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.
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.
Revealed: scheme that let Gary Lineker avoid tax on Barbados home British stars including Match of the Day host have bought property via offshore arrangement causing controversy on island A number of British celebrities have bought holiday homes in Barbados using offshore companies that allow them to avoid paying local taxes when they sell their property, the Continue reading...
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.
BBC men including Gary Lineker face salary cut to match women and close gender pay gap TOP BBC male stars such as Gary Lineker and Chris Evans could have their wages slashed to match women’s pay.
From Gary Lineker to the Queen, as well as ordinary savers - who were the financial winners and losers in 2017? From Gary Lineker to the Queen, as well as ordinary savers - who were the financial winners and losers in 2017?
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. […]
Roy Moore: a sex scandal judge with God by his side | Observer profile He’s become the darling of the alt-right and evangelicals whose candidacy for the Senate has intensified US culture wars. Will the voters overlook allegations of sexual harassment against him? Perhaps only in the deeply Republican state of Alabama could a pistol-packing, stetson-wearing ex-judge accused of sexual misconduct become a formidable political candidate. That candidate, the former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court, Roy Moore, a 70-year-old evangelical Christian who was recently accused of Continue reading...
Rodrigo Duterte: the president warlord of the Philippines | Observer profile Thousands have been killed in his domestic anti-drug campaign. Now, as he hosts Trump at a summit in Manila, new brutal revelations put him back in the headlines The litany of horrific comments that have catapulted the Philippine leader, Rodrigo Duterte, to international notoriety is so exhaustive that it is hard to choose his most transgressive lines. Nothing, it seems, is out of bounds. In September 2016, for example, Continue reading...
Jodie Whittaker: regenerating as a woman – the new Doctor Who | Observer profile Stepping into the shoes of the Time Lord is a daunting task for any actor, but she will not only be the first female to pilot the Tardis but also have the task of rescuing the show’s falling ratingsMatt Smith, the 11th Time Lord (2009-2013), winced when I asked if he’d passed on any advice to Jodie Whittaker, the new Doctor Who. ..
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?
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.
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.
Missouri Football Coach Gary Pinkel to Resign Missouri Football Coach Gary Pinkel to Resign
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said Friday that he would resign after this season, citing health reasons that were unrelated to the unrest on campus this week.
Gary help!! I did it again Gary! Oh thank god. Push me Gary...little more...yes. Oh my god! Gary, you the Reptile bro.
Gary Fishman to Head N.Y. Financial Crimes Unit Fishman to Head N.Y. Financial Crimes Unit
New York's attorney general named Gary Fishman to head the newly formed state Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau that will prosecute complex and large-scale financial crimes.
Gary Danielson on Auburn: Gus Malzahn having his best year as a head coach It's not always easy to relinquish control, particularly for college football coaches with their notoriously control-freak nature. Offensive responsibilities changed hands multiple times last year at Auburn, but now Gus Malzahn has a new quarterback, a new offensive coordinator and as the Tigers prepare to take on LSU on Saturday in the SEC Game of the Week (3:30 p.m. ET on CBS, CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App), everything appears to be clicking. "I think Gus Malzahn might be having his best year as a head coach. He's relinquished some o
CBS’s Gary Danielson believes Alabama should make College Football Playoff regardless of SEC championship
Should NFL end Thursday Night Football? What the national media are saying about Seahawks’ costly win in Arizona Here's what the national media are saying about Seattle's injuries, what NFL should do about Thursday Night Football and how the Seahawks will move on.
Charities criticise 'bizarre' appointment of Gary Johns as head of regulator Former minister who once described Indigenous mothers as ‘cash cows’ and attacked Indigenous charities – has been made head of charities commission The Turnbull government has appointed a man perceived as a long-time anti-charity campaigner as the head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The appointment comes amid Continue reading...
Corporate head by job profile, but ‘cop’ at heart
Ban appoints Major General Menon head of UN Syria Israel observer mission
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, ...
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 ...
An idiom meaning a thing that was costly to create and is now costly to maintain.
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 ...
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 ...
Why people use past tense when talking about something always true
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 ...
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?
What religion is Gary Lineker?
Has Gary lineker ever been booked?
yes but only once in a pre season friendly.
How tall is Gary lineker?
1.77 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in
How many children does Gary Lineker have?
Did Gary Lineker ever get booked?
Why did Gary lineker retire?
A persistent toe injury forced Lineker to retire.
Is Gary lineker Jewish?
Did Gary lineker ever captain England?
Yes Gary Lineker became captain after Bryan Robson got injured in the1990 world cup.
Did Gary lineker ever play for arsenal?
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 play for England?
Indeed, Gary Lineker did play for the English national team.
What is Gary lineker's shoe size?
When did Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer happen?
Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer happened in 1987.
Which La Liga club did Gary Lineker play for?
Gary Lineker made 103 La Liga appearances for Barcelona between 1986 and 1989.
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.
Brian Blessed tells remoaners Gary Lineker & Ian McEwan to F*** off - Brian Blessed responds to remoaners Gary Lineker and Ian McEwan taunts about old people voting for Brexit.
Morning news | Gary lineker aims yet another thinly-veiled dig at karim benzema -
Chelsea ace Pedro slammed by Gary Lineker after shocking dive in FA Cup clash with Norwich. Spaniard - Chelsea ace Pedro slammed by Gary Lineker after shocking dive in FA Cup clash with Norwich. Spaniard was later sent off after another yellow after trying to con referee Graham Scott into awarding...
Real madrid striker karim benzema slams gary lineker, claiming he ‘feels sorry’ for the pundit - Real madrid striker karim benzema slams gary lineker, claiming he 'feels sorry' for the pundit. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema slams Gary Lineker, claiming ...
Breaking News | Gary lineker's instant reaction on twitter to leicester city appointing claude puel - Gary lineker's instant reaction on twitter to leicester city appointing claude puel Gary lineker's instant reaction on twitter to leicester city appointing claude puel ...