Talk:BBC Goal of the Season

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According to this link:, Daniel Agger's goal was goal of the season. Van Persie's was goal of the month, not season. I'm not a wikipediaphile (don't ever shorten that phrase) so don't know how to change it.

  • I've changed it now - I wasn't entirely sure who actually won it myself (I missed the result, although Leonardo clearly telegraphed it...). Kinitawowi 09:56, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

are you sure? i thought mcfadden won goal of the season? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:27, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Betting scandal[edit]

Emmanuel Adebayor had won the 2007-8 season's "Goal of the Season" however the decision made by a panel of BBC pundits was leaked.

Betting company Blue Square, who suspended bets on the outcome after taking £10,000 on Adebayor's volley against Tottenham in just four hours on Wednesday, have revealed they cannot give the corporation crucial information.

And they have also admitted they will not open a book on the winner - decided by a panel of Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Lee Dixon and set to be announced during Saturday's Football Focus - in future.

"If these were bets on a football match, we would have a 'memorandum of understanding' with the FA, but because this is a novelty market nothing exists like that," said Blue Square spokesman Alan Alger.

"So, we can't give the names or locations of who placed a bet. Because of data protection for our customers, we can only give the BBC the figures. The BBC have asked for as much information as we can give them, but at the moment it looks like that's only going to be dates and times of bets."

Adebayor's goal had been priced at 9-2 until the flurry of bets. Even when cut to 1-5, the firm reported interest.

The BBC are adamant they have are blameless. "It was a panel decision and the competition has been carried out under the BBC's new rigorous competition guidelines," they said in a statement. "We have requested further details from Blue Square, but at this stage we can see no evidence of any improper conduct."


Commentator Column[edit]

I don't think the commentator column should be here. The commentator between the BBC/ITV and Sky Sports highlights is always different, then there's Setanta Sports in recent seasons as well as all the BBC local variation radio commentators plus local commercial radio stations, so putting one commentator isn't really factually correct. (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 19:48, 1 November 2008 (UTC).

Do not agree with the above statement - Goal of the Season award is awarded and determined by BBC Match Of the Day currently and previously ITV when they had the rights. If the award is directly linked to the Programme itself, which it is - then the commentator during the award nominations and awarded goal on that programme then applies. Local radio and other highlights programmes / variations can have their own awards.

If for example Sky Sports had its own Goal of the Season Award, there would be a separate page dedicated to that with it's own winners and commentators. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:19, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Worldwide view[edit]

I have tagged this because similar competitions and awards are given in other countries, eg [1]. Jmorrison230582 (talk) 17:19, 20 April 2010 (UTC)


Several of the citations appear to be to books, but with no indication of the books' titles, e.g. Motson (2005), Clough (2009), Auclair (2009), Edwards (2011), Le Tisser (2009). Can anyone assist in identifying the books concerned? Sussexpeople (talk) 10:43, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^