Eight games into Euro 2012, it is ITV winning the punditry duel

Much-mocked broadcasters producing more entertaining TV so far


The excessive ad breaks, Adrian Chiles’ overplayed real fan shtick, the semi-scripted commentators and often overegged pro-England coverage often see ITV used as a criticism sponge to soak up much of the dismay directed at British football coverage.

Over a quarter of the way into Euro 2012 though, the reality is that their broadcasts have [...]

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Excellent List

10 important lessons learned from World Cup 2010

Such as, “be more tolerant of octopuses”


And so it was that the World Cup came to a rather messy halt. It’s been an uppy-downy tournament, thanks to disappointing superstars, weird new balls, and a final that found the Dutch looking for a fight.

But it’s not all been [...]

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Rate the coverage

Rate Adrian Chiles on last night’s ITV anchorman run out

Adrian, with Lampsie’s little princess

Adrian Chiles 

Normally so demi-bearded as he casually shoots the breeze with Lee Dixon on a comfortable MOT2 sofa, last night found Adrian Chiles in rather more formal ITV surroundings, as he anchored the England/Mexico coverage - suited and booted, nervously spooning words into Gareth Southgate’s considerably more middle-of-the-road mouth.

The [...]

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The Big Question

Hey MOTD2, how about Danny Baker for the job?

He’d be great, no?

Danny Baker

The big television talk today appears to be all about the contenders to plug the Adrian Chiles shaped hole at the BBC, following his rather dramatic two-fingered flounce over to ITV. There are whispers of the little one from Top Gear perching [...]

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Important Relationship News

ITV consider snaffling MRS Lineker for the World Cup

Going head-to-head (in a way)?

The Linekers

The world of football is awash with dream couples. You’ve got your Posh and Becksie, then there’s the Crouchmeister and Abbey Clancy. Then you get to the Redknapps, currently famous for their holidaying adverts, in which no one seems remotely affected by [...]

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An Outrage!

Adrian Chiles makes a MASSIVE prediction cock up!

Chiles – what was he thinking?

Adrian Chiles 

A rather important member of The Spoiler team used to work for the BBC, at one stage enduring the crippling job of answering the various email complaints sent in from old women who just wanted a hug, but could only express [...]

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stocking filler

2 Good 2 Bad – The World Cup

Featuring just one of these men

Chiles and Skinner

Fans of MOTD2‘s weekly 2 Good 2 Bad round-up have permission to go totally berserk, because you can now buy a movie length edition of the feature on DVD, focussing on the rather more zany and outlandish side of World [...]

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