Author: Ian

Blackpool vs Leyton Orient: The EFL Does It Again

It wouldn’t have taken a genius, this time last year, to have predicted that possibly the most combustible game of the following League Two season would be the match at Bloomfield Road between Blackpool and Leyton Orient. Both clubs are in a state of something approaching civil war between supporters and owners, and even on-the-pitch matters – Orient finished last season only one place below the play-off positions whilst Blackpool go into the final day of the season with an excellent chance of going one step further than the Os could manage last season – have only partially told...

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Leyton Orient: The Final Lies & Indignity

The final home Football League match at Brisbane Road was always going to be an emotional affair. After one hundred and twelve years, the curtain was brought down for Leyton Orient in a manner in which the club’s supporters have become wearyingly familiar over the course of the last nine months or so, with reasonably a comprehensive home defeat against a Colchester United team that still harbours outside hopes of snatching a play-off place come the very end of the season. It seems difficult to believe that the Os were a penalty shoot-out away from Championship football less than...

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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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