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A different TV day thank heavens


Whatever else may happen at least it’s Amazon day!

Thankfully we get a break from the often deadly dull pundits with Gary Neville in particular being a chief offender in my book.

And it also gives us an indication of how many would like TV coverage to be on a permanent basis,  with every game being shown officially on the box.

I watched the Newcastle v Manchester United game on Sky last night and was appalled AGAIN with the contribution from Neville.

As is usually the case he was once again used as what is supposed to be a neutral pundit but spent 90 per cent of his time whinging like some one eyed fan about his former team’s performance.

Honestly, you had to remind yourself that Newcastle had been on the pitch and deserved far more comment than he was prepared to give them.

We’ve all experienced much the same from him when being involved in Manchester united and West Ham games.

Thankfully there will be little of the same when Amazon become involved this afternoon and for me I’d love to see them put in a big enough bid next time round to free  us of sky and their regular cast of characters.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

7 comments on “A different TV day thank heavens

  1. I’m glad it’s not just me getting turned off by the Neville Carragher double act. Far too much chat
    about their former teams for my liking together with the 20/20 hindsight analysis of matches leaves me cold.

  2. Not fan of sky sports or their so called pundits. Come on even you must know theres only one team in this country. And in second place Liverpool. Remember keeps the fanbase in london happy.!

  3. Too much football on TV will lead to empty Stadiums .

  4. Exactly the same from me – sick of Caragher and Neville Just talking about everything from the perspective of their former clubs. Never had this problem with David Coleman in the old days!!!

  5. No matter which mainstream broadcast, the love in with the financially endowed clubs is apparent. In depth research and analysis in abundance, mitigation of circumstances whenever defeated, no shortage of empathy doled out.

    Hammers, hit the buffers, shallow coverage, lazy journalism, zero mitigation and empathy.

    I’ll be tuned in to Prime, hopefully someone will realise that when a defensive counter attacking team loses its entire back four and chief service provider from set play is out for a month, results will be affected. When your top distance covered player has recently become a father, levels will drop as he comes to term with new found off field responsibilities.
    This list is not exhaustive, I could prattle on, but I think we know where the differences between prior to record numbers of players called up for national teams in November and the subsequent loss of momentum thereafter due to sparse rest days, unrelenting schedule and fewer detailed match preparation analysis opportunities.

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