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 Twohundredpercent Podcast 6: Grand Theft Auto

Another Friday, another podcast, and this week we have been joined by our very good friend Betsy Martin for a robust discussion on the subject of possibly the most successful video game franchise, Grand Theft Auto. Do video games encourage violence? What’s the deal with Rockstar’s obsession with Rockstar’s apparent preoccupation with objectifying women and…

10:05 pm

Ched Evans & A Hole Too Big To Be Dug Out From

For Sheffield United Football Club, the timing couldn’t have been much worse. This weekend is a weekend of international football and, since nature abhors a vacuum, there have been plenty of column inches to fill in the sports sections of newspaper wesbites which which might not otherwise have been looking for a story. Yet it…

4:56 pm

The Twohundredpercent Podcast 5: One Hit Wonders

Good evening everybody, and welcome to the fifth – or fourth, we have a lost track already; we chucked last week’s out because we didn’t think it was any good – Twohundredpercent podcast, in which Edward Carter and I discuss that most peculiar of musical genres, the one hit wonder. Looking it all up on…

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The Twohundredpercent Podcast 4: Air Crash Investigation

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12:14 am

A Little Love For The FA Cup

We live in an age during which, if I may be permitted to mangle the words of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus for a moment, change is the only constant. Professional football is changing, both on the pitch and away from it, and no-one knows for certain where, exactly, this will all end up. Yet, for…

6:38 pm

Basket-Casery And The Football League Championship

To do so much as glance at the Football League Championship table can often be a most disorientating experience. At a glance, should be a considerable amount of orthodoxy in this division. On the one hand, the Championship swallows up the lion’s share of the relatively meagre amount of television money that the Football League…

10:55 pm

The Twohundredpercent Podcast 3: Capital Punishment

The next seven days see two celebrations. As you will no doubt be aware, today is Hallowe’en, an event that has grown enormously in popularity in Britain over the last decade or so, whilst on the fifth of November people in the UK will be celebrating Bonfire Night, when the anniversary of a foiled attempt…

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