Author Archives: Ed

Will Germany and USA engineer a mutually beneficial draw?

Headed into the final  group stage games of the 2014 World Cup, the standings in Group G are: Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Germany 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 4 USA 2 1 1 … Continue reading

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2014 World Cup group stage final game scenarios

Here I’ll run through what each team in the 2014 World Cup needs to do in their final group game (and possibly needs other teams to do) to qualify for the 2nd round. By presenting tables and each team’s individual … Continue reading

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Got, got, need: how much does a 2014 World Cup sticker collection cost, or why is swapping so important?

The year 2014 brings with it a World Cup, and with that an activity that is familiar to many: the collection of stickers in the attempt to complete Panini’s World Cup sticker album. The pastime has not changed much over … Continue reading

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The UCI’s folly and the continuing dominance of the British track cycling team

At the 2008 Olympics the final medal table for the track cycling looked like this: Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total 1  Great Britain 7 3 2 12 2  Spain 1 1 1 3 =3  Argentina 1 0 0 1 … Continue reading

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Heptathlon points system vs the omnium points system

The omnium is a multi-discipline track cycling event which has debuted at the Olympics this year. It is made up of six events (flying lap, points race, elimination race, individual pursuit, scratch race and time trial) and has a fairly … Continue reading

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