The Death Of An Icon


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. ursus arctos says:

    Ian, thanks for bringing this to a broader English-reading audience.

    Gilardi had only been at TF1 for a few years (stepping into the shoes of the legendary Thierry Roland), but he had been a fixture on Canal Plus football coverage for more than a decade before that, and thus became as familiar to French football afficionados as Martin Tyler is to the Sky generation in England.

    He also had the not so dubious distinction of fronting a morning show for French cable channel LC1 with “internet phenomenon” Melissa Theurieau.

    RIP, Gilardi.

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