Category: The Ball

The Manchester United War Of Words 4

The Manchester United War Of Words

Never has a football club’s “official wine partner” seemed so important. And while you’re pondering the concept of a football club having a wine partner at all (what next, “prawn sandwich partner”?), I shall...

Watford Football Club: Safe, For 364 Days 4

Watford Football Club: Safe, For 364 Days

While much focus has been on the foot of the Premier League, with the continuing financial travails of relegated Hull and Portsmouth and damn-near relegated West Ham, the foot of the Championship has seen...

World Cup Preview: Group F 4

World Cup Preview: Group F

The 2010 World Cup kicks off in just three weeks time, so by this point the majority of football fans everywhere are only using products made by official tournament sponsors and eating impala for breakfast. Our intrepid Wikipedia monkey Dotmund has once again put his vuvuzela aside for just long enough to take a look at another of this summer’s groups. Today we find out about the reigning champions, a South American dark horse, a team from a very long way away and a European team who have only ever been in the World Cup before in disguise.

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.