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RO16 – Game Three

June 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The tournament’s top scorers against the best defence. Robin van Persie has scored three goals at this tournament, Arjen Robben has five goals and two assists in his last seven World Cup appearances. Down at the BBC Mark Lawrenson shows why he’s a highly paid pundit. “This one is going to be quite a close call.” Both teams […]

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Preview – Holland v Spain

June 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Its easy to forget that this rematch of the last final could have seen roles reversed. Arjan Robben, now a Bayern winger, was through on goal in Johannesburg but couldn’t convert. Spain went on to win 1-0 in extra-time thanks to Andres Iniesta’s goal. Spain come to Brazil as current World and European Champions. Holland have […]

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What can England learn from the semi-finalists?

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Features, Football

Now that reality has begun to settle in, and the shrill attacks on the players have subsided, what can be learnt from the four most successful teams in this World Cup? The English press and media couldn’t agree on who was to blame the most; the manager for not getting the best out of ‘world […]

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Final Analysis – WCO goes all Statto and runs the numbers

July 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Features, Football, Statistics

WCO has been ‘on’ a Holland v. Spain final since the draw. We see no reason to change our minds on that and expect Holland to win the trophy for the first time. No other country has brought more to the game and failed to win the big one so it’s long overdue and will […]

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Formation Dancing

May 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Armchair Fan, Features, Football

In the last few days I’ve been assaulted by ‘expert’ opinion on the tactical approach that England will use in the World Cup. I’ve read quotes from Capello saying his favorite formation is 4-4-2 but that he’s romantically attached to 3-5-1 which he used to great effect with Roma. Four Four Two magazine says his […]

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