Wrap Wilshere In Cotton Wool, But Don’t Give Him A Make-Over


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. Nick says:

    Great and really interesting article. I’m worried that Wilshere will end up like Walcott: Plays for both the England U21’s and the full side at the same time, gets burned out, gets dropped for the World Cup and after that is back in the squad. Also, by the time that Rooney, was Wilshere’s age, he was already a global superstar.

  2. William says:

    Thanks Nick. I agree that the U21s can be a graveyard for players with trouble settling at international level. Alan Smith and Kieran Richardson were both demoted after spells with the seniors too, and look how that worked out.

  1. October 11, 2010

    […] Wrap Wilshere In Cotton Wool, But Dont Give Him A Make-Over “Imagine, if you will, that England are a goal down to Montenegro with thirty minutes to play on Tuesday night. It’s not such a far-fetched proposition. The team from the tiny nation that borders the Adriatic have so far gained three straight single-goal victories and currently top Group G. Fabio Capello’s side might have enjoyed two comfortable wins themselves too at the beginning of their qualification campaign for Euro 2012, but a win at Wembley this week should not be taken for granted.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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