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Sportsthoughts (115) – Germany win the World Cup!

Well, after England went out – so early, it seems like another age – I adopted Germany as my team, although I thought Brazil might do it, with home advantage, Neymar and all that. So last night I was feeling … Continue reading

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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 (111) – World Cup reflections, day 20

So as we take two days break from football before the quarter finals start on Friday, what about those last 16 games? Talk about tense! If there was a pattern, it was the favourites struggling against less fancied opponents, looking … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (110) – World Cup reflections, day 15

Actually, it’s day 16, but there’s no football. No football! What is happening? It’s OK, it starts again tomorrow. Just a day’s break after the conclusion of the group stages. So a good time to reflect. Except the whole thing … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (109) – World Cup reflections, day 8

  OK, let’s get this over with. Uruguay 2 England 1. Beaten by two goals from half fit but world class striker Luis Suarez. Both defensive errors but also superb technique in the finish. The players did their best. Not … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (108) – World Cup reflections, day 7

Oh, Espana! What has happened to you? World Cup winners 2010, European Championship winners 2008 and 2012. Out of this World Cup after two defeats: 1-5 v Holland, 0-2 v Chile tonight. How can this be? They’ve looked tired, jaded, … Continue reading

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