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the 2012 final should be at Wembley too

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:12 (nine years ago) link

wembley hosting the 2012 final would be likely to be superb, bbc sport understands.

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 21:13 (nine years ago) link

That's Wembley 2013 sorted, now for Wembley 2012 I say. Is it too late to have the 2010 final there too?

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 16 June 2011 15:43 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

dun dun dunnnnnn

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 13:51 (nine years ago) link

I'm picturing him prancing into training like Brett Anderson

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 14:07 (nine years ago) link

all that microphone swinging and slapping was a cover for Brett crossing himself - good tip there for Carlos to avoid the wrath of the Ibrox hordes

Um yeah, hi, that's (onimo), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 15:15 (nine years ago) link

Bit of camp flamboyance always goes down well there, it's true.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 15:42 (nine years ago) link

GIS for "camp footballers" no 2 result:

Stevie T, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 15:46 (nine years ago) link

fucking dressed liked twins

Richter scale? I hardly even knew 'er! (darraghmac), Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:33 (nine years ago) link

If you'd played the game you'd know those are two completely different shirts.

William Bloody Swygart, Saturday, 27 August 2011 22:03 (nine years ago) link

they've been ok tonight tbh, given straight & clear opinions on each talking point that i've agreed with for the most part

Richter scale? I hardly even knew 'er! (darraghmac), Saturday, 27 August 2011 22:05 (nine years ago) link

I liked Lee Dixon's Downing analysis. I like Lee Dixon.

Chris, Saturday, 27 August 2011 22:46 (nine years ago) link


better with keown tho

Richter scale? I hardly even knew 'er! (darraghmac), Saturday, 27 August 2011 22:47 (nine years ago) link

fuckin ell

Number None, Sunday, 28 August 2011 12:57 (nine years ago) link

ha, wrong thread

Number None, Sunday, 28 August 2011 12:58 (nine years ago) link

Brentford fan Archer believes Cash Machine Man City will be Living for the Weekend against Wigan, Sunderland will be Good for Nothing versus Chelsea and Newcastle, without a defeat so far this season, will remain Hard to Beat in their match at QPR.

Whoever wrote this is a problem with BBC coverage

Also two separate people, one of them inevitably Lawro, acting like "Stracqualursi" is some next-level unpronouncable shit, as if you couldn't even take a crack at saying those four terrifying syllables out loud

MPx4A, Friday, 9 September 2011 12:45 (nine years ago) link

is it better to say it then get it wrong though?

Gary Numan, or Gary Fletcher (ken c), Friday, 9 September 2011 13:21 (nine years ago) link

i mean, some people even mispronounce single syllable words like 'rake'

Gary Numan, or Gary Fletcher (ken c), Friday, 9 September 2011 13:23 (nine years ago) link

the proms here is a big problem with the bbc's football coverage.

second only to popcorn (or something), Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:46 (nine years ago) link


zvookster, Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:48 (nine years ago) link

true, but worth catching this year imo

hipstery nayme (darraghmac), Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:49 (nine years ago) link

Italian football stereotype? Check.

Chris, Saturday, 10 September 2011 23:47 (nine years ago) link

have they actually decided to make a policy of featuring the most fucking horrendous rock bands in the uk as a key element of their football coverage wherever possible? or do they just actually have such woeful taste?

"rock and football" in that post-oasis way makes me want to cry.

LocalGarda, Sunday, 11 September 2011 16:25 (nine years ago) link

Huge thumbs up for using Rizzle Kicks for Goal of the Month, though.

Chris, Monday, 12 September 2011 00:00 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

jesus this is just fucking AWFUL

they flag every event in advance, the commentary is shit, the editing/replays are rubbish, the whole thing's just shoddy

generation lmbo (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 23:52 (nine years ago) link

Would swap you every day of the week for BBC Scotland's coverage. Almost had to mute the telly last night, except that the radio coverage is actually even worse.

ailsa, Thursday, 27 October 2011 11:24 (nine years ago) link

re flagging every event, BBC Scotland's SPL highlights always have that drama-killing commentary that doesn't even pretend to be live. Sure we may know what's going to happen, but we also know that Jack Nicholson's going to go crazy in The Shining, and that doesn't mean that a narrator outlining every scene before it happens wouldn't make it a lesser viewing experience.

sunn :o))) (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 27 October 2011 23:42 (nine years ago) link

i don't mind summary-style commentary on highlights at all, but the bbc previewing everything when they have no commercial breaks is maddening. we're already watching.

zvookster, Thursday, 27 October 2011 23:46 (nine years ago) link

BBC Scotland's SPL highlights always have that drama-killing commentary that doesn't even pretend to be live

This is extremely annoying, yes. I have no clue either why they always give Liam McLeod live telly games, the man has zero clue and just peddles the same old shite every time he's on. Craig Paterson as co-commentator is worse. He went into Wednesday's game with one solitary opinion about Celtic ("James Forrest is a pretty good player") and just parrotted it every two minutes despite Forrest giving the ball away almost every time he got it. He seemed to treat Forrest's second-half revival as some sort of vindication of his first-half opinion, even though his entire first-half commentary just made him look like he couldn't actually see what was going on and was just commenting on a general hunch rather than on what he was watching.

Oh, and I fucking hate Pat Nevin talking about himself in the guise of talking about football, and he's on every bloody week. Well done, you've read a book and heard of Vini Reilly. Now fuck off.

ailsa, Friday, 28 October 2011 08:47 (nine years ago) link

nevin doubt

nakhchivan, Friday, 28 October 2011 08:52 (nine years ago) link

blimey, i'd always assumed that little indie wanker was off limits round here

r|t|c, Friday, 28 October 2011 09:20 (nine years ago) link

I do like him, but he's a bit of a dull pundit. He can't be too happy at being ghettoed into Scottish football, he was never particularly associated with it in his heyday as I recall it. Could do with slating some big names again to boost the profile a bit.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 28 October 2011 09:27 (nine years ago) link

In 2010 Nevin signed as a non-playing substitute for new club Chester FC after Colin Murray of BBC Radio 5 live offered the new club £2,000 if they named Nevin and Perry Groves as unused substitutes at every game in the 2010-11 season.This was live on 'Kicking off with Colin Murray', a show Nevin has appeared on every week since the start of the 2009/10 season. Nevin is usually beaten by ex-Arsenal player Perry Groves in the weekly quiz.

I take that back, this is high-level stuff.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 28 October 2011 09:29 (nine years ago) link

wherever there is talk of useless pundits perry groves' name is sure to be found

pandemic, Friday, 28 October 2011 09:32 (nine years ago) link

Kevin. Gallagher.

Makes Craig Burley seem insightful. Has a really annoying rising inflection thing going that makes everything he says sound like it's coming as a surprise to him. Horrible Anglo-Scottish vaaaaaooooouuuuuuwel sounds.

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 28 October 2011 10:27 (nine years ago) link

idk pat nevin /is/ pretty innocuous, you can't just pretend he's some infernal lamacq/barton indie/fitba hybrid banter legend when he's just a nice little chap who maybe liked the cocteau twins

nakhchivan, Friday, 28 October 2011 10:45 (nine years ago) link

Dude, he shoehorns Camera Obscura lyrics into his punditry. He's also a contentious wee fud who likes the sound of his own voice too much and rewrites history with nary a challenge from any of the morons who share studio space with him because they are all frightened of his massive intellect (i.e. has read a book once).

I've met him a couple of times, he seems an OK chap, tbh, but his presence as some sort of intellectual demigod in the Scottish media is kind of terrifying.

Tom OTM about Kevin Gallagher, btw.

ailsa, Friday, 28 October 2011 11:08 (nine years ago) link

his presence as some sort of intellectual demigod in the Scottish media is kind of terrifying

tbf to the wee man it does not take much to become an intellectual demigod in the Scottish media

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 28 October 2011 11:12 (nine years ago) link

yeah well david hume is dead and malcolm rifkind and bobby g are down in london, it's not his fault the scottish media are desparate for someone to hype up as an intellectual

also scotland undoubtedly wins the battle of the p-nevs

nakhchivan, Friday, 28 October 2011 11:13 (nine years ago) link

heh xp

nakhchivan, Friday, 28 October 2011 11:13 (nine years ago) link

Pat Nevin >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pat Kane

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 28 October 2011 11:15 (nine years ago) link

I also seem to recall Tottenham being 3-0 up at half-time against Manchester United at the Lane in 2001, and losing 5-3. I'm not sure that offers too much hope to QPR fans though?


When a German communicates, you listen (LocalGarda), Sunday, 30 October 2011 17:01 (nine years ago) link

Give soldiers Alan Hansen's wages

Number None, Monday, 31 October 2011 11:56 (nine years ago) link

£40,000 a week for spending Saturday afternoon sitting down watching football? Who does he think he is? Denilson?

James Mitchell, Monday, 31 October 2011 11:59 (nine years ago) link


Number None, Monday, 31 October 2011 12:00 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

So Lee Dixon is off to ITV allegedly

Number None, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 21:04 (eight years ago) link

What do you all think of the World Football podcast with Dotun Atebayo, Tim Vickery and others?

The Merch Seat (admrl), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 23:16 (eight years ago) link

well then

The Merch Seat (admrl), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 23:46 (eight years ago) link

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