Albert Sewell, MBE, RIP
Tributes have been pouring in after the passing of Albert Sewell MBE, who died aged 90 earlier this week. Albert was a life member of the FWA, the first employee and then director of Hayters sports agency and long-time editor of Chelsea's club programme. He was also the BBC's football statistics expert from 1968 until his retirement in 2005, often referred to by Match of the Day host Des Lynam as 'Our Albert'.
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Football hurtles back with indecent haste, but a friendly face - and familiar voice - will be absent from the Press room for the first time in 30 years.
My Week: Simon BrothertonBBC commentator SIMON BROTHERTON on the joy of six in Poland...Brighty’s Crystal Palace ice cream...and Adam’s red face
Monday June 18
Days like this one feel like Christmas morning to me. The World and defending European Champions Spain are on the menu tonight in a much anticipated encounter with Luca Modric and his Croatian colleagues. I’m genuinely excited at the prospect. Any day I’m going to see Xavi play leaves me with an extra spring in my step.
Behind the scenes at Match of the DayPAUL ARMSTRONG, editor of Match of the Day, takes us behind the scenes of a British institution...
Why Fulham went from last to first...how to squeeze 10 goals into 10 minutes...and glad to have Sir Alex back...
When does the planning for MotD start and what does this entail?
Our planning starts as soon as the fixtures come out in June, often while we’re working on a World Cup or European Championship. Sky and ESPN pick their weekend live fixtures, we send multi-camera Outside Broadcasts to three Saturday 3 pm games, and we send commentators to every weekend game. Pre-season ...