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PaulC
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Admittedly this was a newsreader rather than a sports presenter, but one of my favourites is Martin Lewis giving us the result from "Tannadeechee" where Dundee United were playing a Yugoslavian club in the UEFA Cup.


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Another good one from Setanta on the normally reliable James Richardson's show the other day when he mentioned Aston Villa's surprise defeat to the Lithuanian team Zilina.
The confusion surrounding their nationality probably explains why they pinched the drinks trolley on the flight over here and drank it dry. Allegedly.


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And last night even John Motson's research let him down - he said Livorno was in SPAIN !


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Last week's Burnley v Arsenal commentary said Arsenal hadn't lost to a lower division team since 1989 - wrong! Ask any Wrexham fan....

Also whoever was commenting claimed that one of the Arsenal lads "scored two goals on this very ground last season in the F.A. Youth Cup..." - wrong - the game was played at Accrington Stanley...

I guess they can get away with most of this sort of stuff because 99.9% of viewers wouldn't know whether they are right or wrong Unsure


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The well-informed David Pleat (again) described Culio of CFR Cluj as a Brazilian then corrected himself and called him an Argentinian. The commentator pointed out that he is Uruguayan. 'Ah a South American' said Pleat in a 'I was right all along' manner.



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Not so much a sports presenter mistake but the chap doing the commentery for Tvs' Dancing on Ice introduced one of the contestants as " England Footballing legend Graeme la saux " - Perhaps a slight exaggeration there !



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I seem to remember a commentator in the 1990 World Cup on a UAE game referring to one of the emirates going down injured. I think it was tongue in cheek though.

In terms of knowledge of the laws of the game, when Arsenal beat Rotherham on pens in the League Cup a few years back Rotherham had had a man sent off meaning - as most people on here will know - that for the shoot-out Arsenal had to nominate a player to not take part. This was noticed as the tally got up to about 11/12 pens each and the commentators were beside themselves with confusion over (a) what would happen next - would Arsenal just have a free shot and (b) why the Arsenal lad who sat out didn't take a pen. Obviously they saw this as a huge oversite by the referee and all 20 other players and both managers to forget the poor lad was there...

Another laws-of-the-game one was in a Spurs-Liverpool game about 15 years ago where Liverpool had a shot which went across goal past the 'keeper - who was on his 6-yard box - and was touched in by another Liverpool striker who was behind the 'keeper. There was a defender on the line so, again, the pundits (which I think included Ray Clemence) got into a flap over the goal being disallowed for offside (it was - there was only the one defender between the scorer and the goal line when the first striker shot) and not one of them noticed the fact that the 'keeper was further out that the scorer.


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Not so much a sports presenter mistake but the chap doing the commentery for Tvs' Dancing on Ice introduced one of the contestants as " England Footballing legend Graeme la saux " - Perhaps a slight exaggeration there !


Everything's relative. A friend of mine worked on that Cirque de Celebrity thing and I went along to watch (bloody awful!) and they had Dean Holdsworth - leotarded up to the hilt - as their football legend.


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On the Liverpool-Everton coverage earlier the commentator said that Everton had only been AWARDED 1 penalty at Anfield in the last 71 years. Where would he have got this info, as presumably the awarding of penalties wasn't tracked as such pre-Premier Lge? Is there a website or book with such stats, that someone could've derived by trawling through match reports?


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Setanta were on form last night then. I watched the French football review after the Liverpool-Everton game and have a guess which club was complemented thus : "Another fine win for the South Coast Club"
Monaco.................Marseilles..............Nice........???? Nope - they were talking about Toulouse !!!


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Not a sports presenter as such but from the ineffable Sunday Mercury - they have finally realised after several months that Luke Moore has NOT scored enough goals to feature in the top Premiership scorers list but for the last few weeks a new and surprising name has risen up the Championship top scorers list. Step forward Leon McKenzie (Coventry City) who is listed as having netted 11 league goals (8 for Thurrock).
Well researched, sports editor.


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I'm sure I spotted what may have been a deliberate mistake on last nights MOTD. At the end of the programme, Gary Lineker summarised the league table in terms of Champions League chasers, those trying to avoid the drop zone and those clubs chasing a European place ! I think these clubs should be named !
Or did that nice Gary really mean to say "the clubs involved in the race to be fifth or sixth rather than seventh cos it pays more".


............and just now in his summation of the Carling Cup Final, the fat pillock Alan Green announced that Arsenal and Everton should be grateful to Man Utd for winning the trophy as it opens up a further league place (losing finalists no longer get into Europe - phew Spurs !) to be designated as a UEFA quailfier. And this 24 hours after telling all and sundry on his phone-in that the UEFA Cup was utterly pointless.


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I'm sure I spotted what may have been a deliberate mistake on last nights MOTD. At the end of the programme, Gary Lineker summarised the league table in terms of Champions League chasers, those trying to avoid the drop zone and those clubs chasing a European place ! I think these clubs should be named !
Or did that nice Gary really mean to say "the clubs involved in the race to be fifth or sixth rather than seventh cos it pays more".


............and just now in his summation of the Carling Cup Final, the fat pillock Alan Green announced that Arsenal and Everton should be grateful to Man Utd for winning the trophy as it opens up a further league place (losing finalists no longer get into Europe - phew Spurs !) to be designated as a UEFA quailfier. And this 24 hours after telling all and sundry on his phone-in that the UEFA Cup was utterly pointless.


Yep...that sums it up


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(losing finalists no longer get into Europe - phew Spurs !)


They never did did they?

Still, I agree that (a) he is a fat pillock and (b) he talks a load of old balls. He is another one who spends half his time talking about the UEFA Cup slagging off Spurs and Villa for not committing their best players to the competition and the other half saying how pointless it is to play in it.


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Good one on SkySportsNews last night after showing the goals from Dunfermline vs Falkirk : "Even if they win the Scottish Cup Final against Rangers, Falkirk will compete in Europe for the first time next season".

No escaping it then, Bairns !


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To comment (a little late) on buncranaboy's post of 1st March. The losing finalist in the League Cup has never qualified for Europe (via the League Cup). ONly the winner can do so. Hence this opens up 6th place in the league for the newly named Europa League. Everton will qualify as either FA Cup winners or runners-up (I don't think that has changed), and if they finish 5th or 6th in the league (as is likely), this opens up seventh place as well - so Fulham, West Ham, Man City and Spurs (at least) are still in competition for Europe. Whether they care or not is another matter.

Similarly, Falkirk will qualify in Scotland - even if they are relegated http://news.bbc.co.uk/...cot_cups/8019762.stm

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Everton will qualify as either FA Cup winners or runners-up (I don't think that has changed), and if they finish 5th or 6th in the league (as is likely), this opens up seventh place as well - so Fulham, West Ham, Man City and Spurs (at least) are still in competition for Europe. Whether they care or not is another matter.


Fulham may have another route, they currently top the Premier League fair play table (as at Mid-March, which was the latest one I could find). UEFA's published intermediate ranking only appears to go up to the end of December (does anyone know where to find a more up to date one?), and while England weren't then in the top three associations that qualify an extra team that way, they weren't too far off in terms of points.

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The fair placed positions are secondary, so if England qualifies for one of the three places (and it is top three this season, without a draw), then the top team in the English fair play table, not already qualified, gets the fair play place.



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Didn't someone after that dross at the Camp Nou last night describe Chelsea's performance as great?
I hope that Barcelona stuff them in the 2nd Leg. This is not any form of anti- Chelsea bias, it's just that if one team wants to play and the other just wants to prevent them then it is a sad day for the game if they ultimately succeed.


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At least Chelsea know they HAVE to score at Stamford Bridge (unless they want it to go to penalties) so hopefully Barca can pick them off while they're out looking for goals. AND why did ITV assume we were all supporting chelski???



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Everton will qualify as either FA Cup winners or runners-up (I don't think that has changed)

I may be wrong Leo, but I seem to recall that the rule was changed at the end of last season. I believe the rationale behind the change was that the authorities deemed it fairer to award a European place to a club based on their league position than awarding that place to the club that failed to win the cup final.

But then again I might just be going senile. Unsure



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Everton will qualify as either FA Cup winners or runners-up (I don't think that has changed)

I may be wrong Leo, but I seem to recall that the rule was changed at the end of last season. I believe the rationale behind the change was that the authorities deemed it fairer to award a European place to a club based on their league position than awarding that place to the club that failed to win the cup final.

But then again I might just be going senile. Unsure

There was talk of the rule being changed, but the result was that it wasn’t.

2009/10 Competition format on UEFA.com: “The losing finalist for the domestic cup competition will still be entitled to be entered for the UEFA Europa League should the domestic cup winners qualify for the UEFA Champions League.”


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"...............and after that defeat, Hamilton still aren't safe." Hmmm. One game to go and Hamilton are 3 clear of Falkirk and 1 ahead of Inverness who play each other next weekend in the final game. I wonder how Setanta think they're in danger.................
They really are the shoddiest sports broadcaster imaginable.


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"...............and after that defeat, Hamilton still aren't safe." Hmmm. One game to go and Hamilton are 3 clear of Falkirk and 1 ahead of Inverness who play each other next weekend in the final game. I wonder how Setanta think they're in danger.................
They really are the shoddiest sports broadcaster imaginable.



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Yesterday afternoon Setanta kept telling their viewers that Portsmouth are still at risk of relegation.

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