Choice of pundits absolutely infuriates me.
Cannot understand the reasoning behind selecting someone like Martin Keown or Danny Murphy for games. I have no idea what they bring to the game. All you get is a bare minimum "insight" which is increasingly irrelevant, especially for the older pundits who basically played a different game.
Sky/BT/BBC can choose pretty much anyone they want for these games. They should have either:
- Someone fun - E.g. a McCoist who clearly enjoys the game and feels like a mate
- Someone entertaining - E.g. a Neville who is clearly interested and invested
- Someone who does genuine research - E.g. Emma Hayes who clearly knows her stuff
There are some great coaches out there who could do an amazing job. They may not be as well known as Martin Keown, but I don't think people care about that any more, having someone who genuinely understands what is going on in a game would be so interesting to listen to (and they would probably cost far less).