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.

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…

10:27 am

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…

9:21 pm

The 200% Podcast 7 – Bloody Hell, Albion

Good morning, podfriends. On this week’s 200% podcast, we’re trying something a little different – a before, during and after of the Good Friday match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Norwich City. You can download the Twohundredpercent podcast by clicking here, you can stream it through the link below or you can subscribe to…

10:48 am

The Last Of The Old Order: Part Four – November 1991

Well, it’s getting on towards winter now and the First Division of the Football League is starting to settle into an agreeable groove, with Leeds United and Manchester United having established themselves at the top of the table. This morning, we’ve got the goals from every weekend of this month, plus some more goals from…

8:09 am

Scotland’s Football Association Is Not Corrupt

Scotland’s football authorities have taken as much of a booting over their mishandling of the “Rangers situation” as its mainstream media. However, the SFA have recently demonstrated considerable versatility in the art. The latest examples came from the fraught, occasionally violent, Scottish Cup quarter-final tie between Celtic and Dundee United; particularly the first match at…

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