Monthly Archives: January 2011

Quite deservedly, the best regional commentary

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Tweet End of season video reviews are definitely something I miss from my early years as football fan. I have recently reclaimed my old collection of Watford FC videos from my mum’s loft and started reviewing the footage for first … Continue reading

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Out with the old

Tweet In the wake of the Keys/Gray sexism fallout, here are my suggestions for improving TV coverage of football: Change the mix of the panel: the best football journalists are employed to make critical observations and articulate them, so why … Continue reading

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The Spanish Procession

Tweet I can’t imagine there’s ever been greater world focus on La Liga, even during the previous Galacticos era. The attention of the English media rarely diverts from Real Madrid and Barcelona, and although this isn’t a fair reflection on the football culture in Spain, it’s not … Continue reading

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What makes a good commentary?

Tweet On Tuesday night I attended a panel discussion Chaired by journalist Martin Kelner and featuring author John Leigh, broadcaster Eleanor Oldroyd, Guardian columnist Harry Pearson and Cricinfo blogger in chief, Andy Zaltzman . They were discussing the language of … Continue reading

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Preacher man

Tweet The Premier League’s resident preacher, Arsene Wenger, was at it again ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City. In comments reported in the Evening Standard, Wenger returned to a familiar theme in attempting to take the moral highground: “I am a big … Continue reading

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