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.

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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Match Of The Week: Havant & Waterlooville 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Quite a lot has changed since the last time we looked at the top of the Blue Square South on here. Two months ago, it looked as if Chelmsford City were going to walk away with the championship, but their form has collapsed while AFC Wimbledon went on a run of thirteen wins from fourteen…

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Spurs, Aston Villa & The UEFA Cup

Much as it was unsurprising, it was still a fairly depressing spectacle. On Thursday night, Aston Villa and Spurs put out reserve teams for their UEFA Cup matches against CSKA Moscow and Shakhtar Donetsk, and they both paid a predictable price for it, crashing out of the competition. It was, as if it were needed,…

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The Non-League Primer

Many of the idiosyncracies of non-league football remain a mystery to those that don’t watch it very often. To the average viewer of Premier League football, the nature of the non-league game often seems as baffling as it would do if they turned up and the referee was nude. Right from before the kick-off, the…

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Shit Shot Mungo – Episode 4

Well, yes. It’s Thursday night, so it’s time for a break from all this depressing stuff about football clubs going bust and time for another episode of “Shit Shot Mungo”, the cartoon which features everybody’s favourite incompetent Scottish footballer (insert your own jokes here). This week, in the light of Heart of Clackmannanshire’s 2-0 home…

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And This Week’s Crisis Club Is… Darlington

The most surprising thing about Darlington’s announcement of insolvency today is twofold. Firstly, it’s surprising that they are the first Football League club to have sunk this far this season. After all, it is almost March. Secondly, it’s surprising that it is Darlington that managed to get to the insolvency practitioners first. There have been…

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