Goals on Sunday

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Goals on Sunday is a British television show on Sky Sports that shows highlights and analysis of the Premier League, Scottish Premiership and Football League Championship matches. Shown every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (under the name Soccer Extra), the programme is fronted by Chris Kamara and Ben Shephard (the latter started on 8 August 2010). Kamara has formerly presented the show with Ian Payne, Rob McCaffrey and Claire Tomlinson.

The show is largely popular for the guest analysts who appear on the show. These are mainly players, ex-players, managers or ex-managers, and they often exchange anecdotes and jokes with the presenters. It has been described as two hours of mostly Premier League highlights that is set apart from Sky Sports’ world of swooshing graphics by its opening titles.[1]

Tomlinson left the show in October 2007 and was replaced until the end of the season by Paul Boardman[2] with a handful of appearances from Jeff Stelling.

Ian Payne was confirmed as Kamara's new co-presenter ahead of the 2008-09 season, and his arrival coincided with the show's new set and titles. Payne left the show in 2010 and was set to be replaced with David Jones[3] However, Ben Shephard was later confirmed as the new co-presenter.[4]

The show's theme tune is the Etta James version of A Sunday Kind of Love.

Goals on Sunday has been described as a "slick mix of well-cut highlights, excellent analysis and knowledgeable guests" in the Daily Mail,[5] while The Telegraph have heavily criticised the programme by deeming it as "inane" and "presently brainless".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "For inane analysis, Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday with Chris Kamara is top drawer". The Telegraph. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stress takes its toll on Tomlinson". Daily Mail. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ian's TV Payne is over". Daily Mail. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ben Shephard to join Sky Sports". Digital Spy. 27 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Old Spice Boy Kamara gives Carling Cup coverage the Chris of life". Daily Mail. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2013.