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 Last Of The Old Order: Part Six – January 1992

So it was that 1992 began with Manchester United comfortably ahead of Leeds United at the top of the last First Division table before the introduction of the Premier League. This weekend’s continuation of our story of this season starts with the traditional New Year’s Day’s fixtures, but the FA Cup also breaks up this…

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FC United of Manchester: New Ground, New Hope, Same Old Nerves

At this point of the season, comparing league positions between two teams that are just about to play a match certainly feels as if it matters less than it might have done a few months ago. Points won in April may have no greater actual significance than those won in October, but it can certainly…

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The 200% Podcast 9 – Football Through Fresh Eyes

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Due to other commitments, this week’s 200% podcast is a little earlier than usual and we’re trying something a little different this week. Those of you that have been paying something approaching the vaguest of attention to my personal life (and I have absolutely no idea who has and who…

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It’s Time For A Reassessment Of The Valley Parade Disaster

It’s difficult to know where to begin with all of this, of course. At first, the headlines can only make one’s stomach turn. The Valley Parade of May 1985, which claimed the lives of fifty-six football supporters from two football clubs, already occupies a particularly dark place in the history of professional football in England…

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Latics Heading Towards The Basement

The concept of being mathematically relegated means that they’re not quite down yet, of course, but last night at The New Den Wigan Athletic took their biggest step yet towards the precipice. A two goal defeat against the similarly embattled Millwall yesterday evening means that the bell is tolling for the Latics’ time in the…

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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Five – December 1991

We’re approaching the halfway point in our story of the 1991/1992 Football League First Division season this morning, and with Christmas approaching it’s still Leeds United and Manchester United at the head of the pack. In addition, we have another round of goals from the Football League Cup, and at the foot of this page…

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The 200% Podcast 8 – Films About Football Are Dreadful

Good evening. It’s Friday night, so it’s time for the next 200% podcast and this week we’re on the case of the beautiful game versus the silver screen. And if you’ve ever seen any of these films, you’ll know that “versus” is definitely the key word here. You can download the Twohundredpercent podcast by right-clicking…

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