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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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4 Responses

  1. Ed says:

    They were worryingly spirited. For the good of humanity, I hope Brazil take them down a peg or two.

  2. colin says:

    They were marginally less brutal than I expected them to be, which I think is probably the influence of one of the very best coaches in the tournament.

    I’d have to disagree, however, about Japan’s goal. Schwarzer came out without conviction for a ball he never once looked like winning.

    If you time your challenge properly, then you can say you’re there to claim the ball and take all the protection that affords.

    But, but when you’re as far off the mark as he was, you’re just running into people in vain hope.

  3. discostu says:

    One of the japanese attackers was pushed into Schwarzer. So you could argue it should have been a penalty…

  4. twohundredpercent says:

    It’s a funny thing. I’ve watched it from several different angles. Half of the time it looks like a foul, the other time it doesn’t. If I was defender (and certainly when I was a goalkeeper), I’d have been very unhappy about it.

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