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The Premiership on Five Live

Honest, passionate and interactive coverage is the heart of Five Live's Premiership promise to fans, bringing them all the atmosphere and action right from the first kick-off to the raising of the Premiership Trophy.

Fresh from the exciting World Cup experience, Five Live is all set to plunge into the next big battle when the Premiership starts on 17 August.

The contest is wide open since Manchester United got knocked off their pedestal by Arsenal last season.

Fans can expect another white knuckle ride for their emotions as the 20 teams line up for the season ahead.

With a reporter at every Premiership match, only Radio Five Live can bring fans all the twists, turns and winning goals.

The network brought fans 142 full, live Premiership commentaries last season among its total of 332 broadcast matches on Five Live.

Listeners know 909 & 693AM is the home of unmissable soccer action.

Five Live's expert team includes the award-winning Alan Green, football correspondent Mike Ingham, new recruit Jonathan Pearce, John Motson, Simon Brotherton, Ron Jones, Ian Brown, John Murray, Dave Woods and all the usual suspects.

Sport on Five on weekday evenings and at weekends will be presented by Ian Payne (Monday to Friday), Mark Pougatch (Saturdays) and Mark Saggers (Sundays), bringing listeners all the action, results, interviews, and behind the scenes news.

As well as the live football, there will of course be 606, the fans' favourite phone-in, on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday evenings, giving the football faithful their say on the day's action.

A raft of football-orientated programmes will keep the game top of the agenda throughout the week.

Sport on Five starts at 7.00pm midweek evenings, and at midday on weekends.

606 starts at 6.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and 10.00pm on Wednesdays.

Additional Saturday morning programming starts at 11.00am.

The Radio Five Live team

Alan Green is one of BBC Radio Five Live's most senior football commentators, and winner of a Sony Radio Academy Award for Sports Broadcaster Of The Year.

He estimates that he sees between 100 and 120 matches a season. Alan has won the admiration of fans for his honest assessments of games and players' performances, and fans of his inimitable style will be keen to hear his opinions.

Mike Ingham, BBC Radio's football correspondent, took up his post when the legendary Bryon Butler retired 10 years ago.

He has been commentating on football for the BBC since 1984, and with Alan Green makes up Radio Five Live's senior commentary team.

Authoritative and professional, his experience of football commentating is a must for listeners.

Jonathan Pearce's broadcasting career started at BBC Radio Bristol in 1979.

His dream of becoming a professional footballer was shattered at the age of 15 when he broke his leg.

In 1987 he moved to London and Capital Radio and helped launch Capital Gold Sport a year later.

He kicked off his Radio Five Live career with the World Cup. He is a keen Bristol City FC fan.

John Motson has been a front line commentator with BBC Television for over 25 years.

Starting out as a sports journalist in the print press, he joined the BBC and became known as a presenter of sports programmes as well as a commentator on football, tennis and boxing.

He was taken on as a junior member of the Match of the Day team in 1971, and his contributions to Match of the Day, Grandstand and Sportsnight have been regular and varied in the 30 years since.

John has covered over 1,500 matches at the microphone for the BBC.

Terry Butcher, a Five Live regular, is an ex-England and Rangers defender who is currently Assistant Manager at Motherwell FC.

He was previously in charge of Sunderland and Coventry City football clubs, and enjoyed a coaching role with Dundee United.

Ian Payne presents Sport on Five (weekdays, 7.00-10.00pm).

Having joined BBC Radio Sport in 1988, Ian took over the helm of Saturday Sport on Five in 1994, soon after Radio Five Live was launched in 1994.

He went on to present Ian Payne on weekday afternoons before moving to his current evening show.

His radio career started in 1986 at BBC Radio Lancashire. Ian is a keen Leeds United fan.

Mark Pougatch presents Five Live's Sport on Five every Saturday throughout the football season, ensuring listeners get all the sporting results as they happen.

He is also a regular golf voice on the network, having covered the last few Opens, as well as the Ryder Cup and the US Open.

Before presenting Sport on Five, Mark was a football reporter.

As presenter of Radio Five Live's Sunday edition of Sport on Five, Mark Saggers has become a regular voice for listeners tuning in to hear about the weekend's sport.

Mark's broadcasting career has encompassed local and national BBC Radio, as well as a spell at Sky News.

Ron Jones is one of BBC Radio Five Live's main sports commentators.

He has been with the BBC since 1984, and with Radio Five Live since it launched in 1994.

His career includes a spell coaching football and cricket in Jamaica, coaching and PE instruction, lecturing and full time broadcasting.

His best commentating moment was the gold medal winning performance of the GB Hockey team at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

Ron has worked on five World Cups, four Olympic Games, and five Open Championships - his mainstays now are Premiership football and golf.



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