BBC Announces Addition Of Football League Show, Return Of FA Cup
The BBC announced "the addition of the Football League show being
shown on a Sunday morning on BBC Two, while the FA Cup returns to the
channel after a six-year absence," according to Tom Sheen of the London INDEPENDENT. There will be 16 live matches, including the final at Wembley, "as well
as highlights of every round." BBC Sport Dir Barbara Slater said, "MOTD
turning 50 is such a broadcasting milestone and we're hugely proud of
the program." The BBC also announced that Phil Neville, Ruud Gullit and Rio Ferdinand "will become regular pundits on flagship football show Match of the Day." With Alan Hansen "having retired from 22 years on the sofa after the World Cup, the channel announced the former England pair and Dutchman will join Alan Shearer, Robbie Savage and Danny Murphy" (INDEPENDENT, 8/6).