Author: Ian

Podcast 90: The Rest Of The Season, Decided

There was no football in the Premier League or the Football League this weekend and the internationals didn’t really seem worth talking about that much, so this week’s Twohundredpercent podcast takes a look at the tops and bottoms of the top four of the Premier League and the three divisions of the Football League and tells you, with absolutely no doubt whatsoever, who will be promoted and who will be relegated. We’ve also got some news of a new feature that will be appearing on both the website and the podcast. As ever, you can download the 200% podcast...

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The Trouble With The Soundtrack To England 

It is a simple fact of life that the scheduling of international friendly matches is more likely to provoke earnest discussion about the state of things than it is to provide entertainment on the pitch. With Europe’s domestic leagues now gearing up for the final legs of  their domestic seasons, the small matter of why it should have been deemed necessary to poke the hornet’s nest of antipathy that many hold towards the international game by scheduling rounds of matches at this time of year remains tantalisingly out of reach. So, in Dortmund last night Germany beat England by...

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Podcast 89: The Weekly Football Digest

This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast sees us try out another new format. This time, we’re going with a weekly football digest angle, so it’s Manchester City and Leicester City in the Champions League, Nottingham Forest and Derby County in the Championship, and it’s the revealing of the new England squad for their upcoming matches against Germany and Lithuania. 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”...

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Podcast 88: Arsenal vs Lincoln City – The Director’s Commentary

So, for this week’s Twohundredpercent podcast, we decided to go for a different tack to normal. The FA Cup quarter-final between Arsenal and Lincoln City was being played, so we just left it on in the background and discussed whatever it was that came to mind. A success? Probably not, but you live and learn, eh? 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...

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The Inevitable Arsenal Post-Mortem

It comes so regularly that we could almost set our watches by it, but this year’s does feel somehow more significant than in previous years. The flaming car-wreck that Arsenal’s two-legged Champions League Round of Sixteen match against Bayern Munich became was going to be something of a weathervane for Arsene Wenger before a ball was even kicked in anger. The outcome of it, ten goals conceded over the course of the two matches, feels like a significant symptom of something far greater. The end of Wenger’s time at Arsenal is surely now fast approaching, and with that comes...

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