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.

Newcastle United Celebrate April Fools’ Day In Style

For all of his talk about the steep learning curve involved in the difference between supporting a football club and managing a football club, the Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley doesn’t seem to have learnt very much over the last few months. When he first took control at St James Park, he installed Kevin Keegan…

11:32 pm

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 9

It’s that time again. This week, with Mungo McCrackas away in England having transfer talks with the mighty Sheffield Wensleydale, Heart of Clackmanannshire are taking the opportunity to give a debut to their new Japanese signing, a robot called The Goalinator. Lovingly created in crayon and biro by the effervescent Dotmund. Bigger Here

9:42 pm

Match Of The Week: England 2-1 Ukraine

A bullet dodged and a banana skin avoided, then. England took a big step towards qualifying for the finals of the 2010 World Cup last night, but their performance raised as many questions as it answered, and Ukraine will fly home feeling a little hard done by at a final score that didn’t fully reflect…

10:05 am

The Spurs Time Capsule

Curious news from White Hart Lane, where Tottenham Hotspur have finally gotten around to confirming that the golden cockerel which overlooks their stadium actually is, as has long been rumoured, a time capsule that was put in place when the old West Stand was built a little over seventy years ago. Spurs are celebrating the…

7:01 pm

Strange Goings-on In Newport

An allegation of racism is a very serious allegation to make, but this is something that cuts both ways, as Blue Square South club Newport County are finding out to their cost this week. The allegations made centre around the (now former) Newport player Kevin Stephens, who left the club acrimoniously last week. Following last…

12:40 am

Match Of The Week: Peterborough United 2-0 Leicester City

It’s Saturday lunchtime and England are playing later on this afternoon, but you wouldn’t know it in Peterborough. The top two divisions don’t have matches scheduled so that England can parade around in their strange new shirts, so Peterborough United against Leicester City might just be the biggest club match being played in Europe today….

11:16 pm

The Intractable Problem Of England Goalkeepers

When the concept of the Premier League was being sold to a sceptical (though, with the benefit of hindsight, not sceptical enough) public in the early 1990s, the benefit to the England team was pushed hard. Off the back of the national teams run to the 1990 World Cup semi-finals and the FA’s Blueprint For…

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