Love it or hate it football fever is in the air!
Our Breakfast Boys have split opinions about ‘The Beautiful Game’. Gerry loves it, Dave loves when it’s over. So, getting an ex-England defender on the show could be really interesting.
However, it was fun, funny and enjoyable when it’s with Martin Keown
If you don’t recognise him from the pitch you might recognise him from the telly. Keown regularly appears as a pundit on the BBC’s football coverage and Match of the Day, as well as covering the Champions League for Irish broadcaster TV3. He was also working for ESPN UK during the 2011 Emirates Cup.
But, he really gained his stripes playing rather than commentating. He played for Brighton & Hove Albion, Aston Villa, Everton, Leicester City and Reading. Keown made his England debut in 1992 against France and went on to win 43 caps for the national side over the next 10 years. He’s represented England at four major international football finals including the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.
And it was the world cup that we inevitably got to talking about an award very close to Keown’s heart.The 2018 FA & McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards has been announced recognising the army of volunteers and football clubs all over the UK, celebrating the impact they have amongst their local communities. Everyone involved in grassroots football is eligible to be nominated, from coaches to cub secretaries, so it is a fantastic way to nominate a local hero!
It sounded like a pretty decent thing to chat about, so Gerry and Dave got properly stuck in.