The European Football Revolution Will Be Televised


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. Johnny says:

    European competition bores the life out of me (and not just because my own club is never involved). They’ll never be back, but I enjoyed the days when the likes of Partizan Belgrade and Steaua Bucharest reached the latter stages of competition. If I’d my way, the Champions League would be for “Champions” (and would be in the style of the 1992/1993 inaugural competition, minus shady Marseille dealings, or the old knock-out format), the Europa League would be knock-out with no Champions League teams rising from the dead to join in and ruin it, and the Cup Winners’ Cup would come back (and I always thought it was the competition that fit its purpose best, in that cup specialists saw who was the best at knockout football!).

  2. Macca says:

    I disagree when you say the world doesn’t want to watch the likes of Grasshoppers v Sparta Prague. If such a match was promoted by the TV companies and had an importance I would very much want to watch it.

    The time has come to level the playing field and introduce wage and salary caps to make football a genuinely compelling sport and competition once more. I want football to say to clubs like Grasshoppers “You have as much chance of being European Champions as Madrid”.

    AS things stand, a match along the lines of Chelsea v Real Madrid is so ridiculously artificial and so financially doped up that it bores me to tears. It is anything but genuine sport and competition – it’s more of an ugly freak show for the X Factor generation.

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