Kay & Beal Become The Story Over The Dream Football League


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. Yasser says:

    Never trust the Murdoch press.

    (repeat after me)

    Never trust the Murdoch press.

    I’m no fan of Qataris but the fact is most people can’t stomach that a tiny nation has scooped off a World Cup and as the tournament comes closer, we will get these stories by the dozen. People have a problem with everything Qatar does – when they invest billions in UK infrastructure, it’s seen as buying off UK, when they invest in marginalised suburbs in France, it’s seen as exporting Islamic terrorism, when they invest in football, it’s seen as buying football’s soul. Gentlemen, it’s not the first time someone in a position of power and wealth is doing it. We’ve seen it before, so spare the melodrama.

  2. Ian says:

    Indeed. The Abu Dhabi guys at Manchester City – not the same country, I know, but they always get lumped in together – have been about as good as owners for that club as they could have wished for. They’ve stuck with the manager, invested in the area and, from what I’ve seen, genuinely seem to enjoy it all.

    It’s tempting to say, “but this league would be catastrophic”, but then I have to check myself and remember that the evidence in favour of it is so flimsy that I don’t believe that such plans exist. Such is the power of the press.

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