Articles by Simon Tyers

The Road to MOTD

August 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

As Match of the Day celebrates its 50th Anniversary, Simon Tyers takes us through the story of how weekly football highlights became the norm.

An Impossible Job

April 22, 2014 // 4 Comments

It's been a little over twenty years since Graham Taylor introduced the world to the phrase "Do I not like that". Simon Tyers looks back on a documentary that remains memorable, influential and grimly entertaining.

The Two Escobars

March 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

It's twenty years this summer since the 1994 World Cup - and since the death of Andres Escobar. Simon Tyers reviews ESPN's 2010 documentary, which examined the intertwined fates of the murdered player and his drug kingpin namesake.

Soccer’s Mr Wonderful: ITV at Mexico ’70

February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Arguably the most memorable punditry team in history came together on ITV for the 1970 World Cup. Simon Tyers looks back at the coverage that was said to have "set a new standard and pattern for football on television".