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Gabriele Marcotti

The Times of England

Sid Low

Gabriele Marcotti is well-known in the US for his work in Sports Illustrated. He also writes for Champions Magazine, The Times in England and the Sunday Herald in Scotland, having previously written for The Daily Mail and The Financial Times. In Italy he is a columnist for La Stampa and is the London correspondent of Il Corriere dello Sport.

Marcotti has co-written three books: Paolo Di Canio's autobiography (1999), The Italian Job (2006), written in conjunction with Gianluca Vialli and Capello: Portrait of a Winner (2008), an unauthorized biography of the England manager, Fabio Capello. The Italian Job was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Capello: Portrait of a Winner was nominated for the National Sporting Club's British Sports Book of the Year award in the Football category.

Sid Lowe

The Guardian UK

Sid Low

Sid Lowe made a well-timed appearance to review el Clásico with Phil and Anto to discuss all the ramifications of Spain's most exciting seasons in years. He is an authority on all things involving Spain and its football landscape. Sid and the lads had a very interesting chat about Barcelona, Real Madrid, the Champions League for Spain's top four clubs. Informative and detailed, it's always an honor to talk football with one of the game's finest reporters and analysts.

Sid Lowe lives in Madrid and writes a weekly column for In addition to The Guardian, he contributes regularly to World Soccer, FourFourTwo, and the Telegraph. He works as a commentator and panelist for Spanish, Asian and US television and has acted as translator for David Beckham, Michael Owen, and Thomas Gravesen.

Oliver Kay

The Times

Oliver Kay

Oliver Kay is a Chief Football Correspondent for The Times newspaper and can also be heard and seen on The Times Game podcast as well as Sky Sports Sunday Supplement.

Oli gives us his unique takes and keen insight on the game within the Barclays Premier League, Champions League and England National Team where the stories and issues are the biggest and often arrive with the greatest level of discussion and debate. Oli cuts to the chase, but always delivers a depth quite like no other correspondent.

Whether it's tribalism in the game, zero tolerance on racism or analysis on the biggest stories and figures in the English game and beyond, Oli always takes the measured approach,

Clive Tyldesley


Clive Tyldesley

Clive Tyldesley is one of the world's most popular football broadcasters. He has commentated on eleven Champions League finals, five FA Cup Finals and numerous World Cup and European Championship matches. Tyldesley has commentated on 2 World Cup finals for ITV, 2 European Championship finals and 5 FA Cup Finals, as well as successes for Manchester United and Liverpool in the Champions League.

In addition to his ITV commitments, Tyldesley worked as a commentator on Match of the Day and Sportsnight for four years and has also worked for Granada Television in the late 1980s as a commentator on their Kick Off and Granada Soccer Night programs.

Warren Barton

Fox Soccer Channel

Eric Wynalda

Warren has joined Phil and Anto to discuss the emerging football stories in England and in the UEFA Champions League. Having made more than 400 professional appearances at clubs such as Wimbledon FC and Newcastle United and having been capped for his country at the senior international level, Warren provides a wonderful level of insight during his regular appearances on Prime Time Football - exclusive on BTP.

Since retiring from the game, Warren has joined Fox Soccer Channel and is the lead analyst for FOX Soccer Match Day, Goals on Sunday, and UEFA Champions League coverage.

Paul Merson

Sky Sports

Paul Merson

Paul Merson is a retired English football player, and former player-manager of Walsall. His playing career has included spells at Arsenal, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Portsmouth. He also played for England 21 times.

Merson has recently become a regular pannel on Star Sports Asia, covering EPL games, although his main job is on Sky Sports. Where he is a regular presenter for Gilette Soccer Saturday Merson also has commentated on Arabic channels, again covering the EPL.

Where Our Guests Contribute

Lee Sharpe Foundation for Children

John Hartson Foundation Cancer Awareness

Kay Murray presenter

Gabriele Marcotti The Times UK

Sid Lowe The Guardian UK

Martha Guerra ESPN Deportes

Paul Merson Sky Sports

Uli Hesse Bundesliga Insider

Jonathan Wilson The Blizzard

Bobby McMahon Soccer Report Extra

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