You’re Not Trying Hard Enough, Europe.


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. AdrianB says:

    Top article as ever. Not sure though who I really would prefer to win (or loathe the least). It’s a tough one. Quite like Avram Grant mind. Altogether more gracious and seems to keep some sort of perspective. So that might swing it for me.

  2. Another Joe says:

    As an American, I would rather see a Cardiff-Portsmouth FA Cup final than a Man U-Chelsea Champions League final.

    I like seeing the likes of Christano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and Dieder Drogba play, but it gets boring when the “Big four” win all the time.

    In fact, my favorite moment of the season came when Manchester United and Chelsea got knocked out of the FA Cup on the same day. Give me the FA Cup over the Champions League any day.

  3. Tote Football Pro says:

    That plastic club Cheslea have no right to be in the European Cup final. they simply do not belong!

    Manchester United vs Liverpool would have been the biggest club football match in history: two huge teams with great doestic and European pedigree,and two of the bigget rivals in world football.

    Liverpool also have a history of playing in exciting cup finals (5-4 Alaves, 3-3 Milan, 3-3 West Ham). I fear the United v Cheslea game will be boring!

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