FOOTBALL: Fergie Time – BBC One to air Football Focus special

May 8, 2013

As British football’s most successful manager steps down after 26 years in charge at Manchester United, BBC Sport pays tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson in a Football Focus special. 

Football Focus presenter Dan Walker introduces ‘Fergie Time’, a special tribute programme tonight (May 8) on BBC One at 10.35pm that will look back at Ferguson’s extraordinary managerial career with the red devils, where the 71-year-old amassed a sensational 38 trophies during his lengthy spell in charge.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

March 3, 2013

The knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition continues in early March with eight second leg ties from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League – all broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the deciding legs of two huge European clashes as Manchester United and Real Madrid lock horns at Old Trafford on March5, followed a week later by AC Milan’s trip to the Nou Camp to defend a 3-1 lead against the mighty Barcelona..

Sky Sports will screen all the other six ties over the two remaining matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, where the British sides have a mountain to climb if they are to assure progression to the quarter-finals.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Champions League 2012/13 – Last 16, 1st Legs – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

February 9, 2013

Europe’s premier club competition enters the knockout stages in February and all 16 games from the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League will be broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports.

ITV has live coverage of the first legs between Celtic and Juventus, followed by Arsenal’s tough tie against last season’s runners-up Bayern Munich.

Then two mouthwatering second legs follow exclusively live on ITV as Manchester United host Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid at Old Trafford, with Barcelona to come a week later.

Sky Sports will screen all the other 12 ties over four matchdays in the last 16 phase, including the deciding legs in the Arsenal v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Juventus ties, plus the first legs ties between Real Madrid and Manchester United, as well as AC Milan v Barcelona.

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FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson – 25 Years United – New series on ESPN Classic

October 18, 2011

ESPN Classic will broadcast a new series of special programmes paying tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson as he approaches his 25th anniversary in charge of Manchester United.

25 Years United will chronicle Ferguson’s long and illustrious reign at Old Trafford, with the help of classic archive clips and exclusive rare footage.

Starting on Monday 31st October, each episode of the five-part series will air throughout the week leading up to the 25th anniversary of Ferguson’s appointment as Manchester United manager on Sunday 6th November.

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SPORTS VIEW: Television will always reign supreme over the needs of fans

October 3, 2011

Does television possess an unhealthy and detrimental dominance over English football?

Following Sir Alex Ferguson’s recent views on how TV companies manipulate the fixture list for the benefit of their schedules, James Morris assesses the impact on clubs and fans.

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