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The Twohundredpercent Pre-season Predictions: The Southern Premier League

The Southern Premier League has a new sponsor this year, the same one as its northern counterpart so make sure you don’t confuse the two. Helpful. Anyway, teamwise the biggest relief for those footballers who get car sick is that Truro have been promoted, so that’s one afternoon spent on the M5 looking at the…

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August 11, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: The Isthmian League Premier Division

The Premier League is again a case of totting up balance sheets. The Championship’s glorious unpredictability is gradually being eroded by the distorting effects of parachute payments. The most important aspect of Leagues One and Two could again be those dreaded asterixes against points totals which don’t add up to games won or drawn. The…

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August 11, 2011
Mark

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Predictions: Conference South

There is a lot of money flying about in the Blue Square South this season as the teams jostle to fill the void at the top left by Braintree Town and Ebbsfleet United. The gap between those with a decent budget and those without seems to be growing a bit more in the southern half…

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August 11, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: The Northern Premier League

After last year’s comfortable win in the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League (and, for those of you that are wondering, we are dropping the sponsors’ names from this and the Southern League to avoid confusion, since they are both being sponsored by the same adhesives brand this year) for FC Halifax Town, this…

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August 11, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Predictions: Conference North

Last year was pretty clear cut in the Conference North, Alfreton were pretty much definitely going up despite having a ridiculous backlog of games, the play-off places were fairly clear early on and Redditch were dropping like a stone from around February time, but this season it looks set to be a bit closer at…

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August 11, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: The Blue Square Premier

Plus ça change. As ever, it impossible to even attempt to frame the start of the new season in the Blue Square Premier without talking, in more detail than even we might particularly want to, about the financial condition football’s de facto fifth division. This summer saw the expulsion and subsequent folding of Rushden &…

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August 11, 2011
Ian

Wrexham’s Extraordinary Day

It certainly went to the wire, of that much we can be certain. In fact, it could even be said that it went into extra-time. Eventually, however, the immediate future of Wrexham Football Club was secured by the only people in this particular story that have given every impression of being completely trustworthy from the…

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August 10, 2011
Ian
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