Category: The Ball

Would Wood Have Won It Anyway? 1

Would Wood Have Won It Anyway?

In the second of our articles about the sporadic crowd trouble that disrupted several of last weekend’s matches, Mark Murphy reports from Meadow Park, where his team were on the end of two goals...

Are Birmingham Running Before They Can Walk? 9

Are Birmingham Running Before They Can Walk?

One of the least dull points to emerge from the recent Soccerex talk-fest in Manchester was the importance of ‘local identity’ to the financial well-being of football clubs. But this was only thought true...

World Cup Preview: Group C 4

World Cup Preview: Group C

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in six weeks today, close enough that you can start to hear the vuvuzelas. Continuing his preview of this summer (winter)’s events, Dotmund has now reached Group C, where he will do his best to cover the large three lions tattoo on his face and behave in the sort of balanced way we like here at Twohundredpercent. Let’s see what he discovered, with his little notebook at his side.

Palace vs Wednesday: The Tension Mounts 10

Palace vs Wednesday: The Tension Mounts

With Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion having already secured promotion back into the Premier League, the last day of the season in the Championship this weekend might have threatened to be something of...

Scottish Football: A Seven Point Plan 3

Scottish Football: A Seven Point Plan

The end of last week saw the publication of two more contributions to the ongoing debate about the future of Scottish football – the results of a survey of fans by Supporters Direct, and then part one of the much-trumpeted McLeish report, containing a raft of recommendations focussing on youth development and the grassroots of the game.

Andrew Andronikou: Football Club Saviour 8

Andrew Andronikou: Football Club Saviour

A source close to Portsmouth FC’s administration recently described Portsmouth FC’s most public joint-administrator, Andrew Andronikou, as a saviour of Swindon Town, who spent six years of this decade in a financial hole, having...

Manchester City Scrape The Goalkeeping Barrel 17

Manchester City Scrape The Goalkeeping Barrel

The last couple of days must have been filled with conflicting emotions for Gunnar Nielsen. The twenty-three year old Faroese goalkeeper became the first person from his home island to play Premier League football...

The Monday Morning Link Emporium 0

The Monday Morning Link Emporium

We know how you feel. We share your pain. It’s Monday morning, and you’re sitting in front of your monitor, bleary-eyed and holding a cup of coffee with the consistency of molasses in your...

Grays Athletic 2-1 Forest Green Rovers 5

Grays Athletic 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

All of the decisions at the top of the Blue Square Premier table have already been made, but the final day of the season brings an intriguing battle to avoid relegation from the league...