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Old 06-07-2012, 20:48
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I guess it depends on how you look at it Diff. last year TS had the Manchester derby in the first half season (and did they have liverpool v everton as well?) even if they didn't they have o had that game in the past. with Liverpool now being an also-ran in terms of the league, its arguable that the Manchester derby is a bigger draw than the Man u v Liverpool match. that said, I agree that overall TS will be happy enough with their set of games. only one swansea game though lol!
talkSPORT had the first Manchester derby in the league during 2011/12 and in 2010/11 (their first season of holding Saturday 5.30pm and Sunday 1.30pm rights) they had rights to both Liverpool v Manchester United and that dreadful 0-0 Manchester derby played on a Wednesday night.

While Liverpool didn't have their best season last year, in commercial terms they are the league's biggest draw behind only Manchester United, so being able to do live games involving them is something that will boost talkSPORT's audience figures if nothing else.

Of their first 22 commentaries, for me their line-up starts out very strong for the first two months and only has a couple of really weak games (their first Sunday games in both October and November). Obviously all five of September's games will generate big audiences and they have a trio of Chelsea fixtures in August culminating with Newcastle's visit to Stamford Bridge. Of the less obvious big matches, Stoke City v Arsenal is always an interesting clash of styles and in Aston Villa v Norwich City you have Paul Lambert facing his former club. It might be that 5 Live have slightly more "blockbuster" matches (I haven't checked their fixture list to be perfectly honest) but talkSPORT aren't exactly short on games that either include the league's bigger clubs and/or possess interesting angles.
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Old 12-07-2012, 19:25
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Fcuk yeah! Wales gets in first with the 2012-13 Football Reporting season:-

Llanelli V Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) (UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg)

BBC Radio Wales - Rob Phillips (updates)
BBC Radio Cymru - Owain Llyr (updates)
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Old 12-07-2012, 19:40
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talkSPORT had the first Manchester derby in the league during 2011/12 and in 2010/11 (their first season of holding Saturday 5.30pm and Sunday 1.30pm rights) they had rights to both Liverpool v Manchester United and that dreadful 0-0 Manchester derby played on a Wednesday night.
The Manchester derby hasn't been scheduled for TV yet (it's on the weekend of 8th/9th December).

Matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League group stage is scheduled for 4th/5th December so one of them will be probably be playing on the Wednesday night before.

As a result the derby is unlikely to be on Saturday lunchtime and the police may request a Sunday 1.30pm kick-off (rather than a 4pm).
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Old 12-07-2012, 20:18
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Friday 13 July

BBC Radio Cumbria Sport 6.00pm-10.00pm Presented by Paul Newton at Parkside Road

6.00pm-7.00pm Studio guest is former England cricketer Paul Nixon

7.00pm-10.00pm
Kendal Town v Carlisle United full-match commentary with James Phillips & Chris Lumsdon
Airbus UK v Barrow updates from Neil Turner
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Old 13-07-2012, 17:06
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Does anyone know which (if any) Radio 5 Live football commentators have taken voluntary redundancy, following the decision to go from two commentators per match to just one commentator for most games next season.

Ian Dennis, in his role of football correspondent/chief football reporter, seems likely to do fewer commentaries. Darren Fletcher has 6-0-6 presenting duties, in addition to commentating, and he does some NFL. The top dogs Mike Ingham, Alan Green and John Murray are all nailed on to stay. Connor McNamara also commentates on rugby union and golf.

Perhaps Ian Brown is completely stepping down, after mainly reporting only since his return from illness. Perhaps Dave Woods and David Oates will now only be used for rugby league. Nigel Adderley is covering summer sports at the moment, so he's still around too. Perhaps John Motson will no longer commentate on 5 Live, although he would be freelance anyway.

So may be they've found a way of avoiding any redundancies, due to the flexibility of the commentary team.
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Old 13-07-2012, 19:33
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Originally Posted by BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live will begin broadcasting The Non League Show to a national audience each Sunday morning for the 2012-13 season.

From 19 August, Caroline Barker will host the programme from 0530-0600. Since it was first aired by BBC London in 2006, it has examined the issues affecting non-league football.

The show will be available via the BBC iPlayer all week, and a longer version will be released via free download from the Radio 5 live website.
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Old 15-07-2012, 10:05
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Does anyone know which (if any) Radio 5 Live football commentators have taken voluntary redundancy, following the decision to go from two commentators per match to just one commentator for most games next season.

Ian Dennis, in his role of football correspondent/chief football reporter, seems likely to do fewer commentaries. Darren Fletcher has 6-0-6 presenting duties, in addition to commentating, and he does some NFL. The top dogs Mike Ingham, Alan Green and John Murray are all nailed on to stay. Connor McNamara also commentates on rugby union and golf.

Perhaps Ian Brown is completely stepping down, after mainly reporting only since his return from illness. Perhaps Dave Woods and David Oates will now only be used for rugby league. Nigel Adderley is covering summer sports at the moment, so he's still around too. Perhaps John Motson will no longer commentate on 5 Live, although he would be freelance anyway.

So may be they've found a way of avoiding any redundancies, due to the flexibility of the commentary team.
I think Adderley is freelance also. Certainly his twitter account makes no mention of him being a BBC employee.

https://twitter.com/nadderley/
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Old 15-07-2012, 14:06
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I think Adderley is freelance also. Certainly his twitter account makes no mention of him being a BBC employee.

https://twitter.com/nadderley/
Thanks. And of course I forgot to mention Alistair Bruce-Ball, who is likely to find his commentary opportunities limited to Sport Extra next season.
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Old 16-07-2012, 10:27
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Nigel Adderley has said on twitter this morning that he is leaving the BBC in a months time.
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Old 16-07-2012, 10:48
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I doubt it'll be the last time we hear from on the BBC. I wonder if he'll pop on Sky, talkSPORT and elsewhere over the coming months.
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Old 17-07-2012, 20:49
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Tuesday 17th July - BBC Radio Shropshire

James Bond presenting Extra Time from Park Hall

UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round First Leg
The New Saints v Helsingborg IF - Nick Southall and James Bond (7.15pm commentary)
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Old 17-07-2012, 21:25
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Tuesday 17th July - BBC Radio Oxford

Nathan Cooper presenting BBC Oxford Sport from the Kassam Stadium

Friendly
Oxford United v West Ham United - Nick Harris, Nathan Cooper and Peter Rhoades-Brown (7.45pm commentary)

This match is being websteamed and I don't believe it's going out on FM or DAB. With 5 Live largely moving away from the three person commentary set-up, are BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Radio Stoke the only stations who continue to use this practice?

In other news, talkSPORT will be broadcasting coverage (perhaps commentary of some sort) from the Chicago Fire v Aston Villa friendly from 1.30am on Sunday morning (or Saturday night if you prefer). Jonny Gould will be hosting from the UK with John Kreger (from Detroit's 1130 WDFN The Fan) at Toyota Park.
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Old 17-07-2012, 21:30
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Tuesday 17 July

BBC Radio Cumbria Sport 7.00pm-10.00pm
Presented by James Phillips at Borough Park

Workington Reds v Carlisle United - full-match commentary with James Phillips, Chris Lumsdon and John Walsh.
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Old 17-07-2012, 21:36
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BBC Radio Shropshire

UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round First Leg
The New Saints v Helsingborg IF - Nick Southall and James Bond (7.15pm commentary)
BBC Radio Wales - Dafydd Jones (no, not the ex-Scarlets player) (FT report only)
BBC Radio Cymru - Dafydd Jones (updates)
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Old 18-07-2012, 01:00
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[With 5 Live largely moving away from the three person commentary set-up, are BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Radio Stoke the only stations who continue to use this practice?
No, Radio Humberside and Radio Sheffield also use this format, though Radio Sheffield doesn't use it as regularly as Radio Humberside.
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Old 20-07-2012, 20:39
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Yorkshire Radio (DAB), and official Leeds United website
host: Michael Weadock
Farsley Celtic verses Leeds United
commentator: Thom Kirwin
summariser: Dominic Matteo


BBC Radio Humberside
Grimsby Town verses Hull City
host: David Burns
commentator: Matt Dean
summarisers: Robbie Stockdale and David Burns


BBC Tees
Great Britain verses Brazil
commentator: Mark Drury
summariser: Craig hignett
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Old 20-07-2012, 20:43
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Friday 20 July, BBC Radio 5live.
men's olympic football warm-up: Great Britain v Brazil.
Mark Pougatch presenting with with Ian Dennis and Danny Mills commentating.
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Old 20-07-2012, 21:36
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Men's Olympic Football Warm-Up
Great Britain v Brazil - Graham Courtney
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Old 20-07-2012, 22:50
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Saturday 21 July

BBC Radio Cumbria Sport 2.00pm-6.00pm
Presented by Andy Wood at Holker Street

Barrow v Carlisle United Full-match commentary with Andy Wood and John Goodwin
Kendal Town v Blackburn Rovers XI - Garry Woodworth (updates)
Workington Reds v Queen of the South - John Walsh (updates)
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Old 21-07-2012, 17:57
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Men's Olympic Football Warm-Up
Great Britain v Brazil - Graham Courtney
These updates came during Kick-Off with Danny Kelly and Matt Lawrence (the recently retired former Crystal Palace player who writes for the Guardian, this was his talkSPORT debut). I don't think they took any reports on the Great Britain v Sweden women's warm-up match earlier in the day, nor have they had updates on any of this afternoon's friendly matches.

Interesting that they were able to do on-site updates on the British men's football team's warm-up as there was some talk of stations like talkSPORT not having reporting access to Olympic events due to the deal the BBC has with the IOC. Hopefully they'll be able to do on-site updates on the Olympic football competition.

I'm slightly surprised to hear BBC Tees did commentary on the Great Britain v Brazil match - did they and/or Radio 5 Live provide any coverage of the Great Britain women's match earlier in the day?
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Old 22-07-2012, 21:55
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Sunday 22nd July (early AM BST) - talkSPORT

Extra Time with Jonny Gould (in London) and John Kreger (at Toyota Park, Chicago, Illinois)

Friendly Match
Chicago Fire v Aston Villa - John Kreger (extended updates)

Apparently they weren't able to do full commentary on this one despite John K mixing updates from the ground with his usual presenting duties. I'm not sure Chicago Fire would look to restrict talkSPORT from doing commentary if they had wanted to seeing as a) the game was not televised anywhere although was a free, non-geoblocked website, b) the Chicago Fire don't actually have an English language radio partner and c) neither of the Aston Villa's local radio partners were covering this game for obvious reasons. I suspect it was more a case of talkSPORT not wanting to put off the bulk of their overnight audience who are not particularly interested in hearing full commentary on an AVFC friendly.

I've long thought Radio 5 Live Sports Extra should cover the MLS Cup Final (Major League Soccer's Super Bowl equivalent) to supplement their MLB and NFL coverage as well as 5 Live's World Football Phone-In. Perhaps doing such a game would be difficult for 5LSE to justify, so after last night's IMO successful experiment of having their US correspondent broadcasting from an MLS ground, perhaps talkSPORT could consider gaining MLS Cup rights and carrying commentary on it during Extra Time come autumn time.
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Old 23-07-2012, 20:15
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Tuesday 24 July

BBC Radio Cumbria Sport 7.00pm-10.00pm
Presented by Andy Wood

Durham City v Carlisle United Full-match commentary with James Phillips & Chris Lumsdon
Blackpool Wren Rovers v Kendal Town Garry Woodworth (updates)
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Old 23-07-2012, 21:23
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It looks as though the Real Radio sports coverage is coming to an end - at least on Real Radio Wales: http://www.realradiowales.co.uk/show...-changes/62a99
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Old 23-07-2012, 21:30
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talkSPORT's schedule for the opening weekend of the football season:

Saturday 11th August
01:00 Extra Time with Matt Forde
06:00 Fisherman's Blues with Keith Arthur
08:00 The Weekend Sports Breakfast with Andy Goldstein & Jason Cundy
12:00 Matchday Live with Adrian Durham - coverage from the League Cup First Round and pre-season friendly matches
17:00 The Transfer Tavern with Georgie Bingham
19:00 The Games 2012 - live from Stratford City
21:00 Football First with Ian Danter

Sunday 12th August
00:00 Extra Time with Jonny Gould
06:00 Fisherman's Blues with Keith Arthur
08:00 The Weekend Sports Breakfast with Andy Goldstein & Jason Cundy
12:00 Sunday Exclusive with Georgie Bingham - live commentary of Chelsea v Manchester City in the FA Community Shield at Villa Park
16:00 Call Collymore - live from Villa Park
18:00 The Press Pass with Des Kelly
20:00 The Games 2012 - live from Stratford City
22:00 My Sporting Life with Danny Kelly
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Old 24-07-2012, 03:00
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well real radio northeast and real radio scotland no longer doing phone ins, and match day shows. also bbc newcastle the only station to cover Sunderland and Newcastles games in the premier league and cups this season, surely metro might go for it now that real has gone? as for hibs can anyone confirm, just bbc scotland, now that reals gone will forth not step in?
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