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The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Chelsea

When UEFA announced its Financial Fair Play regulations last summer, several names immediately sprang to mind as clubs that would likely have to change many of their habits from recent years if they were to be allowed to continue to compete in European competitions under the new rules. As such, last season could perhaps be…

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July 24, 2011
Ian

Use Hearing Protection: Six FA Cup Final Songs

Amid all the talk of the “devaluation” of the FA Cup (and it should go without saying that we should all wish an eternal curse on that rogue organisation, the Premier League, for seeking to undermine further it by scheduling a round of matches on the day of the FA Cup final – how difficult…

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May 14, 2011
Ian

(Enchanted) Forest Green and Vince charming

Plans for a new club crest are the latest in a series of changes for Conference survivors Forest Green Rovers. Once upon a time there was a little club on a hill which was the luckiest club around, they stayed in the Conference year after year. One day a rich eco-Prince took over. The rich…

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May 9, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

Everybody knows the maths.Prior to kick-off, Chelsea are three points behind Manchester United, and the two sides are level on goal difference. A win for them this afternoon will put them top of the table with two matches of the Premier League season left to play. There is perhaps something inevitable the fact that Manchester…

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May 8, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

The machine trundles on. Manchester United go into this evening’s Champions League quarter-final against Chelsea looking more likely become, if some sources are to be believed, the first ever English club to win the treble without actually playing that well. Is there, however, anything behind this throwaway comment? The recent statistics speak for themselves. They…

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April 12, 2011
Ian

Celebrating Football’s Greatest Chairman

With the recent protests against the government so far peaking with half a million protestors marching with the TUC to Hyde Park last Saturday, we have decided here at twohundredpercent that we will spend April looking at some of the figures within football who have sought to smash the system over the years. Later in…

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April 1, 2011
Ian

2010: A Football Financial Review

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known as “Sensible Surfer” on the BBC Football website over the Christmas period. “Ridsdale set to take control… good news,” he/she said,…

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January 1, 2011
Mark
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