If You Think That Things Are Bad Now…


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. Ed says:

    Luckily, it’s well known that Gareth Southgate is a plank, as anyone who heard him commentate during the World Cup last summer can attest. If Brian Clough were to come back from the dead and say something that stupid, then I’d probably worry.

    Southgate is the best captain I’ve ever had on Championship Manager, though.

  2. Graham says:

    Yet again you’ve got it wrong and the Onion Bag has got it right.

    Seriously though, I think Southgate’s comments really just underline the problem with the Premiership – four clubs filling the champions league slots the rest fighting relegation. It’s no wonder everyone plays so cautiously when the price of relegation is so great. The flipside is that the Championship is becoming the most desperate place on earth: Watford won the play-off with nothing much more than a glorified pub team last year and Sunderland have become the most extreme yo-yo club ever breaking records when going up and down. As far as reserve teams are concerned Birmingham now look more like the team Arsenal fielded in the League Cup last season

    G14 (and Chelsea) don’t really want a Super League but they’re certainly interested in making people believe they could if they wanted to. It’s like a larger version of the SPL – The Old Firm will bluster all they like, knowing that the SFA will give in to them as will the other clubs as soon as people start whispering about gate receipts and TV revenue.

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