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The 200% World Cup: England in Brazil, 1950

The 200% World Cup: England in Brazil, 1950

Roy Hodgson’s white and the wrong-sort-of-blue army kick off tonight to begin England’s 2014 World Cup campaign. But, of course, it’s not the first time that our brave, plucky, Three Lions on a shirt, lads have done so. England’s first ever World Cup took place in Brazil back in the days that ITV were just…

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June 14, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup: England Are Quite Interesting

The 200% World Cup: England Are Quite Interesting

With a bevvy of exciting youngsters breaking into the first team and an UEFA Under 17 European Championship win under their belt, England have suddenly become interesting. It’s as if the collective youth of the Premier League read the FA commission’s plans for the future of English football and decided to take matters into their…

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June 6, 2014
Terry
The 200% World Cup: England & Jimmy Hill The Redeemer

The 200% World Cup: England & Jimmy Hill The Redeemer

Banks, Cohen, Wilson, Stiles, J. Charlton, Moore, Ball, R. Charlton, Hurst, Peters, Hunt. The eleven names any football-obsessed English youngster knows. Although a significant proportion of these youngsters are now in their thirties and forties. Yes, forty-eight years is a long time. Two generations have come and gone since England accidentally won the World Cup…

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June 4, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup – Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy: Parts 9 To 12

The 200% World Cup – Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy: Parts 9 To 12

Well, good morning, and welcome to the third instalments of our resident cartoonist Dotmund’s history of sendings off at the World Cup finals. We continue this morning with England, France, Germany/Netherlands and Ghana. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here.

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June 2, 2014
Ted
The 200% World Cup: So What Can England Expect, Then?

The 200% World Cup: So What Can England Expect, Then?

Two of England’s World Cup group opponents were in international “action” this weekend. And Mark Murphy was there for 200%. Well, more “there” than BBC Northern Ireland, anyway… Uruguay 1 Northern Ireland 0 I’d all-but-overlooked this potential humdinger. Northern Ireland are on a two-match South American tour. And before Wednesday’s trip to Chile they were…

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June 1, 2014
Mark
The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated

The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated

With just a matter of days, weeks, months and minutes until England fly out to Brazil before flying back again either having done well or not so well at the FIFA World Cup, Wednesday’s friendly fixture against Denmark afforded boss Roy Hodgson the ideal opportunity to not only evaluate potential candidates for places in the…

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March 7, 2014
Pete Brooksbank
England’s World Cup Draw Should Demonstrate Their Limitations

England’s World Cup Draw Should Demonstrate Their Limitations

At least, we might reflect, expectations had already been lowered to such an extent that there can barely be anybody left on the face of the entire planet who believes in any seriousness that England will win the World Cup in Brazil next summer. It’s not a matter of being fatalist or of showing false…

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December 7, 2013
Ian
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