Paul Ince, John Barnes & Managerial Vacancies


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. Wurzel says:

    For all he knows, his CV is not even being looked at. It’s difficult to see what other conclusion he could come to other than to start to believe that there is an element of racism in the constant rejection that he faces

    Maybe it’s his handwriting. Perhaps the posties simply don’t know where to deliver them to .

    Seriously I was appalled at the number of references I saw to him being the first British Black manager. Surely referring to his colour at all is a form of racism – if everyone should be treated equally then why even mention the colour of his skin any more than the colour of his hair, eyes etc ?

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  3. Allan says:

    Two things….

    Firstly, the UEFA pro licence is similar to the coaching courses that the SFA have been running for years, this is why most scottish players of a 1980’s vintage are able to get the big English jobs. Maybe a summer is too much to sacrifice for these (former) players.

    Secondly, sure John Barnes made a pig’s ear of the Celtic job, but does anyone remember the mistakes that say Alex Ferguson made at St Mirren & Aberdeen. Celtic was too high profile for Barnes at that point, but he is due another chance, if only to show that he has learned from the Inverness Caley game.

    Allan – Dispaches From Paisley

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