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.

Scotland’s Football Association Is Not Corrupt

Scotland’s football authorities have taken as much of a booting over their mishandling of the “Rangers situation” as its mainstream media. However, the SFA have recently demonstrated considerable versatility in the art. The latest examples came from the fraught, occasionally violent, Scottish Cup quarter-final tie between Celtic and Dundee United; particularly the first match at…

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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Three – October 1991

As the nights started to draw in during the autumn of 1991, the First Division of the Football League was starting to take a familiar shape that it would maintain for the majority of the rest of the season, with Manchester United and Leeds United at the top of the table, with the defending champions…

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The 200% Podcast 6 – Video Killed The Radio Star

This week’s podcast comes to you a little earlier than usual, and our subject of conversation this evening is football as represented in video game form. We pick our five favourite games of all time each, have a go at imagining our dream composite game and discuss the changing nature of football in this rapidly…

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Football’s University Challenges

This week sees the climax of the university football season, at Loughborough. Here’s Paul Caulfield with a look at the hinterland at which football and education meet. In January, the London Evening Standard published “Who Says Their Brains Are All in their Boots? The Rise of the Clever Clogs Footballer”, an article about graduates in…

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The 200% Football Podcast 5 – The Race For The Championship Championship

Good morning everybody, it’s time for another podcast. This morning, we’re veering away from our normal tactics of just picking a nebulous subject and waffling about it for an hour, but this week’s is a little more current event-esque, as we discuss the race at the top of the Football League Championship. There are also…

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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Two – September 1991

September 1991, the second month of the last season before the introduction of the Premier League, began with Manchester United looking comfortable at the top of the First Division. We’ve got the highlights from every Saturday of the month, along with some midweek league matches and even some early fixtures from the League Cup, which…

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The 200% Football Podcast 4 – Experimental Law Changes

It’s now one hundred and fifty-two years since the Football Association first met and codified the rules of the game that we still play today, and the promise of further amendments to the way in which the game is played has been constant throughout its history. This week, Edward Carter and I take a look…

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