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From Eurosport:
Jeff Stelling lets rip at Alan Shearer and the BBC after FA Cup fiasco

 

The Sky Sports News presenter tore into the BBC over its shockingly-biased FA Cup coverage on Friday night. Alan Shearer and the BBC have come in for savage attack by Sky Sports News presenter Jeff Stelling.Stelling, a former host of Channel 4 quiz show Countdown, is as famous for his smiley affability and infectious enthusiasm for the game - but he shocked viewers by putting his nice-guy persona aside and unleashing a shocking rant aimed at the former England striker and his employers.

The source of Stelling's anger was the BBC's coverage of Friday night's FA Cup match betweenHartlepool United and non-league Blyth Spartans.

Stelling, born and bred in Hartlepool and the club's most famous fan, was outraged that Shearer went into the Blyth Spartans dressing room shortly before kick-off to deliver an inspiring speech.

The BBC's aim was clear: they were hoping for a bit of ratings-friendly giant-killing that would get people into the FA Cup spirit ahead of the all-important third round of the tournament next month.

"There will be heroes on that pitch, make sure it's one of you," Shearer told the non-league players in an attempt at a bit of motivational speaking that, rather surprisingly, worked amazingly well.

Blyth Spartans went behind after half an hour, but equalised early in the second half and then scored a last-gasp winner through Jarrett Rivers - a 21-year-old who works in his mum's newsagent, and who thereby delivered a perfect underdog story.

And therein lies the problem. Shearer's little speech no doubt did give Blyth Spartans a bit of extra belief, and it least drum home the once-in-a-lifetime chance - and Stelling was (probably rightly) outraged by the fact that the BBC directly intervened to help one team at the expense of another.

"It's UNACCEPTABLE to have Alan Shearer in the Blyth Spartans dressing room before the game saying 'there will be heroes, make sure it's one of you in green and white'. Unacceptable.

"There are licence payers in Hartlepool too. BBC, hang your head in shame."

Stelling did then backtrack slightly, trying to suggest that Shearer was an unwitting pawn.

"I'm not blaming Alan Shearer," he added. "He will be doing what he's told by a producer, who is the guilty man."

That little addition is no doubt just a bit of diplomacy on Stelling's part; a man as old and experienced in the media as Shearer will have known precisely what he was doing, and what's more would certainly have the clout to tell his producer where to go, had he wanted to.

Stelling, however, will have played down the role of the former England striker in the farce so as not to upset Newcastle fans. That's a little lesson in not antagonising people that a few people at the BBC probably ought to learn.

 

 

 

Hairy little know-nowt wank.

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Stelling usually shouts up for us more than most of his counterparts in the media but I wonder if he saw the irony of saying "there are licence payers in Hartlepool too" when he and pals spout on about 'United', Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea for quadruple the time they spend on their opponents. There are sky fee payers in St. James' Park, Stade de Shite, Villa Park, Goodison et al as well, Jeffrey!!!

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You're allowing yourself to be swayed by your support of Blyth. If we'd been playing someone and the BBC had sent a pundit and local hero into the opposition dressing room to dry and effect a giant killing, you'd think it was disgrace.

 

People get Sick enough of watching Radford's goal, never mind trying to conjure up a Radford 2.0.

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Like shite. Shearer could have said exactly the same without the camera there. Hartlepool lost cos they were shite on the night, not because of media bias

 

 

You're allowing yourself to be swayed by your support of Blyth. If we'd been playing someone and the BBC had sent a pundit and local hero into the opposition dressing room to dry and effect a giant killing, you'd think it was disgrace.

 

People get Sick enough of watching Radford's goal, never mind trying to conjure up a Radford 2.0.

 

 

Nobodies suggesting Shearer and the BBC got Blyth the result, but it was a bit crass of them giving them the support they did and it was so biased for the Spartans it was untrue. Stelling though should think on about the bias his channel and others show to the usual suspects in favour of other clubs before spouting off.

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Exactly :lol: the entire Soccer Saturday crew gets behind Hartlepool every weekend. They don't like it when the shoe is on the other foot

:lol: Aye, fuck him and Hartlepool. There's a massive build up on BBC and Sky anytime we play lower league teams in the cup, they're desperate for an upset and always are. I know Shearer going into the Blyth dressing room is a bit more than just building them up in pre-match coverage but howay those lads were already up a height for the game anyway he made fuck all difference. If we play Dagenham and Redbridge and Paul Merson ends up drunkenly stumbling into their dressing room and mumbles some encouragement then I promise not to moan.

I think it's funny as fuck tbh as like others have said he gives Hartlepool massive backing anytime he gets the chance. Plus Hartlepool are bamps.

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