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The 200% Podcast 10: The Best & The Worst Of Everything

This week’s 200% podcast is an exercise in grand larceny. Yes, reader, we stole this idea shamelessly from the Football Attic, and it’s on the subject of the best and the worst. Tournaments, commentators, kits, balls, the lot. It’s all here. You might not agree with us on any of our choices, so feel free to add your own to the comments below. You can download the Twohundredpercent podcast by right-clicking and saving here, you can stream it through the link below or you can subscribe to this series on Itunes by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on...

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How Scottish Football Journalism “Works,” Part Three

BBC Scotland sports journalist Tom English, one of the best of a much-maligned breed, tweeted a very good point this week: “Sunday was a great result for Neil Doncaster. With all this thunder about Steven McLean it almost seems like last Wednesday never happened.” English was referring to the aftermath of Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s 3-2 win over Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final and in particular the reported inability of three of the match’s officials, including referee McLean, to see a clear handball by Caley’s Josh Meekings. This aftermath has, momentarily at least, drowned out the outrage at SPFL...

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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Seven – February 1992

We’re now into February 1992 in our review of the last season of the old Football League First Division, and there is still clear blue sky between Leeds United and Manchester United at the top and the rest, whilst at the foot of the table just six points separate the bottom eight clubs. February of this particular year was a leap year month, and for that to fall on a Saturday is something that only occurs every twenty-eight years. By the end of this month, there was a seven point gap between second placed Leeds United and third placed...

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The Kingstonian Keeper Keeps It To Himself

Journalistic instinct. You just can’t buy it. Which is a pity. Because I could have done with some on February 23rd when Kingstonian goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey leapt momentarily into the gathering of Bognor Regis Town fans to “confront” one of them as they celebrated their 2-1 win. When it happened I was already striding purposefully away from the Ks’ Kingsmeadow Stadium, with my last direct bus home 15 minutes purposeful striding away and due in about 16. So, despite being in the press area almost throughout the game and yards from what was momentarily a national news story-ette thanks...

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The Peculiar Psychological Trauma Of The Play-Offs

It’s that time of year again, when the points won and lost during matches played earlier in the season start to take on a significance that they didn’t seem to hold in the autumn and winter. What might have happened if we hadn’t dropped those two points in September? How could we have realised that the last minute penalty that we missed in January could have such ramifications, and so soon? Both the solid and dotted lines that carve up league tables start to feel tangible, as the possibility of promotion or relegation start to loom heavily in our...

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