Monthly Archive: April 2011

Cod Army Swimming Upstream 3

Cod Army Swimming Upstream

Like a moth to the flame, we are often drawn to commenting on the shadowy underbelly of football culture. Whether because it is under-reported, overlooked, or generally swept aside, issues of football finance, supporter tension over...

Football In Parliament, A Right Pair Of Richards 2

Football In Parliament, A Right Pair Of Richards

In the second part of this afternoon on the subject of football governance, Mark Murphy watched Dave Richards and Richard Scudamore giving evidence to The Culture Media and Sport select committee inquiry on football...

Safe Standing, The Premier League and Stupid Fans 7

Safe Standing, The Premier League and Stupid Fans

We have a two-parter on football governance for your delectation this afternoon. First up is the excellent SJ Maskell, who argues that perhaps football supporters aren’t really what those running football clubs really want....

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Friday essay: Contextualising Rooneygate

Dotmund has two mottos that he lives by. The first of them pertains largely to pork pies and needn’t detain us any further here. The second is that there’s an historical precedent for virtually...

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Mungo S03E34

It’s one of those Mungo days again here on Twohundredpercent. Mungo has managed to escape the studio of Loose Women with his dignity intact, but could he have jumped out of the frying pan...

Living Colour: Ince as a Cult of Personality 9

Living Colour: Ince as a Cult of Personality

In what appears to be incredibly bad timing, on the same week Professional Footballers Association Chief Executive Gordon Taylor called for the hiring of more minority managers in English football, League One club Notts County sacked...

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On How Wayne Rooney Ruined Mother’s Day

You’d think that Saturday would have beeen a day of celebration. A vivid carnival of all that is right with being Red and Mancunian. Big United larruped West Ham in the East End yesterday, despite...

Football In Parliament: I Fought The Law 4

Football In Parliament: I Fought The Law

‘Parliamentary privilege’ is fascinating. It essentially means that members of parliament can say what they like in parliament without fear of an action for defamation. And in such a context, the prospect of Ken...