TV pun­dit Virgo hits back at Swanny

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - WORLD OF SPORT -

Last week TV foot­ball pun­dits, pre­sen­ters and so­called ex­perts were in my sights...

I en­joyed your pos­i­tive ar­ti­cle. Sorry I am dull and ir­rel­e­vant. I only won three English Foot­ball League ti­tles and a play­off, but hey ho.

@Adamvirgs19

I cer­tainly agree with every point Alan made about that ir­ri­tat­ing Lineker. But this is the same BBC that pays Chris Evans £2.2 mil­lion to com­pletely balls up Top Gear!

Puke

Lineker is a man rid­ing for a fall. He’s not the fluffy, cud­dly saint he’d like peo­ple to think he is. The sooner he is fully ex­posed for what he re­ally is and off our TV screens the bet­ter. Good­bye to bad rub­bish!

C Rooks

There is a dif­fer­ence between a wage that is ‘earned’ and a wage that is ‘paid”. None of those men­tioned in the ar­ti­cle and in the com­ments sec­tion ac­tu­ally earn the amount they are paid, and yes that does in­clude Mr Swann. Snoozy

Foot­ball high­lights shows should be pre­sented by fans as it would be more fun. I nor­mally switch over when pun­dits start. The TV re­mote con­trol is a great in­ven­tion

@Ch­est­neyS

Cricket pun­dits are much bet­ter than foot­ball pun­dits as they are not self-in­dul­gent, ego­tis­ti­cal has­beens or wannabees. @Sull­ster101

Ex­cel­lent read on TV pun­dits. Bring back ‘Match of the Week.’ Gerry Har­ri­son was such a bad com­men­ta­tor for Anglia TV, he was good.

@wasafan­then Some Posh pre­dic­tions for the 2017-18 sea­son...

Gwion Ed­wards (above) will be the club’s player-of-the-year, whether he plays as a left wing-back or as an at­tack­ing mid­fielder.

Mar­cus Mad­di­son will en­joy the best sea­son of his ca­reer, but sadly for a dif­fer­ent club. Chair­man Dar­ragh MacAn­thony will reach 60K fol­low­ers on Twit­ter and ‘kill’ his 60,000th troll.

Jack Mar­riott will score 20 League One goals.

Posh will be play­ing a 4-4-2 for­ma­tion by the mid­dle of Septem­ber.

Grant McCann will sign a con­tract ex­ten­sion at Christ­mas. On Jan­uary 2, Barry Fry will tell the me­dia that Leo Da Silva Lopes and Lewis Free­stone are worth £5 mil­lion apiece. Eng­land’s Test match se­lec­tion pol­icy re­mains in a mud­dle. It was great to see a County Cham­pi­onship jour­ney­man like Toby Roland-Jones (above) claim eight wick­ets on his Test de­but as South Africa were put to the sword, but he’ll be can­non fod­der in Australia this win­ter un­less he takes the cloud cover he en­joyed at the Oval with him. There re­main se­ri­ous doubts about Keaton Jen­nings, Gary Bal­lance, Dawid Malan (in fact any bats­man in the top five apart from Alis­tair Cook and Joe Root), as well as the abil­ity of chief off-spin­ner Moeen Ali to get wick­ets Down Un­der.

I’m not try­ing to down­play the ex­cel­lenceof a likely win over South Africa , but only one Test se­ries re­ally mat­ters and it starts at the end of Novem­ber in Bris­bane.

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