Being asked to compile a list of the top ten most annoying football figures in the media was undoubtedly one of the most difficult assignments I’ve ever been given. It’s like being asked to pick the ten women you’d like to be stranded on a desert island with. There are no right or wrong answers, the depth of choice is simply too great. Juries on murder charges have probably deliberated with less fuss than what I’ve had perming them down to ten, and even now I’m not totally convinced I’ve nailed it to a tee.
From a variety of mediums we are continually bombarded with analysis and opinion on and about the beautiful game but most of what we’re delivered is ugly, uninsightful and downright boring. The TV exec’s that hire the faces are simply too mindful of broadcasting codes of conduct to unleash that many people with genuine firebrand estimations to stoke debate and stir thought. Too many media football figures and like weathermen – nicely dressed and with Ted Baker teeth, they adorn studio sofa’s looking like an extra from a DFS advert.
It’s high time football fans kicked back and demanded quality comment, so with that in mind, it’s time to start culling the cobblers. Beginning with this lot….