Hopelessly Romantic: Remembering Works Teams


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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4 Responses

  1. Haywain says:

    Possibly even Carl Zeiss Jena.

  2. Jason says:

    Too right you are Haywain, thank you for spotting the typo.

  3. Alexander Nolan says:

    Well, if we’re going there, then maybe it should be Cammell Laird as well! Nice to see a mention for them and Vauxhall Motors, both of whom are within a few miles of me.

    They both struggle for crowds (although who doesn’t at their levels?), and I think it’s because many football fans find it hard to adopt them as their non-league team because they have no links to the company they’re linked with. And whilst both Lairds and Vauxhalls factories are still in full operation, there doesn’t seem to much appetite for the employees of the plants to get behind ‘their’ team.

    Vauxhall do seem to be building a good fanbase for the future though, allowing kids in for free over the last few seasons, and only charging £1 for the coming season.

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