Seeing The Wood For The Trees


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Chris Taylor says:

    There’s fairly good relations between the two clubs at ‘board level’. We were supposed to be playing cup matches at Alty this season until the FA but a kibosch on that. Indeed, many see Moss Lane as an ideal stop-gap solution to end our Kafkaesque Gigg Lane nightmare.

    There has always been bad blood between the two set of supporters. There was some trouble at a friendly involving the two sides back in 2006, causing some Alty fans to demand that FC United never be allowed back to Moss Lane again. Some cheeky/arrogant wags on our side will suggest that Alty are just worried that they’re no longer the biggest non-league side in the area, but I couldn’t possibly comment on that.

    Wherever this fued comes from, until the Alty fans check their behaviour and stop throwing around wild and damaging accusations, it’s unlikely to be patched up.

    (Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s a two way street, and we all need to show maturity and responsibility, but seriously, Fc’um)

  2. Chris Taylor says:

    Oh. And we lost 3-0. The following was taken from the Altrincham forum:

    “What a load of rubbish about nothing. I volunteered to steward tonight and it was a pleasure to do so. Saturday may of been a nightmare tonight was a dream. First to last minute nothing ever looked likely to K/O. I would just like to say on behalf of the club well done to every fan.”

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