After yesterday’s extraordinary piece of television, here’s another one, and it won’t surprise you to learn it features Brian Clough again. This time, a little older, and a little more world-weary.
Motson is massively out of his depth here, and he flounders to answer Clough’s accurate critique of sports coverage – coverage that has become ten times worse in the following years. When so much money is spent on rights, the only way to make it financially viable is turn it into a four hour presentation that eats up schedules. And it’s to the detriment of good coverage.