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Match of the Day 2 which is usually on BBC 2 on a Sunday night is a very new programme when compared with its older brother on BBC 1. It is presented by Adrian Chiles who I used to warm to quite a lot but in recent times I am just not as fond of him as I once was. He is more often than not joined by two panellists, these could be the usual suspects like Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Lee Dixon and Martin Keown but sometimes there have been special guests like John Hartson, Dean Ashton and even Croatian manager Slaven Bilic.
There are normally maybe 3 or 4 matches played on a Sunday and the highlights of these games are shown with comments from the studio guests afterwards. If you missed Match of the Day on Saturday night or the repeat on Sunday morning then don't worry because the goals from those matches are shown on this programme.
The whole show always seems in my opinion to have a much more relaxed feel to it and comes across as a magazine type of programme. For example comedian Kevin Day is often featured where he visits a specific group of supporters and interviews them before a game. He then watches the match with them and gets their opinion afterwards. I can remember him visiting a community bowls club at the Emirates Stadium where Arsenal play and a very lively occasion when he spent time with a collection of female Burnley supporters.
Close to the end of that nights broadcast there is a segment entitled 2 good 2 bad where you can see clips from the premiership you may have missed such as a ball boy slipping over or someone in the crowd reading a book while the game is actually taking place. Some of these can be quite amusing; there was a really funny one of Sir Alex Ferguson being given a fright by his assistant manager Mike Phelan bursting a balloon. Although I enjoy this feature I can't help thinking that it is a copy of Third Eyes which appears on Sky's Soccer AM.
If you like the beautiful game it is a pleasant entertaining show to watch before you have to get up on Monday morning for work.
Match of the day and match of the day 2 are shows about football, football highlights of the premiership to be precise - so if you hate football have an early night (its Sunday after all, and get your rest before work in the morning).
Nearly every Sunday there is on average 2 premiership games and so the BBC produce this program (usually on at ten on BBC2) to show us football fans the highlights, bless em.
The show is presented by Adrian Chiles (the one show) for some reason (not a fan of his at all) and features other football guests who give their opinions on the highlights, pointing out what one team did right and the other didn't, basically. The show does exactly what it says on the tin (metaphorically speaking) and gives the best available highlights of the days matches (probably bought off of sky no doubt). The show also features Saturday's match of the day 1's goals for those who missed them.
Yet again the program, annoyingly isn't shown live on the iplayer or even put on the iplayer so if you haven't got sky you'll have to stay up, and at ten pm it is on quite late, but for football fans its essential
If you have any other questions feel free to message me
Match of the Day 2 is your only option if you want to see the highlights of the Sunday matches from the Barclays Premier League, without resorting to Sky. The show has full highlights of all the Sunday games, and also repeats the coverage of the goals from Saturday's Match of the Day. This is done on a match-by-match basis, and shows a few of the specific match's newspaper headlines just before the goals are shown.
Having watched MotD 2 for a while now, one thing I have noticed is that it has more of a sense of humour than Saturday's offering, not least with its "2 good, 2 bad" feature, which covers things like overblown goal celebrations, fans with random hair styles, and even the stereotypical crowd member that's fallen asleep during the match.
Hosted by Adrian Chiles and 2 guests which change on a week-by-week basis, the show has something for everyone (assuming you're a football fan with an interest in the Premiership). Regular guests include Tony Adams, Alan Shearer, and ex-referee Graham Poll (also known as the 3 yellow card bloke)
You can watch Match of the Day 2 on a Sunday night, on BBC2 at about 10:00, and lasts for about an hour.
Match the day 2 is the BBC's sunday highlight service which covers the sunday games in the English Premier League. It takes place in a slightly more informal setting than it's saturday night cousin and is hosted by Adrian Chiles (The One Show) rather than Gary Linekar. The Pundits are often interchangeable between the two including household names such as Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Lee Dixon and Martin Keown.
Due to the fact that the majority of high profile games take place in the premier league on a Sunday the football is often of a high quality and the analysis is often quite knowledgeable and can be bested by the excellence of Sky Sports and Andy Gray. A lighthearted feature is often included which documents the fans trips around the country and the highly amusing 2 good 2 bad. Which is third eye type feature where funny actions in the crowd, ball boys and sometimes players and managers are shown and is generally very good. Adrian Chiles is the perfect host for the programme.
Adrian Chiles is god.
His Brummy humour supplies constant laughs through the analysis of each game! Supported by varying guests from Alan Hansen to Lee Dixon with the occasional manager popping in every now and then they really do get 'the last word on the weekends action'.
Its purpose is to show highlights of Sundays matches before rounding up the best of the action from Saturday. Since the domination of skysports upon kick off times there is almost always one team out of the 'big four' playing on a Sunday, for this reason a second match of the day has started.
Its light hearted approach makes it more appealing to the non-supporter of football, for instance, I still live at home with family and this is the only time my mum will sit with myself, two brothers & dad to watch any kind of sport.
The final segment on MOTD2 is a piece named 'Too Good, Too Bad' this again is hilarious, rounding up the best and worst skill, mistakes, fans, trips & falls, pieces of interview etc. This 5 minute segment alone is worth watching the other 55 minutes of the show for!
I went through the whole of last season and only missed 1 MOTD2, I definately plan to better that this year!
Long live sport on the BBC!
Match of the day 2 is a footballing programme shown on Sunday nights during the football season at around 10:00pm to show highlights of Sunday premier league matches. The show is sort of a follow on to Match of the day which is shown usually on Saturday nights at around the same time. (sometimes for special occasions match of the day may be shown midweek to show midweek premiership matches).
Match of the day 2 is almost the same as Match of the day but for 1 or 2 differences and different features. For example, match of the day 2 will generally show less football match highlights due to most of the football matches being played on a Saturday in a weekend. In a normal match of the day 2 programme, 1-4 football match highlights will be shown
Match of the day 2 also includes different features in the programme compared to match of the day, such as, "2 good, 2 bad" and Kevin Day spending a day with some die hard fans of a particular premier league club.
"2 good 2 bad" is a section of the programme which shows viewers some specially selected clips from the weekends premiership matches, some of them will be great goals, great skills etc . . . or they will be unfortunate happenings such as ball boys slipping over etc . . .
Adrian Chiles usually presents match of the day 2 and in my opinion he does a great job, he is usually joined on the big red sofa by a few guests or co-presenters such as Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer, Mark Lawrenson, Alex McLeish etc . . . All of these people work together to present the show and analyse the days football
This is a great, well presented, funny and accurate football programme that is a must watch for all football fans
Presented by Adrian Chiles who is apparently the most watched man on television, this is an addition to the BBC football schedule that has been running for a few years now with great success.
Due to the introduction of Sky and the Premier League, allied to European football during the week, a lot of football matches are being played on Sundays, meaning that the Saturday night edition of Match of the Day doesn't always show highlights of all the matches, or even the best games over a weekend.
This show which is on Sunday's between 1030-1130 pm has ensured we people without sky can still catch up with all the action by watching the highlights here.
The programme could quite easily be described as Match of the Day's cheekty younger brother, the presenter is not a footballer but a fan so his comments are generally more like those you'd hear at a match, he asks simple informative questions that lead footballers into interesting answers.
The guest summarisers are also more interesting, we have the chance to hear managers or younger players giving their views on matches, people like Lee Dixon are very instructive and its good getting beyond Lawrenson and Hansens views from time to time, although when either of those guys are on the show they always seem to have more fun and have a bit more banter.
There are added segments to the football such as embarrassing moment of the week or a Kevin Day interview at a club, these add something to the slightly more conservative format of Match of the Day and are a good laugh.
Overall I like the show it provides good highlights, the presenter is a good laugh and the guys all seem to enjoy themselves having a good time analysing but having a bit of banter too, its good to hear Martin Keown on the show who is a very interesting summariser too, but also to see variation and not the same old people telling us what happened.
Overall its a well thought out well presented show and I like seeing it as the last thing I do before the worst nights sleep of the week!!
Match Of The Day 2 is a BBC television programme usually shown each Sunday after 9.30 p.m. during the British Professional Football season.
It shows recorded highlights of Premier League matches played that week end with studio analysis from two pundits who sit on a couch opposite the host who is Adrian Chiles.
Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Lee Dixon are regular pundits but you will intermittently also see Mark Bright, Alan Curbishley, Les Ferdinand, Alex McLeish and others appear on the pundits' couch.
As an added feature, towards the end of each programme they have a thing called "Too Good, Too Bad" which is basically a set of clips from that week end's matches showing some great pieces of footballing skill or memorable good things done by someone in the dug out or in the crowd then followed by a bad piece of footballing skill or an embarrassing or silly thing done by someone either at pitch level or in the crowd.
They also often have a feature where a "roving reporter" such as Kevin Day spends a day with some die hard fans following their favourite Premiership team. This feature nearly always has to be about something like a man who has been going to all of his team's away matches for the last 63 years without ever missing one but is in fact now dead, but his brain has been kept alive and preserved in a jar. As well as this he emigrated to a small island in The Pacific Ocean in 1974 so ever since then he sets out on a Wednesday to watch Saturday's match and travels using a combination of a Coracle, Hitch Hiking, A Pogo Stick and an original Tiger Moth which he has been lovingly restoring since 1988 and is decked out in the colours of his favourite team.
This is basically what distinguishes Match Of The Day 2 from plain old Match Of The Day.
Until recently Adrian Chile's closing line of the programme was good night (bye) and try to have a bearable week. He has now stopped saying this as it may have been pointed out to him that reminding some people that the following morning they would be waking up at 6.30 a.m. to go and pluck chickens for 8 hours on the minimum wage may not have been such a good idea!
In summary this is a standard production BBC highlights package programme so interesting to watch for followers of football.
In the ever changing world of Premier League football, there needed to be some changes made by the people bringing it to the masses and as more and more games were being switched to Sundays due to SKY television and European commitments there became a definite need to extend Match of the Day to 2 nights. Infact, some times there are actually more games on Match of the Day 2 on a Sunday night than there are on Match of the Day on a Saturday. That is astonishing considering where football was at 5-10 years ago.
Like its Saturday night counterpart, Match of the Day 2 is equally well presented and summarised with some pundits covering both nights on the odd occasion. The highlights are spot on and the action usually involves at least 1 of the so called big 4 due to SKY picking the best games for a Sunday.
It is usually on at a reasonable time too.
Whilst in essence this is the same format of the Saturday night version I find that MOTD 2 is less formal than the saturday night version.
This programme has all the usual highlights of the games that are played on Sunday - sometimes you are lucky and you may get a longer slot than you would on the Saturday as there are often fewer games on the sunday but the length of the programme isn't that much shorter.
They also show the goals from the previous day so it gives you the opportunity to catch up a bit if you did miss the previous nights programme. It is hosted usually by Adrian Chiles but the pundits do tend to change week on week. I enjoy it if West Brom get a hammering on the sunday because it's good to see Mr Chiles squirm - being an ardent fan.
I also like the little funny bits at the end where they have 2 good 2 bad. They tend to pick up on the silly things that the mangers may have been doing during the game or silly goal celebrations - I think it just gives it the programme an element of entertainment rather than simply being a highlights show
As someone who enjoys keeping up to date with the football, I generally watch quite a few soccer based TV highlights shows.
Although the standard of football in this country is as good as it has ever been, I do watch a little less of the national sport than I used to. This is probably because I am completely fed up with the amount of diving and play acting which occurs in some part during every top class game. To me, there's nothing worse than a player falling down clutching his face, when he hasn't even been touched by an opposing player - it's just cheating and embarrassing. For my liking, not enough yellow or even red cards are handed out for diving.
This could be completely ironed out of the (not-so) beautiful game, if a panel was set up with the job of analysing the days play, and subsequently handing out bans for players who, upon inspection of the video footage, have been shown to dive. It's simple!
Anyway, mini-rant over...
Broadcast on Sunday nights on the BBC, 'Match of the Day 2' is the sister programme of the long running football show 'Match of the Day'.
Created in 2004, 'Motd2' features highlights of the days action in the English Premier League. It is hosted by ex-'Working Lunch' anchor Adrian Chiles who is accompanied by two pundits who vary from week to week. These regular guests often include Les Ferdinand, Gordon Strachan, Alan Shearer, Lee Dixon, Alan Hansen, and Alan Curbishley.
Chiles does a fairly good job of presenting, and adds a general humorous approach to the show. That said, he often thinks he is a little funnier than he actually is, and can get carried away with his slighty dodgy jokes.
Match of the Day 2 features a similar format to the original Match of the Day, although there are less highlights (due to there being less games played on a Sunday), meaning the action shown is generally longer in length, which is certainly a good thing.
The programme is broadcast quite late in the evening - 10.30 is the regular start time, which means that younger viewers may miss out on the weeky experience. However, this isn't a problem for me, as I'm generally up and about in the early hours of the morning anyway.
The commentary on each match is usually of the BBC's regular high standard, and if you want a full set of Sunday football highlights along with concise critical analysis of the days play, then Match of the Day 2 is the perfect show for you!
Match of the Day 2 is a football highlights programme, shown usually on a Sunday night, often on BBC2, and most often presented by Adrian Chiles.
I love Match of the Day 2. Of course, it's only going to appeal to football fans, and nowadays, with most people having access to digital television, Match of the Day 2 and its sister show are perhaps becoming obsolete, as most people don't have to wait until Saturday or Sunday night to see the Premiership's goals. But it's good to know that for those of us that don't have Sky Sports or ESPN, we can still see the highlights of the weekend's games.
What I particularly like about MOTD 2 is that it has moved away from the more traditional feel of Match of the Day (the Saturday night version on BBC1). You get the highlights and the goals from the Sunday games to begin with, in the same way you get Saturday's goals on MOTD. But then, you get to see the previous days' goals, and then you often get features, where a reporter will follow a particular player or fan during match day.
I also enjoy the host, Adrian Chiles, as he often takes a bit more of an irreverent look at the football action and gossip than his MOTD counterpart, Gary Lineker.
Match of the day has for a long time now been the best football highlights show on television. With the ever expanding live coverage of games on sky sports many matches are now played on Sundays, which limits the number of matches that can be featured on the Saturday show. In response to this the BBC launched Match of the day 2 in August 2004, a similar programme to Match of the day shown at 10:30pm on Sunday nights (maybe a little late for younger viewers). The show is hosted by Adrain Chiles, a funny brummy who supports West Bromwich Albion. He is usually joined by two other pundits, which change week upon week. Notable pundits include Lee Dixon, Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer, Mark Bright and Les Ferdinand. Occasionally current players and managers appear on the show, but this only tends to occur if their match was played on the Saturday - I seem to remember David Moyes and Neil Warnock making appearances.
Because there are typically less matches on a Sunday compared to a Saturday afternoon the highlights and analysis tends to be longer and more detailed which is good. John Motson leads the commentary as ever and this season saw the introduction of the first female commentator on the BBC Jacqui Oatey. She is very good but her high pitched voice did take a bit of getting used to and not every body thinks she is right for the show. Other notable commentators include JOhnathan Pearce, Steve Wilson, Guy Mowbray and Tony Gubba.
Overall I think the show is great, but as ever it can only really be as good a the matches featured. Generally though there are some good matches on Sunday involving at least one of the top sides. The only negative thing I can really mention is the fact that the show is on so late - matches finish at around 6pm latest and the show doesn't start until 10:30pm on BBC2, bizarre. This surely means that many of the younger viewers cannot see the show as they will have school in the morning? Actually another negative could be the poor attempts at humour that some of the pundits make, especially Alan Hansen; at least Mark Lawrenson isn't usually on MOTD2!
Thanks for reading. (This review is also posted on Ciao under the same name).
As a massive Fan of Football I enjoy watching all the latest action whether on terrestrial or sky and watch the Match of the day programmes every weekend, Match of the Day 2 began in August of 2004 and is the Sunday edition of the World famous Football highlights programme.
It is on BBC Two and starts every Sunday night at around 10pm during the Premier League season and is on for around an hour depending on the schedule of the day and the difference between the saturday program of fixtures. Adrian Chiles is the presenter.
Adrian Chiles presents the show and has a regular panel, usually two ex footballers who will talk through the days action and their thoughts on the next few fixtures. The highlights usually start with one of the best teams game first and then once the days highlights have finished Adrian Chiles will talk us through the previous days action and how the papers reported the results.
To stand out from the normal version of Match Of The Day Adrian Chiles will often bring out some of the misses of the season or something quirky to do with a collection of clips from history. Sometimes they will embaress a former player who is on the panel by showing them making a horrible mess of a shot or defensive clearance.
Adrian Chiles will also sometimes bring out clips from the crowds reaction from around the grounds. This can be quite funny especially when there is a child who is upset because their team has lost or been relegated and the happy faces can be funny aswell.
Adrian Chiles is the regular presenter and he regularly talks to a couple of guests out of the following Lee Dixon, Alan Hansen
Gavin Peacock, Alan Shearer and Mark Bright, They will talk through the action and give their opinions on the days games and how they affect the league table.
On the odd occasion that Adrian Chiles isnt presenting the show the presenting duties will usually be passed onto Ray Stubbs. He is quite a good stand in but he doesnt have the natural charisma that Adrian Chiles has.
There have been a number of Managers who have sat on the panel aswell including the likes of Gordon Strachan, Chris Coleman, Alex McLeish, David Moyes and Neil Warnock. They often come on when their team have played the previous day or when they are coming up to an important game.
Match of the Day 2 features the same group of commentators as the saturday show. Led by John Motson they include Johnathan Pearce. Steve Wilson, Guy Mowbray, Simon Brotherton, Tony Gubba, John Roder, Dan O'Hagan, Martin Fisher, Ian Gwyn and the first female commentator on the BBC Jacqui Oatey.
The quality of the commentary is very good and nicely polished. Although they sometimes get some things wrong they do tend to realise their mistakes and point out that it was actually not a penalty when they said something like "there was contact there".
This is a great Football show and a must view show if you are a Football fan. Some great chat and highlights with some great clips and photos added to make it different to the saturday version of Match Of The Day. It's been around for nearly four years now and I can see it staying around for a long long time Indeed.
I'm not a big sports fan really, but hubby is so I get to see Match of the Day quite often. Match of the Day 2 is basically the same programme, but on a Sunday evening rather than a Saturday evening.
MOTD is on BBC1 normally right after the news at around 10.30pm and MOTD2 is on BBC2 usually at around 10.00pm.
The show consists of hightlights of the days English Premier League football, with follow up punditry from some aging football stars of yesterday, like Alan Shearer for example. They like to dissect the critical moments of the games and explain what players did wrong, or highlight some good plays, using slow motion replays and diagrams over the top of the footage.
According to hubby there's quite often just as many matches on a Sunday these days as there is on a Saturday and that is why MOTD2 has been deemed necessary.
The show is hosted by the lovely Adrian Chiles (rather than MOTD's equally lovely Gary Lineker) who also presents the One Show and the Apprentice: You've been fired. His grumpy ways have actually endeared me to him over the last couple of years, and he always keeps his pundits in line.
As the BBC doesn't have the rights to much live football anymore, many viewers are forced to watch highlight shows like MOTD & MOTD2. The show noticeably gives a decent amount of highlights to all the matches on, not just the big teams like Man Utd and Chelsea. I think this is only fair because we always hear about the big teams and I don't think the fans of the smaller teams should mss out on seeing their matches.
As I've said I'm not a massive sports fan, but there is something I find really relaxing about watching MOTD2 on a Sunday evening so I'd recommend it to anyone!
Premier football league highlights.