History

The Rise, Decline & Fall Of Dudley Town

By on Jun 10, 2011 in History, Latest, Non-League | 8 comments

Following his quite excellent piece for us about non-league videos a couple of days ago, we are pleased to welcome Mike Bayly back from the Non-League Day initiative. Mike wrote a book called “Changing Ends”, about a season in non-league football, last year, and this excerpt from the book traces the history of Dudley Town FC, the representatives of the...

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Those We Have Lost: Huish, Yeovil Town

By on Jun 8, 2011 in History, Latest | 1 comment

As you can see, I have taken the opportunity to give this place a lick of paint ahead of some changes that we are planning to make for the start of the new season. Hopefully everything should work properly – feel free to let me know if you come across any glaring errors! This morning, meanwhile, we are returning to the subject of the lost football grounds of...

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Those We Have Lost: Wimbledon At Selhurst Park

By on Jun 6, 2011 in History, Latest | 3 comments

The next in our “Those We Have Lost” series is a little different to the rest. Wimbledon supporter Tom Nash missed the club’s days at Plough Lane, but by the time that he was old enough he was venturing across south London to see his team play at Selhurst Park. If you would like to contribute to this series – which will be collected together...

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Those We Have Lost: Dean Court, Bournemouth

By on Jun 6, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 1 comment

Losing a ground doesn’t always mean moving to a new venue. AFC Bournemouth bulldozed Dean Court, spun it around ninety degrees, and rebuilt it as a three-sided ground. For Andy Smith, it might never be the same again. Can you write something about the old Dean Court, I was asked? Of course, I reply. No doubt I’ll fill it full of the standard ‘old ground’...

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Charlie, Neil & George’s Adventures In Search Of El Dorado

By on Jun 5, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 0 comments

In the modern era, the notion of the professional footballer travelling abroad has become part and parcel of the game, and even Britons get involved. It doesn’t always work out, of course – for every Chris Waddle, who sparkled on the Mediterranean coast for Olympique de Marseille, there has been a Luther Blissett – but more and more players that...

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Those We Have Lost: Boothferry Park, Hull City

By on Jun 5, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 5 comments

For the third part in our series about the football homes that we have lost over the last quarter of a century or so, we are delighted to welcome Marcus Dysch to Twohundredpercent. Marcus supports Hull City, and had predictably mixed at the club’s departure from Boothferry Park, which was only finally demolished earlier this year. Marcus writes about Hull City...

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Those We Have Lost: Southbury Road, Enfield

By on Jun 4, 2011 in History, Latest | 10 comments

For many, many years, there were effectively no new football grounds built in Britain. Over the last quarter of a century, though dozens upon dozens of clubs have bulldozed their ancestral homes and moved on to pastures new. This summer, we hope to run a series of  articles on the subject of Britain’s lost football grounds, and we’re starting this off...

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Stanley Matthews: World Saviour

Stanley Matthews: World Saviour

By on Jun 2, 2011 in Art, History | 1 comment

It’s a question we at Twohundredpercent barely ever ask because it’s demonstrably so stupid, but – can football save the world? Although it’s not the sort of question we’d ask, it is now sadly the sort of question we have nevertheless answered, as Dotmund presents this sub-Boy’s Own adventure starring one of the world’s most...

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