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Match of the Day 2
(c) some greedy bastard

I screen-grabbed the following from Saturday’s Match of the Day, so all rights reserved BBC. And the FA and Premier League will probably try to hit me up for a few hundred quid for daring to show a copyrighted image of football coverage. Well, they can **** off – there aren’t any players in the picture and I’d like to dispute in court the fact that they’d somehow be losing revenue because of this.

Anyhow, see the guy circled? An Aston Villa fan is all I can guess – but what the hell is he wearing? Looks like a woman’s frock and water-wings! It showed up much better on the moving image. If you’ve got a copy of MotD, it’s just after Villa score their goal against Middlesbrough.

What <em>is</em> he wearing?
What is he wearing?
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What do we have to do?

View of the Sir John Hall Stand from the technical area at St James' Park

I’m in the process of downloading Match of the Day from a torrent site (well, if the BBC won’t let me watch something I’ve paid for via their online system, I’ve got to resort to something). I’ve just noticed the running order and – like back in the old days – the Newcastle United game’s tagged on at the end.

Now, I don’t know if we were any good or not, but I do know that we managed to come from 2-0 down to get a draw. So all the excitement may have come in the first half, but at least there was some. By all accounts the Wigan – Reading draw was incredibly dull with only one shot anywhere near goal in the 90 minutes. Yet it’s two games ahead of ours in the coverage.

There were some good games yesterday, so how come the boring 0-0 draw has a higher billing? Or is it the old anti-Newcastle thing again? Or is it just perceived on my part as I’m biased?

Incorrect priorities

To the BBC

Dear Sir,

As a license-fee payer I was incensed by the BBC’s insensitive attitude to a major event yesterday evening. I do understand that schedules can slip for some reason, but given the importance and need for reflection on the events of the day, I can see no acceptable circumstance for the 5 minute delay to the start of Match of the Day.

As someone who attended the game and thus didn’t have the benefit of an instant replay, I was desperate to find out what had happened with Dyer and Bowyer. I was kept on the edge of my seat for five additional stressful minutes as a result of the BBC News running over. Have the BBC no idea of the anxiety and upset this kind of thoughtless messing with the TV listings can cause?


Disgusted of Bradford

Cup Semi ticket
Cup Semi ticket

Woop! Woop! Woop!

See picture. ‘Nuff said.

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