Jump to content

Soccer Saturday - LeTissier, Thompson, and Nicholas sacked by SKY


Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, ANDY said:

I won’t miss these 3. 
 

thommo is too Liverpool biased

 

LeTiss same but Southampton. 
 

you can often hear them in the background cheering when l’pool or soton score despite being paid to watch/ analyse a different game 

 

champagne Charlie is rubbish. Can’t even talk properly.  Says things like “ he should have went down the left “

 

 

I think they play up the whole partisanship and OTT shouts when there has been a chance. It’s all part of the theatre. 
 

Daily Mail reporting Jeff is considering walking out. Which I’m sure is not just a stunt to get a pay rise...

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The baffling thing is that Merson actually gets paid to do what is clearly a mammoth task for him...stringing words together to form coherent sentences without dribbling and slurring.

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not read this thread but it’s ironic that Merson is the worst pundit out of all 4 and he’s the one they’ve kept, for entertainment I guess. Seeing as he can’t remember or pronounce anyone’s names and repeats the same thing when he talks, is he worth signing Paul? “ Totally worth it totally worth it, yeah I mean, I think so, totally worth it. No brainier really, when I was at Arsenal we would have signed him, all day long, so yeah, totally worth it I’d say”. 
 

As posted they will have the likes of Sue Smith, Clinton and Eluko on the panel. So one less programme for me to watch and can spend more time with my non-football loving partner 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 26/08/2020 at 22:52, owls maniac said:

Tricky one for Sky really. They must know that the existing team is popular for the reasons you’ve mentioned. But ultimately they are a business with a huge public profile, and in the current climate they are trying to get ahead of the curve by making their presenters more representative. 
 

I’m sure they are banking on the hope that the new team will be very good and no one will really notice the change. Much in the same way they replaced Keys and Grey. 

 

They had a winning formula, it worked and worked well. It was like a bunch of mates talking about football, exactly what it should be about. It's a shame, as I strongly suspect, they have caved in to the  politicallly correct, diverse brigade. 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

If its anything like the monstrosity that BT or the BBC put on in future it will be an epic fail. 

 

That said the show is about the chemistry which is what sets it apart, and if they recruit new guys well, or change the format don't see the issue. 

 

Same thing when they got shut of Marsh, Best etc and brought in Merston and Le Tiss (not the best pundits but likeable to begin with) 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, S36 OWL said:

 

They had a winning formula, it worked and worked well. It was like a bunch of mates talking about football, exactly what it should be about. It's a shame, as I strongly suspect, they have caved in to the  politicallly correct, diverse brigade. 

 

They created the winning formula long before these four were on. Rodney Marsh was probably still the best at this type of thing. He went controversially, George Best obviously moved on too and eventually they got a constant four panelists who worked well too and will in future.

 

I will be surprised if Clinton doesn't get it. Don't get why so many people don't like him as he's probably the most entertaining of any of them. Probably it's just because of his accent or the way he speaks.

 

Sue Smith too I would prefer over Alex Scott. Alex is very poor on GoS and when she was away doing strictly or whatever, her replacement was always much better at presenting. Although maybe on a panel she would be better, who knows.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, S36 OWL said:

 

They had a winning formula, it worked and worked well. It was like a bunch of mates talking about football, exactly what it should be about. It's a shame, as I strongly suspect, they have caved in to the  politicallly correct, diverse brigade

 

 

Or as it's known "society".

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 27/08/2020 at 11:53, FlyingOwl said:

Pure charisma and charm and personality. It’s half the battle.

 

It’s how Paul Merson has managed all this time. Loveable. 

Bang on with Clinton, can't help but love the guy. Seems a top lad.

 

And those three are no loss, especially Pinoccio.

Edited by Steelman
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Arthur Bach said:

Jeff threatening to walk.

 

Can't fault him.

Let him, they don't owe him anything

 

Reads out football scores on Saturday, that's all.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Steelman said:

Bang on with Clinton, can't help but love the guy. Seems a top lad.

 

And those three are no loss, especially Pinoccio.

 

Clinton can barely string a sentence together, but he ticks the ethnicity box so will probably get the gig.

 

You know, with him being Irish. 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/08/2020 at 09:28, S36 OWL said:

 

They had a winning formula, it worked and worked well. It was like a bunch of mates talking about football, exactly what it should be about. It's a shame, as I strongly suspect, they have caved in to the  politicallly correct, diverse brigade. 

 


 

What if the new one is even better though?

 

Why the assumption that because someone black might be on it that it’s going to be worse?

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Ellis Rimmer said:

Let him, they don't owe him anything

 

Reads out football scores on Saturday, that's all.


 

Nah 

 

What he does isn’t just very well done it’s actually incredible

 

When you study what he does, how he does it, and his knowledge that is instant it’s mindblowing

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a big fan of Alex Scott as a pundit - great player though!

 

She's bubbly and enthusiastic and very positive - but i don't think she's very analytical

 

I much prefer Rachel Finnis-Brown - very abrupt, very clinical, extremely critical yet straightforward and i think she is exceptional at analysing the play then deconstructing it

 

A bit like a female Alan Hansen as a pundit

Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:


 

Nah 

 

What he does isn’t just very well done it’s actually incredible

 

When you study what he does, how he does it, and his knowledge that is instant it’s mindblowing

I agree.

 

Jeff Stelling is an excellent tv presenter. That show in the hands of someone else is either a mess or worse, a bit boring.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I love how this is being blamed on diversity. 

 

Theres probably a bit of politics with a producer that has blown up behind the scenes, but sure, its all wokeness. Can't be anything else.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, @owlstalk said:


 

Nah 

 

What he does isn’t just very well done it’s actually incredible

 

When you study what he does, how he does it, and his knowledge that is instant it’s mindblowing

He is good, but he's not that good. Loads of people could also do a good job

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...