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Lee Bowyer mocked for how he acted on Soccer Saturday

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer ended up being mocked for how he acted on his Soccer Saturday appearance on Sky Sports.

He was on the panel giving updates on the League One fixture between Sunderland and Milton Keynes Dons, but his enthusiasm for the game he was commentating on just wasn’t there.

Footage from today’s episode when viral on social media, with so many users choosing to take the mick out of how interested he really was in this encounter.

Fair enough, it’s three minutes into the game, but he summed up good play and a decent corner rather miserably as he starred at the screen in front of him.

In the clip you can see above, he is heard saying: “Good corner. Good corner. Well worked on the training ground, cut back to the penalty spot, little flick towards goal and then Lewington just heads it over inside the box.

Sky Sports hasn’t been the same since the departures of Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson earlier this year, the banter and chemistry, well that’s the thing, there isn’t any.

Paul Merson is the only surviving and on today’s episode you have the likes of Lee Bowyer, Jamie Mackie, Clinton Morrison and Sue Smith.

Some would say it’s good to have change, fresher feel etc, but we agree with the majority that Soccer Saturday has simply lost it’s spark now, just like Soccer AM.

Presenter Jeff Stelling, who wasn’t in as it’s international break, it usually there doing his witty jokes, however they seem to go down like a lead balloon these days with none of his usual buddies there to back him up or laugh in the background.

The dull-ness of Lee Bowyer really was a new low for the show, and unless they make some changes quick, their ratings are surely bound to plummet once fans are allowed back in the ground and showing Championship goals as they go in is no longer an option during the 3pm and 7:45pm kick offs.

The Athletic state that presenter Jeff Stelling, who was left rather disappointed by the exits of his colleagues, will be joined by former Premier League managers Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood for the very first episode of this season’s Soccer Saturday.

The report also stated that Glen Johnson, Clinton Morrison and regular Paul Merson will also be in the studio for the weekend programmes, while Chris Kamara will remain reporting from one ground on one particular matches like the other Sky reporters.

The midweek specials will be presented by Julian Warren and Jeff Stelling, and they will be joined by plenty of new guests including Glenn Murray, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Kevin Phillips, Lee Hendrie on the panel.

That lineup is not indicative of what the broadcaster plans for the future though because Sky are not expected to have a permanent line up just yet, instead they are said to be auditioning a few people and seeing what works and will no doubt see who is and isn’t a hit with fans on social media.

They’re set to rotate the pundits on a weekly basis with the likes of Robbie Fowler, Joleon Lescott, Matt Murray and Glenn Murray, with many others, featuring since the season restarted.

With regards to the decision to let the Le Tissier, Thompson, and Nicholas go, Sky released a statement which said: “We are changing some parts of our football coverage – Matt, Charlie and Phil have done a great job for us over the years, and they will leave us with our sincere thanks and very best wishes.”

At least a few of them seem to be looking forward to a new project, which has been kept quiet, for now it seems anyway.

Writing in his column in The Mail, Chris Kamara said that he’s “gutted” not to be working with the trio again.

He said: “Obviously, I’m gutted, absolutely gutted. And I know they are. I’ve spoken to Thommo and Charlie and I’ve text Le Tiss… we were such a good team and it was all going well.

“Decisions were made, we don’t have any say in those. Whoever made (them) has done it and the boys accept it. I can honestly say they are the best fellas you could ever wish to meet. They are top-drawer and it’s been a great time to have worked with them over the past 15 years or so.

“We’ve already talked about meeting up and having a night out together, reminiscing about all the good and funny stuff we’ve gone through. We’ll just get together and go for a meal – I hope that happens… I know Jeff, Thommo and Charlie definitely want to make sure it happens.”

Newest pundit (if you like), Lee Bowyer, was mocked for how he acted in his latest Soccer Saturday appearance…

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