Gone But Not Forgotten (Part 1)


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. Joe says:

    Great stuff, as usual. PA have always seemed like one of the oddest anomalies, or longest footnotes, to the history of the Football League. I always wonder what happened to the majority og fans of clubs like this (and Gateshead, for that matter). Did they all switch over to City more or less straight away?

    If you want to do a bit of hefty research for the next “Gone But Not Forgotten”, what about the mysterious Aberdare Athletic?

  2. 200percent says:

    Oof. I’ve been reading up on Workington and Gateshead tonight, but I’m planning to skip any pre-season previews (I’ll leave them to people that have been paying attention to what has been going on over the summer) and cram a few of these in before the 11th of August, so Aberdare may well make a cameo appearance of some description. Gateshead’s story is one of what I can only describe as Norman-Wisdom-esque misfortune, by the way. There’s quite a story going on there.

  3. Bob Cooley says:

    I came across this site by accident – well, more a case of ‘let’s Google Bradford Park Avenue FC’ and see what happens – ok, it took me 10 or so pages to get here.

    Imagine my delight in seeing the photo of the Park Avenue ground which is very similar to the one I took in 1972 …….. can you tell me where you got yours from?

  4. Peter Brearley says:

    The suggestion that Leeds and Newcastle are twice as big as Bradford is way off the mark.
    Newcastle’s population is considerably less than Bradford’s, whilst the population of Leeds is about one-third more.

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