March 2009

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Match Of The Week: Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool

It’s Saturday lunchtime, and the Premier League is flexing its muscles. A crowd of 76,000 at Old Trafford and an estimated global television audience of approximately eight billion people are tuning in to watch The Big Two lock horns. Towns and cities the length and breadth of the world fall silent for The Derby That…

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March 15, 2009
Ian

The Promotion Jitters

Burton Albion lost 2-1 at Ebbsfleet United in the Blue Square Premier on Wednesday night. There was, in itself, nothing extraordinary about this, but this defeat marks the third successive match that the once runaway leaders of the league have failed to win and, whilst they are still comfortably clear at the top of the…

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March 13, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 6

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 6

As it’s Thursday night, lovely Dotmund has drawn us another episode of “Shit Shot Mungo”, this week featuring Mungo’s inexplicably named power shot, The Goblin Meatpuddinger. Larger here

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March 12, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: St Albans City 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

The stutter, then, is becoming a full-blown wobble. A couple of weeks ago, it looked as if the championship race in the Blue Square South was all but over, but AFC Wimbledon have now drawn their last three matches, scoring just one goal in that time, and have away matches against second placed Hampton &…

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March 11, 2009
Ian

A Personal Message

Long time readers may or may not be aware that Twohundredpercent has been open for almost three years, now. However, over the last few weeks the comments made on this site (which have, by and large, been approved regardless of what they say) have started to affect me to an extent that I am considering…

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March 11, 2009
Ian

The Disembowelling Of The FA Cup Semi-Finals

It is now almost thirty years since Paul Power crashed in a remarkable shot from twenty-five yards out to send Manchester City to the FA Cup final at the expense of Ipswich Town. The 1980/81 season was rapidly unravelling for the team from Suffolk. Within weeks, they would be overhauled by Aston Villa to become…

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March 9, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: Fulham 0-4 Manchester United

It is a shame that, this year, the FA Cup has become the competition that best represents the poisonous inequality that cuts through English football like a hot knife through butter. Manchester United and Chelsea sailed through on Saturday, and Arsenal brushed Burnley aside to set up what is likely to be a perfunctory quarter-final…

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March 8, 2009
Ian
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