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PWC14 Quarter-Final: Iran v South Korea
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Chile, Nigeria and – as of this afternoon – England are through to the Pop World Cup semi-finals. One more team will join them – Wichita Lineman’s Iran, who thumped Switzerland in the second round, or Iain Mew’s South Ko[…]

Game of Thrones S04E07: Mockingbird
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Ooh, it’s all going to kick off spectacularly and soon! This week is all about the build-up and the antici…pation. If only previous table-setting episodes had been like this – and I’m not just saying that because it was a Tyrion-heavy show, t[…]

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PWC14 Quarter-Final: Croatia v England
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Our third quarter-final – and the last two European teams left in the competition. Croatia (managed by intothefireuk) are a team with momentum on their side, sneaking through Group A at the last second and then seeing off the Netherlands in the[…]

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PWC14 Quarter-Final: Ghana v Nigeria
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The last two African teams remaining in the tournament clash in our second quarter-final. Ghana (managed by Jonathan Bogart) made it here by beating Algeria, while defending champions Nigeria (managed by Cis) saw off France. The winner faces either J[…]

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PWC14 Quarter-Final: Chile v Japan
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Welcome back to the Pop World Cup, and to the first of our four quarter finals. Chile (managed by lartsaegis) reached here via what turned out to be the narrowest Round of 16 win, against Cameroon. Japan (gaffer: Patrick St Michel) saw off Uruguay mo[…]

PWC14: Quarter-Finals Draw
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The Quarter-Finals of the Pop World Cup are now all decided.
Chile v Japan
Croatia v England
Nigeria v Ghana
Iran v South Korea
Well done all the managers – that’s a pretty wide selection of global pop there, and some very intriguing clas[…]

Game of Thrones S04E06: The Laws of Gods and Men
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We’re on the home stretch now with only a handful of episodes left. This week was another hour of rapid-fire scenes catching and setting up, with the last thirty minutes focussed on the Story A proper. I thought it worked better than “The Lion an[…]

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Bedtime Storywatch: Harry Potter III – Back In Training
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Prisoner of Azkaban, the third Harry Potter book, is also the third I’ve read to my 7-year old. The rule has been “one a year”, mostly because I know the series ramps up the level of darkness and anxiety, but also because once we hit the pageco[…]

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bardic noir (aka every planet has a borth)
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very quickly (since i am DEFINITELY meant to be doing something else: writing a project proposal on quite a fierce deadline), i just wanted to scribble this about HINTERLAND/Y GWYLL. Much anticipated since it first ran last year on SC4 — round […]

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PWC14 Second Round: South Korea v USA
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Two heavily fancied pop nations up against each other in the final second round game of the Pop World Cup. South Korea topped Group H with the highest score of any country (8 points). USA took 6 points as runner-up in Group G. Iain Mew and The Lex ar[…]

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