Match Of The Day Is Returning To BBC One This Weekend
Match of the Day is set to return to BBC One this weekend in news which will delight every football fan.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has brought all football to a halt and the Premier League has been suspended until April 30 at least.
But don't fear, Gary Lineker will be returning to our screens this weekend alongside colleagues Ian Wright and Alan Shearer.
The trio will use the same format they have adopted for their podcast series which dropped on BBC Sounds earlier this week.
Lineker, who hosts the podcast in his kitchen, commented on the new series and stated:
"Pulling a top 10 together seems an easy task but when you think back over the years we soon found out it was quite a challenge and one that sparked off many a debate.
Match of the Day to be on air this Saturday, with a live recording of a podcast debate between Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright over the top 10 premier league captains. Also, classic FA Cup quarter final games being shown instead of normal sports coverage on Sat/Sun.
- Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 20, 2020
"There's so many amazing talking points in football, past and present, so it's a pleasure to have Alan and Ian round my place to discuss these for the podcast - I might even provide lunch if we can agree on a few things!"
It's not the only footballing action on the BBC this weekend to keep those who are self-isolating occupied.
Football Focus with Dan Walker is set for it's usual time of 12pm on Saturday afternoon featuring a variety of the season's best interviews so far.
Meanwhile, FA Cup quarter-final classics with Guy Mowbray will be aired across both days over the weekend with 4pm start times.
Mowbray will look back on four classic FA Cup games with two on Saturday in the form of Watford against Arsenal in 1987 and Nottingham Forest's trip to West Bromwich Albion in 1978.
Sunday will see the commentator tackle Manchester United hosting Portsmouth in 2008 and Ipswich's visit of Everton in 1985.
eek saw Match of the Day not air due to the current pandemic and it was replaced with an episode of comedy series Mrs. Brown's Boys.
It's not an exaggeration to suggest it was met with outcry from a huge amount of the nation so many will be eager to see Gary and the team return to screens, no matter what form it's in.
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