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Gary Lineker: is football’s costly talking head too good to be true? | Observer profile

The self-deprecating, ironic Match of the Day presenter has a loyal audience of millions, but freely courts controversy in defence of his beliefs Negotiating a way through the robust challenges of British celebrity is seldom an easeful task. Few in the public eye escape censure and even fewer manage to avoid succumbing to bitterness or the kind of acute sensitivity known only to those who have had their inner lives splashed across the outer pages of the press. A rare exception is Gary Lineker, who returned last night for his 18th season as the Match of the Day presenter. If he has come of age in the job, the former England striker seems to have retained a boyish enthusiasm for life in the spotlight, albeit weighted with a just-so amount of irony and self-deprecation. He also holds the affection of a sizable chunk of the nation. The two are probably not unrelated.

    
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Zidane slams Gary Lineker comments on Real Madrid's Benzema
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hits back at former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker's comments on social media about Karim Benzema.
Why Pep Guardiola cannot forgive Gary Lineker
Pep Guardiola playfully reminds Gary Lineker that he never gave him his shirt when he was a ball boy at Barcelona where Lineker was a player.
Gary Lineker suggests Ukip swipe logo from Premier League
Ukip have been accused of 'stealing' their new lion logo from the Premier League - but the party insist it is not a copyright infringement.
Breaking News | Gary lineker reacts to alvaro morata’s hat-trick in chelsea’s 4-0 win at stoke | fo
Pep Guardiola reveals he has not forgiven Gary Lineker after Barcelona shirt snub when Manchester City boss was ball boy
PEP GUARDIOLA has told Gary Lineker he has never forgiven him for snubbing his repeated requests for a Barcelona shirt while he was a youngster. Lineker met up with the Manchester City boss for an in depth interview for the BBC Premier League Show this week, looking to get an insight into his coaching methods. […]
Angelina Jolie: an actor of style and a director of substance | Observer profile
Keen to make films about subjects many would avoid, the film star and activist is as likely to be found discussing the Khmer Rouge, subject of her new film, as featuring in glamour magazines The meeting with Angelina Jolie was going so well. The Vanity Fair reporter Evgenia Peretz was welcomed into the “11,000 square foot beaux arts mansion” in Los Feliz, which the 42-year-old actress and her six children acquired after her divorce last year from Brad Pitt. Peretz marvelled at the “rolling lawns, lush trees”, the kitchen “worthy of a
Harvey Weinstein: fall of Hollywood player they once called ‘God’ | Observer profile
For years rumours surrounded the movie mogul behind films such as Shakespeare in Love and Gangs of New York, but now his accusers are going on the record alleging sex assaults On the day before news officially broke of alleged sexual harassment stretching back decades, Harvey Weinstein, the 65-year-old movie mogul, offered this comment: “The story sounds so good I want to buy the movie rights.” In its blend of the glib, the acquisitive and plain braggadocio, it seemed an incredible response to a potentially career-ending exposé. Yet those
We lost, but some silver lining- How good was our defense today! All three had a good game. Especially Christensen. How good was he? And anyone notice pep talking to him after the match?
Gary Neville thinks he is done as a football manager
Gary Neville cannot see himself taking another role as a football manager following his failed stint in charge of Valencia. The former Manchester United captain was sacked by Valencia after only four months in charge in March 2016, while he also served as an assistant manager for England under Roy Hodgson. Instead of returning to the dugout, Neville wants to continue to pursue his business interests which include owning non-league side Salford City and running new project University Academy 92 – an education programme teaching sport and busin
Michigan Football: Rashan Gary Says Best Is Yet To Come For Defense
Michigan sophomore defensive tackle Rashan Gary says the best is yet to come for this team's defense. It feels like sophomore defensive tackle Rashan Gary has been at Michigan for years. The former top recruit has seen plenty of playing time and has his fair share of big plays, yet Gary is only three games into his second year with the Wolverines.
Football's Costly Turnovers
Coaches' Trophy Homes a Tough Sell The unique challenges of selling a college football coach's home: It tends to be the most expensive house in town, has team themes—like a stuffed Gator head—and draws ardent fans who just want to gawk. |
  • [30-09] time #MOTD got rid of lineker & his tag alongs, it's like a mates clique. I thought gary lineker liked outsiders,says it but doesn't mean it
  • [17-09] @GaryLineker So next year @alanshearer reveals all courtesy from good old Gary Lineker. #MatchOfTheDay
  • [27-09] What's with the #Motd ? What the hell's Gary Lineker got to do with foundation
  • [06-10] If Boris Johnson is "Britain" I am Gary Lineker. #BBCQT
  • [17-10] Gary Lineker con la elástica del FC Barcelona #JugadoresMíticos #LaLiga
  • [04-10] Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson confirms the true extent of Gary O'Neil's injury #BristolCity
  • [04-10] #Robins #BCFC #BristolCityFC Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson confirms the true extent of Gary O'Neil's inj..
  • [18-09] there's more chance of Gary Lineker becoming the next leader of #UKIP than there is of #VinceCable becoming the next PM, ffs #RealityCheck
  • [19-10] #Futbol #RealMadrid | Gary Lineker: ¿Soy yo o Benzema está sobrevalorado? ->
  • [01-10] Gary Lineker's whole exchange with Peter Crouch was cringeworthy #motd #matchoftheday
  • [01-10] Match of the Day running order: Gary Lineker explains Spurs & Man ... #MOTD ➡️ ➡️
  • [20-10] Blocked by Gary Lineker,suppose I shouldn't have said he is paid far too much and that #MOTD survives without him
  • [28-09] "It says a lot that the most left wing senior person at the BBC is Gary Lineker." #wato #bbcpm #newsnight
  • [06-10] @GeorgeMonbiot @davies42g Blue nun drinking Tory Spectator Chairman Big Andy who wants Gary Lineker to do the…
  • [08-10] It's really easy, every time gary lineker comes on the tv I turn over. #motd #walkers #wanker @walkers_crisps @BBCMOTD
  • [17-10] Shock #CraigShakespeare sacking sees "ineptitude" of #Leicester top brass slammed by club legend Gary Lineker
  • [30-09] @lbc Gary #lineker will scoop £42 grand of public money for tonights 50min #motd programme! How is this allowed? #ukip
  • [24-09] MOTD running order: Gary Lineker explains Chelsea & Man United ... #MOTD ♥➡️
  • [16-10] Gary Lineker sends apology to #ManUtd manager Louis van Gaal #ManUtd
  • [14-10] MOTD running order: Gary Lineker explains Man City & Crystal ... #MOTD ♥♥♥
  • [17-10] Gary Lineker con la elástica del FC Barcelona #JugadoresMíticos #LaLiga
  • [19-10] #Futbol #RealMadrid | Gary Lineker: ¿Soy yo o Benzema está sobrevalorado? ->
Gary Lineker: is football’s costly talking head too good to be true? | Observer profile
The self-deprecating, ironic Match of the Day presenter has a loyal audience of millions, but freely courts controversy in defence of his beliefs Negotiating a way through the robust challenges of British celebrity is seldom an easeful task. Few in the public eye escape censure and even fewer manage to avoid succumbing to bitterness or the kind of acute sensitivity known only to those who have had their inner lives splashed across the outer pages of the press. A rare exception is Gary Lineker, who returned last night for his 18th season as the Match of the Day presenter. If he has come of age in the job, the former England striker seems to have retained a boyish enthusiasm for life in the spotlight, albeit weighted with a just-so amount of irony and self-deprecation. He also holds the affection of a sizable chunk of the nation. The two are probably not unrelated.
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* The Observer: Hey, guess which number I’m thinking of Deadhead: 420? The Observer: No, that’s really immature. Someone else guess and please take this seriously Scriniarii: Is it 69 The Observer: Yeah it was 69- Pistine, get off my blog
* Bumped into a scary coworker that works at a separate building, and the following conversation ensued: Her: Oh how’s everything going?Me: Really good.*awkward silence*Her: So how is it going?Me: It’s good….Her: No, I mean specifics.Me: Ummmm the kids are talking. They’re doing well.Her: Well I’d like you to message me after each lesson and tell me everything that happened.Me: *awkward mumble of agreement* Her: *forcefully* Can you do that?Me: No…Her: *angry* Why not?!Me: Because it’s pointless….Her: I AM THE HEAD OF THE ENGLISH- (we’re the only two in the English department)Me: *waves goodbye to a student*Her: *turns to wave goodbye too*Me: Welp, I’ve gotta go. *runs across the street*Her: *chasing after me* No, wait! I’m still talking to you!Me: *not looking back* Well I really do have to go.Her: Well I’m going to follow you then.Me: *overly cheerful* Okay!Her: I don’t know why we don’t get along! I’ve tried so hard to make this work! Even with you going behind my back. (I followed my boss’ instructions instead of hers)Me: Okay!Her: WELL AT LEAST IF WE DON’T GET ALONG, WE CAN BE CIVIL! HAVE A GOOD DAY!Me: *still not stopping* You too!
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In structures such as 'football manager', is 'football' a modifier or a complement of the head noun? I thought I'd post this as it illustrates a problem often encountered on ELU. In structures such as 'football manager', is 'football' a modifier or a complement of the head noun? I've seen both ...
'The talking head' fantasy book with a girl on a quest with a severed head and a sassy crow I feel like I'm going nuts because I swear this is what the book was called. I picked it up once at my local library years ago. It was part of a series of fantasy books, young adult fantasy I believe, ...
An idiom meaning a thing that was costly to create and is now costly to maintain. Example usage: This project is something of [noun] - we spent six months building it, and now it's functional, but there are several things that require tweaking and maintenance to make it really ...
Talking in a “football voice” English is not my native language, but normally when I listen to the radio I have no problem understanding what's being said. That's different when I listen to sports commentary, I really have to ...
Why people use past tense when talking about something always true Examples: xxx was the founder of ... xxx was the first ... This does not limit to living person/person passed away, but also items. To me the status of the first, the founder of etc. does not change ...
What does a “talking-head-and-flapping-gums” sector of TV/Radio mean? New York Times (May 6) reports that Mike Rogers (Mich.), the House Intelligence Committee Chairman decided to leave the House for a media gig as the radio host of Cumulus under the title, “Radio ...
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How can you become a football presenter like Gary lineker but not a former pro? You just have to get a job working for BBC or ITV, and work your way up. Adrian Chiles is doing ITV's World Cup and he has no professional football experience. You would probably need a journalism degree as most presenters have them now.
How old is Gary Lineker?
Why did Gary lineker retire? A persistent toe injury forced Lineker to retire.
Did Gary Lineker ever get booked?
What religion is Gary Lineker?
Is Gary lineker Jewish?
How tall is Gary lineker? 1.77 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in
How many children does Gary Lineker have?
Has Gary lineker ever been booked? yes but only once in a pre season friendly.
Did Gary lineker ever captain England? Yes Gary Lineker became captain after Bryan Robson got injured in the1990 world cup.
What is Gary lineker's shoe size? UK 9.5
Did Gary lineker play for England? Indeed, Gary Lineker did play for the English national team.
What honours did Gary lineker win at everton? Everton won nothing with Gary Lineker in the side, he did win the Golden Boot that year though.
Did Gary lineker ever play for arsenal? no
Which La Liga club did Gary Lineker play for? Gary Lineker made 103 La Liga appearances for Barcelona between 1986 and 1989.
When did Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer happen? Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer happened in 1987.
When was Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer created? Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer was created in 1987.
How many goals did Gary Lineker score for England? In 80 international caps for the England national team between 1984 and 1992, Gary Lineker scored 48 goals.
Which club did Gary Lineker make his career debut for? Leicester City, 1979
How many yellow cards did Gary Lineker receive in his career? No, in fact he played with total fairness towards the oppostition. He's great role model for the younger generations to follow the footsteps of this great footballing legend.
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