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The Special 1 | 11:41 UK time, Friday, 10 December 2010

With all the Wikileaking that's been going on this week, it was only a matter of time before something would be revealed about Special 1 TV. And the truth goes much deeper than any of us could have ever imagined. From Moscow to Newcastle, England's failed World Cup bid and cables linking an unnamed S1TV insider to international events - we have the skinny. But what was it all for? Who was set to gain what? And how did the house of cards come tumbling down? You want evidence? We have it. Do it!

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  • 1. At 12:22pm on 10 Dec 2010, newtona wrote:

    Again poor

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  • 2. At 12:24pm on 10 Dec 2010, the_fantastic_alistair wrote:

    A Friday institution!

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  • 3. At 12:38pm on 10 Dec 2010, packersftw wrote:

    I'll sum up the next 100 posts so nobody has to bother reading them:

    Bring back Robbo
    This is rubbish
    No it's great
    ROBBO!!!!
    Robbo is lame
    Shame on you BBC
    I'm not paying my license
    ROBBOO!!!!

    For the record, Robbo is awful and available elsewhere anyway.

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  • 4. At 12:45pm on 10 Dec 2010, xPoppySwirlx wrote:

    Installed the latest FIFA game and it's corrupt.

    Brilliant!

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  • 5. At 12:52pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    Bring back Robbo

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  • 6. At 12:53pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    This is rubbish

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  • 7. At 12:53pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    No it's great

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  • 8. At 12:53pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    ROBBO!!!!

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  • 9. At 12:53pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    Robbo is lame

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  • 10. At 12:53pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    Shame on you BBC

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  • 11. At 12:53pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    I'm not paying my license

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  • 12. At 12:54pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    ROBBOO!!!!

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  • 13. At 12:54pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    packersftw, all done in 9 posts rather than 100.

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  • 14. At 12:58pm on 10 Dec 2010, Dave the hedgehog- Doitchampions wrote:

    Three damn good episodes on the trot - Special1 tv is on top form yet again.

    & @04 Best FIFA corruption joke without a doubt (sent in by a viewer too)

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  • 15. At 1:05pm on 10 Dec 2010, wayne-rooneys-contract wrote:

    brilliant

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  • 16. At 1:06pm on 10 Dec 2010, Warren Moore wrote:

    I think it's quite funny. I also think it's annoying that people who don't like it come on here and moan. If I don't like something, like Eastenders then I don't watch it and then comment on the messageboards.

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  • 17. At 1:08pm on 10 Dec 2010, Mc200010 wrote:

    Really good, not quite as good as last week, but that was always going to be difficult.

    Love it. Be champions.

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  • 18. At 1:09pm on 10 Dec 2010, Why Did You Ngog Rafa wrote:

    Watched it for the first time this week and it was funnier on Setanta.

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  • 19. At 1:12pm on 10 Dec 2010, Alinem wrote:

    Where's Robbo, people? Is he retired or what?

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  • 20. At 1:13pm on 10 Dec 2010, Dave the hedgehog- Doitchampions wrote:

    @ comment 04 Best FIFA joke by far.... & the third great episode in three weeks, Special 1 TV is being so very special at this time, & the return of BIG BOSS is long overdue (I buy you all)
    More & more people are starting to realise what triumph this show really is...because more people are judging it on it's own merits.

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  • 21. At 1:26pm on 10 Dec 2010, monkeyphoenix wrote:

    16. At 1:06pm on 10 Dec 2010, Warren Moore wrote:
    I think it's quite funny. I also think it's annoying that people who don't like it come on here and moan. If I don't like something, like Eastenders then I don't watch it and then comment on the messageboards.

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    Almost true, except that these message boards aren't just provided for people to say how great something is - what would be the point? This is made purely using license fee funds, so if someone thinks it's a load of rubbish they are quite right to say so here.

    In my opinion, the message boards are the most fun part of Special1 TV, ain't saying much for it really!

    Oh, and I think Robbo was rubbish too, seems like a like for like substitution to me...

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  • 22. At 1:28pm on 10 Dec 2010, blagoje_lukic wrote:

    Kind of average..like voices..but jokes not really funny..bring more characters pls

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  • 23. At 1:44pm on 10 Dec 2010, Dave the hedgehog- Doitchampions wrote:

    @22 you are missing the point (as many do), This is NOT an impersonation show - It is a show made up from caricatures, the voices are not supposed to be impersonations of Jose & company but they are more of a comical representation of the voices as with the puppets (also comical representations)

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  • 24. At 1:54pm on 10 Dec 2010, QPR-Tokyo wrote:

    GREAT LOVE IT

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  • 25. At 1:54pm on 10 Dec 2010, Dusk1983 wrote:

    The thinking behind this is exceptionally weak - the 'joke' seems to be quite simply, "Mourinho is called the Special One isn't he? Isn't that funny? Special One! That'll make a good character!" - and that's it.

    Never mind that Mourinho is still out there managing and can speak for himself - and does all the time, typically with much more humour than this totally unnecessary 'parody'.

    Poor concept, poor execution.

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  • 26. At 2:05pm on 10 Dec 2010, scottish80 wrote:

    the impressions are good, mick mccarthy is my favourite. the impression sounds more like him than the man himself!

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  • 27. At 2:23pm on 10 Dec 2010, Brummerdickens wrote:

    The formula of this show seems to be:

    1. Take colourful individual based in football
    2. Give said individual puppet
    3. Poorly imitate them.
    4. Place them in slightly peculiar scenarios.

    Its just...not funny.

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  • 28. At 2:23pm on 10 Dec 2010, tricky-knee59 wrote:

    the impressions are good, mick mccarthy is my favourite. the impression sounds more like him than the man himself!
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Curtis Mayfield was my favourite.

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  • 29. At 2:34pm on 10 Dec 2010, smellslikesalmon wrote:

    Think people comment about Robbo, et al, on here as it's the only 'humorous' blog left on BBC Sport these days.

    I for one didn't really enjoy Robbo, or the way the comments on his blog were taken over by the same people banging on about their lives each week (as if in a chatroom).... but I do really miss Quotes of the Week.

    This has its moments, but not consistently high standard.

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  • 30. At 2:36pm on 10 Dec 2010, ToledoTrumpton wrote:

    Robbo at least made me smile occasionally. I didn't make it all the way through this. Just not funny. Racial stereotypes and poking fun at public figures is really cheap humor.

    Maybe the BBC is trying to appeal to a younger audience, but the older one needs their comedy a little more sophisticated. Did I just imply that Robbo is sophisticated? Oh well, so be it.

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  • 31. At 3:18pm on 10 Dec 2010, Jimmy McNulty- The voice of reason wrote:

    The Fergie accent isn't very good.

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  • 32. At 3:20pm on 10 Dec 2010, RubberNutz wrote:

    I'm neither for or against this, but seeing as dave the hedgehog seems to be trying to offer some kind of faux intellectual analysis on a program about puppets I'll probably give it a miss.

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  • 33. At 3:43pm on 10 Dec 2010, chicagowhite wrote:

    gash

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  • 34. At 4:10pm on 10 Dec 2010, rjaggar wrote:

    I'm sure the BBC don't bug my PC do they??

    It would be most improper for such an upstanding, left-wing solidarity movement to do, wouldn't it??

    It would be stooping to the depths of the News of the World, wouldn't it??

    Next thing we know, the BBC World franchise will be sold to Mr Murdoch, wont' it??

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  • 35. At 4:38pm on 10 Dec 2010, MANfanWITHOUTbias wrote:

    "Shut Up Fifa" LOLLLLLLL

    Dont listen to the haters, love this show.

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  • 36. At 4:44pm on 10 Dec 2010, Ade Akinmessi wrote:

    Love it:D

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  • 37. At 4:49pm on 10 Dec 2010, Friendlycard wrote:

    Good idea, poor execution.

    No substitute for a blog.

    Bring back Robbo - far more entertaining than this, which I bet costs the BBC far more than Robbo ever did.....

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  • 38. At 5:38pm on 10 Dec 2010, Yodasparadox wrote:

    Classic,,LOve it.

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  • 39. At 5:40pm on 10 Dec 2010, Riggadon wrote:

    Put this garbage where it belongs - on CBBC's budget, and do something decent for British sport like put some boxing on instead.

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  • 40. At 5:45pm on 10 Dec 2010, Yodasparadox wrote:

    This format is great ,,cant wait to see this programme evolve.

    Spitting image taking to the next level ,,not sure what direction ,,,but Special 1 TV,, IS WORTH ITS WAIT IN GOLD.

    THANK GOD FOR SOME REAL HUMOUR

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  • 41. At 6:00pm on 10 Dec 2010, Irelands Secret Weapon wrote:

    Keep up the good work!

    Those who don't like it please take your negative views back to the radio 3 part of the website and be 'sophisticated' there!

    Regards a license fee payer!

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  • 42. At 6:01pm on 10 Dec 2010, tilligan wrote:

    I've been resisting the urge to add my voice to the malcontents on this message board, however

    1. How does this constitute 'Comment and Analysis'? If this is what the BBC thinks this means then God help us.
    2. I agree with all the points concerning poor execution/concept etc.
    3. Am I allowed to have an opinion? Yes. Do you have to agree with me? No. But for the love of God, BBC, PLEASE stop producing this rubbish. It's bad enough having to watch re-runs of Only Fools and Horses every Christmas without producing MORE rubbish.

    Unfortunately for anyone who doesn't like this show I don't think the BBC will pay attention because when has it ever done what the majority of license payers?

    "If a new spirit is to be infused into this old country, there is one thorny and contentious reform which must be tackled, and that is the humanization and galvanization of the B.B.C." - George Orwell in 1946

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  • 43. At 6:03pm on 10 Dec 2010, Im_partial wrote:

    Another good episode - 'All credit to Gorky Park'. And the bit at the end from Mr. Alex was also great, poor old Dave from Newcastle, he must be reeling.

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  • 44. At 6:09pm on 10 Dec 2010, Yodasparadox wrote:


    THE CAMPAIGN STARTS HEAR!
    SPECIAL 1 TV TO INFILTRATE MOTD
    JOSE AND CREW , TO OUST THAT BOY LIN-AKER.

    WATCH THIS SPACE



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  • 45. At 6:14pm on 10 Dec 2010, Yodasparadox wrote:

    THESE EPISODES ARE GETTING BETTER AS EACH WEAK PASSES .
    THANK YOU ALL.
    WORTH PAYING FOR

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  • 46. At 6:25pm on 10 Dec 2010, mufcAndy1994 wrote:

    Brillant episode as usual. Loved Sven's hat and when he knocked pens over. LOL

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  • 47. At 6:49pm on 10 Dec 2010, ulstermax wrote:

    Thanks keep them comming love it so funny.

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  • 48. At 6:52pm on 10 Dec 2010, kendodsdadsdogsdead wrote:

    I'm not a hater, I just think this should be on CBBC. Don't get me wrong, I like CBBC because it's exactly what it say's on the tin, but this is supposed to be for adults .

    Please enlighten me on what's funny about it? If I had a lobotomy perhaps I'd like the bright colours, and before anyone says well don't watch it then. I won't but I do have a right to have my say. Good day gentlemen .....and ladies if any .

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  • 49. At 7:03pm on 10 Dec 2010, U14580801 wrote:

    another fantastic episode. more from dave from newcastle please!!!

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  • 50. At 8:12pm on 10 Dec 2010, NeilG42 wrote:

    I caught this for the first time last week and have one word to say - Voyeur!!!

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  • 51. At 9:14pm on 10 Dec 2010, Harry Garkins - DFC wrote:

    Another good episode although the days of SP1 on Setanta were the best.

    http://dundeefcblog.wordpress.com/

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  • 52. At 10:15pm on 10 Dec 2010, Avril Lavigne Is So Lovely I Wish She Was My Wife wrote:

    The rubbery stars of BBC3's 'Special 1 Tv'

    You mean Setanta Sports

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  • 53. At 11:14pm on 10 Dec 2010, Bannedforanopinion wrote:

    Top one- Nice one- Sorted.

    Villa have smashed up toilets, ripped out and thrown seats and flares at home fans in both of their last 2 away games. Just because they lost. The FA doesn't want to intervene because Coalition Cameron claims to be a life long fan of his local team.

    Mark Miller and his friends have refused to honour their season tickets until Houllier resigns and the soccer yank Chairman employs a real manager like Sven, Martin Jol or Alan Curbishley.

    S1TV needs to address these issues too. Great program though LOL.

    This website is theirs....

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  • 54. At 11:24pm on 10 Dec 2010, LFC Shrew wrote:

    This is certainly better than it was at the beginning, but please tell the guy who does Rooney's voice to tone down the accent. It's just cringeworthy at the moment and sucks the humour out of what should be good jokes eg. the FIFA corruption joke.

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  • 55. At 11:52pm on 10 Dec 2010, jojomarchliverpool wrote:

    I personally think that a friday should be reveiw of the week such as last year than this (and i would like the quotes of the week back as well) it was a mistake letting review of the week go and replacing it with this

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  • 56. At 00:07am on 11 Dec 2010, 49 and thats a wrap wrote:

    Coming out with basically a sitcom every week is not possible. Like sitcoms, etc, I think shows are over-produced these days.

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  • 57. At 00:09am on 11 Dec 2010, Dan Edge wrote:

    I LOVE SPECIAL 1 TV. Best joke ever with FIFA.

    I agree with the comment above. IF YOU DONT LIKE IT, DONT WATCH.

    It is just a laugh, nothing to be taken seriously.

    I would love this to be longer, with more characters and features, so much fun could be had.

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  • 58. At 03:01am on 11 Dec 2010, Alonso_P1 wrote:

    I love the Special 1 tv. keep up the good work.

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  • 59. At 08:45am on 11 Dec 2010, tmason122 wrote:

    I really like these, some proper good subtle jokes in there. I prefer over Robbo, and as others keep saying if you like Robbo go watch somewhere else.

    Oh and also, if you don't like it don't watch and stop complaining about a waste of tax payers money. I don't like cricket, Basketball and boxing but I don't complain about the BBC covering something a bit different. Not everybody enjoys the same cup of tea.

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  • 60. At 09:32am on 11 Dec 2010, Azza wrote:

    I've loved IOSS/S1TV since the beginning. But it seems to me that the only who don't love this either don't know a thing about football and therefore don't get the jokes or are rather sour individuals who can't take a joke unless shoved in their face.

    Come on guys, you have to take this with a pinch of salt.

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  • 61. At 11:23am on 11 Dec 2010, PabloPiatti wrote:

    FIFA are a joke! this blog sums it up nicely...

    http://upper90magazine.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/will-fifa-change-because-of-the-english-reaction-4/

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  • 62. At 5:36pm on 11 Dec 2010, curtinman wrote:

    This is just annoying especially Rooney's voice

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  • 63. At 5:55pm on 11 Dec 2010, Magick_Horn_LB wrote:

    I hate to counter the intelligent elitists on here, but it's on BBC3. Not exactly a bastion of intellectual, thought provoking, insightful programmes. It's damned funny, just go with it.

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  • 64. At 00:28am on 12 Dec 2010, Shemmie wrote:

    Thank God Robbo's gone. Replacing him with Special 1 TV is just icing on the cake. A million thank you's.

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  • 65. At 11:37pm on 16 Dec 2010, Dave the hedgehog- Doitchampions wrote:

    @rubbernuts (comment 32), called me a "faux intellectual" (whatever that is !) & i get the slightest feeling that he was having a dig at me for explaining the simple fact that the show is made up of caricature voices & puppets & is not an impersonation show.
    Well if telling a stark FACT is "faux intellectual" then I am deffo "faux intellectual".
    Now i'm off to look up what "faux intellectual" means !

    I think COMMENT 63 got it spot on....very well put @Magic_Horn_LB

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  • 66. At 7:28pm on 24 Dec 2010, showpro wrote:

    Speaking for a large group of Yanks who follow European football, we love the show, and have since the IOSS days. First saw the show on a JetBlue flight, on the Setanta cable feed on the TV! I really did not understand it at first, or get all the jokes, but it made me laugh in any case. Been a fan ever since, have watched every episode and thank the BBC for picking it up post Setanta. I have learned much more about the people and history in European football as result, since if I do not get a joke, I learn about the subject so that I do. Very educational in that respect for us. I have tuned many friends onto the show, and we all enjoy it and use the catch phrases regularly. I can see how some would not like it, not everything pleases everyone, but we find it funny and fantatsic. Shows are getting better all the time and this Wikileaks episode hit a home run with us! Keep up the good work and thanks to Doitchampions and BBC for helping us outsiders enjoy it.

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