Match Of The Week: Ipswich Town 3-0 Leicester City


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. Rob says:

    You could have mentioned Shane O’Connor’s Cruyff turn to beat Kyle Naughton in the run up to the third goal. If you can execute a Cruyff turn, the pitch is more than playable.

    One word for Roy Keane in terms of “goading the board”. What he’s tried to do (and done successfully) is taken the heat of the players during the bad run. Yes, he’s highlighted some individual errors (and there have been a lot of them lately), but in continually saying that it’s his fault, he’s taking the pressure off what is a very young squad – which when you consider how many “We won/they lost” managers there have in the upper echelons of English football in recent years (Harry Redknapp and particularly Rafa Benitez spring to mind here) is refreshing.

    The media clearly don’t like Keane, and have been willing him to get the sack since he arrived, and Keane’s using it to the teams advantage by taking the heat off them. But even with our worst run in fifteen years, it’s still only a vocal minority against Keane, (even then Joe Royle had that when we were top of the Championship without spending a penny on signings in three years), and there’s hasn’t been any sort of collective protest against Keane – something that certain commentators at recent games have failed to register their dejected surprise at.

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