A Game of Two Halves: Euro 2016 on Radio, BBC v Commercial

David Spencer | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Sport
David Spencer

I feel sure that 5 Live would shy away from such an idea - and even if it felt it was worth trying, the number of forms and paperwork involved in agreeing the decision would mean the programme might get the go ahead by the next World Cup at the earliest!

Radio's Hardest Job?

David Spencer | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Sport
David Spencer

As the football season draws to a close in the UK, it is time for fans, players and managers to take a break from the frenetic nature of the sport. It is also a time for many commentators to lay down their microphones and rest their voices for a few weeks. Football commentary is the radio job I always wanted to do. I used to run around the garden commentating as I kicked a ball into a makeshift net.

Collymore Vows To Quit If Neville Proves He Dived

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Looks like Stan Collymore did dive once... Just for a second, imagine turning on the radio or the telly without the chance of hearing S...

Fans Call For Presenter To Be Sacked After Robin Williams Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

TalkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil has responded to critics, who hit out following his comments on the death of Robin Williams, who was found dead at his...

LISTEN: The Best Accidental Partridge Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Sport

Accidental Partridge, to paraphrase Alan, is arguably the best Twitter account in the world, and, time and again, it exceeds our expectations. Rece...

'It Makes Me Cringe When They Get Players' Names Wrong' - TalkSport Radio Host Brazil Accused Of Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Sport

Alan Brazil has become embroiled in a sexism row after he made disparaging remarks about female football reporters. When discussing women who comme...

Talksport To Boycott Twitter After Collymore Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Radio station talkSPORT is to boycott Twitter in protest at the lack of action by the social media network over the abuse directed at one of its prese...

AUDIO: Collymore Heckled Over Beating Ulrika By Chelsea Fan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Sport

Stan Collymore's physical abuse of former girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson came back to haunt him again when a Chelsea fan heckled the talkSPORT presenter ov...

BBC Lose Lions Rights To TalkSPORT

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport

The BBC has suffered yet another casualty on their list of sports coverage, after talkSPORT beat them to radio rights for covering the British and Iri...

LISTEN: Sun Journalist Taken Down Over Premier League-Bashing

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Sport

The Premier League begins this weekend less than a week after the superb spectacle that was the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unfortunately, some in the ...

Disgraced Ex-Sky Pundits Keys And Gray Win Award

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Sport

The careers of commentators Andy Gray and Richard Keys appeared to be over after their sacking from Sky over sexist remarks caught on camera, but the ...

Football's Worst Banter (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Sport

Banter is defined as "the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks". In football however it has fast become a cringe-inducing pastime of playe...

Former Footballer Stan Collymore Reveals His Battle With 'Soul Destroying' Depression

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore has been documenting his battle with depression over Twitter and described how in his darkest days, he conte...