About the AuthorIan began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

The 200% Podcast 10 – The Best & The Worst Of Everything

This week’s 200% podcast is an exercise in grand larceny. Yes, reader, we stole this idea shamelessly from the Football Attic, and it’s on the subject of the best and the worst. Tournaments, commentators, kits, balls, the lot. It’s all here. You might not agree with us on any of our choices, so feel free…

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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Seven – February 1992

We’re now into February 1992 in our review of the last season of the old Football League First Division, and there is still clear blue sky between Leeds United and Manchester United at the top and the rest, whilst at the foot of the table just six points separate the bottom eight clubs. February of…

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The Peculiar Psychological Trauma Of The Play-Offs

It’s that time of year again, when the points won and lost during matches played earlier in the season start to take on a significance that they didn’t seem to hold in the autumn and winter. What might have happened if we hadn’t dropped those two points in September? How could we have realised that…

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Aston Villa Ruin The Media’s Gerrard-Fest

If there’s one thing that social media and association football have in common it’s schadenfreude, so it came as little surprise to see Twitter glow white hot when the full-time whistle blew at Wembley yesterday afternoon. Not only had another of the Big Red Clubs been knocked out of the FA Cup, but the Liverpool…

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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Six – January 1992

So it was that 1992 began with Manchester United comfortably ahead of Leeds United at the top of the last First Division table before the introduction of the Premier League. This weekend’s continuation of our story of this season starts with the traditional New Year’s Day’s fixtures, but the FA Cup also breaks up this…

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FC United of Manchester: New Ground, New Hope, Same Old Nerves

At this point of the season, comparing league positions between two teams that are just about to play a match certainly feels as if it matters less than it might have done a few months ago. Points won in April may have no greater actual significance than those won in October, but it can certainly…

9:58 am

The 200% Podcast 9 – Football Through Fresh Eyes

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Due to other commitments, this week’s 200% podcast is a little earlier than usual and we’re trying something a little different this week. Those of you that have been paying something approaching the vaguest of attention to my personal life (and I have absolutely no idea who has and who…

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