Wretched & Gutless


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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  1. Sportsfreak says:

    The Guardian Blog is hilarious today. Just a couple of thoughts though.

    1. Isn’t it a bit early to say that 2nd Choice Steve is worse than Sven? C’mon, Sven’s teams put in this kind of spiritless performances consistently…

    2. Bring back Beckham???


  2. Edward says:

    “Tactics don’t win football matches, players do.” Brian Clough

    England have, at best, half a dozen genuinely world class players. But who of them, aside from Rooney, has ever produced anything like their best at international level?

    If Steve McClaren thinks that playing a different formation is likely to change that, then he’s obviously not the man for the job. This isn’t Championship Manager. Each and every player in his side needs to be motivated, made to play above and beyond.

    The best of all time at this – and of course, the FA avoided him like the ACTUAL plague – was Brian Clough. Clough’s elect, as you rightly pointed out, is Martin O’Neill, already working his magic at Aston Villa. Will the FA ever seriously consider appointing him – bearing in mind that last time out, Sam Allardyce got closer to the job than O’Neill did? Of course not, because it wold involve plucking their heads out of their arseholes and admitting that they got something wrong.

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