BT Sport Announce New Era Punditry Team, Steven Gerrard And Rio Ferdinand On Board For Champions League Nights

Chris Wright

9th, June 2015


By Chris Wright


Poor old non-descript Jake is being ousted already

BT Sport have unveiled their new presenting and punditry stable as they move into their brave new Champions League era and bloody hell it looks like they’re chucking some money at it!

As you’ve likely heard, Gary Lineker has taken a pay-cut with the BBC to take the gig fronting BT’s Champions League coverage next season, leaving Jake Humphrey to carry on with the Premier League stuff.

The recently-retired Rio Ferdinand is also on board for Champions League nights, as is Steven Gerrard, who joins Paul Scholes, Michael Owen, Ian Wright, Steve McManaman, Owen Hargreaves and new faces Harry Redknapp, Glenn Hoddle and celebrity referee Howard Webb on the punditry team.

Make of all this what you will.

As somebody who has been ground down and now steadfastly refuses to sit through any of the po-faced and utterly superfluous ‘analysis’ we’re bombarded with before and after games these days, I quite honestly couldn’t care less if Keith Chegwin was fronting BT’s football coverage next season.

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  1. Mr Sensible says:

    I’d actually prefer to see Cheggers naked presenting the CL than having to listen to the that lot, what an awful line-up.

  2. dr90 says:

    Michael Owen makes me want to rupture my own ear drums with a drill.

  3. JP says:

    I rather like McManaman and Hoddle, I find them interesting, insightful and charming. Some of (most of) the other members of the BT Stable have the wit of a house brick and the charisma of tapioca pudding but as you so rightly pointed out we’re not obliged to watch that dross.

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