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Setanta Raises Stakes to Lure Martin Tyler

Martin%20Tyler Setanta Raises Stakes to Lure Martin TylerThe People newspaper is reporting that Setanta Sports has offered football commentator Martin Tyler at least double his current Sky salary to move to Setanta in the summer.While the reported offer may be difficult to turn down, it may be a difficult decision for Tyler. Does he leave Sky, where he’s undoubtedly the number football commentator, to move to Setanta to launch their Premiership coverage in the UK?What it does say about Setanta is that they’re serious about having a quality product to offer UK residents starting next season. If the Irish company is able to acquire Tyler, this will go down as a massive coup. Is there a more famous football commentator in the world right now?

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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2 Responses to Setanta Raises Stakes to Lure Martin Tyler

  1. ROCKFISHDG says:

    While MT does a classy job, from where I sit he doesn’t get the best games anymore. He seems to call the Reading match most weeks, hardly the marquee matchup! I don’t see why he should turn it down. Better to be the big fish in a small pond…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Alan Parry is the man to get. Never been a huge fan of MT-He needs Andy Gray with him.

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