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A Little Perspective Over Villa Park

Between a sex toy being apparently strapped to the head of one of their supporters and a pitch invasion at the end of the match, it rather felt as if there might be something in the water at Villa Park last night. Much as we may have scoffed at the appointment of Tim Sherwood was selected to be the new manager of the club on Valentine’s day, Aston Villa have won three out of five matches under his charge and now going to Wembley for the semi-finals of the FA Cup, the club’s first trip to this particular of...

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The 200% Podcast 3: Steven Gerrard’s Birthday

This weekend’s 200% football podcast is slightly earlier than usual, because it’s FA Cup weekend. So, this evening we’re all about the world’s oldest cup competition, up to and including a hearty prediction for what will happen over the course of the rest of this year’s competition. Don’t pretend you’re not aroused. You can download this week’s podcast by right-clicking and saving here, you can stream it below, through Soundcloud (our Soundcloud page also features the eight non-football related podcasts that we recorded over the course of the latter stages of last year), or – drum roll – you...

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When Football Was Good, Part 1

In the first of a groundbreaking new series of pictures, our resident idiot Dotmund explores a time when football was better than it is now. This week: Pat Nevin. PAT NEVIN Winger. Born 6th September 1963, Glasgow. Clubs: Clyde (1981-1983); Chelsea (1983-1988); Everton (1988-1992); Tranmere Rovers (1992-1997); Kilmarnock (1997-1998); Motherwell (1998-2000). League appearances: 660. League goals: 107. Domestic honours: English Football League Division Two Champions 1983/84; FA Cup finalist 1989; Member’s Cup finalist 1989, 1991. International honours: 28 Scotland caps, 5 goals (1986-1996). Pat Nevin was a player it is very easy to admire. He was that old cliché: intelligent for...

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League Three By Stealth

It might be argued that the concept of league football is one of the greatest gifts that Britain has given the world. A number of teams play each other twice a season, once home and once away. You get points for winning, fewer points for drawing, and at the end of it all, the team with the most points becomes the champions. It’s a system that has been copied all over the world – albeit with minor amendments here and there – and, more than a century and a quarter after it was first introduced in England, it remains...

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A Footballer Has Been Arrested

They’re champing at the bit already, of course. The tabloid press is already straining like a horse at the tape before the Grand National, walking that most narrow of tightropes of being as salacious as they feel they can get away with whilst side-stepping possibility of prejudicing any potential future trial. Others don’t even seem to wish to attempt to walk that tightrope. An allegation diametrically opposed to a presupposed opinion has already led to mud being slung on social media and the likelihood is that the din will take a while to die down again, but in the...

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