Podcast

Welcome to the podcast page on Twohundredpercent. This podcast has now been running for more than five years, with more than 200 episodes recorded on a range of different subjects. The current incarnation of the 200% podcast is called An Echo of Glory, a twenty part history of the game in England and Wales, told by Ian King. But we’ve also got a vast archive of podcasts for your persual. Feel free to take a look below and see if there’s anything that grabs your attention.

Podcast 203: An Echo of Glory, Part 13: Decline, Part 2

By the end of the 1970s, the decline had become a slump. Crowds were down, hooliganism was up, and England's first appearance in a major tournament finals in a decade ended in ignominy at the 1980 European Championships. Things were going to continue to get worse....

Podcast 201: An Echo of Glory, Part 11 – Decline, Part 1

Last week, we told the story of the big personality and big battles that defined football in England and Wales between 1969 and 1975. This, however, is only one of the narratives of this era. The flipside to all of this was that a feeling of decline was descending...

Podcast 200: An Echo of Glory, Part 10 – Tough At The Top

This week, it's the 200th 200% podcast, so well done us. At the start of 1969, England held the World Cup, the European Cup, and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Within six years, any hopes of English football superiority failed to come to anything, but there are two...

Podcast 198: An Echo of Glory, Part 8 – Telstar

As the 1950s wore on, it was becoming increasingly clear that the Football League's maximum wage could not continue, but it took the threat of strike action to finally move professional footballers towards the executive class. Meanwhile, the smell of reform was also...

Podcast 197: An Echo of Glory, Part 7 – Light & Distance

As the home nations floundered by refusing to change in a rapidly modernising world, the club game surged on in the years after the end of the Second World War. Floodlit football and the posibility of regular matches against European clubs was on the horizon, but...

Podcast 196: An Echo of Glory, Part 6 – The Denuding of England

Britain had given the game of football to the world, and it was long believed that they were naturally the best at it, as well. Fallings out with FIFA meant that the home nations didn't take part in the first three World Cups, but by 1946 the world had changed an...

Podcast 194, An Echo of Glory, Part 4 – The Roaring Twenties

It’s time for the next episode of An Echo of Glory, our twenty part history of football in England and Wales, and this week, for the fourth episode in this series, the First World War has just ended and the football is back for a decade of intransigence, expansion...