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World Cup 2014: Matchday Thirteen (Group D, C)

Italy 0 – 1 Uruguay A bad tempered and tense encounter between two of the bigger names in international football, that casts a rather dour pale over much of the tournament. It was a game of bad tackles, diving, whinging … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Eight (Group C, D)

Columbia 2 – 1 Cote d’Ivoire A more open and entertaining game than I was expecting, given that both teams won their opening encounter and could have subsisted with a point. Columbia at the very least were not interested in … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Three (Group C, D)

Columbia 3 – 0 Greece The Greeks came into this game with such an immense reputation for defensive football, an ethos they have consistently relied on since their surprise Euro 2004 win. But it only took a few minutes for … Continue reading

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Review: Godzilla

Godzilla Trailer Expectation is important when it comes to judging anything and film is no exception. So when you hear about a Godzilla film, another one, in the works, you have to make sure that those expectations are fair and … Continue reading

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Review: The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises Trailer The truth is I’ve never been a gigantic fan of Studio Ghibli productions, though I can say I’ve given them more than their fair share of chances to impress me. I tend to find them rather … Continue reading

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Review: The Wolverine

Spoilers Trailer The X-Men franchise is a funny one alright. Fully six movies now, with a seventh to come next year, which is rare enough for any franchise. But even rarer, is that they’ve managed to keep a consistent level … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Tsushima

It’s pronounced “Sue-She-Ma”. Name: The Battle of Tsushima, also known as the Battle of Tsushima Strait, or the Sea of Japan Naval Battle. The War: Russo-Japanese War When: 27-28th May 1905 Where: The Straits of Tsushima, between Japan and Korea. … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Pearl Harbor

A day of infamy that made the victim a superpower. Name: The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Also known as the Raid on or Battle of Pearl Harbor). The War: World War II When: 7 December 1941 Where: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, … Continue reading

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The Korean Tinderbox

This might be as close to a resumption of the Korean War as there has ever been. Over the last few years, between missile tests and the Cheonan sinking, I’ve wondered just how much the South was willing to take … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Nineteen (Last 16)

Paraguay 0-0 Japan (Paraguay win on penalties) It figured that the worst of the last 16 would be finished on penalties. I expected more of both teams, especially Japan. But, perhaps both teams had burnt out following the group stages. Paraguay … Continue reading

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