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Kingstonian & Kingsmeadow: Get Me Out Of Here

Tuesday’s Guardian newspaper contained a terrific double-page article by Nick Ames on Kingstonian’s last-ever game at Kingsmeadow Stadium, where they had played since 19th August 1989. Nick covered almost all the bases; the history, the politics, the possible impact of an immediate-term move out of Kingston borough, the raw emotion, my mate Phil’s bobble hat. And the piece wasn’t harmed by… OK, it massively benefited FROM… the absence of any of my ten-minute chat with him. Because I was, in equal measure, without a bobble-hat… and any emotion worth including in a national newspaper. I recall missing only one...

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The Ryman League Denouement: Close Shaves At Both Ends

Sky Sports would have LOVED it. The title in doubt until minutes from the very end? Play-off and relegation places decided by stoppage-time action? And controversy? Just step this way. Easter Monday simplified the Ryman Premier’s various issues, although it still left only one game, Tonbridge Angels v Worthing, with nothing at all riding on it. Saturday’s extraordinary events reintroduced the chaos theory. To quickly-ish recap, Havant & Waterlooville led the table by two points from Bognor Regis Town, who had a better goal difference. So, if Bognor won at home to relegation-threatened Metropolitan Police, Havant HAD to win at...

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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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Rangers: Dave King – At It Again?

Last week, Rangers International Football Club (RIFC) chairman, Dave King, unilaterally decided, as he does, that regulations were for other people. His attitude, as it does, could land him in court. Yet, as they do, elements of Scotland’s Glasgow-based football media still consider him Rangers’ “best hope of salvation” and “still the right man to lead” them despite…EVERYTHING. Followers of football club takeovers know that if individuals or groups “acting in concert” exceed 30% ownership, they are obliged by the “City Code on Takeovers and Mergers” to offer to buy the remaining shareholding. The independent “Takeover Appeal Board” (TAB)...

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