When Is A Pre-Season Tour Not A Pre-Season Tour?


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. How bizarre! I’d be interested in an update – I can’t even think why a club would fabricate such a story…

  2. Salamander says:

    Have just found your site via WSC and after trawling through the many splendid articles, found this one (When is a Pre-Season Tour not a Pre-Season Tour). Being a follower of non-league football and more specifically with interests in York City, Harrogate Town and Harrogate Railway Athletic am fairly close to Bradford. I can remember Park Avenue playing at York City during the sixties and the goalscoring exploits of Bobby Ham during those times were legendary amongst followers of Clubs in the Fourth Division. So, do we have any further news of this “tour”?

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