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.

A Fog Of Alcohol, Kebabs And Cheap Hotels

When composing one’s thoughts about any news story, it can act as a degree of consolation to try and take the best of said story and hope that, at the very least, lessons have been learnt from it. When reviewing the recent story regarding Oldham Athletic’s attempts to sign Ched Evans, however, there is little…

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Atlantic City: The Slow Decline Of An American Dream

Now, I had been warned before I left, but the pull of peeling glamour can be very strong indeed. Atlantic City was once everything that Las Vegas is today, a getaway of excess where holidaying tourists could make or – more likely – break themselves, a resort of hucksters and chancers, a playground for the…

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Blyth Spartans & The FA Cup Third Round

It’s the Third Round of the FA Cup this weekend and, while the lowest-ranked team left in the competition has a home draw against Championship opposition, they won’t be appearing live on the television this time around. Here’s Tom Snee with the lowdown on Blyth Spartans, of the Northern Premier League. You can picture exactly…

12:24 pm

The Vanarama Conference Premier Division – A Half-Term Impression

We’re approaching the half-way point in this year’s football season, and the Christmas and New Year rush may even make the pictures at the top and bottom of various league tables a little clearer than they are at the moment. One division, however, might already be considered to be one division divided into two. So…

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Peeve Of The Day – Derogatory Nicknames

The first of a new series, in which I make the extent to which I’ve become a grumpy middle-aged man abundantly clear. “Never read below the line,” they say and, whoever they are, they’re absolutely right. If an alien were to land on planet earth and, for reasons I can’t fully explain, I was charged…

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The Poverty Traps

Last weekend, an all-party report into poverty in Britain produced in conjunction with the Church of England has further embarrassed a government under whose watch sanction after cut has only seen the gap between those who have and those who do not have accelerate at breathtaking levels. It’s not the place of this little corner…

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The Twohundredpercent Podcast 8: The New Ten Commandments

Good evening everybody, and welcome to the penultimate Twohundredpercent podcast before we break up for the Christmas holidays. In keeping the spiritual feeling that envelops this time of year, we thought that this week we’d prove beynd reasonable doubt that we are bigger than God by coming up with a new ten commandments for the…

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