The Cure To All Woes


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. sp3ktor says:

    The press never like to be made fools of: they told us at the beginning of the season that Arsenal would be nothing without Henry and finally they’ve been proved right.

    Yes they’ve run out of steam – their players look shattered and the squad about as deep as a footballer’s chat-up technique. But this general malaise has also coincided with an awful run of luck: a last minute penalty against Birmingham for a tackle which while clumsy, Clichy still got a fair connection with the ball; denied a perfectly legitimate winning goal against Boro; the refusal of a clear penalty at the Emirates coupled with Babel’s tumble in front of the Kop. And then there’s Chelsea’s first goal.

    Arsenal have been on the receiving end of huge amounts of good fortune over the years (including this season). What’s happened over the past month or so isn’t a damning indictment of Wenger’s strategy – just maybe football leveling itself out.

    Who knows, maybe it’ll happened to ManU and Liverpool one day. But I can’t see it.

    Oh yes, and they’ve actually won two doubles in that period.

  2. Red Ranter says:

    Having seen off Internazionale without seeming to break into too much of a sweat in the last sixteen of the European Cup

    I think Arsenal beat Milan. Not Inter. Unless, of course, you are referring to Livepool.

  3. 200percent says:

    True. I won’t change it, though – people wouldn’t understand your comment otherwise. Of course, Arsenal have thrashed both Milan teams at the San Siro in the last couple of years.

  4. Anonymous says:

    absolutely spot on, expectations are so stupidly high for the big four and fans are so ludicrously demanding that being third in the Premier League and having been a couple of minutes off a European Cup semi with a squad assembled for considerably less than any of your rivals is now a crisis. English football needs to take a look at itself.

  5. Neil says:

    You should see the stropping and panic going on amongst Ipswich ‘supporters’ because we may not make the play-offs this season.

    Never mind that Jim Magilton has consistently improved the team’s league position in his two seasons in charge, got us playing good football again and brought in some quality players, most of whom for peanuts, IT’S STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

    That said, it’s still pretty rubbish to lose to Colchester though.

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