Having just arrived back from a 2 week holiday missing the start of the new season can anyone fill me in with a few questions I have regarding Sky’s coverage?
1. I noticed Guy Havord reporting at the Reebok Stadium this afternoon when he is normally the Prem Plus reporter. So my question is what is the situation with the reporters? Who did this weeks 4 live games & last weeks?
2. Who are the Sky/Prem Plus co-commentators this season? Are they still Andy Gray, Tony Cottee & Alan Smith? Is David Platt a permanent co-comm or is today his first appointment of the season?
3. Can anyone tell me what yesterday’s Football First game of the day was?
2. It looks like the co-commentators are under a rotation policy (similar to the commentators). From the commentary I recognised (from last week’s matches), I think today’s Bolton v Everton match is Platt’s first this season.
I don’t think Alan Smith, who did the 1.30pm Sunday match last week, did any co-commentary this weekend. I’m not sure how to answer your second question; isn’t there a co-commentator for every match? So there’s got to be more than the 3 you mentioned.
Regarding the question about co-comms, I was only talking about them doing the live matches on Sky/Prem Plus as they were the 3 main ones from last seasons live matches, you are right that due to Football First all Prem games have 2 commentators though.