Kaka, Manchester City & Great Expectations

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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2 Responses

  1. James says:

    To the author:

    Your article has provided a much needed voice of sanity amongs the increasingly shrill hysteria of the “mainstream” media. The deal to bring Kaka to Manchester City has indeed collapsed at the time I write this; I am awaiting tomorrow’s City-bashing with some trepidation.

    Thank you,
    A Manchester City Fan, Manchester.

  2. Pete says:

    I was talking to some Sheffield Wednesday fans the other day who couldn’t wait for their own version of Abu Dhabi to begin. “It wouldn’t be your club any more though, would it?” I said. They weren’t bothered. All that mattered was bragging rights. For many fans, identity and belonging seem to have been reduced to the workplace banter oneupmanship of the adverts for Sky and The Sun’s Super Goals section.

    Most football supporters are inherently short-sighted as well as conservative and it’s going to take quite a few broken clubs to show them the unsustainability of the benefactor model.

    So let them start to break. Quickly.

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