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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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CAF’s Presidential Campaign: The Final Countdown

The African football confederation (Caf) 2017 presidential campaign has frequently reminded me of what was once said of an election in my trade union: “Democracy is being de-mocked.” If public declarations of support can be believed, Madagascar FA president Ahmad (his ballot paper name) has sufficient momentum for victory. It is an “if” the size of the ego Ahmad’s self-styled “election agent” Philip Chiyangwa. But incumbent president, Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou, will need some delegates to Caf’s 39th Ordinary (ha!) General Assembly, in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa this Wednesday and Thursday, to use the secrecy of the ballot to vote...

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Podcast 88: Arsenal vs Lincoln City – The Director’s Commentary

So, for this week’s Twohundredpercent podcast, we decided to go for a different tack to normal. The FA Cup quarter-final between Arsenal and Lincoln City was being played, so we just left it on in the background and discussed whatever it was that came to mind. A success? Probably not, but you live and learn, eh? 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” by...

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The Inevitable Arsenal Post-Mortem

It comes so regularly that we could almost set our watches by it, but this year’s does feel somehow more significant than in previous years. The flaming car-wreck that Arsenal’s two-legged Champions League Round of Sixteen match against Bayern Munich became was going to be something of a weathervane for Arsene Wenger before a ball was even kicked in anger. The outcome of it, ten goals conceded over the course of the two matches, feels like a significant symptom of something far greater. The end of Wenger’s time at Arsenal is surely now fast approaching, and with that comes...

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