Gary Lineker

'I Am No Relation To David Moyes' - Twitter User Mistaken For United Boss' Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Sport

Last week, referee Sir Chris Hoy received his seasonal abuse when referee Chris Foy wronged Chelsea and the most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps was...

Is Nothing Sacred? Brand To Appear On Match Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Is nothing sacred any more? In its 50th year, Match of the Day will feature Russell Brand as a pundit. Jack Wilshere, Michael Dawson And Scott Park...

'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...

Understanding Vincent Tan

Chris Saunders | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Saunders

I don't think anyone has ever divided opinion at Cardiff City as much as Tan. When he first arrived, some hailed him as the club's saviour, while others denounced him as one to be feared and despised. He certainly doesn't do himself any favours.

New Couple Alert!

Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

What is this we spy? Gary Lineker's son on a beach date with Jamie Laing's ex? Why yes, it is. George Lineker has been spotted frolicking in the B...

Thousands Respond To Gary Lineker's Twitter Appeal For Mum's Stolen Car

The Huffington Post | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK

Thousands of people have responded to a tweet by football legend Gary Lineker after his mother's car was stolen. Some rotter has stolen my mum's ca...

Clubs Urged To Show They Are 'Right Behind Gay Footballers'

Alice Harvey | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Sport

Stonewall are urging footballers to wear rainbow laces in a campaign they hope will change attitudes towards homosexuality in football. It comes a...

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...

Backwards Thinking?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Sport

Roy Hodgson remains unapologetic about England's tactics during their goalless draw in Ukraine on Tuesday night. The England boss has been taken ab...

WATCH: Barça's Brilliant Qatar Airways Advert Takes Off Online (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Sport

Football adverts have become so cringingly uncool it is with a heavy heart we have to commend Qatar Airways, sponsors of Barcelona, for getting it rig...

What's A Gary Worth?

Nick Abbot | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Sport
Nick Abbot

Gary Lineker thinks that criticism of his £2million salary at the BBC is the downside to working there and that he could get more elsewhere. Yes, THAT Gary Lineker, the one that sits opposite the Scottish one on a show that would not miss him if he were gone.

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...

Wayne Lineker: 9 Facts In 90 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Wayne Lineker is the newest cast member to join TOWIE and he looks set to be one of the most controversial too. While he might have been best known...

Gary Lineker's Brother Joins 'TOWIE'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Gary Lineker's brother is set to join the cast of 'The Only Way Is Essex'. Wayne Lineker will star alongside the likes of Joey Essex, Gemma Collins...

Are Barcelona Really the Best Team Ever?

Matt Clough | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

Those same voices who so revelled in the inevitability of the the San Marino rout take it in turns to lavish praise on Barca, to turn to the bottomless well of superlatives and dub them "the greatest side ever". But are they?

Leicester: Milking Richard III For All He's Worth

Vikki Geary | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Vikki Geary

When the bones of the king were discovered in a car park in Leicester, the East Midlands wasted no time in smartening itself up ready for tourists to pour in. And pour in they certainly did: a temporary exhibition outside the Guildhall attracted over 4,000 visitors in its first weekend.

Christmas Fail: Gary Lineker Forgets To Turn On Oven, Serves Up Raw Turkey

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

DOH! Gary Lineker managed to fowl up his Christmas dinner this year - by serving up a raw turkey. The football pundit revealed his balls-up via Tw...

Samuel Luckhurst

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

The Slow Death of Freedom of Speech: Britain's Most Important Liberty is Under Threat

Daniel Marriott | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK
Daniel Marriott

Why has Matthew Woods been jailed for 3 months whilst comedians like Frankie Boyle who make a career from being offensive are free to be as offensive as they like?

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."

My Search for Britain's Most Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

Alistair Coleman | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

Hull was voted the worst town in Britain in 2003, but I found the parts I saw reasonably pleasant. On the other hand, I'd be happy to see the following year's winner - Luton - leveled and turned into an overflow car park for Watford. Poor Luton.

Is This What We Call British Culture?

Sian Powell | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Sian Powell

I don't usually take much interest in football, especially during the Olympics, but when I read on Twitter that none of the Welsh players had sung God Save the Queen at the beginning Great Britain's first male football match I suddenly wanted to tune in (and have even watched the beginning over again). Welsh nationalism has always been somewhat of a taboo subject, especially during prime time on the BBC, but here it was being discussed at half time of an Olympic match by Gary Lineker and Robbie Savage. How times have changed? Or have they?

Poolside Double Act Stars at London 2012

Susannah Straughan | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Susannah Straughan

For years the BBC's voice of swimming was the unfortunately named Hamilton Bland, whose TV career ended in controversy in the late 90s. There's nothing bland about his successors, former Olympians Adrian Moorhouse and Andy Jameson, who sounded as though they'd swallowed several gallons of Red Bull as they jabbered their way through last night's pool action at London 2012.

Jamie Oliver Blasts Beckham And Lineker For Promoting Bad Food

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

TV chef Jamie Oliver has panned David Beckham and Gary Lineker for promoting Walkers crisps and Pepsi to British children. In a scathing letter to ...