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Sky Sports, Stop Cutting to Interviews During Matches

horsham shirt Sky Sports, Stop Cutting to Interviews During Matches
So there I was sitting at home finally watching the replay of the Swansea against Horsham FA Cup replay on TV today (a day late, yes I know) when Sky Sports did something I couldn’t believe. They did an ESPN trick — i.e. cutting to a live interview with a manager as the match was being played.

It’s one thing for ESPN to do this during Major League Soccer matches, but for Sky to try this tactic is deplorable.

This is nothing brand new. I’ve seen Sky do this before recently, but it’s got to stop. We want to see the football being played on the pitch. We don’t want to see a distracting interview.

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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 Sky Sports, Stop Cutting to Interviews During Matches

  1. billeshears says:

    It certainly seems as though both English and American football are getting together and sharing the worst possible aspects of each other’s coverage.

    I could see doing the interviews if they were going to get anything useful from it. Like I would love to hear Sir Alex and Wenger speak during the match, but they aren’t going to discuss anything remotely useful.

  2. Anonymous says:

    sometimes the action on the pitch is boring. i welcome the english media trying to freshen up their coverage by using different and more creative ideas.

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