A Final Word On John Terry


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. mike says:

    A great article but with subltle bias I think.

    Terry is a serial offender not just the infidelties, normal behaviour for footballers, though the young man and temptation argument ( nearly 30 now) is a little weak. But the other money scams he has been implicated selling the captaincy illict trips around the training ground +++ and more to come I understand.

    He is a man of very low charecter even by footballs despicable

    I dont even think he can PLAY for England again let alone captain the side


  2. colin lesley says:

    Thank you for this, this is the most balanced piece I’ve read on the whole nonsense.

    I can’t help feeling that England have made a rod for their own backs with this, because now every misdemeanor will have to be dealt with in the same way. We could go through quite a few captains!

  3. ejh says:

    Once again one is reminded of Clive James on Tommy Docherty: ah, but I see Frank Malley is there before me….

  4. dpb says:

    Can’t say I’ve followed this story much as I gave up reading newspapers a while ago. The only detailed info I’ve heard has come through twohundredpercent.

    One thing I have noticed that I haven’t seen reported here is that the timing was due to Terry having a super-injunction against reporting of the story. No doubt this gave the papers plenty of time to get their sensationalist stories right and so on.

  1. February 7, 2010

    […] A Final Word On John Terry “In some respects, the furore surround the John Terry affair (for the want of a better phrase) says as much about the British and their attitudes as it does about Terry himself. The Guardian reported this morning on the mild amusement that the issue has caused in Italy, a country in which attitudes towards such matters are somewhat different to those currently on display in this country. The hypocrisy of the press in salaciously reporting their outrage at what has been going on whilst making absolutely certain that their readers know as much as they possibly can without overstepping the self-imposed line – and wafer thin – that separates their “exposés” from, say, a reader’s letter in “Razzle” causes roughly equal amounts amusement on the continent, where such matters are usually treated as, well, private.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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