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. dotmund says:

    The real question is, if Gus Poyet goes to Newcastle, will Juande Ramos finally give his own interviews on Match of the Day? And possibly reveal why he’s not done it before. I can’t believe it’s due to a lack of English after nearly a year in charge, so my money is on Pasquale-voice.

  2. CTT says:

    There was some damn good booing going on after the match I was at today.

    Check this out:,,10312~1391801,00.html

    Notable quote from Stan Ternent:

    “It’s not my fault, it’s the players’ fault”

  3. Michael Wood says:

    I personally think that booing in football is like swearing in 14 year olds. Overused to such an extent that it is not worth bothering with at the moment. Almost every team that is losing at home gets booed off at half or full time with pretty much scant regard they or the opposition have played.

    The Bradford City team that went top today were booed off at half for being one down in a game that they would win four-one. The second half performance was not massively better – it just had four goals in it.

    This is the problem with the booing at football. It is not reserved for the worst situations. Perhaps the people at Newcastle should be booing their hearts out but I know for sure that being one down at half time and having your legendary manager sacked should not be treated in the same way.

    Speaking of that manager. Kevin Keegan was born in nearer Doncaster not Scunthorpe and when Newcastle played at Keepmoat at the start of this season much was made about him coming home. It is a bit harsh to criticise him for being more connected with Liverpool than Newcastle before he had played for Newcastle but it seems true to say that manager and supporters had found a perfect match with both trading in optimism more than most (to their credit)

    Seeing the Newcastle fans today was upsetting. Like some kind of oft dumped lover one day they will grow as cynical as everyone else and they will become another bunch of spoilt brat football fans expecting to be better than everyone else without doing the work. We have Man City fans for that.

  4. Allan Moore says:

    After Eddie Smith and all that on the first day of the season at Parkhead, any official who makes a horlicks of things IS guaranteed to be booo’d and given the “SFA W**k W**k W**k” song at Love Street

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