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''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. It is currently presented by the retired ex-footballer Gary Lineker and features pundits who are also ex-footballers, most notably Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Danny Murphy, Micah Richards, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright. Dan Walker of ''BBC Breakfast'' and sports anchorwoman Gabby Logan occasionally present the show when Lineker isn't available. It's notably more straight
-faced and serious than its nearest [[Creator/{{Sky}} Sky Sports]] equivalent, ''Series/SoccerSaturday''.

It also has a sister show, appropriately called ''Match of the Day 2'' since it is shown on BBC Two every Sunday evening. This covers matches played on the Sunday as well as featuring all the goals from the previous day's games, has different presenters and pundits but retains the same format as the main programme. That said, ''[=MOTD2=]'' has a more jocular and irreverent tone, including a concluding segment rounding up various amusing images caught on camera at the various grounds over the weekend. Once a month, it does a "Goal of the Month" segment, in which the public vote for the best goal from a selection of the best goals that month. In one example, the public unanimously voted for terminally ill six year old Sunderland fan and de facto mascot Bradley Lowery's 'goal' (he got to take a pre-match penalty, and the goalkeeper theatrically dived the wrong way).

Another sister show is ''[=MOTDx=]'', a magazine show which replaced ''The Premier League Show'' in 2019. Also related are ''Football Focus'' (the Saturday lunchtime magazine show) and ''Final Score'' (the late Saturday afternoon football results show). Between the 2009-10 and 2014-15 seasons, the main Saturday evening show was followed by a junior cousin, ''The Football League Show'', which featured goals and analysis from the three divisions (below the Premier League) of the Football League.

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''Match of the Day'', also often abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football (soccer) (soccer)]] television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Premier League League]] football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964.

It is currently presented by the retired ex-footballer Gary Lineker and features pundits who are also ex-footballers, most notably Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Danny Murphy, Micah Richards, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright. Dan Walker of ''BBC Breakfast'' and sports anchorwoman Gabby Logan occasionally present the show when Lineker isn't available. It's notably more straight
-faced
straight-faced and serious than its nearest [[Creator/{{Sky}} Sky Sports]] equivalent, ''Series/SoccerSaturday''.

It also has a sister show, appropriately called ''Match of the Day 2'' since it is shown on BBC Two every Sunday evening. This show covers matches played on the Sunday as well as featuring all the goals from the previous day's games, has different presenters and pundits but (the presenter, Mark Chapman -- not [[Music/JohnLennon that one]] -- is a journalist rather than an ex-footballer),but retains the same format as the main programme. That said, ''[=MOTD2=]'' has a more jocular and irreverent tone, including a concluding segment rounding up various amusing images caught on camera at the various grounds over the weekend. Once a month, it does a "Goal of the Month" segment, in which the public vote for the best goal from a selection of the best goals that month. In one example, the public unanimously voted for terminally ill six year old Sunderland fan and de facto mascot Bradley Lowery's 'goal' (he got to take a pre-match penalty, and the goalkeeper theatrically dived the wrong way).

Another sister show is ''[=MOTDx=]'', a youth-oriented magazine show which replaced ''The Premier League Show'' in 2019. Also related are ''Football Focus'' (the Saturday lunchtime magazine show) show which previews the day's matches) and ''Final Score'' (the late Saturday afternoon football results show). Between the 2009-10 and 2014-15 seasons, the main Saturday evening show was followed by a junior cousin, ''The Football League Show'', which featured goals and analysis from the three divisions (below the Premier League) of the Football League.



''MOTD'' has been temporarily semi-retired on occasions when rival network ITV has outbid the BBC for the rights to top-division coverage, as was the case between 1988-92 and 2001-04. ITV's ''The Premiership'' covered the latter period and was widely regarded as inferior (in particular watering down the tactical analysis in order to show adverts instead); as a result, the BBC was able to regain the rights at the next opportunity and appears likely to keep them for the foreseeable future.

For the 2013-14 Premier League season, NBC Sports Group, who had taken the U.S. television rights to the Premier League from ESPN and Fox Sports, started its own ''Match of the Day'' and ''Match of the Day 2'' programs to review Saturday and Sunday action in the league. This version is hosted by Rebecca Lowe, who once contributed to The BBC's versions of ''MOTD'' and ''[=MOTD2=]'', with analysis from another pair of former Premier League players: Robbie Earle (Wimbledon) and Robbie Mustoe (Middlesbrough), plus former U.S. national Kyle Martino. Lineker contributed to this version, as well as serving as an on-site host for any big matches airing on NBC or NBCSN, until the 2015-16 season, when he added hosting BT Sport's coverage of the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague to his plate, leading him to giving up his American duties. ''Daily Mail'' columnist Neil Ashton also contributes to the show. The theme song for the American edition is a catchy rock version of the more orchestral Premier League on NBC theme that is used for live matches.

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''MOTD'' has been temporarily semi-retired retired on occasions when rival network ITV has outbid the BBC for the rights to top-division coverage, as was the case between 1988-92 and 2001-04. ITV's ''The Premiership'' covered the latter period and was widely regarded as inferior (in -- in particular watering because it watered down the tactical analysis in order to show adverts instead); as adverts, but also because a decision to broadcast it earlier on Saturday evenings was poorly received. As a result, the BBC was able to regain the rights at the next opportunity and appears likely to keep them for the foreseeable future.

For the 2013-14 Premier League season, NBC Sports Group, who had taken the U.S. television rights to the Premier League from ESPN and Fox Sports, started its own ''Match of the Day'' and ''Match of the Day 2'' programs to review Saturday and Sunday action in the league. This version is hosted by Rebecca Lowe, who once contributed to The BBC's versions of ''MOTD'' and ''[=MOTD2=]'', with analysis from another pair of former Premier League players: players Robbie Earle (Wimbledon) and Robbie Mustoe (Middlesbrough), Mustoe, plus former U.S. national Kyle Martino. Lineker contributed to this version, as well as serving as an on-site host for any big matches airing on NBC or NBCSN, until the 2015-16 season, when he added hosting BT Sport's coverage of the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague to his plate, leading him to giving up his American duties. ''Daily Mail'' columnist Neil Ashton also contributes to the show. The theme song for the American edition is a catchy rock version of the more orchestral Premier League on NBC theme that is used for live matches.



* TheXOfY: It's about a football match that happened on each broadcast day. It was later expanded to multiple games, and then to ''all'' games in the Premier League that day when the BBC got the rights back in 2004-05.

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* TheXOfY: It's about a football match (or rather, matches) that happened on each broadcast day. It Originally, it was later expanded just the one match but as technology advanced and the BBC could afford to send camera crews and a commentator to more grounds, the format was altered to allow for highlights of multiple games, and then to ''all'' games in the Premier League that day when the BBC got the rights back in 2004-05.games.


It also has a sister show, appropriately called ''Match of the Day 2'' since it is shown on BBC Two every Sunday evening. This covers matches played on the Sunday as well as featuring all the goals from the previous day's games, has different presenters and pundits but retains the same format as the main programme. That said, ''MOTD2'' has a more jocular and irreverent tone, including a concluding segment rounding up various amusing images caught on camera at the various grounds over the weekend. Once a month, it does a "Goal of the Month" segment, in which the public vote for the best goal from a selection of the best goals that month. In one example, the public unanimously voted for terminally ill six year old Sunderland fan and de facto mascot Bradley Lowery's 'goal' (he got to take a pre-match penalty, and the goalkeeper theatrically dived the wrong way).

Another sister show is ''MOTDx'', a magazine show which replaced ''The Premier League Show'' in 2019. Also related are ''Football Focus'' (the Saturday lunchtime magazine show) and ''Final Score'' (the late Saturday afternoon football results show). Between the 2009-10 and 2014-15 seasons, the main Saturday evening show was followed by a junior cousin, ''The Football League Show'', which featured goals and analysis from the three divisions (below the Premier League) of the Football League.

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It also has a sister show, appropriately called ''Match of the Day 2'' since it is shown on BBC Two every Sunday evening. This covers matches played on the Sunday as well as featuring all the goals from the previous day's games, has different presenters and pundits but retains the same format as the main programme. That said, ''MOTD2'' ''[=MOTD2=]'' has a more jocular and irreverent tone, including a concluding segment rounding up various amusing images caught on camera at the various grounds over the weekend. Once a month, it does a "Goal of the Month" segment, in which the public vote for the best goal from a selection of the best goals that month. In one example, the public unanimously voted for terminally ill six year old Sunderland fan and de facto mascot Bradley Lowery's 'goal' (he got to take a pre-match penalty, and the goalkeeper theatrically dived the wrong way).

Another sister show is ''MOTDx'', ''[=MOTDx=]'', a magazine show which replaced ''The Premier League Show'' in 2019. Also related are ''Football Focus'' (the Saturday lunchtime magazine show) and ''Final Score'' (the late Saturday afternoon football results show). Between the 2009-10 and 2014-15 seasons, the main Saturday evening show was followed by a junior cousin, ''The Football League Show'', which featured goals and analysis from the three divisions (below the Premier League) of the Football League.


It also has a sister show, appropriately called ''Match of the Day 2'' since it is shown on BBC Two every Sunday evening. This covers matches played on the Sunday as well as featuring all the goals from the previous day's games, has different presenters and pundits but retains the same format as the main programme. ''MOTD2'' has a more jocular and irreverent tone, including a concluding segment rounding up various amusing images caught on camera at the various grounds over the weekend. Once a month, it does a 'Goal of the Month' segment, in which the public vote for the best goal from a selection of the best goals that month. In one example, the public unanimously voted for terminally ill six year old Sunderland fan and de facto mascot Bradley Lowery's 'goal' (he got to take a pre-match penalty, and the goalkeeper theatrically dived the wrong way).

Another sister show is ''MOTDx'', a magazine show which replaced ''The Premier League Show'' in 2019. Also related are ''Football Focus'' (the Saturday lunchtime magazine show) and ''Final Score'' (the late Saturday afternoon football results show).

Between the 2009-10 and 2014-15 seasons, the main Saturday evening show was followed by a junior cousin, ''The Football League Show'', which featured goals and analysis from the lower three divisions (below the Premier League) of the Football League.

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It also has a sister show, appropriately called ''Match of the Day 2'' since it is shown on BBC Two every Sunday evening. This covers matches played on the Sunday as well as featuring all the goals from the previous day's games, has different presenters and pundits but retains the same format as the main programme. That said, ''MOTD2'' has a more jocular and irreverent tone, including a concluding segment rounding up various amusing images caught on camera at the various grounds over the weekend. Once a month, it does a 'Goal "Goal of the Month' Month" segment, in which the public vote for the best goal from a selection of the best goals that month. In one example, the public unanimously voted for terminally ill six year old Sunderland fan and de facto mascot Bradley Lowery's 'goal' (he got to take a pre-match penalty, and the goalkeeper theatrically dived the wrong way).

Another sister show is ''MOTDx'', a magazine show which replaced ''The Premier League Show'' in 2019. Also related are ''Football Focus'' (the Saturday lunchtime magazine show) and ''Final Score'' (the late Saturday afternoon football results show).

show). Between the 2009-10 and 2014-15 seasons, the main Saturday evening show was followed by a junior cousin, ''The Football League Show'', which featured goals and analysis from the lower three divisions (below the Premier League) of the Football League.



''MOTD'' has been temporarily semi-retired on occasions when rival network ITV has outbid the BBC for the rights to top-division coverage, as between 1988-92 and 2001-04; the ITV version ''The Premiership'' covered the latter period but was regarded as inferior (in particular watering down the tactical analysis in order to show adverts instead) that the BBC was able to regain the rights at the next opportunity and appears likely to keep them for the immediate future.

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''MOTD'' has been temporarily semi-retired on occasions when rival network ITV has outbid the BBC for the rights to top-division coverage, as was the case between 1988-92 and 2001-04; the ITV version 2001-04. ITV's ''The Premiership'' covered the latter period but and was widely regarded as inferior (in particular watering down the tactical analysis in order to show adverts instead) that instead); as a result, the BBC was able to regain the rights at the next opportunity and appears likely to keep them for the immediate foreseeable future.



ThemeTune: One of the most recognisable on British TV. Called "Match of the Day" (not "Off Side" as is sometimes thought), it was written for the BBC by Barry Stoller in 1970.

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* ThemeTune: One of the most recognisable on British TV. Called "Match of the Day" (not "Off Side" as is sometimes thought), it was written for the BBC by Barry Stoller in 1970.


''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. It is presented by the retired ex-footballer Gary Lineker and features pundits who are also ex-footballers, most notably Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Danny Murphy, Micah Richards, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright. Dan Walker of ''BBC Breakfast'' and sports anchorwoman Gabby Logan occasionally present the show when Lineker isn't available. It's also more straight

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''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. It is currently presented by the retired ex-footballer Gary Lineker and features pundits who are also ex-footballers, most notably Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Danny Murphy, Micah Richards, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright. Dan Walker of ''BBC Breakfast'' and sports anchorwoman Gabby Logan occasionally present the show when Lineker isn't available. It's also notably more straight


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Another sister show is ''MOTDx'', a magazine show which replaced ''The Premier League Show'' in 2019. Also related are ''Football Focus'' (the Saturday lunchtime magazine show) and ''Final Score'' (the late Saturday afternoon football results show).


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* ChromosomeCasting: The main presenter and the pundits are all men. However, in recent years women have featured on the show - Gabby Logan occasionally presents it when Gary Lineker's away, and there are now female commentators like Jacqui Oatley and Vicki Sparks.


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ThemeTune: One of the most recognisable on British TV. Called "Match of the Day" (not "Off Side" as is sometimes thought), it was written for the BBC by Barry Stoller in 1970.


''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. It is presented by the retired ex-footballer Gary Lineker and features pundits who are also ex-footballers, most notably Alan Hansen, Danny Murphy, Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool) and Alan Shearer (Newcastle United). Dan Walker of ''BBC Breakfast'' and sports anchorwoman Gabby Logan occasionally present the show when Lineker isn't available. It's also more straight

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''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. It is presented by the retired ex-footballer Gary Lineker and features pundits who are also ex-footballers, most notably Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Danny Murphy, Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool) and Micah Richards, Alan Shearer (Newcastle United).and Ian Wright. Dan Walker of ''BBC Breakfast'' and sports anchorwoman Gabby Logan occasionally present the show when Lineker isn't available. It's also more straight



It also has a sister show, appropriately called ''Match of the Day 2'' since it is shown on BBC Two every Sunday evening. This covers matches played on the Sunday as well as featuring all the goals from the previous day's games, has different presenters and pundits but retains the same format as the main programme; there is somewhat more jocular, irreverent tone however, including a concluding segment rounding up various amusing images caught on camera at the various grounds over the weekend. Once a month, it does a 'Goal of the Month' segment, in which the public vote for the best goal from a selection of the best goals that month. In one example, the public unanimously voted for terminally ill six year old Sunderland fan and de facto mascot Bradley Lowery's 'goal' (he got to take a pre-match penalty, and the goalkeeper theatrically dived the wrong way).

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It also has a sister show, appropriately called ''Match of the Day 2'' since it is shown on BBC Two every Sunday evening. This covers matches played on the Sunday as well as featuring all the goals from the previous day's games, has different presenters and pundits but retains the same format as the main programme; there is somewhat programme. ''MOTD2'' has a more jocular, jocular and irreverent tone however, tone, including a concluding segment rounding up various amusing images caught on camera at the various grounds over the weekend. Once a month, it does a 'Goal of the Month' segment, in which the public vote for the best goal from a selection of the best goals that month. In one example, the public unanimously voted for terminally ill six year old Sunderland fan and de facto mascot Bradley Lowery's 'goal' (he got to take a pre-match penalty, and the goalkeeper theatrically dived the wrong way).


''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. It is presented by the retired former England and Leicester City/Everton/Tottenham Hotspur player Gary Lineker with regular pundits, including Alan Hansen (known for his playing career for Liverpool), Martin Keown (Arsenal), Danny Murphy (Liverpool, Tottenham, Fulham), Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool) and Alan Shearer (Newcastle United). It's also more straight

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''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. It is presented by the retired former England and Leicester City/Everton/Tottenham Hotspur player ex-footballer Gary Lineker with regular pundits, including and features pundits who are also ex-footballers, most notably Alan Hansen (known for his playing career for Liverpool), Martin Keown (Arsenal), Hansen, Danny Murphy (Liverpool, Tottenham, Fulham), Murphy, Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool) and Alan Shearer (Newcastle United).United). Dan Walker of ''BBC Breakfast'' and sports anchorwoman Gabby Logan occasionally present the show when Lineker isn't available. It's also more straight



''MOTD'' has been temporarily semi-retired on occasions when rival network ITV has outbid the BBC for the rights to top-division coverage, as between 1988-92 and 2001-04; the ITV version ''The Premiership'' covered the latter period but was regarded in many quarters as so poor (in particular watering down the tactical analysis in order to show adverts instead) that the BBC was able to regain the rights at the next opportunity and appears likely to keep them for the immediate future.

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''MOTD'' has been temporarily semi-retired on occasions when rival network ITV has outbid the BBC for the rights to top-division coverage, as between 1988-92 and 2001-04; the ITV version ''The Premiership'' covered the latter period but was regarded in many quarters as so poor inferior (in particular watering down the tactical analysis in order to show adverts instead) that the BBC was able to regain the rights at the next opportunity and appears likely to keep them for the immediate future.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Prior to 2011, whenever he had the opportunity to mention the name of Leicester City's ground, Gary Lineker did so. The fact that it was called the Walkers Stadium due to sponsorship reasons, and Lineker advertises Walkers Crisps over on Creator/{{ITV}}, is probably not coincidental.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Prior GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to 2011, whenever he had overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the opportunity to mention future, please check the name of Leicester City's ground, Gary Lineker did so. The fact that it was called trope page to make sure your example fits the Walkers Stadium due to sponsorship reasons, and Lineker advertises Walkers Crisps over on Creator/{{ITV}}, is probably not coincidental.current definition.


* LongRunner: ''Series/MatchOfTheDay'' started in 1964, and it's been around in some form ever since.

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* LongRunner: ''Series/MatchOfTheDay'' started in 1964, and it's been around in some form ever since. Despite its longevity, it's only had five main presenters - Kenneth Wolstenholme (19641967), David Coleman (19671973), Jimmy Hill (19731988), Creator/DesLynam (19881999) and Gary Lineker (since 1999).


''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. At present it is presented by the retired former England and Leicester City/Everton/Tottenham Hotspur player Gary Lineker (who took over from Creator/DesLynam in 1999) with regular pundits, including Alan Hansen (known for his playing career for Liverpool), Martin Keown (Arsenal), Danny Murphy (Liverpool, Tottenham, Fulham), Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool) and Alan Shearer (Newcastle United). It's also much more straight faced and serious, relatively, than its nearest Sky TV equivalent; ''Series/SoccerSaturday''.

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''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. At present it It is presented by the retired former England and Leicester City/Everton/Tottenham Hotspur player Gary Lineker (who took over from Creator/DesLynam in 1999) with regular pundits, including Alan Hansen (known for his playing career for Liverpool), Martin Keown (Arsenal), Danny Murphy (Liverpool, Tottenham, Fulham), Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool) and Alan Shearer (Newcastle United). It's also much more straight faced straight
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and serious, relatively, serious than its nearest [[Creator/{{Sky}} Sky TV equivalent; Sports]] equivalent, ''Series/SoccerSaturday''.


''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. At present it is presented by the retired former England and Leicester City/Everton/Tottenham Hotspur player Gary Lineker with regular pundits, including Alan Hansen (known for his playing career for Liverpool), Martin Keown (Arsenal), Danny Murphy (Liverpool, Tottenham, Fulham), Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool) and Alan Shearer (Newcastle United). It's also much more straight faced and serious, relatively, than its nearest Sky TV equivalent; ''Series/SoccerSaturday''.

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''Match of the Day'', also abbreviated as ''MOTD'', is Creator/{{the BBC}}'s primary football (soccer) television programme, usually shown late on Saturday evenings on BBC One throughout the duration of the English football season. It shows highlights of all the day's Premier League football matches followed by the presenter and pundits discussing their views and opinions on the games, teams and players. It is notable for being one of the BBC's longest-running shows; having been broadcast (although not always as a regular) since 1964. At present it is presented by the retired former England and Leicester City/Everton/Tottenham Hotspur player Gary Lineker (who took over from Creator/DesLynam in 1999) with regular pundits, including Alan Hansen (known for his playing career for Liverpool), Martin Keown (Arsenal), Danny Murphy (Liverpool, Tottenham, Fulham), Mark Lawrenson (Liverpool) and Alan Shearer (Newcastle United). It's also much more straight faced and serious, relatively, than its nearest Sky TV equivalent; ''Series/SoccerSaturday''.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Prior to 2011, whenever he had the opportunity to mention the name of Leicester City's ground, Gary Lineker did so. The fact that it was called the Walkers Stadium due to sponsorship reasons, and Lineker advertises Walkers Crisps over on Creator/{{ITV}}, is probably not coincidental.


* TheXOfY: It's about a football match that happened on each broadcast day.

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* TheXOfY: It's about a football match that happened on each broadcast day. It was later expanded to multiple games, and then to ''all'' games in the Premier League that day when the BBC got the rights back in 2004-05.


* TemptingFate: The opening day of the 1995/96 Premier League season saw Manchester United lose 3-1 to Aston Villa. In response to Manchester United fielding a number of youth players, Alan Hansen said, "You can't win anything with kids". Nine months later, Manchester United had won the Premier League and FA Cup double.











* TemptingFate: ''Series/MatchOfTheDay''. The opening day of the 1995/96 Premier League season saw Manchester United lose 3-1 to Aston Villa. In response to Manchester United fielding a number of youth players, Alan Hansen said, "You can't win anything with kids". Nine months later, Manchester United had won the Premier League and FA Cup double.

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* TemptingFate: ''Series/MatchOfTheDay''. The opening day of the 1995/96 Premier League season saw Manchester United lose 3-1 to Aston Villa. In response to Manchester United fielding a number of youth players, Alan Hansen said, "You can't win anything with kids". Nine months later, Manchester United had won the Premier League and FA Cup double.

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