Celebrating Football’s Greatest Chairman


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.

You may also like...

5 Responses

  1. Simon Cope says:

    I was about to type a very angry sarcastic rant in response to this, but luckily I remembered the date before I stuck both feet in my mouth!

  2. Micky F says:

    I don’t know Simon, this seems on the level to me. Anyone care to join my campaign to have a bronze statue of “Evil Santa” raised outside FA headquarters?

  3. CTT says:

    Obviously, this article should be accompanied by this picture:


    But can’t, because of copyright.

  4. Andy Nattan says:

    “Unfortunately, the chance of a final face to face at the end of the season with Mahwhinney was not to be however, as Leeds heart-breakingly missed out on the play-offs”

    Where do I apply for my refund? I was conned for tickets to Leeds vs Carlisle, Carlisle vs Leeds and Doncaster vs Leeds in what I thought were the playoffs that season, and Donny fans seemed rather chuffed with the whole affair.

  5. Rob says:

    @Andy – Other innacuracies in the story include “Bates about to lead Leeds back into the Premier League where they belong”, “Chelsea’s loss was Leeds’ gain”, “Bates helped broker a record-breaking deal with Sky Television, thus enabling the breakthrough of satellite television in the UK. Such a deal has been nothing but a benefit for football and football fans across the country” and of course the title.

    These things happen on days like these.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>