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Sportsthoughts (114) – World cup reflections, day 26

(Photo courtesy of a Mark Chapman tweet). Well…. As the late and great sports commentator, David Coleman, would have said: quite remarkable! The most devastating result in World Cup history? How will Brazilian football recover from this? Those of us … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (113) – World Cup reflections, day 24

I’m writing this on an evening when we’ve had some amazing sport in the UK to take our gaze away from the World Cup. An awesome day of cycling in the second of two days of the Tour de France … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (107) – World Cup reflections, day 6

Just settling down to catch Russia v South Korea. The latest of the 11pm games. I haven’t lasted too well yet – except for England v Italy of course – dozed through most of the second half of Argentina v … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (106) – World Cup reflections, day 4

So we are 4 days in and the football has been pretty good so far. Brazil overcame early nerves to beat Croatia 3-1, with strong performances from Oscar and Neymar. Sets them up to win the group. Will be Spain, … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (105) – World Cup predictions!

It’s here! Forget FIFA corruption, criticism of Brazil’s preparations, England’s sniffiness about the tropical location of Manau, social unrest, injury scares. It’s football, football, football! I put my predictions together for a competition amongst a few friends, and this is … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (89) – That World Cup Draw

So, two days on, how’s that Group of Death looking? The Todesgruppe as the Germans call it. Love those compound nouns. England find themselves in Group D, with Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica. With their first game, against Italy, to be … Continue reading

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