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World Cup Breakfast, Day 10: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Talisman

We might reasonably suggest that no small part of the global appeal of association football stems from its combination of reliance on the very differing attributes of individual brilliance and the application of a solid team ethic. If the game itself is a blank sheet onto which we can project any of our values, this combination seems likely, whether concious or not, to be no small part of the reason behind why it is this particular aspect of the game that gives it a near-literal “everyman” appeal across so much of the globe. If the performances of the likes...

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The 200% World Cup: Nigeria v Bosnia and Herzegovina – Live!

Game three of day ten, and the two sides expected to face off for second place behind Argentina. Bosnia and Herzegovina looked spirited against Argentina in their narrow defeat last weekend, while Nigeria looked slightly the better side against a tough Iran side. Today’s Iranian game has certainly put the Nigerian game in context, so this one should be close, rather than tight. Ideally at...

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The 200% World Cup: Germany v Ghana – Live!

Evening football fans, big game tonight for both of these team. Germany absolutely demolished Portugal while Ghana lost to USA. There’s a lot to play for. An interesting dynamic will occur tonight has the Boateng half-brothers will be playing for opposite teams. As you may have noticed some of us live bloggers are suffering from technical difficulties…. hopefully we are past that...

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The 200% World Cup: The Artistic Genius Of David Squires

Some of you will already be aware of a very good friend of this site, the cartoonist David Squires, who was gracious enough to draw a whole series of Mungo for us several years ago as has built himself a formidable reputation off the back of his beautiful and hilarious artwork. Well, David has been very busy over the last few days and has been gracious enough to allow us to show his artwork off to the readers of this website. Below is a gallery of his 2014 World Cup pictures as well as something from his archives which...

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