A True German Hero


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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8 Responses

  1. Moore says:

    A ture hero indeed. There’s still a good City fanzine called “Bert Trautman’s Helmet”.

    Also, his neck-brace from after the cup final can be seen at the FA museum at Deepdale.

  2. Matt says:

    Nice post.

    It’s one of the first football related facts my stepdad ever told me.

  3. colin says:

    One of the first things I thought was ‘Bert Trautmann’, which shows you exactly how sad I am.

  4. 5olly says:

    i was talking to a close friend about this on Saturday night, but didn’t get the full story understandably. I think they’re both incredibly lucky thank god.

  5. discostu says:

    Colin – i thought Schumacher / Batiston.

  6. colin says:

    are you alleging someone else present intervened with their arse?

  7. happysad says:

    He is almost unknown in germany because he never played here. And he never won a place in the national side because Sepp Herberger, the coach, didnt pick up players from foreign leagues. How times can change. Nowadays Klinsmann and Löw respectively would be quite happy if they could choose from a wide range of “Legionären”.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Very nice site! »

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