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Podcast 75: Footballers vs The Law

The curious tale of Enner Valencia at last week’s match between Ecuador and Chile led us unsurprisingly to this week’s 200% podcast subject, footballers and their chequered history with the law. Equally unsurprisingly, we manage to talk about everything but the subject at hand for the following forty-five minutes, including Wayne Rooney’s physical appearance vs Cristiano Ronaldo’s physical appearance and the question of whether professional footballers can be considered role models in any meaningful way. 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...

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The 200% E-magazine Has Landed! (Part Two)

Well, it was a few days late but we got there in the end. The second edition of the 200% e-magazine was emailed out to subscribers this morning, and this marks the end of a difficult few weeks for me personally. A couple of weeks into last month, I contracted a virus called hand, foot and mouth disease – not to be confused with foot and mouth disease – which resulted in my hands and feet sweeling up and becoming covered in blisters. Normal service both on the website and with regard to production of the e-magazine because typing...

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York City: The Lights Go Out On The Minster Family

It hasn’t been a particularly happy couple of years for the supporters of York City. Promotion back to the Football League through the play-offs ended an eight year spell in the Football Conference which seemed to prove the now widely held belief that the divisions into which football clubs are relegated tend to be more difficult to get out of in an upwardly direction than they are to tumble into in the first place. The club’s return to the Football League, however proved that to be somewhat short-lived, and at the end of last season York were relegated back...

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Football League Review: Eleven & Out For Di Matteo

It wasn’t, of course, supposed to be like this. Relegation from the Premier League, new ownership and a new start in the Football League Championship was supposed to be a clean break for Aston Villa, an opportunity to rebuild, to rid the club of the ghosts of the recent past, to actually start enjoying the football again. After eleven matches of the new season, however, things are starting feel troublingly familiar for the club’s supporters. The team has won one of its first eleven matches of the season. It has managed to acquire ten points, so far, and sits...

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Premier League Review: …And The Spurs Go Marching On

Most outsiders will likely consider it to be a corner turned, but supporters of Tottenham Hotspur know from long and bitter experience that, for much of the last half-century, corners being turned have tended to mean that any portrait of the club’s season was being etched by MC Escher. Two years ago, it was putting five goals past Chelsea at White Hart Lane. Last year, it was a swashbuckling performance against Manchester City. This time around, City arrived in London with a flawless record of six out of six in the league, but there were reasons for Spurs supporters...

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