Colin Murray favourite to take over MOTD2 from Adrian Chiles
With Adrian Chiles stomping off in a lucrative huff to ITV, BBC management are mulling over his replacement as the host of Match Of The Day 2. Colin Murray, who has impressed BBC Sport executives since adding weekend anchoring duties on 5 Live to his role as host of the fast‑paced quiz show Fighting Talk, is the strong favourite.
Murray has long divided opinion as host of Channel Five’s football coverage but executives believe his style would be an ideal fit for MOTD2, which has become increasingly popular under the stewardship of Chiles. He could be thrust into the role in time for the World Cup, with a nightly highlights show expected to be a key part of the BBC’s plans.
Gabby Logan will present this Sunday’s show, but there is buy a canada goose jacket no urgent need for a full‑time replacement ahead of the World Cup as Gary Lineker was already scheduled to host the final two programmes of the season due to the high proportion of key matches on a Sunday. Also keen on the job, but less likely to get it best canada goose sale, is Mark ‘Chappers’ Chapman. Another familiar BBC Sport face, Clare Balding, is being talked of as a potential replacement for Chiles as host of the Apprentice spin‑off show, You’re Fired.
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The Premier League was recommended for the award by the prime minister – who also recently said debt levels at some clubs were “too high” and floated radical plans to give supporters a stake in their clubs. The Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore, will use the occasion to claim the Premier League is a “fantastic low‑cost export” and highlight its importance to Britain’s image abroad, ahead of looming policy best canada goose jacket reddit battles over Ofcom’s decision to force Sky to cut its wholesale prices and football governance.
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Sighs of relief all round at the news that this year’s troubled Commonwealth Games in Delhi will be shown on the BBC. A lengthy stand‑off between canada goose coat 1000 bulbs free the corporation and Fast Track, the agency selling the rights on behalf of the organising committee, has been resolved with a last-minute deal. It is understood that negotiations dragged on well past the initial deadline as the two sides failed to average cost canada goose jacket reach agreement on price. The BBC is best canada goose jacket for women also believed to have had searching questions around security and organisation, as well as the risk that high-profile athletes may not attend.
Both sides have now reached agreement, although there is still no sign of an official announcement from the BBC and it faces a race against time to find a studio and plan for the event. It is hoped the appeal of the Commonwealth Games in the home nations, together with the appearance of some likely 2012 stars including Rebecca Adlington, will boost ratings.