Day: October 23, 2011

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 22/10/2011

We have six matches for you as non-league videos of the week, from three different competitions. First of all, we have two matches from the Blue Square Premier, between AFC Telford United and Gateshead, and Mansfield Town and Alfreton Town. Next up, we have three matches from the First Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy, the matches between Bedworth United and Hednesford Town, Dartford and Truro City, and Weymouth and AFC Totton. Finally, we have a match from the First Round of the FA Vase. Our thanks, as ever, go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these matches. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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The Balance Of Power In Manchester Hangs In The Balance

Well, none of us expected that and, such was the imperiousness of Manchester City’s performance at Old Trafford this afternoon the thesauruses have already been wrung dry as the internet groans under the weight of the superlatives being thrown at Roberto Mancini’s team. This was a performance for the ages, one which will come to eclipse some of the club’s most famous performances against Manchester United, such as their 5-1 win at Maine Road in 1989 or their win at Old Trafford on the last day of the 1973/74 season. Was today, however, a remarkable one-off, or a marker being put down in theĀ  pursuit of something far greater? There had been signs over recent weeks that Manchester United were not necesarily going to find things easy today. Lacklustre in recent performances against Liverpool, FC Basel and Stoke City, their early season brilliance has been wavering of late, while Manchester City had scored four goals in each of their last two Premier League matches. Alex Ferguson, however, has had a habit in recent years of managing to pull something from somewhere, and even the psychological damage which might have been done by City beating them in the semi-final of the FA Cup at Wembley earlier this year, even the effects of this might have been diluted by United coming back from two goals down to beat City in the...

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