All posts tagged "itv"

  • La Liga
    Illarramendi To Liverpool? No Thanks…

    Asier Illarramendi is set to be the latest transfer deal heading out of Real Madrid with Liverpool...

  • Manchester City
    Manchester City vs Wigan: Budweiser’s FA Cup fan film goes viral

    Manchester City take on ‘underdogs’ Wigan Athletic this afternoon, in what will 100% to be a huge...

  • Media
    Demagogue of the Day

    The rumblings started during the World Cup, continued when Alan Hansen chose entirely the wrong moment to criticise Theo Walcott, and reached fever pitch this weekend when Alan Shearer displayed his sheer ignorance of Newcastle’s newest signing. Those who watch and follow the game of football have criticised Match of the Day,...

  • Media
    The impact of the World Cup

    Now that the show is well and truly over what will be the lasting impact of this World Cup? Will it be in South Africa which has spent a fortune on hosting the tournment? Probably not. 355,000 unsold tickets, 450,000 unbooked hotel rooms and the problems the host nation have, masked as...

  • Winners & Losers
    World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 16

    Winners Ghana – anyone who has had to listen to ITV’s consistently patronising commentary about the plucky little Africans will have uncurled their toes at some stage and thought about various ways in which they might kill Peter Drury. Nevertheless, for the tournament itself it’s good that we still have an African...

  • Media
    Here’s to you ‘Mr Donovan’

    It tickled me yesterday to hear the US television guy interviewing Landon Donovan after their last-gasp win over Algeria. Straight as you like he pointed the microphone and said “Mr Donovan …” before lauching into his question. For us, on this side of the Atlantic, it sounds hilariously formal. It’s impossible to...

  • Winners & Losers
    World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 11

    WINNERS Switzerland – despite losing 1-0 to Chile yesterday they set a new World Cup record for time without conceding a goal. They surpassed Italy’s old record of 550 minutes by making it to 551 minutes. At which point they promptly went one down to Chile. Timing. Portugal – Having spent all...

  • England
    World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 8 – England Special

    As you might expect, one nation dominates today. But let’s get the rest out of the way first. WINNERS Celebrations After a muted start, yesterday’s goalscorers delighted Coca-Cola executives everywhere by embracing the spirit of Roger Milla and getting entertainingly over-excited. First Liverpool-bound Milan Jovanovic dove over a hoarding and in to...

  • Media
    World Cup media monitor 3

    No insight from us this time other than to point you in the direction of a brilliant article by Tom English for The Scotsman. He deals with BBC and ITV’s coverage of the World Cup thus far. Adrian Chiles is flavour of the month on ITV, but his popularity is not what...

  • Winners & Losers
    World Cup Winners & Losers: Day 5

    WINNERS Maicon My pick for Player of the Tournament broke The Dear Leader’s heart with a goal of ferocious power and skill, swerving a shot in to the near post from the most unlikely of angles.  And yes: he meant it. Robinho Looks fitter, happier, and better than at any point in...