Newest Review: ... to date opinion then the current ones. Whatever fault I find with it, I still enjoy Match of the Day. I can think of few things nicer then... more
Match of the Day - No Saturday Night is Complete Without It.
Match of the Day
Member Name: Karonher
Match of the Day
Advantages: Still shows all the games.
Disadvantages: Needs new presenters and a change of lead games.
I can't remember a time when Match of The Day was not on the television as it was first aired when I was just 2. There were a few presenters before Jimmy Hill, but he is the one I remember as a child. It was the highlight of the week being able to stay up late and watch the games. I did have a bit of a problem throughout the 1970s as an Evertonian in a house full of Liverpool supporters as we were not as successful, but it was still a way to see the game in the years before I got my season ticket.
They have always had a bias towards the teams that were doing well and while that irked me a lot it does not seem to have changed. I can't see why some teams should be on more than others - if the fans want to see them, then surely they should go to the game. After all it is the smaller or less successful clubs that need promoting in order to give them the chance of a better fan base.
All of the games will be shown but sometimes they are edited really badly. There have been really one sided games that I have watched and found that Match of The Day has made it seem quite equal and even as if the other team were better.
The presenter now is Gary Linekar and normally he has two guests- usually a choice between Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson and Alan Shearer. Between them they really can be quite dull and there are few times when they have an original remark to make. They praise the top level players and ignore the lesser known ones. It seems quite lazy as if they cannot bother to research up and coming players and just stick with the well known ones. One of the most memorable failings was Alan Hansen's inability to see the talent in a young Manchester United side claiming that they could not win the title with kids.
There is another annoying trait and that is happening just now. Man City and Southampton were the late televised kick off tonight and this is the match that millions of people will have already seen yet they are focusing on it as the main one.
I quite miss the Goal of the Month competition and there being a prize - that went by the board when the BBC had problems with their competitions being judged unfair and clais they were fixed. It was not the case that I entered but just liked to pick which one I thought was best and liked to think that someone had won something for entering.
The current presenters have been around for years now and hopefully in the near future they will bring in some new people. There are plenty of players who have retired in the last few years who can give a more up to date opinion then the current ones.
Whatever fault I find with it, I still enjoy Match of the Day. I can think of few things nicer then getting home around 10pm on a cold winters night after a good home win for Everton and a few drinks afterwards, and settling down with a coffee and something to eat to watch our victory all over again.
Summary: Match days would not be the same without it.