History

91 Years Of Football Through 7 Players: From Leeds United, 1920 to West Ham, 2011

By on Feb 9, 2011 in History, Latest | 0 comments

An article on the front page of the When Saturday Comes website bemoaned the airbrushing from history of anything from before the beginning of the Premier League, but the time-line of football is considerably more textured than this. With this is mind (and from a post on the WSC forum, which is probably the best place on the internet to discuss football), here is a...

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The Maximum Wage And Retain & Transfer: A Match Made In Hell, For Players

By on Jan 26, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 1 comment

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,...

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Friday picture: Footballing tennis dads

Friday picture: Footballing tennis dads

By on Jan 21, 2011 in Art, History | 1 comment

This week’s Picture That Dotmund Did is a double whammy of art and LEARNING. As we are now in the middle of the Australian Open Tennis, your correspondent (who likes tennis so much that he has yellow fuzzy balls) turned his attention to the Ladies’ Singles draw, where three notable players were the products of professional footballer’s loins. Which...

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The Grounds That Never Were: Derby County’s Wembley Of The North

By on Jan 6, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 16 comments

In the first of an occasional new series on football grounds that never quite came to be, Ian King takes a look at an ambitious post-war scheme to move Derby County into a then-state of the art stadium that came to nothing. In 1997, Derby County left The Baseball Ground, their home of 102 years, for Pride Park. Cramped and with an often almost unmanageable playing...

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Forty Years On: Remembering The Second Ibrox Disaster

By on Jan 2, 2011 in History, Latest, Scottish Football | 4 comments

Today marks the fortieth anniversary of what could, with justification, be described as British football’s forgotten tragedy. Whereas the disasters of Heysel and Hillsborough took place in front of the nation, live on the television, and the Valey Parade fire of 1985 took places in front of photgraphers and television cameras which ensured iconic images that...

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The Twohundredpercent Vault: Brian Potter – A Life In Professional Soccer

By on Dec 24, 2010 in History, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Twohundredpercent is on its Christmas holidays for a a few days so, until then, we’re keeping the site ticking over with some of the best from our almost five year old archive. In this article, Gavin Saxton remembers a footballer that had quite a prfound affect upon Raith Rovers in the three appearances that he made for them. October 25th was the sixteenth...

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