Stars In Their Eyes


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. discostu says:

    I think its a decision that has shown some (to me) surprising maturity and logic. Beckham is 31, so wont be playing in the next world cup, and may well be a fringe player by the european championships. I think he understands that his time of being automatic choice to play 90 minutes is waning. But whilst i dont think hes quite the player he was, theres still plenty he can offer to the team, even if it is as sub, and so it would be stupid (selfish?) to retire from international football full stop. Hes got a lot of experience to pass on to some of the younger players. So this allows McClaren to pick a new captain (Terry no doubt), who has the requisite qualities* and is an automatic 90 minute choice, but to use Becks in whatever capacity his form/the game dictates, without making things disjointed on the field.


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