Brian Potter: A Life In Professional Football


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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16 Responses

  1. Phil of Bath says:

    A brilliantly written story. Thank you.

  2. John Beech says:

    Really enjoyed that! Cracking story.

  3. enzee199 says:

    Second that. Great story. I find the stories of the players on the fringes far more interesting than the pretty dull stories of the ‘stars’.

  4. robert wright says:

    That is a fantastic story. Worthy of a hell of a lot more public reading than it will get here.

    You could actually make a film out of that like the unknown hero type of thing.

  5. Tam Cunningham says:

    Forever a Rovers hero. A real story about a real footballer, well done Brian.

  6. Chubby says:

    Great story, excellently told.

  7. Getty says:

    That’s fair put the wind under my wheels. Very uplifting story.

  8. John Beaven says:

    I really enjoyed that story, thanks a lot :)

  9. Ronan says:

    Great article. I have to say I love reading articles like this about obscure professional footballers. More I say!

  10. Squack says:

    Great piece. thank you.

  11. Bongser says:

    Magic story .Every amateur footballers dream if only once.

  12. JR says:

    What fantastic memories. None of us at Perth that night could really believe it, until we were on the pitch at the end! My friend Jeff was in the pictures in the papers the following day as Brian Potter was caried off the pitch triumphantly! Great memories too of that game at Tannadice. Well done Brian, forever a Rovers hero and welcome back any time.

  13. Jimmy Streetsville says:

    Wonderful story.
    In this day and age of over-paid,Prima Donnas & rank tearaways,punching out innocent girls in nightclubs,laffing all the way to the nick,proclaimng they will be back playing,again sooner rather than later.
    Other tossers refusing to take penalty kicks,because they had to start on the bench –weep,weep.
    Enough said.
    This was a great heartwarmig article and reaffirms my faith in all the good things in football.
    Keep these stories coming.
    Cheers Jimmy Hamilton,Streetsville,Ontario,Canada.

  14. keith b says:

    well written story about a guy who just trained and wanted to play like everyone else.he was always calm and just got on with what was asked of him.thanks for this story.

  15. Craig Gow says:

    I actually worked with big Brian as a Labourer back in in about 1998. We worked 12hr nightshift 5 nights a week and 12hr dayshift sat and sun although the big man didnt work saturdays for footy reasons,he was a grafter,even though he was with Oakley at the time, every break we got, the goaly was off training himself even if it was only for 15mins, such was his dedication to the game, he even got myself and a few of the other lads to hit shots at him on our lunch breaks. Its great to see him still in the game and i hope he can earn a living coaching for the rest of his days. Brian Potter was and im sure still is a true gent and showed my Father and i a great day out when we travelled from Glasgow to watch him play for Oakley, so much so that we still look for their results

  16. Graeme says:

    The guy was and is a legend….

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