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Old 16-02-2013, 14:59
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Would definitely doubt the money bit to be honest. In terms of profile I think he was probably doing better at Sky. That said, considering the way in which he left Sky I'd agree he's done reasonably well - it could certainly have been a lot worse for him.
I know for a fact that Al Jazeera pay very well. Do you think Gary Lineker would work for them if it didnt pay well.
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Old 16-02-2013, 15:10
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Arsenal v Blackburn - Ben Andrews
9 minutes in. Not sure i'll be able to last another 81. This is AWFUL.
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Old 16-02-2013, 15:19
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Wrexham V Gainsborough Trinity (FA Trophy Semi Final 1st leg)

S4C - Dylan Ebenezer hosting from the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium with Dai Davies and John Hartson.
Port Talbot Town V Bangor City (Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League)

Dai Davies has left, but Dylan Ebenzer and John Hartson are still at the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium.

Commentary is from Mike Davies and Tommi Morgan

I didn't notice this, but S4C will also be showing a live Welsh Premier League game should they play on a Friday, live through the Sgorio website. Bryn Tomos did Prestatyn Town V Airbus UK Broughton last night.
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Old 16-02-2013, 15:38
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9 minutes in. Not sure i'll be able to last another 81. This is AWFUL.
He not very good is he. I suppose its who you know and not how good you are that gets you the work these days!!
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Old 16-02-2013, 15:50
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Personally, I think Keys would have done great with Gary Neville too and I could easily see them having more Banter.
Why has everything got to be about "banter" these days?

I want a presenter to have some level of gravitas, be able to read an autocue, and be able to engage their guests in discussion, particularly those guests who lack TV experience and thus need a bit more coaxing. I'm not really that fussed if they're not cracking jokes with people.

In fact, as far as the concept of "banter" is concerned, I'd rather see and hear as little as possible on football broadcasts.
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Old 16-02-2013, 15:58
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Was the ill fated Luton v Millwall game in 1985 shown live?
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:33
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9 minutes in. Not sure i'll be able to last another 81. This is AWFUL.
His goal just a minute ago was laughable. He never knew straight away he had even gone in!! JOKE
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:33
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Was the ill fated Luton v Millwall game in 1985 shown live?
No it wasn't. It was just on 'Sportsnight' with John Motson doing the commentary!!
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:00
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Chievo v Palermo

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Old 16-02-2013, 17:01
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:09
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For the ITV highlights tonight:

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Old 16-02-2013, 17:12
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All in all its a very good package and i for one glad i have it, although its a shame out 15 Sports channels they have, only 3 are HD.
Do you have the other Arabic channel that shows Premier League as well? Abu Dhabi Sports I think it's called.
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:17
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Do you have the other Arabic channel that shows Premier League as well? Abu Dhabi Sports I think it's called.
You cant pick that up in the UK. Its out of our range, although their are other ways to get their channels!!
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:32
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Dickov in the studio a week after his departure from Oldham.

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Old 16-02-2013, 17:43
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:45
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:54
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Why has everything got to be about "banter" these days?

I want a presenter to have some level of gravitas, be able to read an autocue, and be able to engage their guests in discussion, particularly those guests who lack TV experience and thus need a bit more coaxing. I'm not really that fussed if they're not cracking jokes with people.

In fact, as far as the concept of "banter" is concerned, I'd rather see and hear as little as possible on football broadcasts.
These days?
Saint and Greavsie used to have banter
Jimmy Hill and Terry Venables used to have banter during Italia 90
The Sky "20 years montage" showed banter which humanised the people, such as when Ian Darke mentioned something about maths

In life, if you don't crack a joke it can make people nervous. "you could cut the atmosphere with a knife" and then with a little joke here, the atmosphere goes and everyones at ease and comfortable.
For all this talk of banter, Richard Keys is professionalism personified. Obviously behind the camera he's more 'normal' and rightfully so, hence why it's not broadcast live.

But Football in particular lends itself to banter but it's even there in shows. Ant and Dec have banter otherwise it would be pretty boring. The Cricket guys on Sky have banter, even the beloved Gary Neville has banter with Martin Tyler and comes out with funny comments.

Banter humanises people. If two channels are showing the same thing then most people will turn to the channel that's informative and relaxed with a joke here and there.

Anyways, banter is not a new thing. Infact it's a very old thing if you watch old episodes of Match of the Day or The Big Match on ITV. Plus Football lends itself to banter unless you want the game to become even more po faced and serious than it already is.
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:30
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Why has everything got to be about "banter" these days?

I want a presenter to have some level of gravitas, be able to read an autocue, and be able to engage their guests in discussion, particularly those guests who lack TV experience and thus need a bit more coaxing. I'm not really that fussed if they're not cracking jokes with people.

In fact, as far as the concept of "banter" is concerned, I'd rather see and hear as little as possible on football broadcasts.
you aren't Roy Keane by any chance?
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:30
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It's Clive & Andy at Oldham

Who was at Luton earlier for ESPN?

EDIT: There's light hearted moments which are needed between presenters/commentators/pundits.

What isn't needed is sexual harassment & bullying which Keys & Gray were accused of
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:31
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It's Clive & Andy at Oldham

Who was at Luton earlier for ESPN?
Jon & Craig!!!
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:33
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Presenters wiser I meant
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:34
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Presenters wiser I meant
In that case, i havent a clue as was watching Al Jazeera's coverage and i still am!!
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:36
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Presenters wiser I meant
Don't know about pundits, but Rebecca Lowe was presenting - I got that from this post in the "Rebecca Lowe" thread: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...7&postcount=14
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:40
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Presenters wiser I meant
Rebecca Lowe presented with Steve McManaman and a guy whose name I can't remember (I think he had some former affiliation to Luton) as pundits.
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:47
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Rebecca Lowe presented with Steve McManaman and a guy whose name I can't remember (I think he had some former affiliation to Luton) as pundits.
It was Brian Stein who played for Luton for a number of years and scored the winning goal in the League Cup final against Arsenal in 1988.
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