The First Managerial Casualty Of The Season – Gunn Fired

Ian

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. Gervillian Swike says:

    It’s off the main point, but Phil Soar updated that encylopaedia in 1990, by which time he had completely reversed his theories about well-run small clubs. Instead he told a tale about Crystal Palace being landlords to the much more successful (in 1986) Charlton and Wimbledon, without any real point. If anyone ever sees a copy of this book, buy it – it’s a cracking read, very entertaining, particularly with the benefit of hindsight – its view of how football would progress is incredibly naive.

    Bryan Gunn – he has my sympathy. How Norwich came to the view that he was a football manager is baffling, and to treat him like this because of their own misjudgement – it’s a great shame.

  2. dotmund says:

    Delia is rubbish at cooking as well.

  3. Martin says:

    Bryan Gunn, great ‘keeper, nice man, rubbish manager.

  4. Groundhoppa says:

    To pursue the same tangent as Mr Swike, but even further, anyone who today re-reads the seminal 1980s writings of Simon Inglis in his Football Grounds of Britain books will be struck by how different the accepted vision of the future of football in the mid-80s was from the reality that would shortly transpire. To wit, Inglis says of Chelsea’s then-famous three-tier East Stand, which towered above eighties Stamford Bridge: “it is unlikely that such a large and expensive stand will ever be built in Britain again”. This, a few short years before the commencement of the biggest single burst of stadium-building activity that the world has ever seen.

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