Paul Wince

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. ursus arctos says:

    Would McClaren really be that terrible a choice?

    He was obviously out of his depth with England, but his record with ‘Boro and what he’s managed to do at Twente after a rocky start would seem to indicate that he is at his best with clubs not dissimilar to Blackburn. That said, he may well think that the financial foundations at Twente are significantly more solid than those at Rovers.

  2. Gervillian Swike says:

    I read a figure in one of the papers that Blackburn spends 85% of its turnover on wages, wages that presumably would still need to be paid if the club fell into the Championship. In that context, to finish in the bottom three would be catastrophic, with a real danger of a Leeds United or Bradford City style meltdown on the horizon – so they really couldn’t afford to stick with a manager who wasn’t showing signs of being able to rescue the situation, no matter how admirable it might have been to outsiders. But it really does beg the question: what sort of financial management and leadership is there at Blackburn, to take such an enormous risk on a relative rookie in the first place, and more pertinently, to think that blowing most of your turnover on wages is a good idea – particularly when there have been numerous examples of the disaster that that can cause in the last few years?

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