Twohundredpercent

Ian King

The 200% Podcast has been two middle-aged men shouting at clouds, documentary series about the history of football in England and Wales, and is now about terrible old TV shows from the past.. Every Thursday, we'll deliver you an episode of our current series,This Is Our Everest. For more episodes than are available on here, feel free to pay us a visit.

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Podcast 324: On a Rafa Tip
Jan 20 2022
Podcast 324: On a Rafa Tip
On this week's Twohundredpercent Podcast, Edward and Ian are joined for a second time by Evertonian Sam Whyte (in addition to our now regular guest host, the fire alarm in Ian's house) to pick through the rubble of another week of top line soccer, including the departure of the Everton boss. Rafa Benitez wasn't backed to the hilt with transfer funds at Everton but he made his presence felt in a variety of other no doubt long-lasting ways. Sam ably helps us sift through each of these, as well as revealing where Anthony Gordon gets his hair cut. Ian, meanwhile, is finally a convert to Team Rooney as your heroes try to identify some kind of strategy for Everton going forwards (which is perhaps more than their ownership have ever done). Also up for discussion this week is Arsenal's successful appeal to have their match with Spurs postponed due to their apparent lack of players. With Covid now reaching endemic levels in the super, soaraway, smashing UK, is professional football now at risk of teams gaming the system for their own advantage? As with everything Arsenal-themed on the Twohundredpercent Podcast, your correspondents give them a fair and considered hearing. Are football players now wrapped in cotton wool? And what is the solution to getting games played in real cases of mass absenteeism? Predictably, Edward has a solution. Make of that what you will. All this plus: footballers getting fat and the extraordinarily evergreen Barry Hayles. You can find Sam Whyte on Twitter (@samwhyte) and we recommend that you do. We are also there (@twoht/@200percentpod) or you can email us with thoughts and feelings: twohundredpercentpodcast at gmail dot com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Podcast 322: Olga (Deceased)
Dec 23 2021
Podcast 322: Olga (Deceased)
On this week's festive extravaganza Twohundredpercent Podcast, Edward and Ian are joined by podcasting stalwart and renowned Metal fan Chris Nee to look ahead to another scintillating year of football. Your heroes explore Chris's turbulent relationship with the beautiful game over the past year, before going on to touch on any number of hot topics. These include: the vital role the pornography industry must surely play in the normalisation and regulation of NFTs; the reason Edward's own Cryptocurrency never got off the ground; and weighing the thorny moral issues of the 2022 Qatar World Cup against the almost inevitable English success that would result from their boycott of it. Along the way, we successfully solve football transfer culture (although unfortunately too late to save Jack Grealish's soul) and almost inevitably damage the podcast's diplomatic relations with any number of countries. Luckily, none of us were planning on going anywhere for the forseeable anyway, thanks to the great gift of Omicron, which our experts also carefully unwrap and examine. Additionally, there's a white Bovril update and news from Carlisle United, where a dead fox nailed to a plank still mercifully has a major part to play in pre-match ceremonies. If you'd like to hear more from Chris, you can find him on Twitter (@ChrisMNee), where you can also find us (@twoht/@200percentpod). You can also email us if you wish: twohundredpercentpodcast at gmail dot com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 321: Muhammadu Faalcaast
Dec 16 2021
Episode 321: Muhammadu Faalcaast
This week's Twohundredpercent Podcast is split into two parts. In part one your heroes investigate what is going on at Everton, a club who are seemingly in freefall in spite of their European Cup-winning manager (cough) and their owner's almost infinitely deep pockets. There's considerable there-but-for-the-grace-of-god-go-I mirth at some of the Toffees' recent business in the transfer market and any attempt to calm the nerves of jittery Evertonians is soon kiboshed by Ian, who has been watching them play all season. In part two, Edward and Ian report on their trip to Bognor Regis Town's 2-2 draw with Enfield Town. A splendid afternoon's entertainment was had by all, enriched by a radio commentator giving sass to the visiting team's bench, bickering stewards, a comedy red card and weather conditions that rendered proceedings "like a casserole". Could this finally be the season that the games your correspondents attend are actually going to be good? Not if Omicron has anything to do with it, so get vaccinated would be our advice. If you'd like to watch highlights of that Bognor v Enfield match you can find them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXc5J2Bvmx8; and you can watch highlights of Everton's narrow escape from relegation in 1994 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H3r1uhj_dE. We are, as ever, available for Bovril chat via Twitter (@twoht/@200percentpod) or by email: twohundredpercentpodcast at gmail dot com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Podcast 312: Big Mick Energy
Oct 6 2021
Podcast 312: Big Mick Energy
This week's Twohundredpercent Podcast is a Listeners' Questions special, with the entire agenda set by a bumper crop of queries sent in by you. Naturally, these ended up with Edward and Ian learning more about themselves and each other than ever before, but in between the discoveries there is also plenty of football chat.Ian holds forth on the efficacy of the Pozzo brothers' approach to running Watford FC, as well as the prospect of a populist fan-led uprising changing British football forever and for the better.Edward, meanwhile, is very keen that no-one notices how good a job Graham Potter is doing at Brighton & Hove Albion, having seen this movie before and knowing what inevitably happens next.There's also significant consideration of onions, high winds and post-apocalyptic survivalism, all of which time and again brought us back to a similar conclusion about our current favourite Premier League football manager.If you'd like to submit a question for us to percolate on for the next edition, you can find us on Twitter @twoht or @200percentpod, or email us: twohundredpercentpodcast at gmail dot com.There’s a bunch of different ways in which you can subscribe to the 200% podcast. You can do so through Spotify, which you can find right here, and you can download today’s episode to listen to at your leisure by right-clicking and saving here, whilst the podcast RSS feed is here and you can subscribe through Google Podcasts here and Itunes here. We’re now also available through Acast, right here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Podcast 309 - A Loaf of Bread, Signed by Paul Gascoigne
Sep 1 2021
Podcast 309 - A Loaf of Bread, Signed by Paul Gascoigne
On this week’s all-thriller Twohundredpercent Podcast, Edward and Ian are thankfully joined by special guest Sam Whyte, who is artfully able to take both of your regular heroes – who had both been on the pop – by the hand through their weekly discussion of all things football. And what a week it’s been. Edward, Ian and Sam look on with grim faces at Manchester United’s signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, which is both inexpicable and wrong whichever angle one chooses to look at it.Arsenal’s recent travails are also revisited, with Sam revealing they’ve now made it onto her Critically Endangered list of the eight clubs who cannot possibly avoid relegation this season and Ian still lost in admiration of Nuno Espirito Santo’s beard. We also remember Wigan Athletic’s very own Keith the duck – whose death this week caused shockwaves across the region – as well as Speckles the chicken, a much less-heralded but equally dead bird from north-west England who met with an igniminious fate.Match of the Week sees more fond reminiscence, as your panel of experts pine for the golden era of the FA Cup: inflatables, haddocks and pitches like ploughed fields aplenty, as Terry Phelan scores a worldy to break Grimsby hearts.You can find Sam Whyte on Twitter @SamWhyte, while we are as ever @twoht and @200percentpod. If you’d like to watch our Match of the Week, you can find it here.There’s a bunch of different ways in which you can subscribe to the 200% podcast. You can do so through Spotify, which you can find right here, while the podcast RSS feed is here and you can subscribe through Google Podcasts here and Itunes here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Podcast 308: Young MILFs Donkey Sanctuary
Aug 25 2021
Podcast 308: Young MILFs Donkey Sanctuary
This week's Twohundredpercent Podcast sees your heroes turn their gimlet eye onto two stories from the Football League. The first is a horror story, that of Nottingham Forest and their dismal start to the season under Chris Hughton. We explore key issues such as: who is responsible for editing his Wikipedia page? Are monkeys in suits any match for modern football data analysts? And are all these questions moot, when the prophecised Chosen One is consolidating his power right now in Sherwood Forest, waiting to scatter his magic beans and lead Forest back to domestic and European glory? The second story is far more redemptive, as Edward and Ian celebrate Rochdale AFC's seeming deliverance from yet another murky takeover attempt in the EFL. There's also news of Sean Dyche, a monstrous road junction in Chesterfield and some more potential solutions to the thorny issue of male pattern baldness; as well as action from the 1989 Full Members Cup, if anyone cared. If you'd like to get in touch with us, to suggest a future Match of the Week or pose a listener question, you can find us on Twitter @twoht or @200percentpod, or email twohundredpercentpodcast at gmail dot com. If you'd like to bask in this episode's Match of the Week, you can find it here. There’s a bunch of different ways in which you can subscribe to the 200% podcast. You can do so through Spotify, which you can find right here, whilst the podcast RSS feed is here and you can subscribe through Google Podcasts here and Itunes here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.