Times are pretty rough right now, we’re all a little scared and it’s hard to fathom what’s actually going on.
Obviously everyone’s safety is number one priority through this and sport takes a backseat for the next few months.
That doesn’t make it any less dull.
Well we finally have a little bit of good news, as a reworked version of Match of the Day will return to our screens this weekend.
Gary Linekar, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright will adopt the same format they use for their new podcast series, which launched on BBC Sounds earlier this week.
Linekar, who hosts the podcast from his kitchen, gave us a hint of what to expect: “Pulling a top 10 together seems an easy task but when you think back over the years we soon found out it was quite a challenge and one that sparked off many a debate.
Match of the Day to be on air this Saturday, with a live recording of a podcast debate between Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright over the top 10 premier league captains. Also, classic FA Cup quarter final games being shown instead of normal sports coverage on Sat/Sun.— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 20, 2020
“There’s so many amazing talking points in football, past and present, so it’s a pleasure to have Alan and Ian round my place to discuss these for the podcast – I might even provide lunch if we can agree on a few things!”
The BBC said: “Now the domestic season and FA Cup competition are suspended until late April, the BBC understands that viewers, especially those that are self-isolating, will be eager for a football fix this weekend.
“With that in mind, this weekend across BBC One and BBC iPlayer, audiences can enjoy a variety of football content.” (via The Mirror)
The show, aptly titled Match of the Day: Top 10: Premier League Captains will air on Saturday night at 10:20pm and we are very, very excited.
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