WE’RE 20 YEARS OLD NOW BUT WE’RE STILL HA VING FUN
WHILE I don’t want too much drama where Hartlepool are concerned, we’ve reached the really exciting time of the football season on Soccer Saturday – and the pressure is on us not to slip up.
You don’t want to relegate someone if they’re not relegated and you don’t want to promote someone if they’re not really promoted.
We make sure we know all the possible scenarios that might happen.You can guarantee fans know every permutation involving their club. And they will happen.
There are just so many dramatic moments.
Sergio Aguero’s goal to win the Premier League, Doncaster Rovers scoring that breakaway goal at Brentford on the last day of the season and Watford doing the same thing against Leicester. That’s the magic of football.
It’s funny. I go around and bump into people who say: ‘Jeff, I’ve grown up with you on my television screen’. I think ‘crikey’ because it has been going 20 years now. When it started, I don’t think anybody imagined it would be going a couple of decades on.
The key thing is the videprinter and the reporters around the grounds.We get you those scores and details as quickly as humanly possible.
Then, we’ve got a great chemistry on the panel. Merse’s humour, Thommo’s passion, Charlie’s insight, LeTissier’s relaxed manner.
It’s always got to be fun and people forget that. Though there are lots of jobs involved, and I understand that, football is part of the entertainment industry.
You don’t want po-faced presenters on sports shows. You’ve got to have fun and games, which we try to do.
And we’ve got Chris Kamara.You can only have one Chris Kamara!