The Champions League Final – Live!


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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11 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Is it just me, or is this just fucking dull? Christ, another 30 minutes to go.

  2. 200percent says:

    The second half was, Dave, at least in comparison with the first half. Mind you, I’m three and a half sheets to the wind, so I don’t much care.

  3. Dave says:

    I suppose it doesn’t help that I don’t want *either* side to win. I mean, I’m a Latics fan, so I’m naturally inclined to hate Man U. But then I hate Chelsea as well. Do you know any arcane regulation where they can both *lose*?

  4. 200percent says:

    We had this conversation last year when England played Israel, and the answer was no.

  5. Dave says:

    That did get a bit exciting then I must admit. Hats off to van der Saar for just saying “Fucking hell, oh, sorry” in the on-pitch interview though.

  6. Paul Chandler says:

    Does life get any better than watching John ‘I’ll park in a disabled bay if I want to’ Terry miss a penalty to win the European Cup in the pouring rain?

    Yes it does. Watching him cry in the pouring rain afterwards.

  7. Fred says:

    Funnily enough, I had the same dilemma as Dave. Being an Arsenal fan, my loathing for each club is both near-pathological and equal. I fretted about even watching the game lest the surplus of bile that it was sure to produce inside of me game me an ulcer.

    What actually hapenened was that a zen-like calm descended over me. I didn’t spend the game dreaming up imaginative scenarios involving a bench-clearing brawl followed by multiple injuries and red cards, leading to an abandonment of the game and the awarding of the trophy the Barcelona on artistic merit. Freed from the urge to pick a team to back, I found myself just wanting to see a good game, as lily-livered as that sounds.

    Of course, I may well just be suppressing my rage, only for it to explode at some later point…

  8. Duffman says:

    Can’t believe there were not more suitable candidates to take the potentially winning penalty than John Terry. Or did the big man want the glory for himself.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I’m still laughing at John Terry crying. No more than he deserves.

  10. Joe says:

    Congratulations for letting the last line in this blog post be hijacked by Mark E. Smith…

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