The Limitations Of FIFA Protests


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. Roger says:

    At least the events of the last 48 hours will maintain the market for the impeccable journalism of Andrew Jennings et al. Their years of coverage may not have had the desired result but it is worthy of praise every time.

    One thing which intrigued me when reading your previous post on the alternatives is a similar structure to F1 – ie one body for the sport but two ‘sub-committees’ representing the participants and the sponsors.

    I don’t particularly like the model but an acknowledgement that the sponsors are funding the sport more than the fans is surely the next step for the new “transparent” FIFA gravy train?

  2. SJ Maskell says:

    Maybe a four year hiatus will allow the FA to get its own act into gear?

    Don’t hold your breath, though.

  3. Lord Badger says:

    Of course, the irony of all of this is that all this fuss has basically come about because the English FA’s bribes weren’t good enough.

  4. pitterpat says:

    The FA has shown itself to be entirely clueless. Enters a bidding process which was always clearly suspect, balks at the size of the bribes expected and gets 1 vote support in consequence, reneges on agreements made to help the bid then throws unsupported accusations of corruption around in the wind. They have done our standing in the world irreparable damage.

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