Tony Kempster

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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21 Responses

  1. Pete says:

    Nothing short of a legend. And unlike some, he actually is irreplaceable. He’ll be hugely missed.

  2. Jertzee says:

    A man most Wimbledon fans had never heard of prior to 2002, and yet within weeks of AFCW starting it was the place where most fans went to for their non league info fix.

    A man that will be sorely missed and, a real football legend.

    Tony Kempster RIP

  3. Andy C says:

    Even though we all knew that Tony was close to dying, it still came as a bit of a shock. Tony will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.
    The word “legend” is massively overused these days, but in Tony’s case I believe it sums him up perfectly.

  4. Simon says:

    A true great. I hope football finds a way of honouring his legacy. He is truly irreplaceable.

  5. ejh says:

    Desperately sad. For me, he did more for football than all the millionaires in the game put together.

  6. Tony C says:

    Very sad – Tony’s commitment to the Non-League cause was absolute.

    RIP.

  7. Geoff says:

    I can only echo all these comments – especially the fact that he has done more than all these millionaires etc. I am sure that if anyone had the time to carry on Tonys work we would all support it. Geoff HRFB

  8. David M says:

    Devestated. I’ve been following Tony’s site for years. It was the only way for an Aussie to know what was going on at the grass roots level of the game in England. My deepest sympathies to all those close to him.

  9. AFCWoody says:

    Truly saddened to have got the news. As you say it’s been expected but that doesn’t lessen the blow or the loss. Tony helped me make sense of the labyrinth that is non-league football (especially for us, as Jertzee says who were less familiar with it all til recent years). Once you were in it, your curiosity could lose you in his wonderful site for hours.

    Thank you Tony. And love and thoughts to your family x

  10. Charles says:

    Plain and simply a Legend.

    RIP.

  11. sally moore says:

    Just so sorry he’s gone his impact on the game and service to all fans is incredible and as above so humbly done. My condolences to his family and friends x

  12. Graham says:

    Very sad….R.I.P Tony

  13. Graham says:

    Very sad…R.I.P Tony from Wealdstone FC

  14. Richard says:

    Didn’t know Tony personally but such was his informative efficiency I felt I did.

    My condolences to his family.

  15. FP says:

    Sad to hear. The sport everywhere needs more like him.
    RIP.

  16. Max Hanna says:

    Bugger, I as an Aussie have been putting my faith in Tonys site for many years to access information about leagues in the pyramid below the very top eschelon. I will now probably give up my dream of fully understanding the structure of football in the UK because Tony’s site could always be relied on to have the very latest info on struxctural changes. Devestated. I’ve been following Tony’s site for years. It was the only way for an Aussie to know what was going on at the grass roots level of the game in England. My deepest sympathies to all those close to him.

  17. nik slater says:

    sad to read of tony`s death, he kept me up to date with a lot of my pet clubs and inspired me to visit a number of non league teams ( introducing german mates to english and welsh semi pro teams).As a result of his inspiration, i visited a lot of clubs who i didnt know existed til i read their names on his website.great man. nik slater germany

  18. Ralph says:

    Another Aussie football fan very sorry to about Terry. I grew up in Wimbledon during the 2nd W war and have been following them through Terry’s site, the maps were very helpful. Please can someone keep it going

  19. segura says:

    Mesmo sem conhece-lo fiquei muito triste. Toda semana acompanhava os resultados da non-league como voces falam ai na England. Muita força para a familia e muita paz nesta hora. Apesar do atraso somente agora consegui mandar este e-mail.

  20. Barry Newman says:

    R.I.P. Tony, and thanks for the stream of info. A Great of The Game.

  21. Juwon says:

    A selfless man,dedicated to giving what he had for no fianancial gain.
    He is a man that made an impact on my early years of football pools managment.
    Legend.

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