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EURO 2016

The BBC Euro 2016 Closing Montage Was A Work Of Nigh-On Perfection (Video)

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With the tournament done and dusted, the BBC once again delivered with the final montage they cobbled together, somehow managing to make a slightly duff tournament seem like a slow-motion, high-resolution theatre of fraught lowsand operatic highs.

The choice of song was perhaps a little predictable, 'Heroes' by David Bowie, but at least the Beeb opted to use the 'chantéen Francais' version to give it that littleje ne sais quoi.

Wales Fans Launch Crowdfunding Appeal To Help Pay Off Dean Saunders’ Euro 2016 Parking Fine

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Acrowdfunding drive has been launched to help Dean Saunders pay off a parking ticket that is increasing by £100 a day while Wales remain involved at Euro 2016.

So convinced was Saunders that Wales would exit the tournament at the group stage that he parked his car in the short-stay car park at Birmingham Airport before flying out to France to join the BBC Sport punditry team.

itv

BBC and ITV’s coverage of Euro 2016 fails to impress viewers

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Soccer viewers are short changed by the quality of analysis and punditry they are forced to experience, of this there can be no doubt. The sport has a variety of excellent play-by-play men such as Martin Tyler, who does a great job calling the action and informing viewers about who is doing what. But there's a lack of decent color commentators who add to the action and offer insights that the viewers wouldn't notice otherwise.

BBC and ITV’s coverage of Euro 2016 fails to impress viewers

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Soccer viewers are short changed by the quality of analysis and punditry they are forced to experience, of this there can be no doubt. The sport has a variety of excellent play-by-play men such as Martin Tyler, who does a great job calling the action and informing viewers about who is doing what. But there's a lack of decent color commentators who add to the action and offer insights that the viewers wouldn't notice otherwise.

How to watch the BBC, ITV and other TV channels from around the world

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No matter where you live across the USA (or anywhere in the world), you can watch the BBC, ITV and other UK networks by signing up for a free 7-day trial to Unblockus, which is a smart DNS service that allows you to change your computer settings so the BBC and ITV websites think you're visiting from the UK.

How to watch the BBC, ITV and other TV channels from around the world

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No matter where you live across the USA (or anywhere in the world), you can watch the BBC, ITV and other UK networks by signing up for a free 7-day trial to Unblockus, which is a smart DNS service that allows you to change your computer settings so the BBC and ITV websites think you're visiting from the UK.

WATCH World Cup 2014 Closing Montages From ESPN, BBC, ITV, CBC and RTE [VIDEO]

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After the final whistle was blown and Germany was declared World Cup Champions, the major sports networks started to wrap up their coverage of the 2014 World Cup, and many of them closed their broadcasts with a montage of some of the special moments of the World Cup tournament.

The amount of attention to the World Cup in Brazil was unprecedented due to the large role social media played, where records for the most tweets per minute were broken during the final the game that also was most talked about event on Facebook ever.

Review of UK World Cup TV Coverage: BBC’s Effortless And Insightful Coverage Is Leaving ITV In The Dust

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In the UK, the World Cup matches are shared between two television stations: BBC and ITV. So as you might expect,comparisons between the duo arerife, aseach channelstrives to provide the best World Cup package for terrestrial viewers.

Both broadcasters have extremely impressive studios on the Copacabana beach.

BBC and ITV Will Win UK Broadcast Rights to World Cup 2018 and 2022, Says Report

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The BBC and ITV will split broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the UK per a report in the Telegraph. The other contenders, including Sky Sports and BT Sport, have dropped out of the running.

For ITV, which recently lost rights to the UEFA Champions League but has shown every World Cup since 1966, the news will come as a relief helping to keep the broadcaster in the football business.

UK World Cup TV Schedule For BBC and ITV Subscribers

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Got your wall chart pinned up? Sticker book nearly finished? Sweepstake sorted?

The start of the 2014 World Cup is creeping ever closer. So if you've yet to sort out any of the aforementioned pre-World Cup rituals, here at World Soccer Talk we've made things a little easier for you, by providing a full schedule on where all of our UK readers can catch the games.

FIFA

Watch BBC Panorama’s documentary, ‘FIFA, Sepp Blatter and Me’ [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, the BBC's investigative show Panorama aired a new episode entitled "FIFA, Sepp Blatter and Me" that feature reporter and author Andrew Jennings traveling around the world in search of justice and putting an end to the power of corrupt FIFA officials.

Jennings has been investigating corruption in world football for the past 15 years.

Watch BBC Panorama’s documentary, ‘FIFA, Sepp Blatter and Me’ [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, the BBC's investigative show Panorama aired a new episode entitled "FIFA, Sepp Blatter and Me" that feature reporter and author Andrew Jennings traveling around the world in search of justice and putting an end to the power of corrupt FIFA officials.

Jennings has been investigating corruption in world football for the past 15 years.

Sepp Blatter in FBI spotlight over $100M bribery case, BBC says

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US authorities are investigating evidence indicating that FIFA's suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about $100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said Sunday.

The BBC investigation alleges that sports marketing company ISL paid a total of $100 million to officials including ex-FIFA president Joao Havelange and former FIFA executive Ricardo Teixeira.

Sepp Blatter in FBI spotlight over $100M bribery case, BBC says

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US authorities are investigating evidence indicating that FIFA's suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about $100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said Sunday.

The BBC investigation alleges that sports marketing company ISL paid a total of $100 million to officials including ex-FIFA president Joao Havelange and former FIFA executive Ricardo Teixeira.

Arsenal

All the world’s an armchair

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On Wednesday afternoon, the BBC announced their decision to televise Arsenal's F.A. Cup quarter-final tie at Manchester United on a Monday evening. Given that Arsenal fans are entitled to a sizeable allocation of 9,000 for the tie, this tinkering affected more people than television's indifference to the away fan usually does.

More proof that the media LOVE to HATE Arsenal

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It is something that has become so much the norm that Arsenal fans hardly bother to even moan about it any more, but for some reason the football media seems to take pleasure in poking fun and being disrespectful to Arsenal, much more than any club, never mind the big clubs that make their jobs [...]

The THREE Twitter accounts that Arsenal Fans should follow for transfer rumours

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Who to follow this summer for Arsenal transfer news? by AT The window has just opened and the rumours are heating up with Arsenal in advanced talks with both Barcelona and Newcastle for Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy respectively. However, how do you know who to trust? Well I'm going to list three twitter accounts [.

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere contacts BBC to ask his parents when his washing will be done

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@bbc5live When will my washing be done? We have a game tomorrow I need my slips!!! Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) August 23, 2013 Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere found a roundabout way of checking on the progress of his laundry by getting the BBC to ask his parents when his washing would be done. Wilshere's folks [.

English Premier League

Jorge Mendes believes clubs would pay £300 million for Cristiano Ronaldo [VIDEO]

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During an interview withBBC News,super agent Jorge Mendes said he believes if Real Madrid were to decide to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, today, for £300 million, there would be clubs willing to pay the fee.

Mendes also reiterated that although Ronaldo has great affection for Manchester United and its supporters, he believes the reigning Ballon d'Or winner will finish his career with Real Madrid.

Jorge Mendes believes clubs would pay £300 million for Cristiano Ronaldo [VIDEO]

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During an interview withBBC News,super agent Jorge Mendes said he believes if Real Madrid were to decide to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, today, for £300 million, there would be clubs willing to pay the fee.

Mendes also reiterated that although Ronaldo has great affection for Manchester United and its supporters, he believes the reigning Ballon d'Or winner will finish his career with Real Madrid.

Previewing The Eagerly-Anticipated Film ‘Marvellous’

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I wrote an article last season sparked by foreign ownership and community about a long standing Stoke City cult hero, Neil "Nello" Baldwin. Nello had just been awarded an honorary degree degree by Keele University in recognition of his positive impact on university life over fifty plus years in residence.

Barry Davies to Return to Match Of The Day As Part of 50 Year Anniversary

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August 22nd, 1964. Anfield. Liverpool, lining up with the legendary Roger Hunt up front, defeated Arsenal in a thrilling 3-2 match where both sides were separated by a last minute Don Howe own-goal.

It was another strong showing from the defending champions in front of their home supporters who were growing used to their team delivering full points in their own patch.

James Alexander Gordon, the Voice of English Football Results, Dies, Aged 78

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James Alexander Gordon, the voice synonymous with the reading of classified football results on BBC Radio, has died, aged 78.

Forty years after getting the job he was at first "terrified of" on BBC Radio to read out soccer results, James Alexander Gordon was forced to step down. The then 77-year-old was forced to retire from his beloved role due to an illness that affected the very part of his body that made him so famous.

Watch BBC’s Match of the Day Opening Titles For 2014/15 Season [VIDEO]

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BBC's Match of the Day program celebrates 50 years of broadcasting this month. The weekly English top flight highlights show is an institution in Britain.

One of the endearing aspects of the program is that they update the opening title sequence of the show every season. Here's the one from the 2013-14 season.

How to Use a VPN to Watch BBC’s Match of the Day

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If you want to watch BBC's popular television show Match of the Day to see the highlights of the Barclays Premier League games every Saturday during the season, you can securely (and legally) gain access to the British TV show by using a VPN.

Howstuffworks.com describes a VPN (virtual private network) as "a private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites or users together.

BBC Announces New Pundits For Match of the Day

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A new Premier League season is upon us and that can only mean one thing...BBC's Match of the Day is back and this time round we are being treated to a fresh new line-up of pundits. Liverpool legend and MOTD veteran Alan Hansen will not be on the television screen of households and pubs all over the UK on Saturday nights.

BBC's Match of the Day Consistently Delivers What is Needed

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BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker
I was never very familiar with BBC's well-known soccer/football show. You see, I grew up with the Serie A and its intensely passionate highlight shows which consistently feature an immense variety of journalists, ex-players, coaches, tacticians, and even comedians all together with a live-studio audience.

BBC's Match of the Day Consistently Delivers What is Needed

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BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker
I was never very familiar with BBC's well-known soccer/football show. You see, I grew up with the Serie A and its intensely passionate highlight shows which consistently feature an immense variety of journalists, ex-players, coaches, tacticians, and even comedians all together with a live-studio audience.

BBC’s Match Of The Day Dictates England’s Soccer Dialogue, For Better Or Worse

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Here's a fun game. Next time you go watch a soccer match in a bar, pub or somewhere else in public, just spend a moment and try and catch some of the conversation flying around. Not the endless droves of ‘banter' thrown between groups of hardened males but specifically the talk concerning all things soccer.

BBC’s Match Of The Day Opening for the 2013-14 Season [VIDEO]

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One of the highlights of every new season is waiting to find out what the BBC have done with the new opening to their famousMatch Of The Dayprogram that airs every Saturday night on British television.

Almost every season they change the opening credits to include the newly promoted teams as well as some of the stars and faces of the Premier League.

Liverpool have shown no interest in Will Hughes, says Derby boss Nigel Clough

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Derby manager Nigel Clough has dismissed reports linking midfielder Will Hughes with a move to the Premier League. Liverpool are the latest club to be linked with the England Under-21 player. But Clough told BBC Radio Derby that there has been no interest in or bids for the 18-year-old. Media reports had linked the Reds [.

World Cup 2014

WATCH BBC World Cup 2014 Title Sequence [VIDEO]

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Earlier during the World Cup 2014 tournament, we shared with you the World Cup 2014 title sequence from ITV. So, we wanted to be sure to share with you the one from BBC to make the World Cup 2014 complete.

BBC's opening title sequence features music performed by Stevie Wonder on a track entitled "Another Star.

WATCH ‘Brazil – In the Shadow of the Stadiums’; BBC Panorama Exposes Poverty Of World Cup Host

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This week, BBC's Panorama news program debuted a new episode entitled Brazil In The Shadow Of Stadiums, which examines the rampant prostitution and poverty that exists within view of the World Cup stadiums. It's no wonder there's a growing anger at Brazil for pouring billions of its money and resources into hosting the World Cup while the money could be better spent on the people, services and infrastructure of the country.

WATCH BBC’s Promos For World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

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One of the traditions of every World Cup is when the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) releases its new advert, commercial or video for soccer's biggest tournament.

This time around, BBC Sport has done not one but two World Cup promos with parts I and II following the adventures of Flick Football figures traveling to Brazil to experience what the World Cup is like.

Chelsea

Video: Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler apologises for calling Chelsea’s Fernando Torres and Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen ‘girls’

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Robbie Fowler has been forced to apologise on live TV after comparing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen to "a pair of girls". The Liverpool legend was working as a pundit on the BBC's Final Score programme. In his analysis of the on-going squabbles between the two players, Fowler said: "They were [.

VIDEO: Robbie Fowler Compares Torres and Vertonghen to ‘Girls!’

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The BBC have been criticized for forcing pundit Robbie Fowler to apologise to viewers live on air after comparing Fernando Torres and Jan Vertonghen to girls! Fowler's comments came in the wake of Tottenham's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Saturday. During the match Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen and Blues striker Fernando [.

Chelsea beat Tottenham to £30m Willian, subject to work permit

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Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Brazilian playmaker Willian for £30m, subject to the player being given a work permit and passing a medical. The 25-year-old has already passed a medical at Spurs, but the Blues have swooped to pip their London rivals to the signing. The BBC reports that Chelsea made their move [.

The Rest

BBC flex their broadcasting muscles at the expense of fans

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Morning all.

On last week's Arsecast, in the wake of the new TV deal which saw Sky and BT pay a bazillion pounds for the rights to the Premier League, the discussion turned to the influence television companies have over kick off times. Clubs are at the whim of the broadcasters who make decisions which suit them first and foremost.

BBC Presenter David Coleman Has Died At Age 87

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Legendary BBC presenter David Coleman has died at the age of 87 after a short illness, according to a member of his family.

Coleman, who covered six World Cup tournaments for BBC as a commentator —including the finals of 1974 and 1978 —and a seventh World Cup (1982) as a presenter, was a very familiar voice and face on BBC programs such as Grandstand, Sportsnight With Coleman and A Question Of Sport.

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine ‘very likely’ to go to jail

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A judge has told Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine that he is "very likely" to be jailed after being found guilty of two separate assaults. The BBC reports that the Owls star hit Daniel Beresford in the Paris Bar in February 2012, and attacked Reece Hall in the Viper Rooms a month later. The jury [.