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The 200% Podcast 7: Bloody Hell, Albion

Good morning, podfriends. On this week’s 200% podcast, we’re trying something a little different – a before, during and after of the Good Friday match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Norwich City. You can download the Twohundredpercent podcast by clicking 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 shout yourselves hoarse at Twohundredpercent’s logical fallacies on Facebook by clicking...

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When Football Was Good, part 5

BRIAN KILCLINE Defender. Born 7th May 1962, Nottingham. Clubs: Notts County (1980-1984); Coventry City (1984-1991); Oldham Athletic (1991-1992); Newcastle United (1992-1994); Swindon Town (1994-1995); Mansfield Town (1995-1997); Halifax Town (1997-1998). League appearances: 440. League goals: 42. Domestic honours: FA Cup 1987. International honours: 2 U21 England caps (1982) Brian “Killer” Kilcline was everything you’d want in a hard-tackling centre back. Influential, charismatic, just the right amount of eccentric (he generally eschewed volleyed clearances, preferring the tried and true diving header) and not a little hard (he once beat John Fashanu at arm wrestling, as well as being invalided out...

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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Four – November 1991

Well, it’s getting on towards winter now and the First Division of the Football League is starting to settle into an agreeable groove, with Leeds United and Manchester United having established themselves at the top of the table. This morning, we’ve got the goals from every weekend of this month, plus some more goals from the League Cup and Manchester United’s European Super Cup match against Red Star Belgrade, from Old Trafford. There is, you’ll note, another free weekend for international fixtures. You can see the First Division table as it stood at the close of play on the...

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Taking On Mike Ashley, The Rangers Way

Mike Ashley, Newcastle United’s owner and all-round corporate scumbag appears an expensive barrier to Rangers’ financial progress. When former RIFC director Chris Graham was proclaiming the skies over Ibrox free of massive clouds, Ashley had already formed his own ultra-massive, lucrative clouds.  He reportedly invested £1m to buy three million RIFC shares before the now-infamous Initial Public Offer (IPO) in December 2012, a considerable personal investment in the context of the IPO, if not in the context of Ashley’s personal fortune, which made him Rangers’ third-largest shareholder. There were also reports that Rangers could “borrow as many as nine...

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Scotland’s Football Association Is Not Corrupt

Scotland’s football authorities have taken as much of a booting over their mishandling of the “Rangers situation” as its mainstream media. However, the SFA have recently demonstrated considerable versatility in the art. The latest examples came from the fraught, occasionally violent, Scottish Cup quarter-final tie between Celtic and Dundee United; particularly the first match at United’s Tannadice ground on March 8th; and particularly the unseemly stramash ten minutes in. And the SFA then extended their mishandling of the affair by their ultra-sensitive, immature reaction to criticism of that mishandling by Dundee United supporter Stewart Milne on the Scotzine website....

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