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Old 15-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Loftydog Loftydog is offline
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Default Ex-footballers as pundits/analyists: Backlash?

It seems that there have been background rumblings in the media about the over-saturation of former players employed as pundits and in commentary. Some undoubtedly have proven themselves to be well-thought out and provide a good insight into the game but in my opinion there are far too many that do not. The panel on soccer saturday for instance. Hearing non-English names being mis-pronounced, little to no interest in foreign leagues, bias in relation to their former teams and so on.

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Old 15-04-2012, 04:20 PM
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99% of them are total morons with little or no intelligent ideas or opinions on the game. Merson, redknapp etc are painful to listen to.
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Old 15-04-2012, 04:21 PM
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Some are poor alright.

Listening to Gary Breen on Setanta today though and he was superb.

Very articulate and informative but that may have been magnified considering he was sitting next to Stephen Hunt.

Would make a decent manager id say.
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Old 15-04-2012, 04:24 PM
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They tend to take their biases with them. Neville was interviewed after yesterday's Liverpool win - looked like he just sucked a lemon. Hansen is the same after Man United wins.
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Old 15-04-2012, 04:34 PM
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It seems that there have been background rumblings in the media about the over-saturation of former players employed as pundits and in commentary. Some undoubtedly have proven themselves to be well-thought out and provide a good insight into the game but in my opinion there are far too many that do not. The panel on soccer saturday for instance. Hearing non-English names being mis-pronounced, little to no interest in foreign leagues, bias in relation to their former teams and so on.

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they're grand,


i enjoy SS, I just don't take them too seriously
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