Thursday, 8 July 2010


World Cup media highlights:
Oliver Holt's feature in the Daily Mirror describing taking two lads from Soweto to a World Cup game.
Nicky Campbell's interview on 5 Live with a veteran ANC freedom fighter. The man couldn't stomach the mildest questioning about the South African president Jacob Zuma and walked out.
Mark Lawrenson's TV report on the original Spion Kop.
ITV's World Cup 'Sing Africa' theme.
Graham Taylor - turned out to be the top pundit of the tournament on both 5 Live and his Daily Express column.
Michael Calvin - the shrewdest writer at the World Cup, much to the benefit of his Sunday Mirror readers.

Biggest irrelevance (after England, France and Italy) was the BBC's costly studio. In this age when virtual pictures can be called up from anywhere at any time, the physical location of a big-event studio surely doesn't depend on the view any more. Last night we had Lineker, Hansen and co sitting outside an empty stadium in Cape Tpwn while the action took place a few hundred miles away in Durban!

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