Football By Joe Crilly

Football Presenter Merry Go Round In Full Swing

Gary Lineker’s long standing love affair with the BBC could be coming to a close with William Hill offering 1/2 that he hosts a live football match on BT during the 2016/17 season. Any movement would be dependent on the outcome of who wins the rights to the Premier League highlights, a race which Britain’s biggest bookmaker reckons ITV will win. They are 8/11 to win the rights to show the Premier League highlights in the 16/17 season with the BBC offered at Even money.


With his contract up at the end of the season, William Hill are offering 5/2 for Andy Townsend to pop up on Channel Five and 3/1 to appear on RTE.


Will Gary Lineker present a live football match on BT sport during the 2016/17 season: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no


What will be the first channel that Andy Townsend co-commentates or is a studio guest on a live match after the 31st July 2015: 5/2 Channel Five; 3/1 RTE; 9/2 Premier Sports; 11/2 Setanta; 6/1 BT Sport; 8/1 BBC; 10/1 Sky Sports

Only these channels count


On which channel will Premier League highlights be shown during the 2016/17 season: 8/11 ITV; 1/1 BBC