England vs Switzerland


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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22 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello, I think you’re getting your Emmental confused with your Gouda.

  2. 200percent says:

    Damn it. Give me ten minutes, and I’ll come up with something emmental-related.

  3. Anonymous says:

    They think it’s emmental over.

  4. Anonymous says:

    ..it swiss now.

  5. 200percent says:

    Oh, for Christ’s sake.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I can see Switzerland grabbing a couple of goals here. England don’t look confident at all and just can’t keep hold of the ball. They just look nervous.

  7. Anonymous says:

    As soon as I type that of course England perk up a bit.

  8. Anonymous says:

    And then score. And JENAS?

  9. 200percent says:

    I’ve taken to talking to Mark Lawrenson through the television in a dog voice. What he has to say makes more sense if you reply by saying, “Res, Mark Rawrenson!” in the manner of Scooby Doo whenever he says anything.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I bet at half-time Motson whines ‘I ruv roo’ at him.

  11. Anonymous says:

    “Jenas just needs to be loved. I’ve been with him at Newcastle.” Not my words, the words of Alan Shearer. No wonder he didn’t get the assistant manager’s job.

  12. 200percent says:

    He’s still angling for a job at Newcastle. You mark my words.

  13. Anonymous says:

    England seem more comfortable on the ball now – holding onto it for longer. And it’s creating more chances. We almost look relaxed yet still attacking. Which I haven’t seen an England side do for a while, normally when they’re 1-0 up they sit on their defence instead.

  14. 200percent says:

    Tee hee.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Crap. Whatever I say the opposite then happens. Switzerland to win 3-1.

  16. Anonymous says:


  17. 200percent says:

    It’s a much better second half performance though, isn’t it? Much more cohesive. I mean, they’re still not in the top 16 in Europe, but it’s a start.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I’m quite buoyed by this second half. I thought the first half was pretty much going to be the same-old same-old, except trying to play more of a passing game than the old long ball. The second half has picked up though, we actually look to be trying to be a bit creative, mixing it up a bit more, holding onto the ball, passing a lot better. It’s encouraging and despite bloody Beckham getting mentioned every five minutes it’s the most entertaining match I’ve seen them play in ages.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I agree with Gerrard as MOM. He’s dominated in the second half and actually looked hungry for the ball. Bentley has impressed as well though.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Yeah I heard Lawrenson say that, shades of Big Ron about it all haha. Something needs to be done! public lynching? ‘Lawrenson forced to apologise over ‘geeks’ slur at England fans’.
    Don’t let this lie people! If we’re lucky we may get a decent pundit on the telly!

  21. Prince Paul says:

    I’m still torn whether to vote for Eggiman or Gygax for the ‘Best Named Swiss Player You’ve Never Heard Of’ award

  22. Astonished - Tumbridge Wells says:

    7 (seven) substitutes to be allowed next season in the Premier League!

    That’s 14 extra players in total or at least 7 minutes of wasted time out of 90.

    The end of a match might turn into American Football where the last 5 minutes takes over half an hour to complete.

    Plus the whole advantage the bigger clubs have of using more of their stronger squads to finish off any of the other teams in close games.

    Also like America Football there’s talk of them playing leage matches in foreign countries – http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/7232390.stm

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