Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I'm No Fan . of World Cup ; VIEWPOINTS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I'm No Fan . of World Cup ; VIEWPOINTS

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THE World Cup starts today and I for one am already fed up with it. It seems that the powers that be at BBC and ITV think that everybody and his dog is obsessed by sport, well this is just not so.

My wife loves the soaps but those in control see fit to remove Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Eastenders on frequent occasions to foist their beloved football upon us.

It is not just football however. Last Saturday all four main channels were taken up for numerous hours with sport. There was the football on one channel, Rugby on another, then tennis on another and finally Motorsport.

One of my favourite programmes is Countdown on Channel 4. This, however, is regularly taken off to accommodate horse racing.

Is it not about time that ITV and BBC each had channels solely dedicated to sports and leave the scheduled programs in their rightful positions? …

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