Stan Collymore or Andy Gray? Oliver Holt writes in
STAN Collymore is one of the better football pundits. But is he better than Andy Gray? In the Daily Mirror, Oliver Holt is shocked and dismayed that Gray has replaced Collymore on TalkSPORT’S Champions’ League shows:
“Stan Collymore does a brilliant job for talkSPORT. He is one of the main reasons why the station is gaining in popularity. His phone-ins are full of energy and intelligent debate, his knowledge of the game is superb, his match commentaries are packed with insight and vitality, his research is meticulous. So, in those circumstances, it seems absolutely bizarre that the station has decided to drop him from its Champions League coverage this week, and in the future, in favour of Andy Gray.”
“This is not a dig at Gray”
Who is all of the above and more, right? Holt ends:
“I just think it’s sad that Collymore, one of the freshest voices in English broadcasting, is being treated in such a strange fashion.”
Oliver Holt is the co-author of Collymore’s autobiography Stan: Tackling My Demons (not to be confused with Being Gazza: Tackling My Demons), which was serialised in the Daily Mirror.
Such are the facts…