An Excellent Night’s Work


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. Ed says:

    I’m utterly convinced that qualification would be much more damaging than failure. People can, at least in theory, learn from their failures.

    I think you’re spot-on re: tactics, too. Look at the first team to qualify for the tournament this time round – Germany. Man for man, England probably have superior players, but the Germans look like a team. It’s hard to see quite how England are going to resolve this issue.

  2. bleep says:

    I certainly don’t think that we deserve to qualify, and I think that the remorse the FA should feel about England’s performance since Sven left will public but overall ineffectual.

    Somebody – McLaren – will be made a scapegoat but there is too much money being made off the back of Premiership and International football for the revolution in funding and accountability and organisation that is clearly needed to enable a renaissance to happen.

    Perhaps it would be good for English football to learn some humility.

  3. Pete E says:

    It could be worse, could be Welsh or Irish. Why either Staunton or Toshack were given the chance to take charge of their national sides is anyones guess. Proof if proof was needed that being Welsh or Irish does not make you a good Welsh or Irish national team coach.

    Lets hope the FA remember that when they are making a shambles of another managerial appointment.

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