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.

Match Of The Week: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Stoke City

According to the current Premier League orthodoxy, the Vandals are playing the Visigoths at Molineux this afternoon. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stoke City don’t fit with the marketing profile of the division. These are two clubs that upset people aesthetically. They’re not as glamorous as some would like, and they don’t play football in the way…

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A – Partial – Defence Of The Club World Cup

On Sunday morning – if you happen to be in Western Europe – the champions of world club football will be crowned, as the final of the 2011 Club World Cup is played at the International Stadium in Yokohama between Barcelona, the current champions of Europe, and Santos of Brazil, the current champions of South…

9:57 pm

Barnet Prepare To Leave Underhill

After one hundred and four years, the end now seems to be nigh for Underhill, the home of Barnet Football Club. An official statement on the clubs website this afternoon confirmed that “The stark reality is that as a consequence of unresolved ground differences with the council, Barnet FC face the prospect of a reduced…

12:29 am

A Welsh Premier League Odyssey: Part Four – Llanelli AFC vs Prestatyn Town

If there’s one thing aside from love spoons that Wales is known for, it’s probably the persistent rain. We’ve had a Sunday of untold downpours, to the extent where the game between Neath and Port Talbot had to be called off due to a waterlogged pitch. However, their more resilient rivals managed to brave the…

11:12 pm

The Twohundredpercent Review Of 2011: The Ascent Of The Blue Sky Thinkers

That 2011 should have seen a trickle of new ideas on the subject of how to reorganise English and European club football should come as no great surprise. Last year saw an unprecedented undermining in the authority of FIFA, following the flawed process for determining the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, whilst…

12:05 pm

It’s Yeovil’s Turn To Be Giant-Killed In The FA Cup – Well, Almost

How times have changed. So many times in the past the FA Cup giant-killers, Yeovil Town, now stalwart members of League One were knocked out themselves this evening, at home in an FA Cup Second Round replay, by a non-league club. The Glovers had been comfortable in the first match against Blue Square Premier promotion…

11:57 pm

Is The End Nigh For Croydon Athletic?

It was a story that started almost a year and a half ago in a blaze of publicity which involved a major newspaper, allegations of corruption in another sport, a non-league football club and suicide. Now, with the half-way point in the following season fast approaching, it seems almost certain that the final chapter to…

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