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Tottenham Hotspur: My Eyes Have Seen The Glory

Accidents of birth can be the strangest of things. My father has been a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur since 1946, and from the first flat that I called home in Lower Edmonton we could see the White Hart Lane floodlights from the living room window when a night match was on. However, due to the complications of being born to an older mother in the early 1970s, I was born in a long-forgotten annex of the the Royal Free Hospital in Liverpool Road, a short distance from The Angel, Islington, the heart of Arsenal territory. Perhaps this explains why...

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West Bromwich Albion’s Real McClean

I am not one for “unfriending” people on Facebook. But I made an exception in March when an ex-friend charmingly captioned a photograph of Irish international James McClean and former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness “a stupid c**t and a dead c**t.” I entirely accept that many people would echo the comment about McGuinness, given his pre-political life in the Provisional Irish Republican Army. But the comment about McClean was not acceptable in any sense. McClean the footballer has done many stupid things, for which he has received yellow and red cards. And, while not excusing my...

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Old Firm? Still “No Thanks”

OK. I laughed…and laughed when Celtic’s Mikael Lustig slalomed through Rangers’ traffic-cone defence and plonked a 20-yard effort into the corner of the net at Ibrox the other Saturday. And Celtic’s dominance of the two recent meetings with the post-liquidation Rangers has, not before time, reflected the gulf in class between the clubs, on-field and off. But I am as unenamoured with the “Old Firm” fixture as ever, thanks not only to fans’ behaviour but also Sky Sports’ continuing insanely unprofessional coverage of it. Whatever your views on Rangers’ existing after liquidation, the “Old Firm” itself, an alleged mutual...

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Podcast 94: Relegation From The Football League

Well, it’s a couple of days late, but it’s here at last – the ninety-fourth Twohundredpercent podcast and not, as alluded to with the opening words, the ninety-fifth. This week – and bear in mind that this podcast was recorded on Sunday afternoon – we’re on the peculiar world of relegation from the Football League, touching on the strange practice of re-election, the prospects for Leyton Orient and Hartlepool United, and what happens when a club goes bust completely, as well as touching upon Harry Redknapp and the – yawn – race for fourth place in the Premier League....

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The Twohundredpercent Magazine: September 2016

Good evening everybody. Subscribers to the Twohundredpercent e-magazine will have heard the gentle plop of an attachment hitting their inbox this evening, with the issue of the eighth publication. It’s a few days late again, unfortunately, but not as late as last month’s (!) and this month we feature Brian Clough, a brief history of goalkeeper’s gloves, play-offs, and Kelvin MacKenzie. A mixed bag, indeed. As some of you may already be aware, we’ve started to make the older editions of this magazine available for you to download. This month’s is the second edition, from September of last year....

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