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Ian

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. Mulch says:

    I could just about cope with the ads puffing themselves up, which didn’t seem any worse than the sort of thing Sky does, but the one at half-time listing every Premier League game they have coming up for the next three months was maybe over-egging it slightly. Particularly as none of the games looked like anything than anyone other than the supporters of the clubs involved might want to see.

    Meanwhile, the More 4 news report earlier on what an outrage this lack of highlights called the England manager ‘Scolari’. High-quality journalism, there.

  2. Gervillian Swike says:

    Can’t agree about Chris Waddle, or to be more precise, can’t agree on his manner being engaging. Maybe biased from his ridiculous co-commentary on Capello’s first match (on Radio 5-live) in which he just kept whinging that the players weren’t used to Capello’s tactics and that he was going to have to change them to suit the players – presumably because the way they’d played under McClaren had been such a rip-roaring success, I suppose. I wanted more insight, more interesting debate, not another ex-footballer rattling off ill-thought-out rhetoric.

    Talking of which, why hasn’t someone, anyone, snapped up James Richardson to front their coverage? He is by far the best football broadcaster of his generation, and probably the natural successor to Des Lynam in his pomp. Absolute mystery to me.

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