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Review: The Edge Of Democracy, Recall, Point Blank, Cities Of Last Things

The Edge Of Democracy Trailer After decades of rule under military juntas, Brazil turned to democracy in the 1980’s, which many of its citizens hoped would usher in a new era of peace and prosperity. But recent political drama appears … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Mercenaries In Brazil

The sad legacy of European colonialism, throughout the world, has often been additional violence once the colonial occupier withdraws, as internal factions seek control of new nation-states, and neighbours vie for control of a larger region. South America, after centuries … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty Four (Third/Fourth Place Play Off)

Brazil 0 – 3 Netherlands A poor contest, far different to the last four editions. This time around neither side really looked that interested. The Brazilians are the footballing equivalent of a person who just wants to pull the blanket … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty Two (Semi-Finals)

Brazil 1 – 7 Germany In the opening minutes, Brazil seemed eager to have a go, pressing hard, retaining possession for a spell and seeking to make chances to test Neuer. Then Germany got on the ball. Their passes were … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twenty (Quarter Finals)

France 0 – 1 Germany The Germans controlled the tempo of the game at the start, stringing passing along, getting around the French flank defences and generally showing little sign of “flu-like” symptoms. That’s how they always do it of … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Sixteen (Last 16)

Brazil 1 – 1 Chile AET (Brazil win 3-2 in Penalty Shoot-Out) Brazil, derided by many for their performance in the group phase, had a point to prove, and they threw themselves into the game from the off, largely controlling … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twelve (Group B, A)

I couldn’t watch all four games of course. Guess which ones I only caught the highlights of! Netherlands 2 – 0 Chile Chile got off to the better start in this top of the table clash, their unique brand of … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Six (Group H, A)

Belgium 2 – 1 Algeria Unfortunately, much of the early fizz of the World Cup appears to have vanished following a series of disappointing encounters. Belgium had a lot to live up to, with so much expectation attached to their … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday One (Group A)

Brazil 3 – 1 Croatia A disappointingly controversial beginning, after such high expectations. Croatia got little chance from anyone before this game – more than one person I follow a Twitter was discussing the game only in terms of how … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Predictions

Articles related to sport actually seem to repel viewers of this website from what the stats tell me, but I do love me some of that World Cup. As per the last two major footballing tournaments, I think I’ll keep … Continue reading

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