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Poll: Who Is The World's Number One Authority On Soccer?

American football has its John Madden, but among the media soccer doesn’t have a recognized authority figure on soccer? Or do we? Vote now who you believe is the number one authority on soccer worldwide.

<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1022314/” >Who’s the number one authority in the world on soccer?</a> <br /> <span style=”font-size:9px;”> (<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com”> polls</a>)</span>

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Arsenal Station

    January 4, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I can’t believe that Brian Glanville has only received one other vote besides mine. Meanwhile, Gab Marcotti has 17 votes!?!?! Am I just old, Gaff?

    • The Gaffer

      January 4, 2010 at 9:49 am

      You must be old like me. To me, the results show a lot of favor to TV rather than print media. Glanville should be in the top 3, I agree.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  2. David Warnes

    December 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    andy gray's a terrible scotch anus and knows nothing about football outside of the premier league.

  3. The Gaffer

    October 21, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I agree. I should have put Bobby on the list. He's a genius.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  4. The Gaffer

    October 21, 2008 at 10:43 am

    DP, Marcotti is on the list. Paul Doyle is well schooled in French football, but isn't an expert on leagues worldwide. Andy Brassell knows quite a bit about European football, but is by no means an expert on world football.

    I put Gray on the list to see if people would vote for him – and they have done 🙂

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  5. Raatzie

    October 20, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Andy Gray.

    What a CALL, son! WHAT A CALL!

  6. S Cohen

    October 20, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    The 2Gs? or is that 1?

  7. ls7

    October 20, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    I'm kidding BTW. For my money, I prefer the writers of good articles rather than the TV studio pundits. I think Raphael Honegstein and Jonathan Wilson write some of the best articles on a consistent basis. I'd also give a nod to James Lawton and Henry Winter (who made your list).

  8. ls7

    October 20, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Why wasn't I on the list ??? Sheesh….no love for the EPL Talk crew at all 🙂

  9. BishopvilleRed

    October 20, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I like McMahon a lot too.

  10. Ringo

    October 20, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Bobby McMahon.

  11. Django

    October 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Well Gaff, can't say the use of John Madden helps. He may be the most recognizable, but not sure about the most knowledgeable.

  12. DoublePivot

    October 20, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    You mean the World of EPL football.

    Half these guys couldn't tell you a flipping thing about the WORLD OF FOOTBALL.

    Andy Gray was clueless over here during the Euros.

    It's either Vickery, Doyle or Brassell

  13. DoublePivot

    October 20, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    The world of football isn't just England. Most of these guys know sweet fa about the WORLD of football. Vickery, Marcotti, Doyle and Andy Brassell are the only ones that deserve to be on the list.

    When Gray was here doing the Euro's he didn't know a damn thing about any player outside of England.

  14. Aaron S

    October 20, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Where's Alan Hansen

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