What's All The Fuss About Gillette Soccer Saturday?

  • Publisert 2 måneder siden

    HITC Sevens

    Runtime: 14:41

    On Wednesday afternoon, Sky Sports announced that Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas, and Matt Le Tissier wouldn't be appearing on their flagship Saturday afternoon show Gillette Soccer Saturday next season.
    The response on social media became something of a veritable Twitter storm, initially following unsubstantiated reports linking pundits Micah Richards and Alex Scott with the job, prompting criticism from some, before Ian Wright released a roadside video in response to some of those critics.
    So, in this video, HITC Sevens takes a look at the decision Sky Sports have taken, the future of Soccer Saturday, and what it really says about football punditry in the UK.

Thomas Mahoney
Thomas Mahoney

Not as into football as I used to be but I completely agree - the pundits are on the most part shite in my view. McManaman has to be the worst of the lot, Scholes is terrible as is Carragher, Gary Neville isnt great but he is better than the previous 3, Wrighty as much as he is funny isnt very good, used to like Shearer a lot but now I'd say he's just ok. Most of them are just wastes of space in the commentary box or analysis studio and I couldn't agree more that BBC Sky BT Sport need to stop recruiting them because they were great players

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Henry Pam-Fom
Henry Pam-Fom

Genuinely the best football YouTube channel in the world 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

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The cure
The cure

Cannot wait for the funny moments, i do not know what year that will be though!!🤫

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tony Dee
tony Dee

Soccer Saturday is absolutely rubbish now that Nicholas, Le Tissier and Thompson have left. Tick boxing at its best. I now watch it muted. Oh by the way Stop taking the knee.

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steve cheevers
steve cheevers

Soccer Saturday is one of those shows that I watched pretty much every Saturday from the early 00's up until maybe 2013. I think it just felt after a while that it was getting a little stale with the panel and Jeff Stelling. Also didn't help them that you can watch the games online, or you get goal alerts on the phone or other stations are putting out panel shows at the same time and it just diluted Soccer Saturday's impact with it's audience. I think it needed a total reboot a few years back. I personally would have got rid of Paul Merson as I think he's the worst out of the 4 imo, and moved Jeff Stelling onto another show. I could see them going down the route of that BT show with a panel of all people of gender and colour to tick the boxes to be honest. Wouldn't surprise me if they got on some of those YouTuber football reviewers as well to bring in a young audience. For me I'd go back to the days of Soccer Saturday when they used to interchange the panel most Saturday's to keep things fresh and over a decade or so change the panel and presenter to keep it fresh. I think Alex Scott is a good panellist no matter her skin colour or gender. I think signing someone up like Richie Sadlier would be a smart move by Sky, as you said not everyone need's to be a star name, he's a proper good pundit. Bring in the big name players to do punditry. Interchange the cast every week to keep it fresh and gradually ween it down to 6 to 8 names that will be the full time panel going forward. I don't want it to end up as tick the box type panel but a panel that will make for the best show possible.

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Jezz Bish
Jezz Bish

Turns out, no one watches anymore due to hardly any premier league games going on at that time anyway, literally they will get to talk about 2 games max, the rest is championship. I've stopped watching purely because of that.

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Jay Almeida
Jay Almeida

Nice balanced video 👏

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Mac Macaulay
Mac Macaulay

Sky have lost the plot. That show is iconic and hilarious. Mates having football banter. Absolutely disgusting to just throw away a show like that. Saturday afternoon has seriously lost something now.

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The FM Gaffer
The FM Gaffer

My dream panel would be Joe Cole, Carragher, Jenas, Clinton Morrison, particularly Morrison is far more intelligent than his playing career would suggest, although perhaps it’s longetivity says it all. I agree on Matt Le Tissier and had the exact same reservation as yourself. Although it still mystifies me that Paul Merson was the one of the 4 that was kept on. He is the king of the incorrect sweeping statement and his anti-Spurs bias makes me want to ball my own eyes out hence me choosing Jenas to balance those scales back a little bit.

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RickHT
RickHT

Alex Scott, Micah Richards, Tam McManus & Craig Bellamy for me. Would be a great mix with plenty of banter & great insight from thoughtful & engaging pundits. With Sue Smith & Clinton Morrison as backup/deputies.

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DeltaFox
DeltaFox

Them Yankees calling the beautiful game "soccer" in muh here Europe?

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righthandofdoom77
righthandofdoom77

Sky Sports are de-gammoning and making it interesting for the first time in years. Yay.

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Qwerty
Qwerty

So you're a centrist then

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chrisjacksonuk
chrisjacksonuk

oh dear ! soccer saturday want to change the panel and the right wing are upset coz someone of colour might get the job.....boo f.....g hoo ! maybe the team needs a change after years of the same people, i hope Micah gets the job now just to piss people off, it never occured to me he was even in the picture, with so many other sports stars available already who can fill those seats i hope it chokes on the haters. put 3 people of colour on the screen it makes no difference if the public watching it don't feel part of the show. ftr to all Klan lovers we ain't going nowhere and there's f... you can do about it lmfao....

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castricv
castricv

Nothing to do with resistance to change. They got fired for being white and a few clowns were moaning about tear it all down. Pure and simple. So three guys lost their job due to racism. Why do you super liberals muddle up obvious things with jibber jabber. So much lying and legalese

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Geoffrey Johnstone
Geoffrey Johnstone

I think its bad to do it all at once. It will lose that chemistry its built up and it will try to be exactly the same and it just wont work. I understand the need to freshen things up and move forward but it feels like too much in one go

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BabsW
BabsW

This guy roasted some British pundits, lmao!

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the artist formally known as bill
the artist formally known as bill

I dont think this is the right call it reminds me of old top gear it wont work for sky they were all really good freinds on ss and breaking that chemistry is just going to make it so bland with forced banter

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cmac71
cmac71

We all know why they are no longer there. They said no to cow towing to the anarchists. Never take a knee

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Tomo
Tomo

surprised you didnt put forward zoe ball

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lindokuhle sithebe
lindokuhle sithebe

I hear you and I say, man this guy can give Tifo some competition. You're no ordinary man.

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DaveD
DaveD

Couldn't agree with you more about Steve Claridge. How he got less airtime than Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage or the worst pundit ever to grace our screens, Garth Brooks, God only knows.

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karl williams
karl williams

,one thing how many viruses that have rna dna ,sars mers in them have vacines cured?or the common flu vax answer is none a virus cant be cured it just mutates and dies ,this one is proved to be man made patented back in the early 2000s by the melinda and bill gates foundation go have a dig about on it,usa patent office its there in black and white

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Caesar
Caesar

Sacked for nothing else other then being White Males

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Kevin Parker
Kevin Parker

Why do we need pundits ,we all watch match so we all know what happens ,sack the lot of them

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gravy boat
gravy boat

A death threats on twitter is about as menacing as Gary Lineker

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Duzny - Geya - Fock
Duzny - Geya - Fock

So Covid isn't a load of shite then? Funny that... Sweden 0.2% deaths less than us and they never bought into the pantomime 😏

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SpinyNorman Best
SpinyNorman Best

As long as they don't replace them with woman clowns will still watch it

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Elaine Kerslake
Elaine Kerslake

Watch the game. When over make a cup of tea or whadeverrrr. Who cares what they say,..youve just watched the damm game! Make your own analysis. Sky panel in Nov 1997 Frank McLintock and Rodney Marsh and two others. Arsenal had just lost at home to Blackburn . 1. 3 The panel slagged off the back 4 and urged Wenger to replace them all. Arsenal went on to do the double .

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Clem Fandango
Clem Fandango

Clinton Morrison talks like a 3 year old?

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steve Aaron
steve Aaron

I would say Danny Murphy's assessment of Naby Keita is about right. A very good player but he is not a Steven Gerrard or Steve McManaman. But, those players were amongst the greatest to play for Liverpool. I am not a Liverpool supporter but Naby Keita seems to have been something of a squad player the last season or two having taken part in less than half the games played since joining the club. To be a Roger Hunt, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, John Barnes, Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler or Mo Salah you would need to be the first name on the team sheet every week. You seem to be saying that Danny Murphy has some sort of racial motivation for his comments. That is a pretty nasty thing to imply, especially considering he has frequently spoken out on the subject. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/50887867

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TheScottishBule
TheScottishBule

Gordon Strachan, Roy Keane, Ian Wright & Chris Kamara, with Martin O'Neil and Arsene Wenger rotating fortnightly. Maybe throw Ally Mcoist in as well as back up.

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Thompson Tom
Thompson Tom

Sad that sacking three experienced good men based on their age and race seen as a step forward.

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The Lizard King
The Lizard King

Stupid sky sports

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Burgers
Burgers

Let's just have a full black pundit cast and kneel before every kickoff forever and feel utter shame for being white.. that should solve this mess

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Bill Bixbey
Bill Bixbey

This is all about them being the wrong colour- full stop. Sky sports getting zero money from me ever again.

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Andrew Pease
Andrew Pease

It's obvious that they simply asked for too much money.

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Greenan Whyte
Greenan Whyte

Stick to the football, you have every right to your political views, but they ruin your videos

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Jimmy Ardrey
Jimmy Ardrey

Who is this prick?

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Jimmy Ardrey
Jimmy Ardrey

Laughing at racists doesn't make the fact that people lose their jobs because they are white any less disturbing.

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Chris Oneill
Chris Oneill

Wake up

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-TruthSeekerUK-
-TruthSeekerUK-

Good: G Neville, Joe Cole, Roy Keane and Micah Richards. ✅ Bad: Jamie Carragher, Steve Mcmanaman, Robbie Savage and Chris Sutton. ❌

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Kristian Clark
Kristian Clark

What bull shit is this

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deathrider7
deathrider7

Micah Richards is brilliant. Get Neil Mellor on too.

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James O'Neill
James O'Neill

Surely the word Gillette (the best a man can be) in the title should put everybody off this super-woke company.

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mavis cruet
mavis cruet

Leon Osman, Pat Nevin, AC Jimbo hosting

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rg s
rg s

ah the impatience of the young. Rising covid infections dropping levels of intelligence.

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Zio Matthew Music
Zio Matthew Music

Biggest cities to have shit football teams. York has to be up there.

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Zio Matthew Music
Zio Matthew Music

I love you

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rmstew
rmstew

Matt Le Tissier questioning the official narrative: disgraceful behaviour.

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RoadToDawn
RoadToDawn

I say good riddance, god they have been the absolute worst. Bring in Micah Richards, Alex Scott, and Wenger and that show would be brilliant

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Jimmy
Jimmy

good video only one disagreement..Gary Linker.

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Sean Doran
Sean Doran

RTE pundits are a class apart.

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AdmiralOddSock
AdmiralOddSock

They all sucked, needed to leave for years, they all have such a negative view on football and are so far up their own slubs arse that they couldn’t possibly be a good pundit because of their biased views!

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Kevin Beck
Kevin Beck

have to have a bit of colour on the show

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Paul Elliwell
Paul Elliwell

Wenger shearer kamara

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Dave Walker
Dave Walker

Phil Thompsons a rat, made up hes gone. Gutted about matt though

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Janys Mahoney
Janys Mahoney

the PL is a modern league,playing a modern style football - needs MODERN PUNDITS,who understand what's at stake. ( NOT golden oldies, HARPING on bout their day,some 40 yrs,previous. )

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Janys Mahoney
Janys Mahoney

think but the combined age of TOM-O,TIS',NICOLAS. .Yeh,;exactly.needs people who've played in the PL ,NOT LAST CENTURY ( like these OLDER HASBEENS).

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Janys Mahoney
Janys Mahoney

Thank gdness-need nu blood,different opinions ,Most importantly. .NOONE of POOL descent.mind u..MERSON being kept,must b the 8th Wonder of the World..

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Jack Smith
Jack Smith

yeh because pre 2000 football was played with square balls, and the rules were different you could rugby tackle and the pitches were made out of cardboard and it was played in pitch black...it was a totally different game......UM no...its the same fucking game, stupid cunts, with the addition of a back pass rule and composite pitches, Le Tissier is one of the most talented players to EVER play (hugely underrated) If he is clueless, the people watching are pond scum compared ( I personally think they are wrong and are just idiots, but I'm using their metric) New blood? fine, but this attitude of football being a different game pre 2000 is fucking stupid

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808Slots
808Slots

Went full soy boy with this post 😢💅

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808Slots
808Slots

@Pj Mathison no problem wee man lol

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Pj Mathison
Pj Mathison

Grow up kid

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Leigh Owen
Leigh Owen

Too scared yo tell the truth it seems here

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John Oliver
John Oliver

I can't stand the show and the "pundits" on it, Desperately needed shaking up.

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Ralph Clark
Ralph Clark

This has been very poorly handled - the change is too rapid - people don’t just watch this show for the football but also the humour and the way in which the pundits bounce off one another - I think they should have been changing the panel maybe every five years replacing just one member - this would change the character of the show over time rather than the huge change we are now going to see - tbh I think most of the pundits are hopeless but at least this panel had humour

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Leedsarewe footstock
Leedsarewe footstock

It goes deeper than that!

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masterfulsky
masterfulsky

Everyone who disagress with me is a nazi....kden

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Pj Mathison
Pj Mathison

He literally had someone from the kkk message him that where that came from. Did you watch the video

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Stuart Harland
Stuart Harland

I thought the content and your views where very good. More adverts then BGT though was a little off putting

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Raphael Rau
Raphael Rau

If Sky were serious they would replace Carra and Neville with Fergie and Wenger and move Geoff over to do Dave’s job. Neville and Carra could continue as co commentators and pitch side. It would be amazing to see every Super Sunday and MNF Fergie and Wenger. On Sundays they could have 2 guests who represented the clubs playing. Souness is getting tired...

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Raphael Rau
Raphael Rau

Kammy, Harry Redknapp and Ian Holloway to join Merse. Or Alex Scott.

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Arun
Arun

I continue to boycott anything sponsored by Gillette after their toxic masculinity commercial.

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troytheboy1985
troytheboy1985

guess in a years time Irish guy gotta piss off too spice things up. then we can bring in some football daily lad cause there a bigger channel

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Crispen Daysh
Crispen Daysh

I would have kept with Nicholas and le tissier and Phil Thompson I’m gutted they got fired but that’s sky for you. I wouldn’t blame jeff if he leaves to

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Addierach Ramsey
Addierach Ramsey

It's to tick the boxes. Guaranteed there's a woman and a black guy coming in.. OH yeah..And then there's Paul 'Braindead' Merson who can't string a sentence together.

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Christy Dolan
Christy Dolan

Oddly enough , RTÉ (Ireland ) is the excellent for punditry on all sports or least was once (GAA , Rugby soccer ) Until recently , RTÉ sport allowed total free speech on matters that BBC wouldn’t touch with a barge pole . Even the “clown” ,who know doubt the narrator is referring to, Éamonn Dunphy , creates good discussion and he makes the headlines , baby . He does talk shite but his great entertainment Giles hasn’t a clue as to what is going on today but he’s worth listening to out of respect for what he did as manger and player for Ireland Saddler ? Hmmm. Rather too woke but when he first did media in 2010ish with a well known Ofb Newstalk radio show he was great with his stories about being a footballer

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Christy Dolan
Christy Dolan

Jesus , Le Tisser last played 20 years ago . Yikes , time flies

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Ricky
Ricky

Micah Richards and Roy Keane get my vote. Chalk and cheese. Both hilarious 🤣

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Dominic Lloyd
Dominic Lloyd

Danny Murphy is the platonic ideal of poor pundetry made flesh

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scott beattie
scott beattie

If jeff goes aswell I will genuinely leave sky on a whole

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S McBride
S McBride

Far too political.

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Gavin Curtis
Gavin Curtis

My pundit observations... Paul Merson repeats himself... Slaves Bilic's "I don't care" was the funniest thing any pundit has ever said... Surprisingly Trevor Sinclair and Jamie Carragher were allowed back on... Gary Neville and Ian Wright are the best pundits around... Jamie Redknapp runs out of things to say so he throws the question to the other pundits... Danny Murphy is obsessed with formations... Garth Crooks is awful... Paul Merson repeats himself

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Nigel Humphreys
Nigel Humphreys

I'm all in to improve representation but sacking people to give other people a job based on race and gender is bollocks. Especially in favour of Alex Scott.

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Cheung23s
Cheung23s

Cockoff Gewgle so why is my comment deemed from an asshole ?

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Cockoff Gewgle
Cockoff Gewgle

@Cheung23s So, no argument?

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Cheung23s
Cheung23s

Cockoff Gewgle hahahahahah..... ‘you may find the odd exception’ .... brilliant!!!

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Cockoff Gewgle
Cockoff Gewgle

@Cheung23s Oh look, another analogy plucked from an SJW's asshole. Managers aren't chosen on name recognition and the basis they're an ex player at a good level, that's why not even a majority of manager fit that criteria. Pundits ARE chosen based on that criteria, that's why ALL (you can maybe find the odd exception) pundits are ex-players, invariably known by most of the viewers and having experience of the competition they're punditing on. This is why Sky choose ex-Championship players to pundit on Championship games, and so on. Choosing someone like Alex Whateverhernameis is blatant SEXISM, because she doesn't meet any of this criteria. She's been chosen BECAUSE of her sex. See? It's not difficult. Someone chosen BECAUSE of their sex/race/etc = wrong. Someone chosen on merit who happens to be of a certain sex/race = right.

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Cheung23s
Cheung23s

Yep, you have to be an ex premier league player who’ has won at least one major trophy to be a good pundit, just like you have to have played football at the highest level in order to manage a top club, so that would have ruled out Wenger, Mourinho, Klopp, Arrigo Sacchi, Jupp Heynckes, Mario Zagallo, Bob Paisley, Marcello Lippi

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Tom Wilko
Tom Wilko

They’ve made a mistake imo however now it’s done no point dwelling on it...I just really hope Micah doesn’t get the job, his pre-emptive hysterical laughter in response to anybody talking in his vicinity is grating in the extreme...also Alex Scott is literally a terrible pundit, she’s in that Phil Neville/Michael Owen school of having to be taught how to come across as passionate and excited on screen plus she has no insight, normally reverting to cliche and rehashing what others have said, I genuinely have never come across a half decent female football pundit, the Chelsea women manager being the one exception but she’s obviously already working!! my pick would be wrighty, all day long, he’d be perfect for it, knows when to be serious knows when to laugh, he’d make it a better show

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Harry Sutcliffe
Harry Sutcliffe

Why does our HITC host talk so much sense? You should be knighted my friend. Ever thought about applying to be a Gillette Soccer Saturday pundit yourself? Your straight talking would be a huge hit!

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Defund SkySports
Defund SkySports

Sacked for being white.

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Defund SkySports
Defund SkySports

@Pj Mathison sacked for being white

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Pj Mathison
Pj Mathison

Grow up

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Defund SkySports
Defund SkySports

DEFUND SKYSPORTS! THEY SUPPORT A VIOLENT MARXIST ORGANISATION CALLED BLM.

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KOP END
KOP END

This is actually a brilliant video

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Pooh Bear
Pooh Bear

Danny murphys a good pundit though

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Reggie Wray
Reggie Wray

I think soccer Saturday needed refreshing. I’m not sure who should replace them but as long as it isn’t Clinton Morrison, Keith Andrews or Don Goodman I’ll be happy

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Echo7ng
Echo7ng

Absolutely brilliant video Alfie, love the unspoken ‘fuck you’ to these idiots

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Paul Fillingham
Paul Fillingham

Phil Thompson should have gone years ago he’s so boring

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Ian Holland
Ian Holland

Tell you what, you have become one of the best football youtubers in the last few months! HITC Sevens was always way behind, but now it is certainly on par or better than HITC Sport. So keep up the good work :)

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bobby fagan
bobby fagan

Gotta tick them diversity boxes

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John-Paul Chesworth
John-Paul Chesworth

Good interesting and insightful. Think there is a point about the diverse or lack of white middle aged men on the program . But the racist and sexist brigade can’t get there point across in a manner befitting 2020 . Plus as an unbiased toffee Danny Murph does my tree in so keep up that good work . I’d like sky to assemble ( no avengers joke ) team that do the matches and soccer Saturday and midweeks ect so Gary Nev , Richards , Roy ect share the load. Think Jeff’s time is up tbh , been a class act and will go down in history as probs in of the best ever . When your on week in week out you need to move with the times , or the times will move you is the case I feel with this . Last 7 signings before the takeover or last 7 Everton mangers brings amazing. Keep up the good work .

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Richard Price
Richard Price

Box ticking .well done another football show going down hill

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David Jackson
David Jackson

I think that rio ferdinando has improved enormously since becoming a pundit, and imho he's one of the small group of former footballers that's taken the job seriously and gives genuine insight to a match. Don't know what his contract situation is, but wouldn't he be a potential contender?

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José Rondón
José Rondón

It’s football coverage for Top Gear fans who haven’t learned how computers work yet. Let the gammon have their shite show and yer da punditry.

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Ben Hutchinson
Ben Hutchinson

Love Merson!!

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the mutherfucker
the mutherfucker

you know the knew guys are going to be 3 black guys and a woman

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Simon Forrest
Simon Forrest

Liam Rosenior is a top class pundit and analyst. Absolutely no doubt about it 1.Liam Rosenior 2.Gary Neville 3.Jamie Carragher 4.Ian Wright

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