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.

Kings Lynn, Braintree Town, Demotion & Chaos Theory

The town of Braintree sits near the border between Suffolk and Essex. It’s a small town with a population of 42,000 which sits rather in the shadow of its larger neighbours Colchester and Chelmsford, with London looming in the distance, radiating its influence over the whole of the east and south east of England. It’s…

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Brighton & Hove Albion – The Great Escape?

Lloyd Owusu cuts an unlikely figure as a possible season saving hero. He is thirty-two years old now, and has spent much of his career as a nearly man – Brentford’s all-time highest scorer, he scored with his first touch for Sheffield Wednesday in a derby match against Sheffield United in 2002, but failed to…

11:49 pm

Phil Gartside, The Old Firm & The Premier League

Summer is coming, the evenings are getting longer and some football chairmen are giving every impression of having too much time on their hands already. This week’s insane plan comes from a repeat offender – the Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside. Gartside, you may remember, was shot down in flames last year over his brilliant…

10:12 pm

Match Of The Week: Everton 0-0 Manchester United (Everton Win On Penalties)

Manchester United against Everton at Wembley Stadium. We’ve been here before, of course. In 1985, they met in the shadow of the Bradford Fire and, unbeknownst to all there that day, just over a week before the Heysel Stadium disaster in Brussels. It seems scarcely credible today, but Everton were the overwhemling favourites to win…

7:47 pm

Oxford United & The Football Conference

Supporters of Blue Square Premier club Oxford United could be forgiven for wondering whether there is a conspiracy theory against them. They were relegated from the Football League after years of systematic maladministration, and it now seems that their attempts to get back into the League will be scuppered by more of the same, only…

12:16 pm

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 11

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo features our “hero” facing off against his evil robot nemesis The Goalinator in a penalty shoot-out to play in their team for their next match against Edinburgh Fringe. You can get a bigger version of it here. In other news, you may notice a little video box on the right…

8:35 pm

Six FA Cup Semi-Finals

It seems almost difficult to believe in this day and age, but there was a time that FA Cup semi-finals mattered. Getting to Wembley was an end to itself. The big day out and the traditions involved with that Saturday in May were so important that getting to the final and being a part of…

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