The Poyet Effect


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. Tim Vickerman says:

    While he has done a tremendous job so far I wouldn’t hurry to paint him as a paragon of virtue. His antics in defeat at Huddersfield last season were particularly petulant and smacked of a lack of grace in defeat.

  2. Dan says:

    I have to agree with the above comment, all this flashing imaginary yellow cards nonsense on the touchline. In League One last season he continually was ungracious in defeat, despite it being rare, and really didn’t win many fans with his touchline antics. No thanks.

  3. Paul says:

    I don’t think that his appointment at Brighton was such a wild gamble. He was one of two shortlisted to replace martinez at Swansea in the summer of 2009 but narrowly lost out to Paulo Souza.

  4. Chris P says:

    Have to agree with the first two posts, a great manager, but very petty and ungracious in defeat. Plus introducing the imaginary card waving and the time wasting that became commonplace for Brighton last season took the shine off their promotion for me.

  5. Freddybobs says:

    Yeah, even in these balmy glory days for Swansea, we might still one day regret the fact that Poyet came out of his interview convinced he’d got the job, and we chose Sousa instead.

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