Match of the Day

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BBC Premiered Aug 01, 1964 In Season

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Match of the Day

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Match of the Day on BBC1 provides football (soccer) coverage of premiership highlights, live coverage of FA Cup and international matches. Normally hosted by Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson they will provide game analysis and comment on the days matches. Very often there will be guest stars who will take a third chair to provide their insights. Match of the Day has had guest stars such as David Beckham and even Tony Blair. It is generally aired on a Saturday night for the premiership highlights and repeated on Sunday Morning. The BBC normally have priority over International games and have the rights to cast them Live. This is the same with FA Cup matches.

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 12/26/2009

Season 5 : Episode 15

Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen

Co Host

Alan Shearer (II)

Alan Shearer (II)

Co Host

Des Lynam

Des Lynam

Des Lynam (Host 1988-1999)

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker

Current presenter

Mark Lawrenson

Mark Lawrenson

Co Host

Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

Current presenter of Match of the day 2

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  • Legendary

    8.9
    Match of the Day is a classic saturday night watch.



    Theres nothing better than sitting down with a nice drink and watching the days action and shouting at the tv over controversial moments and calling the ref up on any mistake no matter how small it is.



    In its current formation Lineker is solid as the anchor, injecting his usual charm into proceedings, no matter how bad his jokes may be, he holds the fort well. Hansen is the best pundit, doesn't mix his words, says what he thinks and tells it like it is. Lawro is an odd one, doesn't say much and when he does its usually something weird but MOTD wouldn't bet he same without him. Shearer is new and is pretty dull at times but given time I expect him to improve.



    It might have its faults, but compared to ITV's incredibly poor sports coverage and having to pay for Sky, this is the best there is by far.moreless
  • It's 8.5 for the love of Football... but the BBC have let the licence fee payer down with this show!!

    8.5
    OK so if it was a review... that says, what show cant I wait to see its Match of The Day to catch my love of the week football... But really its a big let down... the highlights are so short, the show is just about an hour long and you'd think with 4 channels and a red button for Interactive the BBC could offer us football lovers some more for our £135 per year licence fee?? And if the highlights are short, jaysus the analysis is brutal... Last week Alan Hansen slipped that he had put together an analysis and the producers had shelved it because the got "timings wrong"... I dont see how the BBC can offer so much coverage of repeats and boring period dramas and they cant give the huge numbers of football fans a decent highlights programme...



    And if thats not enough of a football boot in the teeth... whilst having great pundits on a saturday, devoid of time to offer their fascinating insights, come Sunday, when the BIG premiership showdowns are played... gone is Lineker, were shoved onto BBC2 and a former Business presenter of Working Lunch, clearly lacking the fitness of a football pitch... Is the anchorman from hell. What's wrong with the tons of former players and coaches out there to grace our weekly highlights?? You can hand any trained presenter an autocue and tell him to pretend he knows the in and outs of football, but wheres the respect for the beautiful game?? Ive seen better presenters on Setanta and at least they're not the only ones on screen laughing at their own jokes.



    The sad truth is, a show that is without doubt a classic in Sporting Television has been totally neglected by the BBC and without any understandable reasoning behind their apparent marginalisation of the millions of dedicated fans. You'd almost wonder if Sky's given them a backhander tp alienate us enough to swap to Sky Sports?? It's a big shame...moreless
  • Good show.

    8.5
    For me I prefer Match of the day to the premiership because it shows more of the games. For example on the premiership they would star of with Man utd then Arsenal the Liverpool and so on so by the time you get to lets say Portsmouth they'll only show the goals from the game. But on Match of the day they show an equal amount of every game. Also they have Match of the on Sundays which is another up side. The down side is that its on at twenty past ten which is pretty late for me. Tune in.moreless
  • Football coverage with gary linker , mark lawenson alan hansen

    10
    Football highlights from the day, amazinf if your a football fan, ifyour no dont even bother you fool! , brillian in my eyes and shoul never have bn axed 4 years ago, brilllian it has come back!, everybodis favourite footy show, COME ON LIVERPOOL!, BBC 1 at usuualy half past ten during the footy season august till may.
  • A British Pastime

    9.1
    MOTD is a British Pastime. For me what is better then watching The best bits of Football with intelligent commentaries rather than ITVs 2 seconds of commentary.



    I love nothing better than sitting back with a large glass of coke, a few mates a sitting around watching Britians greats compete at the best sport in the world be played by the greatest sportsman in the world.



    Gary Linekar and CO give really good commentaries, it is very detailed and analyses the tactics, the problems of them. Which players played the match well and which ones did not.

    Overall it is what makes the BBC great.moreless
  • GARY LINEKER JOKED THAT SOME WEEKEND FIXTURES WERE WORTH GOING THE "EXTRA MILE" AFTER FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS FORCED HIM TO MAKE AN EPIC JOURNEY TO GET BACK IN TIME TO PRESENT SATURDAY NIGHT'S MATCH OF THE DAY.

    Lineker completes Dash Of The Day

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