Posts made in January, 2011

The Premier League’s Day Of Madness

By on Jan 31, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 10 comments

In October of 2010, New England Sports Ventures paid £218m to Liverpool Football Club plus an extra £83m to underwrite the club’s debts at the time. On the last day of January of 2011, the same organisation valued the Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll at £35m. We’ll return to this particular piece of news shortly but, first of all, we should probably...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week

By on Jan 31, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

For those of you viewing Twohundredpercent on our mobile site, you will be able to view this post better by clicking here. It’s time, then, to wind down with our weekly selections of non-league highlights from the last seven days. Our first match this evening comes from Twerton Park, and it’s the Blue Square Premier match between Bath City and Wimbledon....

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FA Cup Match Of The Week 3: Notts County 1-1 Manchester City

By on Jan 30, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

To say that the relationship between Notts County and Nottingham Rugby Football Club has been transformed over the last eighteen months or so would be something of an understatement. In July 2009, having just acquired the club (to say that they bought the club would be misleading – the level of debt accumulated by Notts County under their ownership would seem...

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FA Cup Match Of The Week 2: Southampton 1-2 Manchester United

By on Jan 29, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

When Dimitar Berbatov drove the ball into Richard Kingson’s goal to complete Manchester United’s turn-around at Blackpool during the week, there was a near-nationwide shrug of resignation at what is starting to feel like the inevitability of their coronation as the Premier League champions. That sort of performance, the digging in and refusing to accept...

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Sex Discrimination and Football

By on Jan 29, 2011 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

Ah, that word “banter” again. Now I’ve got to confess I’ve never played football at any level (Alan Brazil can stop reading now), but now and then by various means we get the odd glimmer of insight into the inner sanctum of the changing room. For anyone who missed it last year, here’s the judgment on John McCormack’s claim for...

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