Bananas, Banter And Blowtorches – The Julian Alsop Story


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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4 Responses

  1. Dan Herd says:

    “There was a banana and it was rubbed in the lad’s face, but that was it.”

    Doesn’t sound very convincing to me. Fact is, he was being a bullying twat to a vulnerable young player and from the way he used to throw himself around when he was at Oxford, I’d say it was a ‘trait’ of Mr Alsop.

    Good riddance to the fat knacker.

  2. Tom says:

    Legend down at Newport!
    I hope Jule’s writes an autobiography. Would make an excellent and entertaining read..

  3. Ben Pearse says:

    i couldnt belieive when this fat fucker come on the pitch yesterday for camarthen against newtown. i thought i was a joke. but fair play he was a handful. hope he carries on playing

  4. Paul says:

    Remember shaking his hand in the bar after he had struck a piledriver against Tonbridge in an FA cup game whilst playing for Newport County and thought him a legend however when I took a relative to a game who was used to watching Premier games only he said ‘I don’t think I have ever seen such an immobile player in all my years of watching football’. So guess Julian was a love him or hate him sort of player

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