Men Behaving Badly

Ian

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. Stu says:

    “Referees are more than aware that they can’t automatically book a player every time he tells them to “fuck off”, for no other reason that if they did, most Premier League matches would have to be abandoned twenty minutes in”

    Maybe thats the answer Ian. A zero tolerance approach from the start of the season – foul and abusive language equals instant yellow card. Even the dumbest footballer would get it into his head soon enough to keep his trap shut.

    I also like the only-the-captain-may-speak-to-the-ref-unless-spoken-to approach.

  2. ursus arctos says:

    Bravo. Probably the most well reasoned analysis of this nonsense that I’ve read.

    Though I do share stu’s view that the “captain” rule (which works well in ice hockey) is worth a try.

  3. Hedi says:

    Nice analysis

    I agree, Liverpool v Man. Utd was not title decider, but don’t forget the fact that Liverpool — under Rafa’s hands — has never been able to beat Red Devils. That’s why they were so tense :D

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