The John Terry Moral Conundrum


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. Lol says:

    Mmmm… Maybe it’s me but these stories always seem to surface before a world cup. If I was to join the conspiracy brigade I would say that someone had been sitting on this story until it could be used to maximum effect. Those who are old enough to remember how Glen Hoddle lost his tenure as England manager should be aware that the story that lost him his job had been suppressed for at least 3 months till the press could manipulate it to enable them to become king makers.
    As we are the only home side who made it to the world cup this time round one can’t help thinking that there is an element of sour grapes among some UK journo’s (paragons of virtue themselves) and we should brace ourselves for more revelations leading up to and possibly during the World Cup itself. Just ask any Scot if he will be wishing England well in the months to come. I will guarantee most will say they would support virtually any other team playing England.
    I would also respectfully suggest that anyone unfortunate enough to be listening to an Alan Green commentary on an England match to either switch it off immediately (so as not to depress yourself too much) or record it and then play it back with a video of the actual match. You may well agree with the “journo’s” statement above after doing that!

  2. Allan says:

    Two things.

    1) I suppose Terry will no longer be doing his column for that particular red top tabloid?

    2) As a scot, i would like England to do well, as the Media certainly doesn’t want England to do well. How else do you explain the hype and hyperbole which will hinder the England team, and in truth is the main reason why Scot’s don’t support Engerland.

  3. Anton says:

    Agreed with ‘Lol’, this has got more to do with the impending World Cup / opportunity to sell newspapers on the back of any football scandal that can be dug up, with relation to the England Team.

    It’s always the same. John Terry will be judged as a man by his family, his friends & his colleagues. In my view it doesn’t affect his Chelsea or England captaincy in the slightest, unless his personal troubles were to affect his on-field performances, for which their is no evidence.

    Wouldn’t it be great if the England Team could just tell the media to fuck off, this summer, and leave them to challenge for a World Cup without their lowly, self-important intrusions?

  1. February 1, 2010

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    […] The John Terry Moral Conundrum “There isn’t much about the recent “tabloid revelations” concerning John Terry that don’t sink the heart somewhat. The allegations, the fact that it was his best friend, the coercion into an abortion, the money; all of it leaves the reader with the pronounced sense that truly we are living in the last days of Rome. It’s difficult to read more than a couple of paragraphs on the subject without starting to feel a little bit grubby and wishing that you were doing something a little bit more worthwhile with your time.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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