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Listen to Episode 002 – Jon Champion

By Alex Crook

All Football Commentators Are Geeks is the new weekly podcast which brings you a unique insight into the weird and wonderful world of football broadcasting.

If you have always been intrigued about how the likes of Martin Tyler prepares for his big Sky Sports commentaries or what goes on in interview areas and press rooms when the cameras have stopped rolling, this is the podcast for you.

Hosted by ITV and talkSPORT’s and multi-coloured pen lover Sam Matterface, Michelle Owen from Soccer Saturday and talkSPORT commentator and national newspaper journalist Alex Crook, AFC Geeks offers you a virtual press pass guaranteeing unprecedented access to mixed zones, the tunnels where the likes of Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo run out each week, TV gantries, press rooms, training grounds and even the sacred dressing rooms.

What’s it like working with Ally McCoist I hear you ask?

In this week’s episode Sam and Alex chat to one of the nation’s most loved television broadcaster Jon Champion about the highs and lows of his 20-year career and his bro-mance with Rangers and Scotland legend Ally McCoist during the 2018 World Cup.

What is it really like preparing for a massive Premier League commentary?

In the podcast which is geekier than an episode of Grange Hill, Sam also gives you behind-the-scenes at Brighton’s Premier League clash with Tottenham as we experience a day in the life of a commentator.

What gets up Michelle’s nose?

Michelle reveals what has been bugging her this week in the ‘Red Zone’ while also committing the cardinal sin of taking a Saturday off work to attend her brother’s wedding! Tut, tut.

Which Premier League goal machine is better finding the net than the urinal?

The guys will also be trying to outwit each other in our regular quiz game ‘Stat or Spin’ and Alex reveals why Premier League drug testers left him peed-off waiting to grab a chat with one of the country’s most in-form forwards.


Alex Crook, Episodes

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