Author: Ian

Podcast 86: Any More Pie?

Well, pies have been in the air over the last week or so, so this week we’re taking a look at that uncomfortable junction at which romance and sentimentalism meet cold hard cash. How realpolitiking is acceptable? How wretched is the tabloid press? And will Leicester City now have been cursed by their decision to relieve Claudio Ranieri of his duties? We shall see. As ever, you can download the 200% podcast by right-clicking and saving here, whilst the 200% podcast’s RSS feed is here and you can subscribe through Itunes here. We now also have a Facebook page...

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Leicester City: The End Of The Fairy Tale

The supporters of Leicester City have had to face up to some harsh realities this season. It turned out that, rather than being the beginning of a bright new dawn for the club, the triumph that took the Premier League trophy to the East Midlands last May was the exception for the club rather than the rule. This season, despite bucking many expectations in their first – and, barring a win that would now surely be as unlikely as qualifying to enter the competition in the first place, surely last – season in the Champions League, the team’s form...

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Morecambe: Many Questions, No Answers 

So … how many owners does Morecambe FC really need?  There’s a bit of a dog fight going on over the bones of the club at the moment. No one seems to know exactly who holds the majority of its shares.  Club Chairman (still), Peter McGuigan says he sold them to Brazilian Qatari resident, Diego Lemos who may or may not have paid for them via a holding company, G50, set up for him by Graham Burnard of County Durham.  Burnard claims Lemos has not paid for that service and has resigned as Director of the company, so in...

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Football Shorts: Sutton United: From The Sun To A Cloud

Football can be a game of what ifs, and while Arsenal eventually picked a way through their trip to Gander Green Lane to play Sutton United last night, home supporters might well be left wondering how things might have been different had Roarie Deacon’s second half shot fallen a handful of inches lower and not crashed back off the crossbar with Arsenal’s lead still at two-nil. Might they have been able to find a further way back into the match? It’s possible, but we’ll never know for sure. A goal in each half was enough to send Arsenal through...

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Scunthorpe & Sheffield: United, Yet Divided

The biggest Football League crowd of the weekend didn’t come, for once, from the Championship. An attendance of almost 28,000 people was at Bramall Lane to see the top two clubs in League One prove what the league table has been saying for a little while, now, that there’s only a hair’s breadth between the two clubs that, for now at least,  remain the most likely to get promoted – although supporters of both Bolton Wanderers and Fleetwood Town may well dispute this assertion – at the end of the season. This was, unsurprisingly, a tempestuous encounter, defined by...

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