Another Fabulous FA Fudge


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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3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I moved away from England at a young age but all the while have kept up my fanatical support of Liverpool.

    HOWEVER even though I would love to see them come over to Australia and play a game here I am against this proposal for the simplest reason, the team is Liverpool, they are part of the English Premier League. The location and it’s fans are as much part of the club as the “brand” which it seems is all that is important nowadays.

    I’ve actually seen the game in Australia grow with their local league pulling in crowds of up to 40,000 (something unheard of 10 years ago) despite the many expats who look down on the standard of the game here. I’m sure it’s the same in other developing football countries. I support my local team and would hate for them to lose supporters because fans would rather go and watch the big Premier League show when it comes to to town OR to think to themselves that the local leagues are poor in comparison to the Premier League.

    Why can’t it remain as it is, there is plenty of opportunity to play pre-season competitions or even maybe play the Carling Cup at the start of the season and play those games around the world rather than the league season. Maybe it would breathe a little bit of life or importance into the competition.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Firstly I have to say what a superb ‘blog’ you have been writing. Absolutely top stuff – and a much better read than any daily paper. And I agree with virtually 100% (or should that be 200%) of what you say on here.
    Secondly, re. the Prem. plan – it’s just so arogant,isn’t it? To assume that what the Prem. can bring is sooo much better than anything else thier own country can offer – when in reality most of it is boring, predictable overpriced, atmosphere free crap.
    All the best,
    Adrian Brown (lapsed Watford FC fan and current supporter of local football in the Guildford/Aldershot/Woking areas)

  3. Top Flight says:

    Anon 1,

    It’s only one game; the A-league could even suspend the competition for a round and make it into a carnival round with state of origin matches as well. I’d certainly go see the EPL game if it’s in my city, but I’m not going to go to the tattoo parlour afterwards and carve out a “I love Derby” on my chest.

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