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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Five – December 1991

We’re approaching the halfway point in our story of the 1991/1992 Football League First Division season this morning, and with Christmas approaching it’s still Leeds United and Manchester United at the head of the pack. In addition, we have another round of goals from the Football League Cup, and at the foot of this page you can see how the league table stood as 1991 drew to a close.             Football League Division One Table: end of the 29th December 1991                          ...

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The 200% Podcast 8: Films About Football Are Dreadful

Good evening. It’s Friday night, so it’s time for the next 200% podcast and this week we’re on the case of the beautiful game versus the silver screen. And if you’ve ever seen any of these films, you’ll know that “versus” is definitely the key word here. 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 join Twohundredpercent on the casting couch on Facebook by clicking...

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When Football Was Good, Part 6 – Emlyn Hughes

Even his nickname was of the decade that came to encapsulate the best of his career. For some, the name Crazy Horse might summon forth mental images of Neil Young’s screaming, screeching backing band. For others, it might be the peculiar sight of Mormon syrup specialists The Osmonds proving that they could rock out as well as dampen female gussets. For football supporters of that decade, however, it’s a name that could only reasonably be associated with one person. Liverpool’s Emlyn Hughes. It’s easy to recall Hughes as the pastel-sweatered joker with a voice inflected with helium on the...

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How Scottish Journalism Works, Parts One & Two

I was ready for Easter when Rangers International Football Club (RIFC) released their interim financial results for the six months to December 2014. And by the end of this week in this story, I was ready to retire. The accounts were bog-standard RIFC stuff, although seeing the whole corporate clusterf*ck spread out on-screen still retained powers to amaze. Multi-million pound losses? £2.89m. Check. Barmy payments to external bodies? Half-a-million to Newcastle United if Rangers win promotion. Check. Rangers challenging in Scotland and Europe? By 2022. Check. Traditions and values? Traditional values and traditions (traditional traditions?). Check. Contingent liabilities? Craig...

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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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