The Twohundredpercent Vault: The Parallel Universe Of The FA Amateur Cup

By on Jun 27, 2011 in History, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

The final day of the Twohundredpercent summer holidays kicks off with a look back at the history of the FA Amateur Cup. In a modern age of sponsors’ names, play-offs and the occasional feeling that we have reached a point in football at which change is the only constant, The FA Amateur Cup is a name that is absolutely reeks of a different age. It calls to mind an...

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The Twohundredpercent Vault: When Wycombe Made The Cup Semi-Final

By on Jun 26, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 0 comments

As the Twohundredpercent summer interval continues, we take a look back at Wycombe Wanderers’ run to the semi-finals of the competition in 2001. The FA Cup is a competition that throws up surprise results every season, but some records remain and one that may never be broken is that no-one from the bottom two divisions of the Football League has made The FA...

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The Twohundredpercent Vault: The Maximum Wage And Retain & Transfer

By on Jun 25, 2011 in History, Latest | 0 comments

One of the more extraordinary facts to be thrown up by last night’s Premier League match between Blackpool and Manchester United was that one Manchester United player, Wayne Rooney, earns more every week than the entire Blackpool squad does between them. Such are the vagaries of modern football. It wasn’t, of course, ever thus. Until the early 1960s, footballers...

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The Twohundredpercent Vault: When The Two Germanies Collided, 1974

By on Jun 24, 2011 in History, International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The Cold War spread insiduously into every aspect of life between the end of the second world war and the end of the 1980s, and sport was no exception to this rule, whether it was the Soviets and Americans boycotting each others’ Olympic Games or Bobby Fischer facing off against Boris Spassky at chess in Rekjavik in 1972. Football was no exception to this...

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The Twohundredpercent Vault: The 10 Greatest Goal(posts) Of All Time

By on Jun 24, 2011 in History, Latest | 1 comment

I am, some of you will doubtlessly be delighted to hear, taking a few days off to go abroad. Over the weekend, though, we’ll be keeping you on your toes with a mixture of old and new material, kicking off with this resumé of old goal-posts. One of the greatest blights of modern football is that it looks the same wherever in the world you go. Teams from Addis...

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Videos Of The Week: The NASL Soccer Bowl Remembered

By on Jun 18, 2011 in History, Latest, Video | 0 comments

For adults of a certain age, it is a memory that may have become submerged under the weight of what we have seen since. In the late 1970s, though, British television viewers would get an occasional view of football from a parallel universe in the form of the North American Soccer League. Football in America was different, that much we know for certain. The teams...

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Those We Have Lost: Maine Road, Manchester City

By on Jun 18, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 2 comments

And still they keep coming! The next in our Those We Have Lost series comes from David Mayor, who had misgivings about Manchester City leaving Maine Road, but is happy that the spirit of his club remains intact, at least in its support. We are still very much looking out for submissions on this subject, by the way. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a complete base of...

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