Ian

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.

Alan Pardew & Ill-Advised Rape Comments

Last night, viewers of the BBC2 programme “Match Of The Day 2″ (which, like most sequels, largely fails to capture the excitement of the original) were somewhat surprised to hear a comment made by the former West Ham United and Charlton Athletic manager Alan Pardew which likened a tackle by Michael Essien to (a?) rape….

11:47 pm

Match Of The Week: Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool

It’s Saturday lunchtime, and the Premier League is flexing its muscles. A crowd of 76,000 at Old Trafford and an estimated global television audience of approximately eight billion people are tuning in to watch The Big Two lock horns. Towns and cities the length and breadth of the world fall silent for The Derby That…

10:36 am

The Promotion Jitters

Burton Albion lost 2-1 at Ebbsfleet United in the Blue Square Premier on Wednesday night. There was, in itself, nothing extraordinary about this, but this defeat marks the third successive match that the once runaway leaders of the league have failed to win and, whilst they are still comfortably clear at the top of the…

8:27 pm

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 6

As it’s Thursday night, lovely Dotmund has drawn us another episode of “Shit Shot Mungo”, this week featuring Mungo’s inexplicably named power shot, The Goblin Meatpuddinger. Larger here

9:33 pm

Match Of The Midweek: St Albans City 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

The stutter, then, is becoming a full-blown wobble. A couple of weeks ago, it looked as if the championship race in the Blue Square South was all but over, but AFC Wimbledon have now drawn their last three matches, scoring just one goal in that time, and have away matches against second placed Hampton &…

9:29 pm

A Personal Message

Long time readers may or may not be aware that Twohundredpercent has been open for almost three years, now. However, over the last few weeks the comments made on this site (which have, by and large, been approved regardless of what they say) have started to affect me to an extent that I am considering…

6:56 pm

The Disembowelling Of The FA Cup Semi-Finals

It is now almost thirty years since Paul Power crashed in a remarkable shot from twenty-five yards out to send Manchester City to the FA Cup final at the expense of Ipswich Town. The 1980/81 season was rapidly unravelling for the team from Suffolk. Within weeks, they would be overhauled by Aston Villa to become…

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