I switched to football on BBC after checking out the reaction to the iPhone on Digg and caught the last half hour of the Liverpool v Arsenal Carling Cup quarter final. Blimey – what a match! It was already 5-1 Arsenal and ended up at 6-3 with Baptista, on loan from Real Madrid hitting four.
What to me sounded like one of the most exciting matches of the season for a neutral fan, was unfortunately subject to Mark Lawrenson’s abysmal co-commentary. He really adds nothing other than negativity when a celebration of Arsenal’s attacking flair was in order. I sincerely hope that BBC’s openness to user-generated content extends as far as inviting knowledgeable and genuine fans to support or replace their commentary teams in the future. Hopefully we’re not too far away from user-generated live audio over the web which will allow the likes me and my father who has a similar disdain for Alan Green, Lawro and the rest to choose our commentators, or do it ourselves.