When The Weather Attacks


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. Rocco says:

    I saw this last week and was going to blog about it myself, is the result of the incident known?

    According to Law 16 I think any other infringement other than handballing or touching the ball twice requires the referee have the player re-take the goal kick.

    I could be wrong though, a corner would be the next logical outcome.

  2. ejh says:

    I knew this one. I think it was in You Are The Ref about thirty-five years ago.

  1. March 6, 2010

    […] twohundredpercent.net presents his very own version of You Are the Ref, this time care of a windy incident in Germany’s lower leagues: “Just […]

  2. March 6, 2010

    […] When The Weather Attacks “There are few more poignant sights in football than the goalkeeper that has just conceded a goal, and most goalkeepers will experience this on average once a match, if not more. It’s a small wonder that more of them don’t go insane with the existential angst of it all. Covered in the dirt that acts as a visual metaphor for the futility of their attempt to keep the ball out of their goal, they will turn and trudge back towards the goal, maybe lifting the net to pick the ball out and kicking the ball disconsolately yet angrily back towards the halfway line and standing, hands on their hips, replaying what has just happened over in their mind.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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