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World Cup Pundit Watch: Rating And Hating The Men (And Women) Behind The Mics In Russia

We’re putting the pundits under the spotlight

Who needs the Golden Boot, Golden Glove, and the Golden Ball when the 888sport Golden Mic is up for grabs?!

Bored of the same old football cliches that clog our airwaves, we’ve already teamed up with grime sensation Big Narstie to shake up the punditry scene this summer (check out the Rapper to Reporter series here)

And now we’re launching Pundit Watch, where we put the current crop of commentary hotshots to the test. With a varied mix of top-quality punditry and cringe-worthy commentary clichés, we’re going to find out who truly is the master of the mic, as voted for by you, the fans.

We’ll track the performances and social media response to this year’s UK pundits and presenters, updated after every group round and knockout round of fixtures, and work out who’s the real commentary champ, and who, in the words of Big Narstie, just chats pure gas. BBC or ITV? Ferdinand or Neville? Scott or Aluko? Drogba or Evra? Find out here.

The winner of Pundit Watch will not only receive our gratitude, they’ll also receive our elusive (and totally imaginary) Golden Mic. Phwoar.


Check out our Pundit Watch table below, updated after each stage of the World Cup.

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