Clyde Learn Their Lessons The Hard Way

Ian

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. December 6, 2010

    [...] A good article about the off-field progress Clyde have made despite their on-field difficulties recently. Read it here. [...]

  2. December 10, 2010

    [...] Clyde Learn Their Lessons The Hard Way Two Hundred Percent [...]

  3. December 22, 2010

    [...] The points deduction doesn’t look as hefty as it seemed at the time either, and this is where I differ from Dundee fans. They believe it to be severe, while many others consider it, if anything, pretty lenient. As noted in previous articles, the team they have kept on the pitch is a pretty good one, and still among the best-paid in the division, and this has been borne out by recent form. They are unbeaten since administration, and currently on a run of five straight wins, putting them only eight points adrift at the bottom even after the deduction, and well on course to avoid relegation – probably at the expense of a Stirling Albion side who are still paying far less than them in wages, even after Dundee’s recent round of redundancies. If that is how it pans out, then by the start of next season they’ll have wiped the slate clean and will be seen to have got off pretty lightly in comparison to others. (The best point of comparison here, to my mind, is not so much Livingston, whose sanction was applied for different if related reasons, but against clubs who haven’t gone into administration but have instead taken drastic steps to avoid defaulting on debt – specifically I’m thinking of Clyde, whose plight I highlighted on this site the other week.) [...]

  4. July 14, 2012

    [...] leave the last word not to Rangers but to Clyde. I’ve covered Clyde’s travails on twohundredpercent before, but in short, they made huge cutbacks to their playing budget back in 2009, in order to avoid [...]

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