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Thursday, 20 July 2017
Match of the Day
The director general of the BBC insists that the corporation needs to “be competitive, but not foolishly”, but it would be very interesting to see how many people actually watch sports programmes to see and hear the presenters and so-called experts, usually long retired from the sport (Alan Shearer earns £450,000 a year for BBC punditry and Match of the Day).
In fact, would people stop watching Match of the Day, for instance, if there was no presenter or punditry, and instead the highlights of each match simply followed one another, without the "expert" opinion? At least that would provide more football action, and the millions saved by the BBC could be spent on new programmes and new talent.