A Minute’s Applause


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 Response

  1. Michael Oliver says:

    Sad news indeed. I’ve always had the utmost respect for Robson, unlike the media who were so scathing of him in the 1980s. His transformation in their eyes into some kind of managerial messiah is still something that leaves me baffled.

    The 1988 Euros were a low point for his England side, but they did qualify for the tournament in impressive style. There’s often a very fine line between success and failure and had Gary Lineker not been suffering from the early stages of hepatitis then things may have turned out differently.

    A wonderful man from an increasingly dwindling generation of people who were brought up in the working-class heartlands of the game.

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