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Gaelic Football: Roscommon, From Rags To Riches

Last March, Roscommon were touted in Ireland’s media as Gaelic Football’s “Leicester City.” This March, Roscommon were Gaelic Football’s Sunderland…with a worse defence. A “quick and awful” decline. An inexplicable, un-necessary waste of a LOT of talent. Roscommon is one of those Irish counties which need locating on a map to most non-Irish people. At school in the mid-1970s, I had to explain that it was in “Southern Ireland” and I wasn’t in danger of “getting bombed up” during my summer holidays there. It sometimes needs locating on Gaelic Football maps too, with only two All-Ireland titles, both in...

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Podcast 90: The Rest Of The Season, Decided

There was no football in the Premier League or the Football League this weekend and the internationals didn’t really seem worth talking about that much, so this week’s Twohundredpercent podcast takes a look at the tops and bottoms of the top four of the Premier League and the three divisions of the Football League and tells you, with absolutely no doubt whatsoever, who will be promoted and who will be relegated. We’ve also got some news of a new feature that will be appearing on both the website and the podcast. As ever, you can download the 200% podcast...

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CAF’s Presidential Election: Who Really Won?

So, my “gut” feeling about Issa Hayatou’s re-election to Africa’s Football Confederation (Caf) presidency? Indigestion after all. Thursday’s election in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa contained triumphs for Fifa president Gianni Infantino and president of Zimbabwe’s FA (Zifa) and the Council of Southern African FAs (Cosafa), Philip Chiyangwa. Caf’s actual new president Ahmad was carried shoulder-high around the African Union building’s Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall. But the REAL winner? Nah. Ahmad’s rise without trace to Caf power echoed Aleksander Ceferin’s rise to Uefa power last September. Both had Infantino’s overtly-covert backing, ensuring their election regardless of their campaigning. And both...

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Podcast 89: The Weekly Football Digest

This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast sees us try out another new format. This time, we’re going with a weekly football digest angle, so it’s Manchester City and Leicester City in the Champions League, Nottingham Forest and Derby County in the Championship, and it’s the revealing of the new England squad for their upcoming matches against Germany and Lithuania. As ever, you can download the 200% podcast by right-clicking and saving here, whilst the 200% podcast’s RSS feed is here and you can subscribe through Itunes here. We now also have a Facebook page for the podcast, which you can “like”...

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Kingstonian On The Move Again

Football protest movements are usually admirable. You wish every good fortune to Millwall and Leyton Orient fans. But Kingstonian fans? Where’s that “head-in-hands” emoji? Ryman League Kingstonian (Ks) will be ground-sharing at Ryman colleagues Leatherhead next season, for “an indefinite period” before Ks’ potential move to a new ground within Kingston borough. It is a one-year deal with an annual renewal option, dependent on the moves’ progress…or otherwise. The scenario, announced on February 22nd, is riddled with uncertainties. Ks ground-shared with then-Ryman colleagues Hampton in February 1988. However, our move to Kingston borough’s Kingsmeadow Stadium was already assured then...

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