Author: Ian

The Denuding Of Leyton Orient

At around ten to five on Saturday afternoon, the full-time whistle blew at Gresty Road, confirming something that Leyton Orient supporters had seen aware was likely to happen for some considerable time. After one hundred and twelve years of continuous presence, the Os would no longer be members of the Football League from the start of next season. Relegation came in the form of a three-nil defeat against Crewe Alexandra, a result so mundane that it didn’t particularly stick out from any of the other twenty-seven league defeats that the hapless team has managed on the pitch so far...

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Podcast 93: Good Boy Medals, 2017

https://archive.org/download/twohundredpercent_gmail_Pc93/pc93.mp3   This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast is the polar opposite of last week’s. At that time, we were having a look at the very worst of this season’s players. This week, we’re back to our third annual Good Boy Medals, a selection of the very best (and, yes, the very worst) that this season had to offer. There’s a link to the Brian Kilcline interview here and a link to the Tweet referred to elsewherre in the podcast here. Read the replies. Seriously. All of them. As ever, you can download the 200% podcast by right-clicking and saving here,...

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Podcast 92: Bizarro Player Of The Year (& Free E-Magazine)

On this week’s Twohundredpercent podcast, we have noted that the PFA issued its shortlist for their Player of the Year last week. So, as night follows day and yin follows yang, we’re taking the time out for a shortlist for the Bizarro Player of the Year. The worst Premier League player of this season, no less. We have seven nominations and an ultimate winner. And this week you can also catch up with episode two of The Emirates Stadium Mystery, in which the Arsenal manager Plumstead Highbury QC’s luck seems to have run out. After two matches. As ever,...

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Manchester United: The Fragile Invincibles

The margins between victory and some form of salvation can be extremely narrow. Four minutes into stoppage-time at Old Trafford last night, Zlatan Ibrahimovic spared Manchester United’s blushes with a penalty kick which rescued a point from a drab and frequently ponderous performance against Everton. Seldom before in recent years has the gap between those who drink from a glass half-full and those who drink from a glass half-empty felt so great. A late, late equaliser may have tickled the neurotransmitters of those who recall the halcyon days of “Fergie-time” and the like, and those people can also take...

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Podcast 91: Football Theme Parks

https://archive.org/download/pc91c/pc91c.mp3 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 for the podcast, which you can “like” by going here. And you can support us through subscribing right here, through Patreon. If you are a regular listener to our podcast, you will be painfully aware by this point that the goings-on at Arsenal Football Club have become something of an obsession recently. This has happened for a variety of reasons, but mainly is...

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