Sign My Son & I Might Lend You Some Money


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. Paul says:

    As a Cambridge lad I have a soft spot for Histon and what they have achieved over the last 3-4 seasons is a credit to all their hard working staff and small loyal bunch of fans.

    However, the fact of the matter is that they have been punching above their weight and with the recent departure of their long serving Chairman Gareth Baldwin and his wife, Lisa, who was the club secretary I can see more problems in the near future. They have been forced to release many of the players who brought them success last year and with the recent departure, on loan (with a view to a permanent move in January), of Josh Simpson to Peterborough United they are now very thin on the ground with Conference level strikers.
    I watched their match at my club, Rushden & Diamonds, on Saturday and they were very poor and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see them falling further down the league.

  2. Steve Gabb says:

    Cardiff City are currently being courted by Malaysian investors, namely a guy by the name of Dato Chan Tien Ghee. His son appeared on trial at Cardiff City a few weeks ago.

  3. Martin says:

    Histon have been a car-crash waiting to happen for years, just like Fisher, Grays, Weymouth, Eastleigh etc. etc.

  4. Phil of Bath says:

    It’s already happened at Dorchester, where former chairman Eddie Mitchell’s son was unwillingly picked for the team. When steady Eddie decided to jump ship to take over basket case Bournemouth, he wasn’t allowed to be in charge of 2 clubs concurrently, so his two sons, in their very early 20’s, became joint chairmen of Dorchester for a few days, until wiser counsels prevailed and stalwarts who had resigned in protest were invited back.

  5. NottyImp says:

    Nepotism can take different forms. Adam Buckley made a habit of following his father, Alan, around League clubs and inflicting himself on them. Or maybe it was the other way around. :)

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