The Welcome Return Of The Terrors From Tooting


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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5 Responses

  1. Great article; thanks, Ian.

  2. Paul says:

    Ah, Tooting & Mitcham who used to be spoken about with the likes of Yeovil Town when the FA Cup was ever mentioned.
    I would love to see them cause an upset at Stockport.

  3. kev hennessy says:

    One small error, the victory over Swindon was at Sandy Lane, T&M, along with Sutton Utd, Wimbledon and Carshalton Ath, were one of my local non league sides and this was one of those games, the Wimbledon/Leeds replay being another, when every kid for miles around turned up to watch ensuring a packed stadium. They don’t play at Sandy Lane anymore and have had a nice stadium built on the site of the old NAAFI sports ground on the Mitcham/Carshalton border, a site that was the training ground of Chelsea until 1976 and Palace from that date on, I grew up a stone’s throw there and it was a pretty good place to live football wise.

  4. Ted Parsons says:

    Nice article About Tooting & Mitcham the T&M team of the 58/59 season every player who played for us deserve a place in the Tooting’s ‘Hall of Fame’ non more so than Paddy Hasty in my book the finest player ever to wear an T&M shirt.

    To me the bedrock of the ‘Beautiful Game’ lays firmly with the Non-League teams. The money boys have turned the Beautiful game into the ugly game, with their ‘Win at al cost’ attitude, the golden rule now seems to be ‘Challenge every decision’ and when you loose the ball you must roll over a minimum of three roll, it won’t impress the crowd but it might full the ref.

    Non league fans love their football and as long as they see honest endeavour for 90 mins they will accept defeat. They don’t want goal line cameras and third officials they know that bad decisions equal themselves out over the season. And if any league club has the misfortune to drop into one of the non-league divisions they will find out where the ‘bedrock ‘of the beautiful game really does exists.

    Wishing all Non League clubs
    Oceans of luck,
    And Tides of Happiness.


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