Match Of The Day Bbc

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by The Voice of Reason, Mar 12, 2023.

  1. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Apparently last night's Match of the Day had Half a Million MORE VEIWERS than usual!!! Well I never :D
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  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

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  3. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    I hope they keep the format. It was much better without the pundits. I don’t mind the commentary during the game, and keep the theme tune, but the pre and post match analysis is not necessary. I always record MOTD and just fast forward past the pundit waffle.
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  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Think that is what most do.

    I mean it’s mostly about VAR anyway so they must get a bit bored themselves.
  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Isn’t the punditry just to flesh out the highlights as they can only show x minutes of action anyway ?
    All the punditry does is show that every goal was scored as a result of poor defending and every miss should have been scored etc etc. plus of course a chance for big ears to smarm, and Shearer to look down his nose at everyone.
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  6. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    None of them are impartial. They all drone on about their former clubs. They have little interest in other clubs but their own.

    In the past, it was Jimmy Hill. He’d introduce the match and that’s about it. There were no pundits from what I recall. A much better format.

    Last night the viewing figures took a dramatic upturn. 500k more than usual. So maybe they’ll actually have a rethink about it all.
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  7. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame Reservist

    Viewing figures 500k up on last week, but not wildly higher than usual. It was lower than the highest audiences this season which, when you factor in the media hullabaloo and the novelty factor, really isn’t a great deal of a bump.

    Jimmy Hill was a one-man pundit panel in the 80s, pointing out bad defending, re-showing the crucial moments and being as critical as any of today’s pundits. The only difference was there was no one to counter his point of view so it was just a soliloquy.

    there’s also no requirement for impartiality in sports coverage. It’s not important enough and if there were the panel during the Olympics are the worst offenders!

    Anyway, Telegraph reporting Lineker will be back next week so they must’ve thrashed out some kind of compromise / climb down.
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  8. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    oh well, it was good while it lasted.
  9. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    I actually enjoy the pundits when they see or explain stuff I don't see or when Roy Keane is having a rant!. FWIW Lineker et al are/were a better show than Keys/Gray and I hope that they are back soon .
    All Andy Gray had to offer was to moan about the referee which is something any bloke down the pub can do.
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  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    And ladies in football I presume.
  11. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Got to love all the shy tories getting a chance to give motd a kick because it doesn’t occasionally bow to their down low right wing tendencies.
  12. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    On to the next media distraction.
  13. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Another victory for free speech over the full English breakfast eating Wokerati. A good day.
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Until Lineker tweets something “anti Government “ which he will .

    He isn’t going to stop airing his opinions now !
  15. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Stand by for plenty of Brexit is evil, Britain is a fascist island etc tweets from Saint Gary
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  16. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    I remember Stewart Lee gag " When Gary Lineker has become the the voice for your movement , you need to start worrying. "
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  17. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Braced and ready. Before this issue I didn't think Lineker's ego could have got any bigger but I'm sure it now has.
    He's now bigger than the BBC. He's now bigger than the Conservative Party.
    Weren't there loads of posts on the forum a couple of years ago about what an unpleasant guy he was away from the public gaze ?
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  18. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    I have to be careful what I say due to Mods posting about slander, but about 20 years ago I was told by someone in the celeb press about his behaviour towards women was at a level that would get him banned from all broadcasting in the modern climate.

    It was inferred that he traded secrets about other players in return for the red tops acquiescence .
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  19. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    Multi millionaire Saint Gary you mean ? The voice of the poor and or plebs .
    No distractions at all from his vast wealth ? No Siree . Gary is one of us.
    Meet the new boss ......etc etc
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  20. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Chris Wood has been playing football in in England for the past 14 years, yet the MOTD commentator on the Forest v L*t*n game last night insisted on calling him Chris Woods throughout. Idiot. Oh for the days of proper, proficient football commentators.
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  21. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    An open secret as he was said to have played a different "access" card with every single tabloid - different hacks got different teams whilst one got management. And the hacks were also used to 'shut-down' (by coercion or cold hard cash) any women how camp with a kiss'n'tell story. ISTR a broadsheet was in his little black book after he knocked-up a clinician.
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  22. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck Reservist

    I just don't like him . Far too smug . And the way others toady up to him ..... Wrighty Shearer
    Has anyone ever seen Roy Keane and Gary Linekar together in a studio at the same time ?
  23. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Won't see the likes of Motson, Hansen and Brooking again. Tony Gubba(sp?) and Martin Tyler are passable at best. Des Lyn was a great host of MotD in the 1990s. Got straight to the football and where there was analysis - it was well spoken and good quality.
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