Posts made in July, 2011

The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Blackburn Rovers

By on Jul 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Although the close season seems to be getting shorter and shorter, the summer is a chance for football clubs to regroup and rebuild, and it goes without saying that some clubs need more rebuilding during this break than others. Comment assent seems to have it that, in the summer of 2011, one of the Premier League clubs that is in the most drastic need for surgery is...

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The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Aston Villa

By on Jul 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

They are amongst the pillars of the English game. They were amongst the first bastions of professionalism in the game, were founder members of the Football League in 1888, and their name immediately conjures up something almost unfathomably romantic about the history of football in this country. That said, though, Aston Villa can occasionally give the impression of...

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Playing With the Numbers: The SPL Decide Against a Ten Team League

By on Jul 20, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 2 comments

We are now nearly five years removed from discussions about the Scottish Premier League expanding with an SPL2 division, sparking a war of words with Scottish Football League officials keen on retaining their say in how Scottish football would operate going forward. Since then, that plan collected a bit of dust that was kicked up regularly as calls were made for...

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The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Arsenal

By on Jul 19, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

This season, we are trying yet another new angle with the Twohundredpercent pre-season previews. Constraints of time mean that we are starting our pre-season previews very early this year, and this means that, in no small part through necessity, we will be trying to approach this from the perspective of the clubs as institutions – last minute transfer gossip...

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Dispatches & The Football League: Not Quite A Smoking Gun, But Possibly A Start

By on Jul 18, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 10 comments

Perhaps the least surprising aspect of this evening’s “Dispatches” programme on the subject of the London Nominees Football Fund has been the almost jaded reaction that it immediately received in some quarters. This isn’t a criticism of those offering such weariness in the face of yet another programme detailing one of the ways in which a...

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