Winners & Losers


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. discostu says:

    I’d put Leonardo in the winners mentions too, i thought he brought something to the punditry team, not least the scoop interview with old sweaty tits Scolari.
    I’d also bung Septic Bladder in the losers pile, why cant he keep his fucking mouth shut during the tournament and not meddle.

    Mostly though, i’d say the fans were the winners, benefiting from a superbly organised and run world cup – the fan parks were a superb idea that seemed to work really well. I think it may be a while until its this well run again.

  2. wolff says:

    i have enjoyed your blog..

    i must take issue with your conclusion that zidane cost france the game or some such… france was most likely not going to score and they penalty kicks they lost because trezequet (a great pk shooter) had his shot barely hit the post and bounce barely out! zidane would have made no difference in that.. he did not cost france the game.. by writing that you seem to want to “punish” him or something..

    zidane, in this world cup, made a case that he is the greatest world cup footballer since maradona..who else has twice led their team to the finals! without zidane france would have probably not even beat spain (he was on fire in that game!) or brazil or played italy so well…

    i will grant you zidane’s head butt was a shame but don’t fall prey to US (read clueless) must have story that fits hollywood movie type writing which has it that zidane lost game… more than likely game would have gone to penalty kicks anyways..

  3. discostu says:

    Wolff – i would have imagined Zidane (and Henry had he still been on the pitch) would have taken penalties before Trezeguet. And to be missing your captain going into a shootout, when is very much needed to marshall the players…i think thats what our host means.

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