It seems that, with the recession still biting and Robbie Earle no longer around to 'sort
everybody out', the money men over at the ITV Football department have been reduced to extreme
bouts of penny-pinching when it comes to providing match tickets for their pundits.
At least we will know they are French. Hey there Sailor! Wanna by me a drink?
STORY OF THE DAY
More English voices invading MLS this season - Adrian Healy on ESPN, Callum Williams for Sporting
KC, and Robbie Earle for Portland (I know he is Jamaican but he has been in England for a long time
and sounds completely English.
With Wolves set to name former Wimbledon midfielder Stale Solbakken as their new manager, OTP touts
10 other former Dons players who could take on the Molineux job. 1. Hans Segers OTP can't
understand how Hans Segers isn't the frontrunner. Who snapped up everybody's second favourite
betting irregularity goalkeeper when he left Wimbledon?
When Liverpool signed Andy Carroll for Â£35m, I'm sure the expectation amongst many fans was that
he would be starting most games for the club. It hasn't worked out that way, and the former
Newcastle man is spending more and more time on the bench.
Most managers would receive major flack for keeping the most expensive British player of all time
on the bench, and many would (probably) be fearful of invoking the ire of the board, which would
obviously want to see some return on investment.
Wimbledon legend and former 'Crazy Gang' member Robbie Earle believes that Liverpool should've
beaten Manchester City on Sunday, but he has questioned whether Kenny Dalglish's team have the
right mentality and focus to finish in the Premier League's top 4 this season.
Earle, who was appointed an MBE in 1999 for services to football, observed:
"I think Liverpool will look back at the game and think maybe they should've taken all three
Wimbledon legend and former 'Crazy Gang' member Robbie Earle Liverpool are forced to abandon their
natural game when Andy Carroll is in the team, and he has urged the striker to start believing in
Earle, Earle was appointed an MBE in 1999 for his services to football, argued:
"The jury in many ways is still out on Andy Carroll.
Later this week I'll be interviewing Robbie Earle, the former Wimbledon and Jamaica
international footballer, who has been a pundit and TV co-commentator for the past decade after
retiring from playing in 2000. Recently he was let go by ITV by allegedly breaking ticket
regulations, but now he's back on television which is just one of the topics I'll be asking him
Things really are going from sh*te to worse for Robbie Earle at the minute!
After being sacked by ITV yesterday for flogging his complementary press tickets (which are
intended solely for the use of friends and family) to a Dutch beer brand yesterday, the former
pundit has now had his profile removed from the official 'England 2018â€² World Cup bid
Former ITV pundit Robbie Earle, who was sacked by the station yesterday for
selling his complimentary press tickets to a Dutch marketing agency, now looks set to be stripped
of his ambassadorial role in England's bid for the 2018 World Cup.
Ex-Wimbledon star and World Cup pundit Robbie Earle has been sacked by ITV after tickets intended
for his family and friends were passed on to third parties. ITV said a "substantial number" of
tickets for the Denmark v Holland match on Monday had been passed on, breaching Fifa rules which
say that tickets must not [.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) announced today, through a press release, the hiring of
Kyle Martino as lead analyst for the television network's first season broadcast Major League
Soccer (MLS) games.
"I am very excited to be joining a company with such a rich sports history," said Martino in the
Setting: Saturday, September 10 at PPL Park in Chester;
kickoff scheduled for 7:36:30 PM Eastern
Broadcast Information: The Comcast Network (JP Dellacamera,
Taylor Twellman, Bob Rigby), coverage beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern with a pre-game show / ROOT
Sports Northwest (Glenn Davis, Robbie Earle), NewsRadio 101.
Ep.31 Anfield Crap by Off The Post on Mixcloud It was all about the weather at the weekend as the
summer sun came early to light up a bevy of eventful Premier League match-ups. We take a peek at
the North London clubs, where Arsenal bask in a seven-game winning streak and Spurs continued to
At 3:00 Eastern on Sunday, NBC kicked off its three years of MLS coverage on Sunday with a live
broadcast from Frisco, Texas.Â As we often do for big soccer telecasts, we prepared a business
blog of the event.Â Generally, the reviews of NBC's fist broadcat were extremely positive.Â Both
the booth and studio teams drew high reviews and production values were first rate.
Facing a 7-game winless streak and the absence of their veteran leader and goalkeeper Faryd
Mondragon, the Philadelphia Union (8-7-11) will play host tonight to one of MLS's two new expansion
teams and a side trying to contend for the playoffs, Portland Timbers (9-12-5). Kickoff at PPL Park
is scheduled for 7:36:30 PM ET.
Since his summer transfer from Newcastle, Jose Enrique has put in some exceptional performances for
Liverpool, but his former Manager Alan Pardew has suggested that the Spaniard may be partly to
blame for Andy Carroll's struggled at Anfield.
Pardew, whose Newcastle team is three points head of Liverpool in the table, observed:
"I had an issue with Enrique putting the ball into the box for him [Carroll].
Robbie Earle and Gabriele Marcotti provide their opinions on the Carlos Tevez affair playing out at
Manchester City. I have to say I agree with Marcotti's assessment of the player and Earle's of the
club. If Tevez gets his way, and returns to Argentina, possibly some fans can still respect him for
placing family above money.
1983 On this day in 1983, the club announced that it would be floating on the stock market, in
an attempt to raise Â£3.8m. Before long Spurs would be buying the sportswear manufacturer Hummel
and generally trying to act more like a commercial business than a football club.
I was going to write a post giving my verdicts on the TV coverage of the World Cup so far. But I'll
save that for now. (Sneak preview: poor.) Instead I'll just ask: "Robbie Earle, what the hell were
you thinking?" Long, if not particularly distinguished, playing career leads to what is shaping up
to be a long, if not particularly distinguished, punditry career.
British broadcasters ITV have sacked their World Cup pundit Robbie
Earle, after discovering that he breached FIFA regulations by selling his press tickets on
to a third party which hopefully means we will no longer have to be subjected to his gummy,
dribbling (yet somehow still televised) post-match nonsense for the foreseeable
Here's one you may have missed at the time (we certainly did); Not for the first time in his
life, Nicklas Bendtner dropped trou last night specifically to celebrate his second goal in
Denmark's fantastically entertaining 3-2 defeat to Portugal duly exposing a pair of green pants
with a rather noticeable waistband.
ESPN cheerleaders aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas for ESPN Caribbean's Super Bowl At
Sea cruise. Photo by The Gaffer.
There's something surreal about cruising through the Gulf Of Mexico with the mountains of
western Cuba visible on the horizon to the east while deep inside the bowels of the ship there are
a few thousand passengers watching the 2011 Super Bowl beamed live via satellite to a giant-sized
screen inside the main theatre.
Best team(s): Bayern owned the spring â€“ twice â€“ but Borussia Dortmund has
owned the Hinrunde (fall). They'll need to split this one, but Borussia gets 2011 if, as Mohamed
Zidan promised, they take the league y February â€“ effectively, if not mathematically.
You analyse the fixtures, pick a match you're desperate to watch, and get into work early to
ensure you're home in time. Minutes before kick off, you grab a beer from the fridge and perch
yourself on the sofa, no intention of moving for a couple of hours. On goes the television, and
then comes the big moment is it on BBC, or ITV?
A letter from Johannesburg Holland 2-0 Denmark (15:06:10) Stuart Mair is at the World Cup with Fatboy Slim
and friends. Here he continues his exclusive World Cup Tour Diary from South Africa having landed
James Corden, poor punditry, empty seats, ITV missing England goals, ITV, negative tactics, endless
moaning about the vuvuzela, dull games and a ball that is too round (too round).