Month: March 2014

QF: Scotland 40 – 557 USA

Team USA delivered yet another masterclass in men’s roller derby with another near perfect game against Power of Scotland. Scott Slamilton showed some fancy footwork like Michael Jackson on skates, practically moonwalking around the outside of the pack without breaking

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QF: Australia 138 – 388 England

England beat Australia in the fastest game of the tournament so far The opening shots saw both sides immediately adopt an offensive game – the “Be offensive!” chants from the crowd didn’t fall on deaf ears – which promised a

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QF: Canada 281 – 46 Wales

The second quarter final of the day saw Canada progress at the demise of Wales in a clash of the titans. The game was a war of attrition for Wales, who had to fight hard for every point in a

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QF: Argentina 101 – 310 France

Eight man Argentina were forced to forfeit the first quarter final to France with six minutes remaining after five of their skaters fouled out. It was always going to be a test of Argentina’s fitness and ability to avoid penalties

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Choir of Scotland

A secret document revealing the chants to be sung by Power of Scotland fans has fallen into the hands of our blogger. The nondescript sheet of A4 paper lists the words to the national anthem, Flower of Scotland, plus all

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Day One – Green Group Summary

The Green Group was won easily by the hosts, England, with a 100% record, while Argentina were the surprise package, taking the second quarter final spot. The opening game of the first ever Men’s Roller Derby World Cup saw the

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Day One – Red Group Summary

The only group with three teams, owing to the unfortunate withdrawal of New Zealand before the tournament began, was predictably won by Team USA, followed by Team Wales. USA started their campaign with a 314-0 shutout of Team Finland on

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Day One – Blue Group Summary

France clinched the top spot in the blue group, winning three out of three, while Australia impressed to finish second after some close calls. Half of France made themselves heard in Birmingham for the first game in the Blue Group,

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Day One – Orange Group Summary

The Orange Group belonged to underdogs and crowd favourites, Japan, even though it was won outright by a burly Canadian side with Scotland taking second place. The Ninjapan Rollers came out to a rapturous welcome from the crowd with even

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Stefanie Mainey’s tournament survival guide

This World Cup is a beast of a tournament, with 40 games over three days across two tracks, all under the same roof. Friday alone features 21 thirty minute games, starting at 10am and finishing at 8.30pm. It’s both a

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