Match of the Day

Media's Championing Of British 'Honesty' In Football Is A Complete And Utter Myth

Andrew Headspeath | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Sport
Andrew Headspeath

Would Shearer analyse the weekend's action for £50 a week? For the sheer unbridled love of telling players they 'should've done a bit better there'? Some weeks, that figure seems too high for his insight.

My Supergroup Summer For The BBC

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 30.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

2016 has been a dark year for music. We've lost David Bowie, Frank Sinatra's son, Frank, and the artist formerly known as alive, Prince. But God doesn't murder a rockstar without opening a window, and this summer I stepped into the musical void for BBC Get Playing.

He Did It! Watch Gary Lineker Present 'Match Of The Day' In His Boxers

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Gary Lineker is a man of his word, as proven on Saturday (13 August) night, when he presented the first part of ‘Match Of The Day’ in his underwea...

Yes, It Looks Like Gary Really Will Present Saturday's 'MOTD' In His Kecks

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

When he vowed that if Leicester City won the Premier League he’d present ‘Match Of The Day’ in his pants, Gary Lineker was pretty certain he wou...

Football TV - Same Old Faces, Different Channel

David Spencer | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Sport
David Spencer

As I get older, no matter how hard I try not to become an old curmudgeon (I don't try hard enough really) there is an increasing wave of things that irritate me. Maybe irritate is too extreme a word - particularly in the example I'm going to be talking about here.

Gary Lineker's Going To Follow Through On THAT 'MOTD' Promise

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Gary Lineker will give 'Match Of The Day' viewers an eyeful later this year, after the news that Leicester City had won the Premiership left him eatin...

WISE WORDS: Robbie Savage On Ponytails And Dealing With Disappointment

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

HuffPostUK Entertainment is pleased to announce a brand new section - WISE WORDS - where we ask our favourite personalities from all walks of life abo...

BBC Fails To See Funny Side Of MOTD Pundit's 'Joke' Threat Of Violence

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Sport

Match Of The Day (MOTD) presenters and pundits are being warned to take "extra care" by the BBC after Phil Neville prompted complaints with a joke he ...

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 29 August 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Up North the Scottish independence referendum is hitting the final straight, with postal voters already casting their decisions. What should in all likelihood have been a 16 percentage point win for the No side looks a lot less certain now.

Caroline Frost

Help For Gazza? Lineker Says 'It's Got To Come From Paul Himself' | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Sport

Gary Lineker has expressed his sympathy for the plight of Paul Gascoigne, following the publication of today's fresh pictures of the former England fo...

Team Focus: Is Malky Mackay the Right Man for Crystal Palace?

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Nobody involved with the club would have wanted a start to the season as chaotic and uncertain as this, nor would many have predicted it. But this is the situation in which Steve Parish and Crystal Palace now find themselves. Whether Malky Mackay is the man to take them to the next level remains to be seen...

Davies To Return To MOTD: Here Are His 11 Finest Commentary Outbursts

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Sport

Barry Davies will be making a special return to the gantry this Saturday when he commentates on Crystal Palace and West Ham United's Premier League fi...

WATCH: Match Of The Day's Report On The Hillsborough Disaster (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

Unlike Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest, Marc-Vivien Foé's death and other unbelievably traumatic events at a football match, the Hillsborough disaste...

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...

The World Cup Draw: The Epitome of Football Hyperbole

Tristan Cross | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Sport
Tristan Cross

I have read reams of comment pieces and watched hours of footage dedicated to the celebration of this wondrous occurrence, this life-altering experience, this brief encounter with the sublime, with each anecdote compounding my crushing sense of regret at having failed to watch the World Cup 2014 group draw live. And then I had an epiphany: perhaps, just maybe, perhaps I didn't actually miss much at all?

Match Of The Day Legend Hill Suffering From Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Sport

English football pioneer Jimmy Hill is suffering from Alzheimer's amid simmering tensions in his family over his treatment and care. Hill, 85, went...

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...

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.

Unpredictability Still Leads to Predictability

Mark Chapman | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Chapman

I might as well be honest with you right from the start: this article will contradict itself. It will set off by being one thing but in the end will turn out to be something else, in many ways similar to a Premier League season.

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...

Match Of The Day Is Broken, and It's in Desperate Need of Being Fixed

Raj Bains | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Sport
Raj Bains

The likes of Alan Shearer, Alan Hanson, Mark Lawrenson, Garth Crooks and Martin Keown do little to help the dwindling cause, providing about as much entertaining and well balanced analysis as you'd expect from a John Terry lecture in to the merits of celibacy.

Adrian's Lucky Escape

PA | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

TV star Adrian Chiles has told how he struggled to get out of a river "torrent" hours before covering an England game. The football presenter and p...

A Step In The Right Direction?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Sport

Colin Murray has been axed by the BBC as Match of the Day 2 presenter in favour of Radio Five Live's Mark Chapman. Chapman is regarded as a more su...