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 Personal Message

Long time readers may or may not be aware that Twohundredpercent has been open for almost three years, now. However, over the last few weeks the comments made on this site (which have, by and large, been approved regardless of what they say) have started to affect me to an extent that I am considering…

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The Disembowelling Of The FA Cup Semi-Finals

It is now almost thirty years since Paul Power crashed in a remarkable shot from twenty-five yards out to send Manchester City to the FA Cup final at the expense of Ipswich Town. The 1980/81 season was rapidly unravelling for the team from Suffolk. Within weeks, they would be overhauled by Aston Villa to become…

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Match Of The Week: Fulham 0-4 Manchester United

It is a shame that, this year, the FA Cup has become the competition that best represents the poisonous inequality that cuts through English football like a hot knife through butter. Manchester United and Chelsea sailed through on Saturday, and Arsenal brushed Burnley aside to set up what is likely to be a perfunctory quarter-final…

11:59 pm

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 5

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo comes from Switzerland, where Heart of Clackmannanshire are playing Old Boys Berne in the European Cup. Drawn, as ever, by the inimitable Dotmund. Click Here For Widescreen

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Lewes & Fisher’s Day In Court

It has been a busy day for non-league football at the Royal Court of Justice in London. Both Lewes and Fisher Athletic were before the judge to explain themselves in the face of a winding up order and, whilst both managed a stay of execution for a few weeks, a huge question mark hangs over…

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The Beginning Of The End For The Big TV Pay-Outs?

The news that ITV are trying to renegotiate their contract with the Football Association for FA Cup and England matches will come as small surprise to people that watch the media with any significant interest. Setanta’s recent woes are well documented (the recent loss of part of their Premier League television package has led some…

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Two Down, Three To Go: Can Anyone Stop The Manchester United Steamroller?

Manchester United won the League Cup final on penalties against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley yesterday afternoon, leaving them on course for what could possibly the greatest achievement ever by a club side – a clean sweep of all tournaments this season. This season has been quite a different one to last season for them. They…

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