A Few Home Truths


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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2 Responses

  1. Michael Oliver says:

    Frightening reading for England fans.

    I just wondered though whether the Premier League, and League Division One before it, have ever cared about the well-being of the national team? Was there ever a time when they were prepared to put the welfare of the country above the interests of their clubs?

  2. Fredorrarci says:

    The coverage of the England team in England seems to get more bi-polar as time goes on. It consists of rampant, would-be world-conquering optimism on one extreme and intense, self-mutilating pessimism on the other. It’s no wonder the kind of misguided analysis such as the example you give on the supposed relation between the respectice strengths of the domestic league an the national team routinely crops up.

    It’s a good point that Michael makes. The history of the Football League and Premier League is one of clubs looking after themselves. Even as someone who tends to side with the international game in the club vs. country debates, I would ask: could it ever be any other way?

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