Eye On The 'Experts': Gary Lineker

Our boys have clearly got a massive soft spot for Gary Lineker, despite his cringeworthy punnery. They seem to believe that he is genuinely nice. Fancy that...

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jd.quench (Manchester United) says...

"Oh, Gary Lineker, isn't it, you know, marvellous! You know, paragon of virtue, isn't it, you know. Unprecedented in the modern game - never been booked! Wasn't he? You know, excellent TV pundit...crisp thief! - hahahaha! Rarely wears a tie, but still remains a marvellous ambassador for the game, you know. Nice man, nice face, boyish charm with a hint of grey at the temples...but can you imagine that face contorted in the throes of sexual ecstasy?" - Ron Manager sums up Barry Spinnaker as only he could do...

Posted 12:31pm 21st January 2014

quoththeraven (Crystal Palace) says...

I met Gary Lineker when I was 7, when he was supposed to play in a charity cricket match that my grandad was involved in but it got rained off. He was perfectly happy to sign an autograph for me and my brother, and watching him on TV he seems to be the sort of person that gets on with everyone he meets, at least for a minute or so. He's in a twilight zone, he's not so good that there are no better presenters out there, but he's not so bad that replacing him seems worthwhile. As @englander says, his niceness works for him here - he's not trying to bait the public, like Alan Green on 6-0-6, he's trying to make talking about football as easy as possible for people who aren't always especially articulate or experienced in TV

Posted 12:29pm 20th January 2014

Fuzzy_Dunlop (West Bromwich Albion) says...

I used to very much enjoy his crap jokes on They Think It's All Over. For younger readers it was a bit like A League of Their Own, but with comedy.

Posted 12:01pm 20th January 2014

jericho (Leeds United) says...

They should get Graham Taylor on the sofa at MOTD.

Posted 9:13am 20th January 2014

solskjaer99 (Manchester United) says...

I like Lineker but he does have a touch of the 'if you haven't played the game you're not qualified to talk about it' attitude prevalent among English ex-players.

Posted 10:19pm 19th January 2014

englander (Chelsea) says...

I like Gary and he does a reasonable job. It is nice to see at least one Englishman when England play on the BBC, lol. I do think he can be a bit biased for and against certain teams. Is he the best , no. But he is one of the nicest blokes on and off the screen, I see being nice as a strength not a weakness like some.

Posted 6:38pm 19th January 2014

siberiandreamer (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

Anyone who follows Gary on twitter knows he's actually very sharp with his wit and pretty entertaining. Always will be a legend to me.

Posted 4:39pm 19th January 2014

funkyfoot (Manchester City) says...

You should be ashamed of yourself. It's "his son's" rather than "his sons". I'D blame your teacher. P.S. Lineker is likably smug. As for that tw*t Steve Claridge, don't get me started!

Posted 2:02pm 19th January 2014

sharmy (Doncaster Rovers) says...

Seriously, does anyone actually watch MOTD live? SkyPlus it, fast forward through the 'experts' analysis and just watch the games. You'll save 45 minutes of your life that can be used far more usefully. Like studying for a degree in Stating the Bleeding Obvious. With diploma in hand you could then apply to MOTD to be an 'expert'!

Posted 12:36pm 19th January 2014

tokyojoker (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

Man defends show he hosts and makes excuses for his own children! What a b*stard!

Posted 11:51am 19th January 2014

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