World Cup 2010: Spain 0-1 Switzerland

World Cup 2010: Spain 0-1 Switzerland

The important thing with covering a World Cup which has been so slow to start as this one is, basically, to at least try and keep yourself entertained.  As such, our intrepid crayon-tester and some-time football journalist Dotmund had something of an...
World Cup Preview: Group H

World Cup Preview: Group H

The 19th World Cup Finals kick-off in just seven days, and the impending five week surge of ill-informed tabloid jingoism is tantalisingly within reach.  Trying hard to not get carried away, but gnawing at the rope which tethers him to his kennel with excitement...
Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

It’s Friday again, and that uneasy feeling rising in your belly is most likely because Friday means it’s Dotmund‘s World Cup preview day here on Twohundredpercent.  This week, he’s been looking at the fortunes of the host nations of the...
The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to...

Switzerland 1-2 Turkey

All those years of planning, and Switzerland’s journey in the European Championships is over. None of this is to say that they have played badly. Indeed, they were better team against the Czech Republic and were desperately, desperately unlucky to be knocked out...