Parklife

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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5 Responses

  1. Ian Fraser says:

    ‘KIT NAGS’ ( mental picture of bad-tempered women who do the club’s laundry)

    the best article about ANYTHING I have read all week!

  2. jamie says:

    This is probably one of the funniest things i have read for a while. All very true.

  3. Mark Trotter says:

    Fantastic article and took me back to my days in the UK. That said it seems the same rules apply here in Canada.

  4. Gervillian Swike says:

    Excellent stuff!! I never played, I was just so bleeding awful I couldn’t get in any team at all, but I did ref quite a lot in my teenage years, and this is the first time I’ve ever seen anyone acknowledge the fact that almost every game played is with a semi-inflated ball!! Funniest thing for me is the reference to the last minute player running on pulling his shirt over his head – usually about a minute after an irritated sixteen year old slopes off to the touchline with the kind of half-grin/half-frown that is only sported by embarrassed and annoyed teenagers.

  1. January 16, 2009

    [...] “Some clubs are fearsomely well organised. They have pegs and a mallet to anchor the net down at the back. They have a chair or a ladder to attach it in the corners, and they have velcro strips to attach it to the crossbar where inevitably the hooks had been torn away by years of having them ripped hastily and occasionally angrily down after matches, as impatient players and officials rush to get to the pub. … Other clubs struggle with the concept of it all. It’s not uncommon to see one player, in full kit, on the shoulders of another, wrapping roll after roll of sellotape around the crossbar to attach the netting to it in a scene that looks like an out-take from “It’s A Knockout”.”Twohundredpercent on goal nets [...]

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