Alan Hansen

'Match of the Day Is Too White'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Sport

'Match of the Day' has too many white men on its lineup and needs to become more diverse. That is the criticism of the BBC's director of televisio...

Hodgson Pays Price for PC Culture

David Spencer | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Sport
David Spencer

Redknapp's comment underlines his ignorance, while Fowler's was the use of an expression that many people use without any agenda. The difference might be that Redknapp is a media darling while Fowler less so. What Fowler and Hodgson's apologies show though is just how delicate people can be.

Lineker Wants Beckham On Match Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Sport

Gary Lineker says he would love David Beckham to replace Alan Hansen as the new Match of the Day pundit. Hansen will leave the BBC after 22 years f...

Alan Hansen To Leave BBC Match Of The Day

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Sport

Alan Hansen will end his 22-year association with Match of the Day next summer after revealing his intention to retire as the BBC's leading pundit fol...

Dropped To The Bench

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Sport

The maligned Mark Lawrenson has been handed a "reduced role" by the BBC in a bid to revive their flagging flagship programme, Match of the Day. Alt...

WATCH: Robbie Lends His Talents To Hillsborough Charity Single

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sir Paul McCartney has joined the line-up for a charity single to raise money for those affected by Britain's worst sporting disaster, and may just ke...

Samuel Luckhurst

Match Of The Day's Demise: Alan Partridge-Inspired Buffoonery

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Sport

Alan Partridge's TV show suggestions in 1997 are now a case of life imitating art. "Cooking in Prison," Alan suggested, so Channel 4 gave us Gordon Ra...

Match of the Day Vs Media Plurality

Henry Cooke | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Sport
Henry Cooke

It feels disrespectful to criticise an institution, but when you consider Alan Shearer's mumblings are publically funded, it's worthwhile questioning the established order. Why is Match of the Day allowed to consistently underperform?

BBC v Sky: Battle of the Pointless Pundits

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Sport
Iddo Goldfarb

We've swapped urbane, well-briefed and articulate interlocutors like Clare Balding, John Inverdale and Michael Johnson for slack-jawed rubes who struggle to recall the number of players fielded by a team and say things like "for me, it's a game of two halves and at the end of the day the lad give 'undred and ten percent in and araand the box."

Footballing Legends Pay Respects To Gary Ablett

PA | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

Premier League managers Kenny Dalglish and David Moyes joined more than 1,000 people at the funeral of former Liverpool and Everton defender Gary Able...

Hansen Apologises For Describing Black Players As 'Coloured' On Match Of The Day

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former Liverpool footballer Alan Hansen has apologised after describing black players as "coloured" during a debate on Match of the Day. Hansen ang...

Race Row Takes Another Twist

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former Liverpool footballer Alan Hansen has angered viewers of Match Of The Day after he twice referred to black players as "coloured" when discussing...