Is It Wrong To Laugh Whilst Writing An Obituary? (Part Two)


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. Ijon says:

    Of course, Shearer has done the sensible thing and ruled himself out:

  2. 200percent says:

    He ruled himself very much “in” at half-time in the Man City – West Ham match, Steve.

  3. Moore says:

    Well, who wouldn’t want to get back into professional football after watching 45 minutes of such quality?

  4. harper says:

    Come on, I’m sure you can see a little bit of positiveness in his appointment. I mean he did take Newcastle to the 1st division in one season and then challenged for the premiership title. Yes he didnt do as well at other clubs, including England, BUT I believe his heart is with Newcastle which means a hell of a lot and he can bring the football the fans want to see to St James’ which at the end of the daty is all we want, we dont want to see Allerdyce’s defensive, long ball tactics, we want to see NUFC fully balls out trying to win every game.
    I’m sorry if you dont want to see this but WE certainly do, it doesnt rerally matter what commentators on football say, the whole of Newcastle are behind him and as long as we see great football being played and we dont get relegated (which I very much doubt we will) we’l be happy with that, rea;;y, I mean what else can a manager do than play the football over a half a million or so fans want to see? They are after all are paying everyones wages.

    I’d like to see a post of at least a balanced opinion not just a knee jerk reaction to the appointment as this seems to be, I respect you’re opinion but come on, its not all negative.

  5. Mr Blackett says:

    Harpski, it’s not a knee-jerk reaction. It’s what everyone else in the country thinks. It isn’t 1996 anymore. King Kevin Keegan (KKK) has been out of football for to long and, by his own admission, isn’t good enough. He’s a generation too late. You don’t need heart to be a successful manager. You need intellect. Ferguson, Wenger, Mourinho, Coppell, Moyes, McLeish, Hughes and the like are successful because they’re smarter than everyone else. You can see it in their interviews. Keegan is, let’s face it, a bit dim. There is no place for him in modern, top-flight football management.

    As for this crap about how Newcastle fans want entertaining football is laughable. I bet if you’d actually won something in your lifetime your attitude would be very different. The euphoria caused by winning a trophy bitch slaps that created by beating Man Utd 5-0 eons ago.

    (No, the Intertoto Cup doesn’t count)

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