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Ian

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. Dave BRS says:

    Are you going to this Ian? If so, I’d be up for joining you.

  2. Neil says:

    It’s not long before my birthday.

    I could PROBABLY convince my dad that he fancies trip to Wembley..

  3. Red Ranter says:

    …they will doubtlessly continue to play, sticking to their values of amateurism and fair play, even if they should be relegated this season or next.

    Your use of the phrase “… values of amateurism… ” strikes me as a little funny — or should I say, ironical? — in a world where professionalism among sportsmen is considered a virtue.

    FA must be praised however for allowing things like this to happen, on the back drop of the Premier League and Scudamore going gung ho with their ’39th Step’

  4. 200percent says:

    Dave & Neil – I’ll almost certainly go to this.

    RR – I probably should made it clearer, but I meant “amateurism” in the sense of “Corinthian values” (ie, the spirit of fair play. It used to be the case, according to legend, that if Corinthians conceded a penalty, their goalkeeper would refuse to face it, giving the opposition a free shot at goal) rather than whether they got paid or not..

  5. Spangly Princess says:

    that sounds like a great day out, if a little far away for me to make it.

    And I suppose the “value of amateurism” is of playing for love of the game rather than money – there’s a kind of innocent to it. Whereas professionalism is intrinsically about getting one’s money’s worth.

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