Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts


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. Moore says:

    I was too apathetic to watch it, but it seems we weren’t too shabby. No doubt alot will be made now of the fact Greece won a major trophy quite recently, but they were shit then and are no doubt shit now. All I really have to say about England is “meh”. Wake me up in 2010.

  2. Ed says:

    England need to be picked up by the ankles and shaken before any change CAN even happen. When Brian Mahwinney – some fucking pen-pushing politician who, for some reason or other is now high up in the FA – criticises Sir Trevor Brooking – product of Ron Greenwood’s fabled West Ham youth system of the 1950s and 60s – for having the temerity to suggest that England’s youth football programmes are inaqequate, it sums up the whole problem. The only people with the power to make a real difference in English football are only interested in themselves.

  3. discostu says:

    I couldnt be arsed to watch it.
    If we were great, we would end up being shit when faced with a proper competitive game. If we were shit, then oh, its only a friendly.


  4. Cromagnon says:

    Interesting. I didn’t notice Geoff Hurst weighing in with criticism of Mawhinnie’s chairmanship of the Tories in the 1997 election campaign, presumably because he didn’t know anything about running an election. I can see the need to have financially competent people at the helm of the Football League, but letting them dictate squad development?

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