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I always loved watching Saturday morning programmes such as Going Live and Live and Kicking and Soccer AM is similar in style to these shows but it is centralised around association football and aimed at an older audience. The presenters are Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden. Helen was joined as host by Tim Lovejoy for a number of years who can now be seen on Something for the Weekend on BBC 2 on a Sunday. I did not have access to Sky when he was on but I have heard comments that Soccer AM is not as good without him and I can believe this as when I have seen Tim on the BBC or listened to him on the radio I like his style of presenting.
The duration of the programme is roughly three hours with advertisement breaks as obviously it is broadcast on Sky One. Throughout the morning you are shown the goals from the different league divisions in England and often from the top division in Spain as well. There are other features as well including Showboat, this is where you see video clips of players doing something that little bit extra special, for example Cristiano Ronaldo performing countless step overs. A segment called Taxi can be amusing for viewers, this is where they show a player from a match that has taken place in that week scoring an own goal or missing a relatively simple goal scoring opportunity. Third Eyes is the same as Too Good Too Bad on Match of the Day 2, a section that highlights funny video clips from the world of football that you probably missed if you blinked first time around.
Each week there are three or four guests on the show who can be comedians, actors, musicians or sports people themselves. They generally chat with the hosts about what they have been up to and the conversation is usually tailored towards sport especially football which can be a bit awkward or even cringe worthy if the person being interviewed just doesn't have an interest in sports.
As well as celebrity guests each week one club like Northampton Town or Charlton Athletic are represented by about eight supporters who sit in the studio and are referred to every now and again often leading to then chanting or singing. At the end of each programme these fans have one minute to see how many times they can kick a ball through a hole which is several metres away and the celebrities have an opportunity to take a turn as well.
Other features include skills school where two youth players from a certain club compete against each other to demonstrate who can do the best tricks and the cross bar challenge where players from a different team each week try and hit the cross bar with a football from the half way line.
A soccerette appears each week and eventually competes in a challenge after answering questions and a few comedy sketches have been performed. Interviews with current players are shown throughout the show and Tubes question can be reasonably amusing. In a previous review about The Big Breakfast I mentioned that this show was quite unique in the way that not only the camera and production crew appeared on screen sometimes but also that they took part in certain features and this is the same on Soccer AM as well.
There are parts of the programme I really enjoy but I don't think the humour always hits the mark and can seem a little forced. I imagine the audience of this show would include a large percentage of men but I don't always like the way they try and cater for this demographic, it is hard to explain what I mean but I feel the same way about the radio station Talk Sport in the way it seems to do this as well but to a greater extent. I love sport especially football and I know it is called Soccer AM but like I said previously I always find it awkward viewing when they attempt to talk about such things with guests who don't share these interests. As the programme is shown for about three hours I never really watch it from start to finish, I can just watch and enjoy the sections I really want to.
Soccer AM is a Saturday morning football show shown on Sky Sports between 9am and midday. The programme is presented by Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden who are great down-to-earth football fans who really know their stuff.
Helen chamberlain is good knowledgeable presenter who knows everything there is to know about football. She's a genuine football fan (a Torquay supporter) and is a fantastic presenter, as well a being easy on the eye ;) ... although I'm not too sure about her new hair cut! Max Rushden has been working on the show for around 2 years now, although nobody has ever replaced Tim Lovejoy who left the show to cook girls meals for the BBC.
The programme features funny sketches, guest stars and the latest action, but is a bit overly-long at 3 hours - it's not something you'd sit down and watch the whole time, more something you have on in the background while you're getting ready for the match.
Many people's favourite part of the show will be the Soccerette - where a lovely lady dresses up in her favourite team's kit and strut around the set for guys to oogle at... it really is great entertainment! ;)
The special guests can be a bit of a let-down - often being pop stars that I've never heard of, or maybe I'm just out-of-touch with what's hot and what's not!
For me, the best bits of the show are:
3rd Eye... where viewers write in with funny things they've spotted at football matches - whether it be referees falling over, people picking their noses or fans being hit with footballs (a lot like now happens on Match of the Day 2).
Skillz School... where the cameras visit a junior team whose players do juggling and ball tricks to impress their team mates.
And goals from previous games... great to catch-up in case you've missed them.
In my opinion, Soccer Am isn't quite as good as it used to be, but it's still the best football show on TV.
As Summer ends and the long winter begins
Those gloomy dark mornings that hide away sins
Oh where would I be without my weekly fix
Of Soccer Am and those soccerette chicks
It brightens the day and gladens my heart
And gets my weekend off to a glorious start
All the latest news and previous weeks goals
And big fat Trev who often dances round poles
Good old Hells Bells leading the way
She laughs, smiles and giggles the hours away
She knows more about footy than that Swedish Sven
And sometimes on the show she brings in her hen!
First it was Goldstein, Andy and now Max
Surely it won't be long till he's given the sack
And some new young man will be given the task
Of sitting with Helen and in her smile he'll bask
There's crossbar challenge and clever skills school
And usually Tubes who's playing the fool
Rocket travels around making small talk
And then the soccerettes perfecting their walk
Yes she is pretty and yes she is sweet
Which one of the lucky fans will get to stand at her feet?
They oggle and watch the young lady so hot
While Helen despairs over out of camera shot
And then there's the game at the end of the show
Where fans launch balls through a tiny wee hole
There a comp to see who will guess the right score
You can win a prize some glory and more!
A celeb from the tele and usually some band
And some off the finest footballers throughout the land
They come in for chats and have a wee kick
Of a ball through a hole rush rush quick quick
They come and will sit on the couch oh so red
And fill Max and Helen with impending dread
As someone always say about some other teams kit
That they think there new shorts are a big pile of .....
So Max and Helen go red and they smile
Tell off those naughty celeb types and go to adverts quick style!
And then it's on with another great show
As tubes raps with rhythm and some awesome flow!
So this is a great show of that I'm quite sure
If you get those winter blues this could be the cure
It will make you laugh and make sure you smile
And brighten your saturday mornings at least for a while
Soheres my advice, from me to you
When the season starts give it a view
Am sure you'll think you've discovered a gem
While your sat there watching Soccer AM!
Soccer AM is a TV show dedicated totally to the beautiful game (football), Presented by Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden. Soccer AM has graced our screens for nearly 15 years, It was first broddcast in 1995 and has been a must see for any football fan, young and old man and woman. I have been watching Soccer AM for at least ten years and i have to be honest i thought it was the end when Tim Lovejoy left the show and for about a year i think it was unwatchable when Andy Goldstein took his place on the couch. But now Andy has left and Max Rushden took up the empty seat on the most famous couch in football, It seems like its got its charm and sense of humour back, So if you did go off it for a while i erge you to start watching again. I cant wait to see what the show Brings when the new football season starts.
Soccer Am used to be one of the highlights of my week. I used to love getting up on a Saturday morning to watch Soccer Am from 9-12 and then go to the football or watch soccer Saturday.
Soccer Am is a show mainly about football. Hosted by Helen Chamberlain , a Torquay fan and now Max Rushden a Cambridge united fan.
The show has guests each week, usually high profile guests. Ex football players, sports personalities, move stars, TV stars, singers, bands etc.
The programme used to be very funny when it was hosted by Helen Chamberlain and Tim Lovejoy. Tim Lovejoy has this presence about him which made him very funny. He used to mess a lot of things up but it was what made the show. Sadly when he left, the show went very much down hill as they got a host called Andy Goldstein who was pretty rubbish. He got sacked after a year and replaced by the now Max Rushden.
They have several features on the show. The soccerette, being a female to walk up and down there catwalk in a tight fitting t-shirt.
The fans of the week, which they have a set, about 10, of fans from a football team each week who sit in the Luther Blisset stand and watch it from there. The fans also get the chance to play the game 'road to Rome' which the fans of the week and the guests on the show get to try to kick the ball into a hole.
The crossbar challenge. Football clubs get the chance at their training ground to kick a ball from the half way line to try and hit the crossbar. If a player from a team does it they get a t shirt.
Team mates. A footballer from one team answers questions about his fellow team mates. I.e - Whos the most skillful etc
Skills school is a feature where 2 youth players from a football team challenge each other to see who can do the best skills.
Tubes is a legend on the show. He is a fat man with longish hair who raps to the guests. If you don't know who he is youtube tubes. Most of it is hilarious.
Soccer am is shown on skysports 1 and on sky one from 8am-12 on Saturday morning. Highlights of the show called, the best of soccer am, is shown on a Wednesday night on Sky1 for an hour.
Soccer Am used to be the best thing on TV but after Tim Lovejoy left the show, although Max Rushden is quite good as hosting it, it doesn't have the same appeal as it did.
As I type this I'm being forced to watch Soccer A.M. by my son! In all honestly I don't mind football, but I'm not a massive fan, however that really doesn't matter when it comes to watching Soccer a.m. as it's more than just a football show. The show has celebrity guests from the world of football and sport, but it also has interviews with famous people from the world of music, television and film. I think that is why the show appeals to everyone and not just the sports fans.
The programme is hosted by Helen Chamberlaine and Max Rushden. Helen has been on the show since it began about 10 years ago and she is a really good hostess. Max only started on the show more recently but he seems like a likeable fellow to me!
On each show there are regular features including:
The Soccerette: Where we meet a glamorous young lady football fan.
The Road to Rome: Where a group of football fans have 60 seconds to kick a penalty through a hole in a wall, with viewers at home texting in guessing how many goals they'll get to win a prize.
The show is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky 1 from 9am to 12 noon each Saturday for the duration of the football season. It makes for entertaining Saturday morning viewing and helps football fans get prepared for seeing their sporting heroes in action on a Saturday afternoon. I recommend both men and women alike tune in!!
Soccer am can be a very good show but now it's only good some of the time.Tim Lovejoy made the show and you will never replace him, Andy Goldstein was a total idiot and didn't know what he was doing and Max Rushden is okay but they need to leave out the 'Take It To The MAX' part of the show, it's crap!Also, bring back Robbie, da da da, da da da, da da da da da, TRAMP!!! lol legend.P.S. Tuuuuuuuuuuubeeessss!!
Soccer am is a great TV show all about the beautiful game that is football shown on sky sports one and viewing starts at 9am and ends at 12pm on saturday mornings. The programme first appeared in the early 90's(about 1995 i think), but only one of the original presenters still remains, the gorgeous Helen Chamberlain. She has been a great asset of the show since its was first launched, but she has had many male presenters during that time. The funniest presenter was Tim Lovejoy who now appears on something for the weekend a cooking show on the bbc . He was very funny, and just a little bit cheeky a sexist at times. since he has left I feel the programme has got a little bit less appealing as it has lost a hint of its humorous factor . The co presenter presently is Max Rushden, who is new to the show this season - he supports Cambridge Utd. Other notable members of the team include Tubes (asks questions guests and does some interviews with household names in the film and TV business), Rocket (presents the famous 'skills school' feature of the show) and Baby Elvis.
The show goes through all the action from previous weeks games from the premier league to la liga, and also has hit features such as skill school, showboat, crossbar challenge and many more. It also has many top guests like Ricky Hatton, the Gallaher's(oasis) and usually a footballer(usually retired , injured or suspended. They also have fans of the week, a set of fans from one team who get to participate in the show such as the car park challenge where they have to get the ball through the target as many times as possible in 2 minutes, and the catwalk, basically making a fool of themselves with the society at there side.
The best bits-
soccerette - every week a 'soccerette' joins the show for the day. She basically has to come on the show in the shirt of the team she supports and well just has to look sexy, she also has to model the soccer A.M. tee- shirt which is won in the car park challenge.
Nutmeg Files - Embarrasses certain footballers by showing them being megged ha-ha.
3rd Eyes - They pick out funny moments from previous sporting action in the week or strange happening hilarious must watch aspect of the show
Crossbar Challenge - basically what it says on the tin, they choose a top English league club to attempt to hit the bar from the half way line, if a player does he gets the tee-shirt to say so and also mobbed by his fellow team mates.
Skills School - they choose two players from a clubs youth academy to pit there skills against each other, witnessing some of these skills you cant help but be astonished by what some players can do, the one with louder cheer from there fellow team mate wins
For any real true football fan it's a must watch the show in my view has no boring bit's(just the amount of breaks does my head in) great guests great entertainment, just all round great TV. It has the best quality guests, great presenters(a shame love joy left though). It also has a great comedy theme which is a plus point to any show.
Soccer AM is a weekly football show, shown at 9am until 12 in the morning, on Sky Sports 1 and Sky 1. There is also a 'Soccer AM Best Bits' incase you missed the actual show. Soccer AM is the only thing that makes me even consider getting up at that time in the morning on a Saturday. This is when Sky+ comes in handy.
The show is presented by Helen Chamberlain (been there from the beginning) and Max Rushden ( New this year(2008)). There are also many other members who play a part such as Tubes (Peter Dale), Rocket (James Long) and many more.
Each week certain things take place, such as Road to Rome ( involves the celebrity guests and fans on the show trying to kick the ball through a hole), Showbaot (clips from the past week of football of players showbaoting), Soccerette ( a female (sometimes a celebrity) showing off the Soccer Am ladies T-Shirt) and many more including Take it to the Max, Crossbar Challenge, Skill School and Watching the past weekends goals.
There is usually a footballer on the orange sofa as a guest. The best of which is Fulham star Jimmy Bullard who as hero status on the show.
This show is well worth getting up for in the morning and if you're lazy like me, makes having Sky+ that bit more useful.
Soccer am is a great tv show all about the glorious game that is football shown on sky sports one and for some reason sky one between 9am and 12pm on saturday mornings. The programme started back in 1995, but only one of the original presenters still remains, the lovely Helen Chamberlain (Torquay Utd supporter). She has been a feature of the show since its creation, but she has had many male presenters during that time. The best and longest serving was Tim Lovejoy (Chelsea supporter) who now appears on Saturday Kitchen. He was very funny, if at times rather irritating and since he has left i feel the programme has gone downhill slightly. The current co presenter is Max Rushden, who is new to the show this season - he supports Cambridge Utd. Other notable members of the team include Tubes (poses questions to the unsuspecting guests and is generally quite funny), Rocket (presents the 'skills school' feature of the show and generally gets the mickey taken out of him) and Baby Elvis who recently made an appearance at Wembley Stadium before an England international to a ring of boo's, poor bloke!
The show goes through the key action from the previous weekends fixtures, whatever division they are in and also highlights strange happenings in the world of football. They always have a few guests on the show whom they interview and find out their views on footballing matters, notable guests include Andrew Flintoff, Andy Murray and Noel Gallagher
My favourite bits:
- Fans of the week - a number of fans from a particular team are selected to sit in a makeshift stand at the corner of the set. They take part in various aspects of the show including the car-park challenge where they have to kick footballs through a target and the catwalk. Some of the supporters are quite funny, making comments throughout the show and singing their teams songs and chants.
- Soccerett - every week a 'soccerette' joins the show for the day. She basically gets interviewed by Max and picks one of the fans of the week to do the catwalk. This is normally quite a funny part of the show because a few gags start flying around.
- Nutmeg Files - the best nutmegs from the weeks football action are selected for the 'nutmeg files'. This is brilliant viewing.
-3rd Eyes - the strangest and funniest incidents are sent in by viewers of the show at various football matches around the country. Typical examples include ballboys falling over or players shorts being pulled down etc.
Crossbar Challenge - every week a team appears in this section and their entire first team squad participates in the crossbar challenge. For those of you who have never seen this - the ball is positioned on the halfway line at one of the training ground pitches and players have to kick the ball and hit the crossbar without the ball bouncing, i've tried this before and its very hard indeed. Normally at least one team member hits the bar and is mobbed by his teammates.
Ten Yard Bucket Challenge - footballers are notoriously good golfers because they spend all of their spare time and let's face it they have a lot of it, on the golf course. This feature see's a top player in his back garden trying to chip a golf ball into a bucket from ten yards away. The number of attempts is recorded and the highlights are shown, doesn't sound that great but can be very funny.
Skills School - Probably my favourite part of the show. A teams youth academy participate in this. Two players have a skill-off. They each get three atempts to woo the crowd with their dazzling skills. Rocket reveals the winner by judging the noises the crowd make.
Definately a show worth watching for lovers of football. I tend not to watch the whole show though because some parts can be quite boring and annoying.
Comedy value 7/10
Football Content 10/10
Thanks for reading. (this review is also posted on Ciao under the same name).
I thought I would do a review of Soccer AM with the new football season upon us and this has been one of my favourite shows for years.There will be another new presenter alongside Helen Chamberlain.His name is Max Rushden he is a Cambridge United fan and that should give plenty of banter with Helen with her being a Torquay United fan.
I feel the show lost its way after Tim Lovejoy left after 10 glorious years on the show and I thought Manchester United supporter Andy Goldstein would be the answer but in my opinion he was always trying to be too much like Tim Lovejoy and I think that is why it has not worked out for him.
The things I like on the show other than the presenters is The Soccerette has been a quality feature for many years and then there is Showboat to watch in awe at the most skillfull players both home and abroad.The Crossbar Challenge is another good one what a feeling for that ball to smack against that crossbar and your teamates mob you.
You cant beat seeing a few Goals Goals Goals also and I feel with the addition of some more quality features and the usual high standard of guests I am sure Soccer AM can get back its correct tag of "Best Soccer Show On TV".
If you have never watched the show why not especially if you are a football fan just get it watched its worth it.
I have been watching Soccer AM for years now and without doubt, it is the best footie programme on TV. Unlike other football shows, it doesn't just concentrate on the Premiership, it suits fans of all clubs, no doubt largely down to the fact that Helen Chamberlain is a Torquay United fan. It has a great relationship with fans of all clubs who are encouraged to join in with the show e.g. you and your mates can go on 'fans of the week' and you can also send in your mobile phone clips.
My favourite parts of the show are the weekly editions of 'The Crossbar Challenge', 'Boston Goals' and the hilarious 'Yorkshire News'. As well as providing the football mad fan with his/her weekly fix of action and previews,
there are many features contained in the programme that you don't have to be a footie fan to enjoy such as The Wheatsheaf sketch and Topless Weather.
What really lets the show down is the guests they have on each week. They consist of 'cool' bands that you have never heard of and the likes of Joe Swash from Eastenders who has made about 5 appearances. Why don't the producers use the show's popularity to draw in more high profile guests and hence, increase their ratings?
The presenters, whilst most of the time being funny, can sometimes get on my nerves. Tim's ego, whilst being mostly tongue in cheek can get a bit tedious and Helen likes to think she's best mates with whoever comes on the show. This also extends to the All Sports show which is also very entertaining and shown on a Friday night when Andy Goldstein simply resumes the roll of Tim.
The show could be improved by refreshing some of the acts every now and again and spend less time plugging their guests. Nevertheless a great show!
Soccer Am in on Sky Sports 1 from 9am-12pm every Saturday morning during the football season.
The big question Remains, is Soccer A.M The greatest sports show off all time? I think so. You can't beat just sitting in front of the T.V On Saturday mornings eating your breakfast at 9.00 A.M. You literally don't move until 12.30. It is that great. The show is run by the comedy couple, Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlin, 2 football fanatics both supporting different teams copmpltely. Tim supports the mega rich Chelsea, whilst Helen is in the lowly 2nd Division with Torquay. The show's best part has to be the 3rd eye part, it is where the viewers send in there funniest clips of the sporting week, eg. Players knocking over the linesman. The only problem is it that they only have 3 so it goes quite quick. I, like many other people i talk to about the program just get mezmorized to the t.v during showboat. It is where Sky Sports chooses the best skills from around the globe and puts them in 1 simple soundtrack. Zinedine Zidane is in it practically every week. Other features on the show are 'taxi', the nutmeg files and the 3 star interviews with star players from past and present in football along with a superstar from another sport. A truly memorable show, it's on sky sports 1 every Satrurday of the football season from 9.00 A.M till 12.30.
Do you know, there are certain times during a week that should be ring fenced as special moments where you can switch off from what's going on in the rest of the world and immerse yourself in a frenzy of self-indulgence. For me, Saturday mornings mean SoccerAM and, if I can resist the lure of the Internet, I'll watch as much of the show as I can. The thing is, it's on for 3 hours between 9am and 12pm (usually unless there's an early fixture in which case the show may go off air at 11.30am) so I have to dodge the tidying up bullets of my good lady and also side step the nickelodeon landmines set by my daughter. Assuming I can watch the programme in peace, this ranks alongside my other highpoints of the week including "Six Feet Under" on Channel 4 and the return of Alan Partridge on BBC2. SoccerAM has been around for a few years now and is hosted by the schoolboy cheek of Tim Lovejoy (Lovejoy!!!!) ably assisted by his sexy sidekick - Helen Chamberlain (Hell's Bells). You'll need to be hooked up to Sky Sports somehow as it's transmitted on Sky Sports 1. Both presenters support minor teams (he he) i.e. Chelsea and Torquay respectively but it's as clear as day that both know their sport, recently branching out into an all-sports show which shows on a Friday evening on Sky Sports 1. Basically, the programme is a soccer magazine made up of different sketches and improvisation. Needless to say, it's all things football but the beauty of it is that you don't have to like footie to like the show (a bit like "They Think It's All Over"). Tim is the proverbial tongue-in-cheek merchant with more front than Brighton whilst HC provides a wonderful West Country foil for Lovejoy's wit and schoolboy charm (look out for H's fire-eating shenanigans at Christmas). SoccerAM is watched by all the soccer pros, such is its status in the game and is loved by all. The kind of things you
'll find on the show include: The topless weather (now sponsored by Northern Graaaaavy) according to Sheep Head (who is a fella, btw so calm down guys), which involves one of the resident comics presenting a large map of Britain split according to footie territory. The forecast tends to be the same including a focus on Poland (land of the midnight sun) where..erm...not a lot seems to happen. The Soccerette is always a favourite with young ladies writing in each week to have the honour of appearing on the show to display the T-shirt that can be won via a penalty shoot out competition (via The Iron Curtain) at the end of the show. The weekly candidate gets to walk the catwalk with Lovejoy to the sound of "Pitstop" in the background and goes on to choose one of the audience to re-create the catwalk afterwards. Beware the chosen one who often gets suckered into a handshake with Lovejoy only to get the star's hand withdrawn at the fateful moment and a ner signal (thanks to Jill Murphy for that colloquialism. Say, where is Jill these days?) instead. The audience is made up of a different set of supporters each week sitting in a mock "Luther Blissett" stand and they provide a lot of the atmosphere throughout the show. Always genuine supporters, they breathe life into the production as the collective set of footie fans do throughout the land whenever they turn up at their resident Mecca. Possibly one of my favourite moments is where Lovejoy gets his colonel out and 2 of the resident comics appear as a RAF colonel and his sidekick Ginger (who never says very much). They go on to fire off a string of one-liners that invariably work and have the studio in stitches. Watch out Chris Moyles who always gets a mention and is the butt of comic derision, which is only to be expected with his lack of talent (Ooh..I'm feeling cruel today). All the week's goals
are shown at various points from both the Premiership and the football league including the hardest shots of the week. Features include both the Spanish and German Leagues with Brian Reagan (Terry or Te from Brookside fame) doing a suitable impression of a German pornstar, blonde wig and all! I don't always get to watch the show as I work every other weekend but when I do get a chance to watch it, it always lights my day up and is a fantastic way to set up my Saturday afternoon if my team is at home and I'm due to go and watch them (Aston Villa - I travel from Northampton for all of the home games). There are so many other things packed in it's just impossible to detail them all here. Yesterday's show included the live draw for the LDV trophy, no less...both Northern and Southern section semi-finals, Hardest shot of the week and the taxi feature including the biggest gaff of the week which was Neil Clement's close range miss for WBA at Spurs last week (haaaaaa!). Hey, you can even challenge the stars of the show to a footie match as the Soccer AM Badgers are going on a nation-wide tour taking on all-comers at the beautiful game (see http://msn.skysports.com/skysports/article/0,,1-1069945,00.html for more info). Via the Sky Sports website (http://msn.skysports.com/skysports/home) you'll find loads of other link ups to the programme including new *Third Eyes, archive Soccerettes etc). By now, you'll have got the impression that I adore the show and strongly recommend it. It's worth subscribing to SKY/NTL or whoever it is that applies just to watch this. OK...it's a bit hit and miss at times but that's the nature of the beast as there's nothing funnier than spontaneity so when it works it REALLY works. "What's that, my dear..stuff needs taking to the dump?" <<Groan>>....There's a lot to be said for being single :O( This is my last op
before Chrimbo so thanks to all those that have read my ramblings during the year. 2003 just has to be a better year on Dooyoo although I am back now so that's a bad start already, LOL. Have a great Christmas! Marandina *Third Eyes are obscure incidents that have happened at matches that people have spotted and Sky has isolated for public reflection. They are always funny so feel free to take a look.
Soccer AM is definitely worth getting up for. It is an honest opinion of the weeks football with gags thrown in for good measure. Segments of the four hour show include: Fans of The week - 7 fans are invited and often when there is an important match occurring for them. They provide heckling and banter throughout the show. The Catwalk - Here an attractive girl is invited to the show do do a catwalk with Lovejoy who are then both joined by a fan of the week. Lovejoy demonstrating his hip-hop and backwards dances are definitely worth a watch. Showboat - Football skills at there best. All those perfect manoeveres picked out from the matches of the previous week Taxi - An example of a player being taxied from the previous week How to - A demonstration of a football skill e.g. How to Finish, by a current football star Third eye - funny, 'You've been framed' type moments from football matches but also from other sporting events now And of course Lovejoy always gets his Colonel out ( Impressions and skits by the resident comedians) It has been commented that the show is boring because it makes repetitive use of the same jokes week in week out but it is these catchphrases and jokes that have become famous. Examples: 'Save Chip! Don't let Sarah Win!' Dirty Leeds And from Poland, Warsaw(Walsall) Schoolboy error Geordie Juice The popularity of the show can be seen by its appearance/comments on other TV programmes and in national newspapers and of course, on websites like this! Just one last point - not to be sexist but this opinion os written by a girl who never used to like football much and now doesn't want to miss Soccer AM Good on ya Lovejoy!