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.

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 8

Is it that time of the week again already? In this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”, the club starts to conspire to deliberately injure their goal-shy striker in order to give their new Japanese striker, a robot called “The Goalinator”, a game. If this doesn’t make any sense, you can see the previous episodes by clicking…

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Dealing With Troublesome Supporters 101: Wrexham

Wrexham supporters have had a difficult time of things over the last few years. In the mid-1990s, they seemed likely to to break into the top two divisions of English football. Everything, however, fell apart in the first few years of this century. A financial crisis led to administration and relegation from the Football League…

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The New England Shirt: The Most Overhyped Football Shirt Ever?

It all started a few weeks ago. Footballshirtculture posted up a picture of a kit that was rumoured to be the new England football shirt. We ran the story on here, too. It was a pretty revolting shirt, as it goes, and it started to become apparent pretty soon afterwards that this shirt was either…

10:54 pm

Turfed Out – The Carving Up Of Wembley Stadium

Most – if not all – of you will remember the terrible state that the pitch at Wembley Stadium got into towards the end of 2007. By the time England played Croatia in their final European Championship qualifying match, the pitch was so badly cut up that it looked, after heavy rain in London, as…

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Match Of The Week: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Wolves

It has now been a shade over twenty-nine years since Wolves beat Nottingham Forest in the League Cup final Wembley. Andy Gray’s second half goal won the competition for the Black Country club, but times have changed a lot since then. At the time of this meeting between the two clubs, Forest were the European…

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Brechin City, UEFA And A Hedge

In many respects, the idiosyncracies of British football grounds add flavour to the match day experience of the football supporter. Slowly but surely, however, the more individual characteristics of our clubs are being eaten away by what is commonly referred to as “progress”. In Scotland, a row has erupted this week over Brechin City’s Glebe…

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 7

This week’s episode of “Shit Shot Mungo” is a very special one (as if they aren’t all very special), because it features the debut of Japan’s finest football export since Arsene Wenger, The Goalinator – a football-playing robot that is programmed to score loads and loads of goals. We’ll find out soon enough whether The…

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