Why Are Some People Getting So Angry About The Ballon D’Or?


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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3 Responses

  1. I suppose we could look at the very fact people missed the voting deadline as proof-positive that they don’t really care that much about this ‘who-can-piss-the-highest-out-of-those-who-can-piss-the-highest’ competition (I was going to put ‘competition’ in quotes as well but didn’t want to overdo the quote quota!)

  2. Ian says:

    It would be nice if we could do the same with this Qatar business…

  3. mentaty says:

    Those who care about these awards do so because they lead to Marketing Dollars. It is much easier to market your team and get sponsorship dollars if you can claim to have the best player in the world.

    On the focus on Ronaldo vs Ibrahimovic:
    Our media struggles to provide meaningful analysis of football games, it is much easier to boil everything down to Plaper X vs Player Y. What’s funny is that if they want to go down that route the obvious story is Ronaldo Vs Lustig (Sweden’s right back who got totally roasted). But no one knows who he is so Ronaldo vs Ibrahimovic it is !!!!

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