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.

A Little Love For The FA Cup

We live in an age during which, if I may be permitted to mangle the words of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus for a moment, change is the only constant. Professional football is changing, both on the pitch and away from it, and no-one knows for certain where, exactly, this will all end up. Yet, for…

6:38 pm

Basket-Casery And The Football League Championship

To do so much as glance at the Football League Championship table can often be a most disorientating experience. At a glance, should be a considerable amount of orthodoxy in this division. On the one hand, the Championship swallows up the lion’s share of the relatively meagre amount of television money that the Football League…

10:55 pm

The Twohundredpercent Podcast 3: Capital Punishment

The next seven days see two celebrations. As you will no doubt be aware, today is Hallowe’en, an event that has grown enormously in popularity in Britain over the last decade or so, whilst on the fifth of November people in the UK will be celebrating Bonfire Night, when the anniversary of a foiled attempt…

10:26 pm

The Twohundredpercent Podcast 2: The Price Is Right!

Well, good morning, everybody, and welcome to the second of this particular run of the Twohundredpercent podcast, with myself and, again, one Edward Carter. The topic of this week’s podcast is the venerable American game show The Price Is Right, and in particular the episode that was first broadcast on the eleventh of September 1991….

8:00 am

The Battle To Save Top Field

It is probably little more than a mere fact of life that, for a football club plying its trade six divisions below the bright lights and hyperbole of the Premier League, national headlines are likely to be thin on the ground. Any attention from the mainstream media is likely to be welcome, even if the…

12:08 pm

The Twohundredpercent Podcast – Part 1: Rabies

We’ve threatened it before and, who knows, we might even get sick of the very idea of it all before even the next one, but on Friday night Edward Carter and I finally got around to recording the first of a new series of podcasts, on the subject of Rabies. Yes, that rabies. The new…

5:31 pm

Radiolab & Association Football

Over the last decade or so, there has been an absolute explosion in the amount of writing and talking about association football, to such an extent that it’s possible to believe that the “market” for such media has long since passed the sign marking the city limits for a city called Saturation. A considerable amount…

9:50 pm
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