When Relegation Is Preferable: The Fight for FC St. Pauli’s Soul


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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6 Responses

  1. I quite admire St Pauli’s approach. Nothing annoys me more than shameless commercialism and they are fighting against that. I’d have stayed with the pole dancers though.

  2. jimsakeeper says:

    well put. the struggle between selling out and maintaining identity is not unique to football clubs but I am a huge SP supporter because it seems that they are at least asking themselves these questions instead of plunging lemming-like into the drab sameness of other professional clubs.

  3. Paine says:

    I support them too, No al calcio moderno!

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