Which former players have hosted non-football-associated TV shows?


“After the mention of Garth Crooks presenting a politics show returned within the day, which other footballers have presented TV or radio programmes with nothing to do with sport?” asks George Jones. “Jakob Kjeldberg played fifty-two suits for Chelsea inside the 90s and racked up 14 caps for Denmark until accidents forced him into retirement at 28,” begins William Jansen. “He did an excellent job of web hosting football insurance on Danish TV, and he has for the reason that broadened out and made a profession because the host of various truth TV programmes, which include Danish variations of Gladiators, Survivor and I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! A lot of these indicates’ fans don’t realize the host turned into as soon as a winner of the 1992 Danish Under-21 Player of the Year award.”
Jon Rogers has more than one examples of throwing into the mix. “Former Coventry and Hereford goalkeeper David Icke famously went from presenting the snooker to presenting numerous conspiracy principle-associated programmes, together with Alien Reptilian Legacy. Dion Dublin can now be discovered imparting Homes Under The Hammer.” Colm McAuliffe takes us to Ireland: “While convalescing from a cruciate ligament damage which ensured he neglected out on the Republic’s World Cup 1994 journey, Niall Quinn recklessly ignited the burgeoning Celtic Tiger financial system through website hosting a programme on RTE tv referred to as Start Me Up – replete with Rolling Stones title track – which was designed to interest, encourage and suggest more human beings to set up and develop their personal companies.” Joe Winston flags up that “Danny Blanchflower (captain of the 1961 Spurs Double-prevailing facet) had a quick profession in the past due 60s web hosting Criss Cross Quiz. I can’t bear in mind the dates, but I can recall it as a youngster.” And Darren Jalland factors to Bradley Walsh, “who turned into a Brentford reserve player and Barnet loanee. He provides The Chase and pretty a chunk of non-football telly inside the past, too. Jermaine Jenas presented Teenage Knife Wars on BBC Three more than one year in the past.” We can also throw Gary and Danielle’s Northern Exposure for BBC Northern Ireland into the combination, too. Here’s a taster:

“I’d like to provide up to the deep dislike Wolves and Bolton preserve for every different,” writes Paul Quinton. “This dates returned to 1986, when Wolves had reached their lowest ebb, now not long saved from financial disaster, successive relegations from the old First to the Fourth Division, Molineux in ruins, and then, the lowest of all, drawn in opposition to Chorley within the FA Cup.

“Two drawn to video games, then a 2d replay at, yes, Burnden Park. Even now it’s nonetheless painful to write down that Chorley received 3-0, however in the course of and after the sport, there had been organized assaults with the aid of Bolton fanatics. Fast forward to 1995, and the First Division play-off semi-finals. Wolves won the first game at Molineux 2-1. Back to Bolton, and inside the new ranges of the sport, John McGinley had a confrontation with Wolves’ David Kelly, and incomplete view of the referee punched Kelly to the ground. The referee did not say anything. Bolton overturned the aggregate and went off to the very last. .” Rob Mackay brings up Bolton again: “Nice to see Tranmere get a mention for your brand new article. It turned into a Bolton-centric piece, however. There turned into no over-birthday celebration using Tranmere in 1991. A lot of Rovers supporters were attacked by way of Bolton fanatics after the sport. Their manager Phil Neal turned into additionally absolutely ungracious in defeat!” And Lex Dransfield is going back to internationals: “I noticed that a contributor said the Australia-Uruguay competition began in 2006. I want to argue that it began 32 years in advance at the SCG in a ‘friendly’ between the international locations. Ray Baartz become karate chopped so violently it permanently damaged his carotid artery and him in no way played once more.”

“He made his expert debut for Vasco da Gama in 1985 and then after three years moved directly to PSV, Barcelona, Flamengo, Valencia, and Flamengo. Then he again to make his (re)debut at Vasco in 2000 earlier than hot-footing it again to Fluminense only to go back once more (after Fluminense fired him) in 2005. Slightly desperate actions in 2006 to Miami FC after which Adelaide United have been only a mere precursor to a return to his footballing domestic at Vasco for his fourth debut, in which he scored aim range (ahem) 1,000.”

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