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Alan Hansen retires

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by madmickmacmad (U15580876) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    Sad to hear the news of Alan Hansen's planned retirement from our tv screens after the 2014 World Cup.

    He has been a top football pundit for many a year and I for one have appreciated his incisive comments, coming as they did, from a player who had achieved everything there was to achieve as a club player during a fine career.

    I wish him well for his retirement.

    One thought though.... will the BBC be making Match Of The Day totally unwatchable by replacing Hansen with Robbie Savage?

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    Posted by jodie (U14366548) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    I too think he's been excellent & not deserve the stick he's had.
    He's back for the World Cup aswell.

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    Posted by elwoodeneye (U10727501) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    Sad to hear the news of Alan Hansen's planned retirement from our tv screens after the 2014 World Cup.

    He has been a top football pundit for many a year and I for one have appreciated his incisive comments, coming as they did, from a player who had achieved everything there was to achieve as a club player during a fine career.

    I wish him well for his retirement.

    One thought though.... will the BBC be making Match Of The Day totally unwatchable by replacing Hansen with Robbie Savage? 
    Good news , he was too full of his own importance and apparently paid a fortune for being sarcastic and miserable .

    The downside is that Robbie Savage has appeared on the scene .

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    Posted by st3ph3n (U13643748) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    I too think he's been excellent & not deserve the stick he's had.
    He's back for the World Cup aswell. 
    On the plus-side it will reduce the BBC's taxi bill by many tens of thousands of £££s per year.

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    Posted by maestaf (U14145694) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    Good for him. As time goes on, the sport moves on and ex players become increasingly estranged from the modern game. Others should take heed of his example.

    When choosing a replacement, the BBC should remember that it is not Manchester Utd and football punditry does not require a salary of £300,000 a week. There are plenty of people qualified to pontificate about football and I don't see why they need 6 figure fees.

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    Posted by Martyn (U14949330) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    I too think he's been excellent & not deserve the stick he's had.
    He's back for the World Cup aswell. 
    On the plus-side it will reduce the BBC's taxi bill by many tens of thousands of £££s per year. 
    Alan Hansen's taxi bill hasn't been that huge since Match of the Day moved to Salford and thus closer to where he lives.

    However, Gary Lineker's has increased massively since the move. Allegedly.

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    Posted by st3ph3n (U13643748) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Alan Hansen's taxi bill hasn't been that huge since Match of the Day moved to Salford and thus closer to where he lives.  

    So maybe he could now use the train with a railcard discount. Or using the ride-and-walk system (bus) preferred by millions.

    However, Gary Lineker's has increased massively since the move. Allegedly.  

    Swings and roundabouts ? So no reduction in the total taxi charges for both of them then ? (allegedly)
    Typical arrogant spending of "other people's" money i.e. Licence-payers.

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by SATM67 (U14061947) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Alan Hansen's taxi bill hasn't been that huge since Match of the Day moved to Salford and thus closer to where he lives. 
    In the 'Who Do You Think You Are' programme on Gary Lineker, he met up with Alan Hansen in the Salford studio where it transpired that they were staying in the same hotel.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Great player, decent man. A pity but the game isn't worthy of him now.

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Hansen, Hillsborogh, Mackenzie .....

    www.theguardian.com/...

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by GrouchoM (U14261501) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Personally I'm glad he's off - his opinions were dated & worthless - great player but didnt attempt to change the game he was so willing to moan about.

    Marvellous

    Isn't it?

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by HoraceCoker (U14258478) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    ...retirement from what...playing golf all day....

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    Posted by GrouchoM (U14261501) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    jumpers for goalposts, terrible defending, shocking backpass, football, you know, isn't it?

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    Posted by st3ph3n (U13643748) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Personally I'm glad he's off - his opinions were dated & worthless - great player but didnt attempt to change the game he was so willing to moan about.

    Marvellous

    Isn't it? 
    But he's NOT off yet... Another year until after the next World Cup.

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by Johnap (U1989184) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Pleased to see the back of him when he does eventually go.

    Is Lawrenson going with him please?

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by Pumpkin_Patch_Paul (U14565900) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Well for me it as never been match of the day more like clips of the day.
    far to much talk and like somebody said retired from what ?.

    Seems Savage as got himself a good seat on the BBC gravy train, I have no respect for the BBC and the day it becomes subscription only will be a good day for me.

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by GrouchoM (U14261501) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Savage is flavour of the month - makes me reach for the fast forward. Best way to watch MOTD is on record, the prog last about 30 mins.

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    Posted by HoraceCoker (U14258478) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Savage is flavour of the month - makes me reach for the fast forward. Best way to watch MOTD is on record, the prog last about 30 mins.  ..."Savage is flavour of the month"......if only....we're going to be stuck with him for the foreseeable future,,,,anyway I'm not going to contribute to this millionaires obscene salary.....I'll buy a TV with BBC I-Player...and just watch BBC I-Player....

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  • Message 19

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    Posted by jodie (U14366548) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Alan Hansen's taxi bill hasn't been that huge since Match of the Day moved to Salford and thus closer to where he lives. 
    In the 'Who Do You Think You Are' programme on Gary Lineker, he met up with Alan Hansen in the Salford studio where it transpired that they were staying in the same hotel. 
    Wasnt it Alan Shearer OBE that was in the same hotel .

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  • Message 20

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    Posted by madmickmacmad (U15580876) on Friday, 6th September 2013

    Sorry Jodie. Peta wouldn't do it.

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  • Message 21

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    Posted by Lighten Up (U15801316) on Saturday, 7th September 2013

    I don't understand why "pundits" like Hansen are paid heaps of money for their "expertise". Football is not a complicated game. The whole post-match analysis thing has got out of hand. A good commentator, like John Motson, would provide you with all the analysis you needed during the game ("the defender should have attacked the ball rather than waiting for the ball to come to him" - type of thing). And I used to like Jimmy Hill (a much-abused but in my view a highly intelligent and insightful man) doing an occasional piece to camera if there was an important issue facing football. Otherwise though, less talk, more action, should be the order of the day.

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  • Message 22

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) ** on Saturday, 7th September 2013

    I am only an armchair football fan nowadays, since I firmly believe that all the grossly exorbitant and ridiculously excessive amounts of money associated with the game nowadays, have, regrettably, transformed it into nothing more than a economic, recession proof, rapacious business.

    As for the news that Alan Hansen has now announced his retirement from being a BBC regular football pundit, then I will actually miss him. The proposal that the vacancy left by his departure might actually be filled by Robbie Savage, fills me with absolute dread.

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  • Message 23

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    Posted by leadedbee (U5555345) ** on Saturday, 7th September 2013

    What a lucky chap. He's been paid millions over the years, been paid to travel to all kinds of interesting countries and all so that for a half an hour or so before or after a match he can offer insights that us hoi polloi would never have guessed, such as 'defenders hate forwards with pace" and "if you don't get close to another player it's harder to tackle them". Roll on 2014

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  • Message 24

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    Posted by heterodox (U14291406) on Saturday, 7th September 2013

    'I don't understand why "pundits" like Hansen are paid heaps of money for their "expertise". Football is not a complicated game. The whole post-match analysis thing has got out of hand. '

    With you all the way.
    Now I never turn on before kick-off and half-time is given over to switch-off and a trip to the loo. The game is watched without sound so that the distracting chat between commentators is avoided. 'Atmosphere' is lost of course but I will put up with that so that I can watch the game on my own terms.
    I think that what needs to be grasped is that this is television and I can see what is going on and I don't need anyone to tell me.

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  • Message 25

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    Posted by shivfan (U2435266) on Sunday, 8th September 2013

    Sad to hear the news of Alan Hansen's planned retirement from our tv screens after the 2014 World Cup.

    He has been a top football pundit for many a year and I for one have appreciated his incisive comments, coming as they did, from a player who had achieved everything there was to achieve as a club player during a fine career.

    I wish him well for his retirement.

    One thought though.... will the BBC be making Match Of The Day totally unwatchable by replacing Hansen with Robbie Savage? 
    Good news , he was too full of his own importance and apparently paid a fortune for being sarcastic and miserable .

    The downside is that Robbie Savage has appeared on the scene . 
    I totally agree....
    smiley - ok

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  • Message 26

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    Posted by Martyn (U14949330) on Sunday, 8th September 2013

    Alan Hansen's taxi bill hasn't been that huge since Match of the Day moved to Salford and thus closer to where he lives. 
    In the 'Who Do You Think You Are' programme on Gary Lineker, he met up with Alan Hansen in the Salford studio where it transpired that they were staying in the same hotel. 
    That was Alan Shearer.

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  • Message 27

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    Posted by Bananas are the best (U15650112) on Sunday, 8th September 2013

    That was Alan Shearer. 
    Same thing isn't it smiley - winkeye? Never could tell all these footballers apart. All they are is tiny figures on your screen kicking a ball around. For all I knew, they could just be making things up.

    Note: When I was very small, this is almost what I believed. I never could figure out how they knew who was doing what, especially when everything was in black and white (and 405 lines). I was in awe of these commentators.

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  • Message 28

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    Posted by Franky (U13761133) on Sunday, 8th September 2013

    Sad to hear the news of Alan Hansen's planned retirement from our tv screens after the 2014 World Cup.  Sad? Hmm, some strange usgae of the word safe I was not previously aware off. His oundatry is bettered by most burps one hears at a bar. An ex player sou out of touch with the modern game offering nothing but biased opinion after biased opinion.

    Any yes I share your aversion to Robbie Savage, hopefully MoTD will do the right thing and have a mix old and new - and send Lawro on his way too

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  • Message 29

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    Posted by GrouchoM (U14261501) on Monday, 9th September 2013

    I was on holiday in France recently & was watching tv - they went to a football match 5 mins before kick off & went off air 5 mins after.

    Shame we dont do same - would save an awful lot of money on "expert" analysis.

    Just a thought for the head of HR - she needs to show some initiative.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Monday, 9th September 2013

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