SPORTS VIEW: Chappers – From Radio 1 to MOTD2

January 26, 2013

Match of the Day 2 will be given a shake-up from the beginning of the 2013/14 season when Colin Murray hands over the presenting baton to 5 Live colleague Mark Chapman.

‘Chappers’ is regarded by BBC bosses as a more suitable host than Murray, who began anchoring the show in 2010 after Adrian Chiles left for ITV. The Northern Irishman often generates a tidal wave of negative opinion from football fans when the show airs on Sunday nights.

Our new regular columnist Vernon Grant tells us why he thinks the BBC made the right decision in substituting Murray for Chapman, plus how he would solve the current widespread disgruntlement felt by fans with the current MOTD format.

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FOOTBALL: Match of the Day 2 switches to BBC One

July 5, 2012

Match Of The Day 2 will move permanently to BBC One on Sunday nights for the start of the 2012/13 season, switching channels from BBC Two.

With an increased number of Premier League games now played on a Sunday, the BBC has decided to switch its Sunday edition of the popular Premier League highlights show to BBC One in order to ‘bring all of the weekend’s football action to its audiences via the nation’s favourite channel’.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Euro 2012 Final – Spain v Italy – Live on BBC One & ITV1

June 29, 2012

After 30 matches over three compelling weeks, just Spain and Italy remain in Euro 2012 and they will now play for the right to be crowned European champions.

You will be able to watch every moment of what promises to be an historic night of international football at Kiev’s impressive Olympic Stadium this Sunday (July 1), with live coverage of the UEFA Euro 2012 Final on BBC One and ITV1.

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