Who should replace those sexists Keys and Gray?
The next Saint and Greavsie?
THEY’RE GONE! After the most controversial few days in the history of Britain, Richard Keys and Andy Gray have been turfed out of their Monday night spaceship. Now, the big question… Who should replace them?
There are a few suggestions after the jump…
Gabby Logan and Jacqui Oatley
It would be a case of Sky slamming the stable door after the horses ran away shouting sexist abuse, but this might work. It’s always a bit of a relief to turn on MOTD2 and see the lovely Gabby staring back rather than another member of the BBC Sport golf society, while Oatley is the first female commentator in MOTD history and – according to Gary Lineker – she did really, really, super well.
James Richardson and Clarke Carlisle
You’re reading an intelligent, thoughtful, high-brow football blog – of course you want these two. Richardson has been a much missed presence on the telly and could anchor delightfully for Carlisle who has shown his telly talent with stints on clever clogs shows like Countdown and Question Time.
They could talk all night about the merits of the 4-1-3-1-1 over the 5-2-1-2-3-2, before Richardson signs off with a clever pun while sitting in front of the Italian papers and the biggest ice cream you’ve ever seen.
Jeff Stelling and Paul Merson
Football has become over-intellectualised though, hasn’t it? What with all these fancy foreign coaches and ‘tactics’ and stuff. Football is really a simple a game that can easily be reduced to a series of grunts and noises. These are the men for that particular job.
Jamie and Louise Redknapp
The couple all couples aspire to be. Jamie literally shows how good he is by giving 110% week in, week out all season long – he’s a top pundit. But Louise is also a dab hand in front of the cameras, whether talking about shoes on The Clothes Show or soufflés on Something for the Weekend. If you need further proof of their credentials, just look at that Thomas Cook advert – now THAT is how you position a travel agent as an aspirational brand.
Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand
Brand supports West Ham and used to do a football column for the Guardian, while Ross used to be on a sports show or something – perfect.
And if you think about it – really, really think about it – then Keys and Gray are just a portlier Ross and Brand. Both are sets of Über-men suffering for an off the cuff remark about a woman, despite definitely having the utmost respect for the fairer sex.
Although there’s more chance of Gray shagging someone’s grandmother than their granddaughter.
Who have we missed? Let us know who you think it should be with a comment below…