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 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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The Last Of The Old Order: Part One, August

We do love a good series here on Twohundredpercent, for the next few weeks, every Friday we will be telling the story of the 1991/92 Football League Division One season. This was, of course, the last season of the old order – the Premier Leaague, born with the blessing of the Football Association for commercial…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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