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Leyton Orient: Getting All Wound Up

A four-one defeat at Stevenage last night has left the bottom of the current League Two table making for distressing reading for Leyton Orient supporters. Still one place off the bottom of the table, Orient are now six points adrift of safety, and worse still the club’s recent run of form, which has seen it win just two of the twelve league matches that it’s played since beating Crawley Town on Boxing Day, gives no hint that this particular team is in any way capable of reversing the collapse that has led it to this dark state of affairs...

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The Last Stand of Issa Hayatou

Issa Hayatou’s 2017 has been mixed…and will get more mixed as his Confederation of African (Caf) football presidency comes under electoral threat at, some say, long last. The 70-year-old (remember the age) was a happy man in Libreville, Gabon on February 5th when his native Cameroon beat Egypt 2-1 in the best African Cup of Nations (Afcon) final for many-a-year…although you wouldn’t necessarily have noticed as his “smiling” during post-match celebrations matched Roy Keane smiling on the disturbing imagery scale. However, he has good reason to look as miserable as…well…usual. Fifa’s senior vice-president, a role which made him acting...

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Podcast 86: Any More Pie?

Well, pies have been in the air over the last week or so, so this week we’re taking a look at that uncomfortable junction at which romance and sentimentalism meet cold hard cash. How realpolitiking is acceptable? How wretched is the tabloid press? And will Leicester City now have been cursed by their decision to relieve Claudio Ranieri of his duties? We shall see. 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...

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Leicester City: The End Of The Fairy Tale

The supporters of Leicester City have had to face up to some harsh realities this season. It turned out that, rather than being the beginning of a bright new dawn for the club, the triumph that took the Premier League trophy to the East Midlands last May was the exception for the club rather than the rule. This season, despite bucking many expectations in their first – and, barring a win that would now surely be as unlikely as qualifying to enter the competition in the first place, surely last – season in the Champions League, the team’s form...

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Morecambe: Many Questions, No Answers 

So … how many owners does Morecambe FC really need?  There’s a bit of a dog fight going on over the bones of the club at the moment. No one seems to know exactly who holds the majority of its shares.  Club Chairman (still), Peter McGuigan says he sold them to Brazilian Qatari resident, Diego Lemos who may or may not have paid for them via a holding company, G50, set up for him by Graham Burnard of County Durham.  Burnard claims Lemos has not paid for that service and has resigned as Director of the company, so in...

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