Danny Murphy Voted Best World Cup Pundit, Andy Townsend Picks Up Wooden Spoon

Alan Duffy

13th, July 2014


By Alan Duffy

There seems to have been just as much debate this summer about the World Cup pundits as there has been about he actual football, with a number of ‘co-commentators’ and in-studio guests driving us all up the walls.

Anyway, the Media Blog people have conducted a rather interesting survey of their own on the popularity (or not) of the BBC and ITV pundits, with ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy’s ego-free, charming style bagging him the gong for most popular pundit. Crisp-pusher Gary Lineker is second while smooth operator Thierry Henry comes third.


As for the least popular pundit, Andy “not for me, Clive” Townsend got the wooden spoon after another raft of annoying performances. Moon-faced “everyman” Adrian Chiles comes second here with grumpy old man Mark Lawrenson in third.



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  1. Del says:

    My personal favourite was Tim Vickery for, among other reasons, teaching us all how to say “Fred” so at least we can pronounce his name right when we say how rubbish he was this world cup

  2. booms says:

    Sounds about right Andy “should have taking a touch there ” Townsend is truely truely awful !!! …. Over here in Eire we have the delightful RTE panal … Always fighting with each other …. Dumphy giles and Brady

  3. Kingsland101 says:

    I like Lawro. He cracks me up with his dad jokes. Terrible shirts an all.

  4. Kingsland101 says:

    Plus no mention of Martin O’Neill? Boring manager but great pundit.

  5. thekaratesuit says:

    Danny Mills??? he’s one of the worst – i didn’t enjoy his tough guy half decent premier league perspective on the world cup at all.

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