schedule our first look at the Argentina side that many are tipping to go a long way in this tournament. On the flip side, their opponents this evening will be making their first World…

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June 15, 2014
Richard
World Cup Magic: 1978 – Ticker-Tape & Tartan Travesty

World Cup Magic: 1978 – Ticker-Tape & Tartan Travesty

Although I watched the 1974 World Cup finals as an eight-year-old recently converted to football, 1978 is the earliest tournament I properly remember. And I was the only one among the football fans at our rugby-playing school who tipped hosts Argentina to win. For the second World Cup finals in succession, the Anglophile British media…

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December 24, 2013
Mark
The Friday Cartoon: How Diego Maradona Really Beat England In 1986

The Friday Cartoon: How Diego Maradona Really Beat England In 1986

With the assistance of Hartley Hare from Pipkins, and with a little assistance from the fact that by 1986 Peter Shilton had the jumping capabilities of a sack of King Edwards, says our cartoonist.

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June 7, 2013
Ted

Argentina Flounder Before German Unity

Out of the chaos of the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup has come some degree of consensus. If today’s newspapers have one theme running through them, that theme is that Germany are currently the best football team in the world and that, to a point, it would be a travesty if they didn’t win…

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July 4, 2010
Ian

World Cup 2010: Argentina 0-4 Germany

Some games need no introduction, and they fall into two camps. One camp is the poor games that are best left forgotten (which can only be known after the event). The other games are games like this one, where everything that can have been said in advance, has already been said (and, considering England’s history…

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July 3, 2010
Ian
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