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Report: Sky Have Selected Their First Soccer Saturday Panel Of The New Season

Report: Sky Have Selected Their First Soccer Saturday Panel Of The New Season
By Paul Moore
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Following Sky's decision not to renew the contracts of Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas, and Phil Thompson, The Athletic are reporting that Jeff Stelling will be joined by former Premier League managers Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood for the very first episode of this season's Soccer Saturday.

The report also states that Glen Johnson, Clinton Morrison and regular Paul Merson will also be in the studio for this weekend's season opener, while Chris Kamara is doing his usual reporting work from one of the grounds.

It should be noted that this weekend's lineup is not indicative of what the broadcaster plans for the future though because Sky are not expected to have a permanent line up just yet.


Instead, they're set to rotate the pundits on a weekly basis with the likes of Robbie Fowler, Joleon Lescott, Matt Murray and Glenn Murray all expected to feature in the coming weeks.

With regards to the decision to let the Le Tissier, Thompson, and Nicholas go, Sky released a statement which said: "We are changing some parts of our football coverage – Matt, Charlie and Phil have done a great job for us over the years, and they will leave us with our sincere thanks and very best wishes.”

Writing in his column in The Mail, Chris Kamara said that he's "gutted" not to be working with those three men again.

"Obviously, I’m gutted, absolutely gutted. And I know they are. I’ve spoken to Thommo and Charlie and I’ve text Le Tiss… we were such a good team and it was all going well.

"Decisions were made, we don’t have any say in those. Whoever made (them) has done it and the boys accept it. I can honestly say they are the best fellas you could ever wish to meet. They are top-drawer and it’s been a great time to have worked with them over the past 15 years or so.

"We’ve already talked about meeting up and having a night out together, reminiscing about all the good and funny stuff we’ve gone through. We’ll just get together and go for a meal – I hope that happens… I know Jeff, Thommo and Charlie definitely want to make sure it happens."

Soccer Saturday returns this weekend and the panel will have a busy day with four live Premier League games to discuss this Saturday - Fulham vs Arsenal, Crystal Palace vs Southampton, Liverpool vs Leeds, and West Ham vs Newcastle - while there are four more games on Sunday and Monday too.


SEE ALSO: Jeff Stelling Discusses The Rumours He's Leaving Soccer Saturday

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