Why I Hope England Will Lose On Saturday

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. Pootle says:

    other than me disagreeing about wanting England to lose, purely because it will deeply upset people I’m going to be around.

    There’s little argument with the point that players, probably rightly, regard the champions league as the première competition to win.
    I just wish I could recall an England player kissing his national badge.

    That said, from this season’s evidence so far, the Champions League has been as unexciting football-wise as the world cup was, so maybe too many players have been believing the hype and think they are natural talents, and don’t need to try.

    I forget exactly what my point was meant to be, so night

  2. discostu says:

    I agree Ian. Ive stopped watching friendlies, and even some internationals; i just dont care anymore.

    I’ve got *that* picture of Stuart Pearce hanging in my hall – thats what i want to see, or a bloodstained Ince or even a crying Gazza. There arent many candidates amongst the likes of Cashley Cole.

  3. colin says:

    I blame Rio’s World Cup Wind Ups.

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  5. Thomas says:

    I can’t quite say I want them to lose, but I definitely share the feeling about the players (and the miserable choice of manager).

    I was wondering if it’s because I’ve been away from England for so long that the players seem so repellent and foreign to me, but it’s somewhat reassuring to see that you have a similar disconnect from them as well.

    One thing I would add: Beckham did at least really care about playing for England, I always felt, even if he was a central part of the hype machine/WAG madness.

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