NO Match of the Day this weekend for Gary, Alan, Lawro and the other Alan to make mildly sarcastic comments during (and for me to make mildly sarcastic comments about). But we’ve still got a chance to catch up with the latest developments below the top flight in The Football League Show.
So let’s see what’s going on in the Football League via the wonders of internet technology, in four easy bite-sized sections.
In part one, host Manish Bhasin is joined by Steve Claridge and Ronnie Corbett to discuss the League scene – but Diego Maradona sadly fails to show – while Neil Warnock uses extraordinary methods to inspire his Crystal Palace side to victory, watched by the world’s most annoying commentator.
In part two, Warnock is hailed as a character to rival even Bernie Clifton, Lizzie gets a surprising request for some Captain and Tennille, while Clem meets the football manager who has more GCSEs than anyone else in the world.
Part three sees Ronnie’s amusing Nottingham Forest anecdote interrupted by a surprise phone call from a football legend, while Lizzie surfs the nation’s unfocused rage.
And finally, Ronnie introduces a big musical finish – much to Steve’s delight – and Elaine Paige reveals her fear for Nigel Clough’s long-term future as Derby’s manager.
If you enjoyed the show’s distinctive theme tune, by the way, you’ll be delighted to know that there is a full-length version.