A Whole Different Ball Game


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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  1. Is this betting says:

    Ever since a child in the 1970’s I’ve dreamt of an English team to be proud of but have always been disappointed. Italia 1998 was an exception but the near success there was down to injuries rather than having a top class side from the outset.

    In my mind there have been too many England managers who have let the press pick the team. It is as though the manager knows he will get less stick if he picks the team that the journalists who follow England want.

    A prime example is Frank Lampard. An average footballer who has been made into some superhero by the press. Sven could not drop him during the last World Cup and it is much to my surprise that McClaren has had the bottle to do so this year – though it seems the media will have their way if reports are right that he will play against Russia.

    One of the main reasons I got behind the England team was because it was the only occasions that my friends could watch a game together and cheer the same team (we are a mixture of Liverpool and Everton fans).

    As times pass there is less connection and I’m losing interest.

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