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The 200% World Cup: The Group F Final Round – Live!

Open wide for some more soccer, as Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria go into battle for one last time. The two group leaders, Argentina and Nigeria, meet in Porto Alegre with Argentina needing just a point to guarantee that they will finish top. While a  draw would also be a good result for the Super Eagles – it would see them through to the knockout stages – it would however give them a probable second round match with a resurgent France. A Nigeria win would see them top the table and leave a so far less-impressive-than-expected Argentina team to have to face...

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The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast – The Bite Heard Around The World

Italy join the likes of Spain and England on their way home from the 2014 World Cup finals today. This, of course, should be the story of the final round of matches from Group D of this most extraordinary of tournaments this morning, but yet again this morning’s newspaper headlines have been written by one Luis Suarez, who, for the third time in his career, has been caught red-handed biting another player on a football pitch. If a wise man once said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes, then Suarez is not...

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The 200% World Cup: The Group C Final Round – Live!

Eyes down for a full house, then, everybody. It’s time for the final round of group matches in Group C this evening, and a place in the Second Round of the competition up for grabs for three of the four teams playing this evening. The other of the four in this group, Colombia, has already qualified for the next round of the competition and has been one of the most impressive teams that we have seen so far. As such, we might well argue that Japan, their opponents this evening, have the most difficult job of all to get...

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The 200% World Cup: The Group D Final Round – Live!

As with both of yesterday’s group finales, this afternoon’s pair of matches feature three teams battling over the two qualification spots and one useless team who are already out. In Group D, the useless team are of course England, a source of great pride for everyone back at home. However, the World Cup is always better for getting rid of the chaff and besides, a much-changed England team can still affect today’s action even if it isn’t in their own favour. Their opponents, Costa Rica, are already through to the knockout stages for only the second time in their history,...

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Hereford United’s Football Man

The crisis currently engulfing Hereford United continues to rumble on. Here’s John Perkins with the first of two updates from the club. Previously on 200%… Hereford United, a relatively well respected non-league club saved their Conference skins on the last day of the 2013/14 season. Off the pitch financial crises loomed but the fans and other good samaritans pulled together to meet an imminent tax bill. Meanwhile David Keyte was lying on a beach in Barbados and hatching a plot to ensure the demise of the club with as little impact to himself as possible. Enter a new face, Tommy Agombar, a secretive buyer of no obvious merit or fortune. Quick google searches revealed a very dodgy history and the people he surrounded himself with further increased alarm. A series of broken promises ensured that a large part of the fan base now wants nothing to do with him. The week’s excitement started with Tommy Agombar’s meeting with Herefordshire council, supposedly to get to know each other. However, Tommy’s agenda had been revealed earlier when it became known that he’d made enquiries to the council about transferring two of the leases on Edgar Street (probably Hereford United’s only asset) to his holding company. Ahead of the meeting he was asked for a chat by a couple of fans. Despite their non-confrontational interviewing technique, a number of his claims were...

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