MATCH OF THE DAY STILL MY HIGH­LIGHT OF THE WEEK

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

I LIKE to think of my­self as a mod­ern thinker. Some­body who is will­ing to learn and evolve.

Not a di­nosaur who is stuck in the ways of ‘how we used to live’. And yet I felt some­what com­forted to dis­cover this week that the BBC would con­tinue to cre­ate Match of the Day for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

Back in the day, MOTD was the foot­ball fix of the week. There were no live games. Sat- ur­day night was all about a foot­ball over­dose as the high­lights of the coun­try’s best fix­tures were trans­mit­ted to the na­tion. Just as build­ings are given ‘listed’ sta­tus, so should MOTD. It was and is a work of art. And it was and ought to be avail­able to every­body, rich or poor. It is our na­tional game, the great­est sport. And every­body should have free and easy ac­cess to it.

Long live MOTD.

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