Everything you don’t know is wrong

Today, the floor at Twohundredpercent has been given over to our friends over at The Onion Bag. Our thanks to them. Hello, we’re from the Onion Bag, maybe you’ve heard of us, maybe you’ve read some of sideways glances at the modern game, maybe you got bored after a while and deciding to look at porn instead, maybe your wife walked in on you, maybe things haven’t been quite right since, maybe you’re getting fed up of us saying maybe. Maybe. It’s rare for us to be given the opportunity to write anything that should be vaguely taken notice of. Since 2003, the Onion Bag has been cocking a snoop at the game, and let me tell you that’s a lot of cocking. Week in and week out we’ve been blowing raspberries and mocking both friends and foe. However, over the years we have slowly developed defined views on the game and deep concerns about its condition. What follows though is not a polemic against the usual suspects but against another footballing institution that is becoming increasingly beyond reproach: Supporters. Broadly, the Onion Bag’s philosophy is this: the beautiful game is still beautiful, but everything surrounding the game is morally bankrupt – players, staff, administrators, sponsors, owners, and the media – and all should be treated with the contempt they thoroughly deserve. But these targets are far too easy....

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