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Is It Time For A New Football Club For Newcastle?

They’re not quite at extreme ends of the joy versus despair end of the spectrum, but the experiences of the supporters of FC United of Manchester and Newcastle United over the last few weeks do contrast quite clearly with each other. On the one hand, FC United supporters have spent the last couple of weeks or so basking in the warm afterglow of finally lifting the title in the Northern Premier League whilst awaiting the opening of their new Broadhurst Park ground. Meanwhile, in the Premier League, Newcastle United supporters have had to put up with their team reverting...

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Tranmere Rovers & Cheltenham Town Stare Into The Abyss

The lights went out over Prenton Park and Whaddon Road last weekend. After ninety-four and sixteen years respectively, Tranmere Rovers and Cheltenham Town fell through the trapdoor at the bottom of the Football League on Saturday, and both will start next season, quite possibly still a little chastened from the whole experience, in the Football Conference, or, as it will be known after a summer’s worth of rebranding, the National League. The Football League Show will cease to be much of a relevance on Saturday evenings. The League Cup and The Johnstones Paint Trophy will be replaced by the...

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The Cherries On The Cake

It might, perhaps, should, have been a nervy evening on the south coast. Playing forty-eight hours after the rest of the division has completed its weekend fixtures may have a tendency to give bored or distracted players the opportunity to entertain themselves by dwelling upon the magnitude of the game ahead. Fortunately for them, however, Bournemouth were playing a Bolton team which, after half an hour or so of making a reasonable fist of putting some sort of opposition, started to play as if their minds were already focusing on their end of season awards dinner as the first...

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Are Enfield Town To Pay The Price For The FA’s Maladministration?

The forty-six match regular season in the Ryman League came to an end this weekend but, true to form for a competition in the non-league game, with play-offs at the top of the league’s three divisions due to start in the next few days or so, a question mark remains over who will actually be taking part in them this year. In the league’s Premier Division, Maidstone United were crowned as champions last week, and one of the play-offs will see third-placed Margate play Dulwich Hamlet, whilst the other will be played between runners-up Hendon and… well, the obvious...

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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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