Football League… Not Tonight, Thanks
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When taking over a high-profile franchise, there is always a temptation to impose your identity upon a product that doesn’t require further bells or whistles. The BBC’s Football League Show was just about as demure as a football highlights programme as could be realistically possible, these days. Its late broadcast time and what many felt to be an over-emphasis on the Championship were criticisms that were never fully addressed, but at least the BBC seemed to understand that football supporters who will watch the Football League probably want to watch the football. Whether deliberate or subconsciously, the BBC seemed to understand that, at its most basic fundamental level, the Football League is mundane. The life of the Football League club supporter is mundane. We watch the football. We crack unfunny jokes. We grumble. And that’s okay. We need neither bells nor whistles. In its own way, The Football League Show spoke for us.
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