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League Three By Stealth

League Three By Stealth

It might be argued that the concept of league football is one of the greatest gifts that Britain has given the world. A number of teams play each other twice a season, once home and once away. You get points for winning, fewer points for drawing, and at the end of it all, the team…

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March 4, 2015
Ian
A Footballer Has Been Arrested

A Footballer Has Been Arrested

They’re champing at the bit already, of course. The tabloid press is already straining like a horse at the tape before the Grand National, walking that most narrow of tightropes of being as salacious as they feel they can get away with whilst side-stepping possibility of prejudicing any potential future trial. Others don’t even seem…

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March 4, 2015
Ian
The 200% Football Podcast 2 – The Infernal Premier League

The 200% Football Podcast 2 – The Infernal Premier League

Hello everybody, and welcome to the second Twohundredpercent podcast relating to football. This week, we’re indulging ourselves a little and drawing up a list of what we have come to call “The Infernal Premier League”, a division of twenty clubs who will remain English football’s top twenty in perpetuity. So, join Edward Carter and I…

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February 28, 2015
Ian
On Fatherhood & Football

On Fatherhood & Football

They don’t warn you, of course. From the very moment that a wave of “I think I’m late” washes over your significant other for the first time to the point at which you’re looking at a grainy black and white image of something that looks like a human being while a feeling of “somehow or…

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February 27, 2015
Ian
The Death & Rebirth Of Football In Hereford

The Death & Rebirth Of Football In Hereford

When the end finally comes, it is usually the mundanity of that is the most striking thing of all. At the High Court in London, five days before Christmas and with most “football people” focusing their attention on the forthcoming rush of holiday fixtures, Hereford United Football Club passed quietly into the night, another of…

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February 25, 2015
Ian
Steven Pressley & Coventry City’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Steven Pressley & Coventry City’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

When the axe fell, it was at least swift. Steven Pressley’s two years in charge of Coventry City Football Club ended yesterday with his dismissal from a club that has dropped into the League One relegation places at just about the most difficult time of the season. February is the point of the season at…

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February 24, 2015
Ian
Stan Collymore… Moral Guardian?

Stan Collymore… Moral Guardian?

I often wonder where they would have been if we hadn’t have taken them in, fed them and washed them. Imagine the scene. A leading club, one of England’s best-supported, reaches the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against a long-standing, bitter rival in a match televised live by the BBC. From an early stage, they…

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February 22, 2015
Mark
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