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2018 World Cup: It’s Coming Home (But Only Metaphorically)

The 2018 World Cup in Russia has just ended with France deservedly taking home the trophy, twenty years after they won it for the first time. Like much of the tournament, the final match between France and Croatia was a … Continue reading

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2018 World Cup: How’s It Going So Far?

For nearly three weeks now, much of my free time has revolved around watching – or at least keeping an eye on – the World Cup. While commitments have kept me from watching as much football as I’d like, I’ve … Continue reading

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A Letter To My Future Self, To Be Read Before The 2018 World Cup

Hello 2018 Richard, This is yourself from two years ago speaking. I hope that life has been treating you well. I hope that Britain’s recent decision to leave the EU has not left you scrabbling for survival in a dystopian … Continue reading

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2014 World Cup – The Group Stage

While talking about the World Cup with my mum last week, she said to me, “This is an odd World Cup.” Not a bad summary, really. There have certainly been plenty of results that nobody saw coming. Did anyone think Spain would … Continue reading

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World Cup Memories

So, after another four years, the World Cup has come around once again, keeping the nation occupied for the next month! Exactly how closely I’ve followed this tournament has varied over the years.   When I was a lad, I … Continue reading

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