February 2012

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Fabio Capello Was The Least Of England’s Intractable Problems

Welcome to English football in 2012. The captain of the national team faces a criminal charge for the use of racially aggravated abuse during a Premier League match. Five months after the event, the FA announce that this player will be stripped of the captaincy without, it would appear, having consulted the manager.

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February 9, 2012
Ian

Capello Out – Enter The Barwick-O-Tron (Again)

So, Fabio Capello quits as the England national coach. This is, perhaps, unsurprising considering the dog’s abuse that he has taken while leading the national team through an almost flawless qualification campaign, before finding that the decision over who would take the England captain’s arm-band was taken away from him without consultation. It may be…

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February 8, 2012
Ian

An Englishman In A Small Town: Paul Grech Meets Ben Perry Acton

We have something a little different for you today on Twohundredpercent, as Paul Grech meets Ben Perry Acton, a player that forsook the English game to pursue a career in Malta. In addition to this, Ben had a grandfather whose name will be more than familiar to the supporters of Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers –…

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February 8, 2012
Ian

European Championship Stories: 1968 – A Rhapsody In Blue

In December of 1970, the Italian playwright Dario Fo released a play entitled “Morte Accidentale Di Un Anarchico” (“The Accidental Death Of An Anarchist”). Based on the aftermath of the 1969¬†Piazza Fontana Bombing in Milan, which killed seventeen people, it was a play that shone a light upon the subsequent death of¬†Giuseppe Pinelli, an anarchist…

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February 7, 2012
Ian

The 2012 African Cup Of Nations: The Quarter-Finals

They huffed and puffed. And Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana, Africa’s two best footballing nations according to Fifa’s rankings (so it must be true), are looking good to contest Sunday’s African Cup of Nations final, without looking good in getting there. That said, they form half of what was nearly a semi-final line-up that some (i.e….

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February 7, 2012
Mark

Match Of The Week: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

The weather has not been a friend to football supporters of late. The cold snap did for a majority of matches scheduled below the Premier League, and this evening, an hour before kick-off at Anfield, there is a possibility that it might strike again, with a thick fog over Liverpool. The fog clears in time…

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February 6, 2012
Ian

Non-League Videos Of The Past: The FA Trophy Final

As you are probably already aware, the weather took an axe to this weekend’s non-league fixture list and only a handful of matches took place anywhere. The FA Trophy Third Round matches were completely called off and will be played at a later date, so the draw for the quarter-finals, which is to be made…

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February 6, 2012
Ian
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