- Aug 11, 2008
Gary Lineker for PM.
Well that’s BBC getting invaded by southerners for you!My biggest issue with this show is that I still struggle to see the United graphic in the opening credits. Every week I get to see the the opening I stare and look but it’s very subtle and disapponting.
West Ham get a full animation of hammers clanking together. Most disappointing.
Sky's highlights are usually just the goals; they don't tend to show anything else.Regardless of how you feel about the politics behind the situation, I personally believe this is going to be an early nail in the coffin for MOTD as a highlights show. Anybody below 40 years old knows they can go to YouTube or Twitter for every goal and 3 minute highlight packages are going to be up within an hour of the game finishing. I remember as far back as 2005, that people were posting GIFs of goals as they went in on football forums.
So what’s the point of it if it’s already out there? If it’s punditry you’re in it for then there’s so many mediums for that now. Journalists are providing insight via Twitter. Pundits post opinions via social media. There’s fan channels who know a lot more about their clubs than your average TV pundit might, especially the smaller teams where your average TV pundit is a deer in the headlights. You think Ian Wright and Alan Shearer know the intricacies of a team like Crystal Palace as opposed to one of the big teams like United, Liverpool or Arsenal who are always in the spotlight?
Didn’t BT used to have an option to watch without commentary? I used to turn it off when given the option, it’s weird at first but you get used to it. Most of them are crap and annoying.It’s amazing how much a commentator adds to the viewing experience.
Had never really considered it fully before tonight.
Couldn’t drown in the Liverpool tears as much as usual. Especially when they pick apart exactly how they lost.
Who will blink first because that was unwatchable?
It’s a weird situation as I don’t need someone to tell me what I’ve just seen with my own eyes, but it does add something.Didn’t BT used to have an option to watch without commentary? I used to turn it off when given the option, it’s weird at first but you get used to it. Most of them are crap and annoying.