Author: Ian

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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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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