Category: The Ball

Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E01 0

Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E01

The normal season has now more or less finished and Mungo McCrackas is taking an ill-deserved break from football before coming back to our screens with our World Cup special series, “Mungo In Africa”,...

Scottish Football: A Season Review 3

Scottish Football: A Season Review

With the Cup Final and the play-offs finishing at the weekend – and no Scottish involvement in any other football that may be taking place in the next few weeks – that’s another season over. It’s been a year that’s seen more nationl team failure, the depatures of George Burley and Gordon Smith, and even more soul-searching than usual about the future of the domestic game. So what’s been happening and where does it all go from here?

The Tuesday Morning Links Emporium 0

The Tuesday Morning Links Emporium

Sorry we’re a day late with your weekly links, but everything has been a little up in the air and, of course, the weekend’s activities involving Lord Triesman required comment that couldn’t really be...

The Power Of The Premier League 4

The Power Of The Premier League

I am not going to pass any moral judgment on the grubby Melissa Jacobs, who secretly recorded a private conversation with the now ex-FA independent chairman, in order to make him the ex-FA independent...

World Cup Preview: Group E 3

World Cup Preview: Group E

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup now just four weeks away, you should by now be able to visualise those wretched pull-out “Come On England” St. George’s flags which come free with The Sun, slowly yellowing at the edges in living room windows up and down the land until mid-September. Nevertheless, we at Twohundredpercent will instead continue to focus on the football. With that in mind, we sent Dotmund on another fact-finding mission with little else than a media badge from the 2006 World Club Championship in his pocket and a dream. Today, he looks at the colourful and exciting Group E.

Walsall, Cypriot Flags and Freedom of Speech

Walsall, Cypriot Flags and Freedom of Speech

The West Midlands will have four league teams in the top flight next season for the first time since 1986, but while the rest of the Black Country and Birmingham get to reflect on good times, the county’s smallest professional club is going through a period of turmoil.

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E40 1

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E40

This week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” is the last of the season, and the stakes are high. Heart of Clackmannanshire need a win in their last game of the season to avoid relegation, but can...

In Defence Of The Play-offs 3

In Defence Of The Play-offs

On Saturday I watched Alloa play Cowdenbeath in the second leg of their play-off semi-final, both clubs seeking promotion to the SFL Division One. Cowdenbeth were, in a sense, a little lucky to be there at all – a year ago they lost in the play-offs a division lower, and only three days before the start of this seson were they moved into Division Two as a result of Livingston’s enforced relegation. Having prepared for life in the lower division, many expected them to struggle (including me), but they confounded those expectations by being in the title race for most of the season and finishing in a play-off spot.

Memories Of The UEFA Cup 1

Memories Of The UEFA Cup

When I was growing up in the 1970s, it was always the UEFA Cup, of the three European club competitions, which caught my imagination. This was mainly, but not exclusively, because my team at...

The Bradford Fire Revisited 1

The Bradford Fire Revisited

Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Bradford Fire. In view of this, we are this morning republishing an article that first appeared on this site in May 2007. Perhaps it’s the extremely close...