Author: Edward

Dotmund’s Bayeux Odyssey: Day One

Long time readers of this site will already be plenty aware of the fact that we love a bit of art here on 200%. From that picture of dogs playing poker to the poster of a woman scratching her backside whilst playing tennis, there isn’t any art that we don’t like. In 2010, Edward Carter took the story of France’s brief involvement in the competition and told it through the means of a Bayeux Tapestry, and this summer, as it’s being held in France, he’s telling the story of the entire tournament. He’s already indicated the extent of the...

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10 Years of Twohundredpercent: Mungo Rides Again

Those amongst you with long memories will probably remember our cartoon series, Shit Shot Mungo. Over the course of 110 cartoons and a handful of specials, Edward Carter (and later David Squires) told us the story of Mungo McCrackas, a striker who was (almost) inexplicably signed by the Scottish club Heart of Clackmannanshire on a ten year contract that was worth £47m per year and guaranteed that he had to start every match up front and on his own. Such contractual details didn’t overly bother the club’s chairman and magnet magnate Sir Roddy Bulbs, of course, but they didn’t...

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Parking The Coach, Part Two: Valeriy Lobanovskyi

In the second of our new series on the great coaches of the past, Edward Carter looks at the life and career of Valeriy Lobanovskyi, with both words and a picture. In spite of what watching Sunderland might teach us to the contrary, association football stubbornly refuses to be purely categorised as an art form. Even when played at its most aesthetically pleasing, football remains a game that prizes gusto over brio. It is, in the final analysis, always fundamentally an exercise in mathematics, an activity, a sport and a business built on results and results alone. Nevertheless, popular...

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Parking The Coach, Part One: Guy Roux

In the first of this brand new series on the greatest coaches of all-time, Edward Carter picks apart the life and times of one of the longest serving coaches in the entire history of the game – Auxerre’s idiosyncratic Guy Roux. It is a truism, well accepted by all parties with a vested interest in Association Football (with perhaps the exception of people who are actually responsible for the hiring and firing of such people), that managerial continuity is a Good Thing. Successful clubs can often look back to a period when on-field affairs were less than optimal, when...

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The 200% Podcast: Homework!

Good morning, friends! This week’s 200% podcast is called Old Matches Through Modern Eyes, in which we’re watching four matches from the past and re-evaluating them through the eyes of the modern football watcher. Whether it’s the tactics, the kits or the television presentation, we’ll – probably – have it covered, and if you want to join in the fun, you can watch along with us in advance of Friday evening’s podstravaganza. The four matches that we’ve picked from the archives are as follows: England vs Hungary: Wembley Stadium, London – November 1953. Brazil vs Uruguay: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara...

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