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Where, Exactly, Do Queens Park Rangers Go From Here?

It took all of four minutes on Sunday afternoon for the inevitable to be effectively confirmed. Manchester City might have been to the Premier League title with some comfort by Chelsea, but this only seemed to have the effect of giving the team something to prove, and so it was that Queens Park Rangers, who should in theory have been fighting for their Premier League lives, rolled over in just about the most supine manner possible and allowed a sky blue coloured steamroller to squash their chances of a second successive season with their noses at the top flight...

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End Of Season Ennui

There’s something in the air this weekend, and it isn’t just a lengthened hangover caused by staying up all night on Thursday to watch the general election results come in. Across the board, the 2014/15 season is ending with a splutter rather than a climax of any description, and a familiar feeling of stratification is starting to fall over the competitions that we might have hoped would be reaching boiling point by this time. Chelsea won the Premier League last weekend in an appropriately stop-start manner, with a missed penalty and rebound against Crystal Palace, whilst even the first...

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The 200% Podcast 12: General Election Special

This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast is a day earlier than usual on account of the general election, and this evening we’re setting out our manifesto pledges for the voting public. 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 Twitter by clicking here. You can go door to door with Twohundredpercent on Facebook by clicking...

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Saturday Night On Channel Five For The Football League

It had been strongly suggested since the end of last year, but yesterday the confirmation came, once and for all. After six years, it’s time to say farewell to The Football League Show. The Football League has signed a new television deal that will take its highlights package back to commercial television, and from the start of next year the three divisions below the Premier League will be shown on Saturday nights on Channel Five, instead, along with highlights from the League Cup and the Football League Trophy. Live coverage will remain, for the time being at the very least,...

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The Decline & Fall Of Leyton Orient

As things turned out, it wouldn’t have mattered that much anyway. With just over an hour played in yesterday’s final round of matches in League One, though, it looked as if there was a chance that Leyton Orient might just have been capable of performing some sort of great escape. Two goals up away to Swindon Town with the home side having had their goalkeeper sent off, and with the other matches involving teams at the bottom hanging delicately in the balance, though, it had started to feel as if an unlikely climax to a dismal season for the...

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