Words of Worthlessness: Football’s Perpetual White Noise


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 says:

    Was this meant to be ironic?

  2. As someone commented after the Terry incident and silence from Ferdinand, who is going to rock a boat when everyone in it is getting paid?

  3. This is a very good piece of writing, Jason: accurate, brooding, sincere. The Terry incident, really, has provided an almost irresistible opportunity to negotiate these issues (I have written on it with my “Dog Fights” on Catch-22, which you have read). Your exposition made me think, once again, how much of today’s public behavior–think of the grabbing of Qaddafi’s corpse in the streets of Libya–is going to be a question of amplification and reverberation. Racism and the body politics almost seem like carnal knowledge, the body acoustic. What would it become of football, if the stadiums could turn into a massive sound archive, with each bit frozen for others to take stock of its agency?

  1. November 17, 2011

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