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.

Preston North End 1-3 Manchester United: And The Reds Go Stumbling On

They came, they saw, and eventually, with the assistance of a goal that had a none too subtle hint of offside about it and a penalty kick that may or me not have been partially justified, Manchester United are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. In knockout competitions few will remember how you…

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Five Billion Pounds Can Buy The Premier League Bullishness, But It Can’t Buy Scruples

If ever there was a sign of the times in terms of attitudes towards the Premier League, then the reaction of both the media and a noisy proportion of the general public to the announcement of the league’s new television deal was about as succinct as might have been hoped for. There was a time…

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And… We’re Back

There comes a point in every man’s life when he needs a holiday, and that’s exactly how I felt about this old place at the end of last summer. After more than eight years, I needed a change of scenery, a new plan. A new direction. So I went for that walk, and I thoroughly…

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Regorafenib: A Story Of Budgets Vs Patients

The concept of free, socialised healthcare at the point of source is something that most people in the United Kingdom take for granted. Since 1948, the National Health Service has been providing care of an almost bewildering range to those who live on this little island off the west coast of Europe, and it has…

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A Tale Of Two Continents: The African Cup of Nations & The AFC Asian Cup

You suspect that African Cup of Nations  Cote D’Ivoire would win a meaningful match on neutral territory against AFC Asian Cup winners Australia – a match which screams to be organised by whoever gives us internationals such as Argentina v Croatia at the Boleyn Ground. However, no amount of revisionism from British Eurosport’s Stewart Robson,…

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A Fog Of Alcohol, Kebabs And Cheap Hotels

When composing one’s thoughts about any news story, it can act as a degree of consolation to try and take the best of said story and hope that, at the very least, lessons have been learnt from it. When reviewing the recent story regarding Oldham Athletic’s attempts to sign Ched Evans, however, there is little…

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Atlantic City: The Slow Decline Of An American Dream

Now, I had been warned before I left, but the pull of peeling glamour can be very strong indeed. Atlantic City was once everything that Las Vegas is today, a getaway of excess where holidaying tourists could make or – more likely – break themselves, a resort of hucksters and chancers, a playground for the…

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