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 FA Cup Sixth Round: Manchester United vs Arsenal – Live!

Good evening, sports fans! It’s the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, and it’s Manchester United against Arsenal. The previous three games in this round of the competition have yielded just two goals, so there isn’t an awful amount to have to live up – or down – to for this evening’s teams. Historically, this is…

7:25 pm

A Little Perspective Over Villa Park

Between a sex toy being apparently strapped to the head of one of their supporters and a pitch invasion at the end of the match, it rather felt as if there might be something in the water at Villa Park last night. Much as we may have scoffed at the appointment of Tim Sherwood was…

9:32 pm

The 200% Football Podcast 3 – Steven Gerrard’s Birthday

This weekend’s 200% football podcast is slightly earlier than usual, because it’s FA Cup weekend. So, this evening we’re all about the world’s oldest cup competition, up to and including a hearty prediction for what will happen over the course of the rest of this year’s competition. Don’t pretend you’re not aroused. You can download…

10:25 pm

League Three By Stealth

It might be argued that the concept of league football is one of the greatest gifts that Britain has given the world. A number of teams play each other twice a season, once home and once away. You get points for winning, fewer points for drawing, and at the end of it all, the team…

5:33 pm

A Footballer Has Been Arrested

They’re champing at the bit already, of course. The tabloid press is already straining like a horse at the tape before the Grand National, walking that most narrow of tightropes of being as salacious as they feel they can get away with whilst side-stepping possibility of prejudicing any potential future trial. Others don’t even seem…

10:56 am

The 200% Football Podcast 2 – The Infernal Premier League

Hello everybody, and welcome to the second Twohundredpercent podcast relating to football. This week, we’re indulging ourselves a little and drawing up a list of what we have come to call “The Infernal Premier League”, a division of twenty clubs who will remain English football’s top twenty in perpetuity. So, join Edward Carter and I…

10:59 am

On Fatherhood & Football

They don’t warn you, of course. From the very moment that a wave of “I think I’m late” washes over your significant other for the first time to the point at which you’re looking at a grainy black and white image of something that looks like a human being while a feeling of “somehow or…

8:50 am
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