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.

Dear The FBI, Can We Can Have Our Ball Back, Please?

Looking for an in-depth investigation into the dark heart of FIFA? You’re in the wrong place, for now, at least. This is an excellent primer into the whys and wherefores of the culture that has led to today’s extraordinary events. Looking for a summary of the background to the specific charges brought today? Have a…

10:06 pm

Toot Toot! All Aboard The Managerial Merry-go-Round! (2015 Edition)

On a weekend otherwise only notable for the players of Newcastle United demonstrating a degree of what they may be capable of when required and a truly wince-inducing last game of the season for Liverpool, it was West Ham United who gave this summer’s managerial merry-go-round its firmest push yet in deciding to give Sam…

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The 200% Podcast 13: FOUL!

This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast is a day later than usual, and focuses on the dark art of the foul. You can download the Twohundredpercent podcast by right-clicking and saving here, you can stream it through the link below or you can subscribe to this series on Itunes by clicking here.

9:25 am

Steven Gerrard, The Media & Liverpool’s Structural Issues

As things turned out, at least Brendan Rodgers had more cause to be grateful than most that last Saturday saw Steven Gerrard play his last match for Liverpool at Anfield for now, at least. The media hullabaloo that greeted the team captain at the weekend detracted in no small way from another poor Liverpool performance….

5:30 pm

The Twohundredpercent Podcast LIVE!

Okay, so we’re running a bit of an experiment this evening. Tonight on BBC Alba they’re showing the Scottish League Championship play-off match between Forfar and Alloa Athletic, and so we thought we’d have a go at providing an alternate commentary to the match. Now, there will be something like a ten second delay between…

7:28 pm

Where, Exactly, Do Queens Park Rangers Go From Here?

It took all of four minutes on Sunday afternoon for the inevitable to be effectively confirmed. Manchester City might have been to the Premier League title with some comfort by Chelsea, but this only seemed to have the effect of giving the team something to prove, and so it was that Queens Park Rangers, who…

8:49 pm

End Of Season Ennui

There’s something in the air this weekend, and it isn’t just a lengthened hangover caused by staying up all night on Thursday to watch the general election results come in. Across the board, the 2014/15 season is ending with a splutter rather than a climax of any description, and a familiar feeling of stratification is…

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