Pulling The Plug On Team Bath


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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2 Responses

  1. another_steve says:

    Sorry to be pedantic, but I disagree with your statement:
    “Automatic promotion and relegation between the Football League and the non-league game took a long time to come, and the expansion of this to two clubs each season took still longer.”

    The expansion to two clubs each season didn’t take longer than the time taken to get one automatic promotion/relegation place.
    The Football League was formed in 1888, it took 98 years to allow automatic promotion/relegation. Even if you start counting with formation of the Alliance Premier League (currently called Blue Square Premier) in 1979, it was still 7 seasons before Scarborough became first club promoted automatically in 1987. Doncaster won the first playoffs in 2003, so that’s only 6 more years.

    Apart from this small point, I found the article to be a very enjoyable and informative read.

  2. Ged says:

    “whilst there has never been any suggestion that there was any financial impropriety,” erm.. I think there has, on many occasions. The whole set-up was considered by some, allegedly, to be, allegedly, misappropriation/misuse of university educational funds

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