If In Doubt, Write A List (Part 2)


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. Red Ranter says:

    Of course, I wasn’t even born at that time. But thanks to Youtube I’ve taken a particular liking to another Brazilian. He is a certain Garrincha. :)

    Here’s a clip. The beauty of his game was when he was one on one with a defender, it almost looked like he and the defender were dancing together to some sort of music that we don’t seem to hear.

    Here’s a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_V6y5P050M

  2. bluerat says:

    A little biased in your choices today, Alan Cockram was good but, I’ve seen better at the Park. And although a fan of Steve Bull, only a wolves fan would put him in the upper echelons alongside Socrates.

  3. Ed says:

    I saw Steve Bull play at The Goldstone in the early 1990s. By god, he was unstoppable.

    In the same season I think I also saw Bernie Slaven, but he just didn’t have the same caché for me, even though I seem to recall Middlesbrough giving us a Bernie-inspired tonking.

  4. Stu says:

    Don’t forget that Steve Bull was selected for England whilst a 3rd Division player – virtually unheard of both before and after the late 80s, early 90s.

  5. Sportsfreak says:

    “Of course, they demolished New Zealand (who wouldn’t have done?)”

    Oiii!!! That NZ side of 1982 are still treated as heroes in NZ. No soccer (word used with care) analysis in the media is complete without wheeling out one of the greats. Apart from Rufer, who is sadly sulking in Queensland now.

    And the brilliant thing is that they’ve all kept their Scottish accents.

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