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Sound of Football Podcast 529 - Mics dropped

This weekend, following a mass walkout of talent over the mistreatment of Gary Lineker, BBC Sport's flagship product Match of the Day went out as just a series of unintroduced, voiceless highlights that were over and done with in just 20 minutes. For a few (mostly Tory MPs who never watch football), this was seen as an improvement but for the majority it showed the value of the context that commentators and pundits bring to our enjoyment of the game.

Writer and broadcaster Jon Driscoll returns to the podcast to discuss the modern role of football commentary. An experienced commentator himself, who better to tell us all about what world feeds really are, and what happens when you have to go "off-tube".

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.


What's in the Weekend Boxset?

With apologies made, the BBC have two FA Cup quarter finals to show this weekend, with commentary: City host Vincent Kompany's Burnley while Grimsby are hoping for a bit of magic when they visit Brighton. There's also the spectacle that is El Clasico. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

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