Tim Sherwood calls for a Preston North End penalty, doesn't realise they're defending
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Tim Sherwood proved how tough it is to watch football and describe what's going on, when he failed to realise which way Preston North End and QPR were attacking on Saturday.
The World Cup ends on Sunday, you might have heard, with Lionel Messi looking to finally add the title of world champion to all the other accolades he's collected throughout his career, and taking on club teammate Kylian Mbappe, who Sherwood doesn't rate that highy.
Whilst it's been a hell of a tournament, with Morocco's run to the semi-finals one of the many highlights of a very entertaining few weeks, there's also been plenty of problems with it.
Least problematic of the lot, but still quite annoying for many reasons, has been the World Cup being held slap bang in the middle of the domestic season.
That means that for Premier League fans they only have to wait just over a week after the final whistle of Sunday's final to watch their sides resume the league campaign.
Fans of teams still in the Carabao Cup don't even have to wait that long, with the secondary domestic cup resuming on Tuesday night.
And in the Championship fans have already been watching their teams for the past couple of weekends, meaning usual weekend viewing of Sky's Soccer Saturday has already been possible
Sherwood was covering Preston's game with QPR on Saturday and was absolutely adamant that Andre Dozzell had fouled Ched Evans in the box, claiming it had to be a penalty.
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager couldn't believe it wasn't given, and was even more annoyed when he thought Evans was going to be booked, until Clinton Morrison correctly pointed out it was in the wrong box for a penalty.
It's a penalty...but for who Tim Sherwood? 😂😂— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) December 17, 2022
Or is it ...😲 pic.twitter.com/Q6E2KJA0JH
"They’ll pass this off as funny but it’s quite embarrassing that you, as one of the biggest sports media groups in the country, have someone as moronic as Tim Sherwood analysing games," one fan said.
"Was just about to tweet how enjoyable Soccer Saturday is today with Simon Thomas anchoring, enter Tim Sherwood. Chaos. Just claimed Preston should have had a penalty for a foul some 100 yards away from the QPR penalty area," a second added.
A third opined, "Any time you feel inadequate at work, bear in mind that Tim Sherwood keeps getting employed. Absolutely clueless and never out of a job."
A forth posted, "How much is he getting paid and he doesn’t even know something as simple as which team is shooting at that end??"
"Goes out as a funny clip but the standard of punditry is literally on its arse in this country. He doesn't even know which way the teams are playing ffs," replied a fifth.
At least QPR knew which way they were shooting in the match, with Jimmy Dunne scoring the winner, and only goal of the game, in the 58th minute.
It's not even our 'favourite' moment of Sherwood's time on Soccer Saturday, with his famous disaster in Liverpool's win over Spurs in 2020 still topping the list.
The 53-year-old was describing the action from the league game between the pair and late in the match claimed he had no worries about his former side defending corners.
That's when Roberto Firmino nodded home from the set piece Sherwood was describing, securing all three points for Jurgen Klopp and leaving the summariser red-faced.