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# tv-wrap - Thursday 18 June, 2020

TV Wrap - A David Luiz disaster proves familiar in Sky's 'new normal' for the Premier League

How Sky’s coverage of the new-look Premier League looked on its first night back.

# tv-wrap - Thursday 4 June, 2020

TV Wrap - New documentary proves we have heard more than enough from Lance Armstrong

The disgraced cyclist is the subject of a new, two-part ESPN series.

# tv-wrap - Monday 18 May, 2020

TV Wrap - Ghostly Bundesliga appears on BT Sport while NBC make a hames of golf's return

Donald Trump appeared during coverage of Rory McIlroy’s charity skins game with Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Mathew Wolff.

# tv-wrap - Monday 11 May, 2020

TV Wrap - Horan and the GAA show impressive leadership as a diminished Sunday Game returns

The GAA president delivered a socially-distant punch to the gut, as the reality of a lost GAA summer sank in.

# tv-wrap - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s

Were he playing the game today, Jordan might not be afforded the chance to stay silent and say that “Republicans buy sneakers too”.

# tv-wrap - Thursday 16 April, 2020

TV Wrap - Even without any football, the Premier League continues to exasperate

Graeme Souness is critical of Paul Pogba and another club is sold as an item of sportswashing – it’s as if nothing has changed.

# tv-wrap - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now

The second series of the fly-on-the-wall documentary has been released on Netflix.

# tv-wrap - Friday 27 March, 2020

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear

The realisation is dawning more slowly for others that sport just isn’t important in the face of a pandemic.

# tv-wrap - Friday 13 March, 2020

TV Wrap - ITV can't hit the right note as the shameful staging of Cheltenham is laid bare

ITV tried to cover the festival like it was any other year…but this year is far from normal.

# tv-wrap - Monday 9 March, 2020

TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend

The biggest game in Europe was in an empty stadium, other events were cancelled and Roy Keane bantered with Micah Richards. Thank heavens for France.

# tv-wrap - Monday 24 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show

While the Irish public rushed to blame the U2 frontman, the pundits worryingly found plenty of different issues on the pitch.

# tv-wrap - Monday 10 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Matt Williams not quite on the same script as Ireland impress against Wales On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Matt Williams not quite on the same script as Ireland impress against Wales

Mattie took some flak for his comments on another stellar outing for Virgin Media’s rugby panel.

# tv-wrap - Monday 3 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland

Elsewhere, Dylan Hartley impresses as Matt Williams sticks the boot into Eddie Jones.

# tv-wrap - Monday 20 January, 2020

TV Wrap - UFC and Vegas get rich selling Conor McGregor's redemption, but are you buying it?

The Dubliner took less than a minute to finish off Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on Saturday night.

# tv-wrap - Monday 13 January, 2020

TV Wrap - Declan Rice the latest caught out as VAR fury hits boiling point On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Declan Rice the latest caught out as VAR fury hits boiling point

Elsewhere, Joe Brolly has made a surprise return to television punditry.

# tv-wrap - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

TV Wrap - The top 10 sporting TV moments of 2019

Drum roll please, as we celebrate the best in television analysis, entertainment…and eejitry.

# tv-wrap - Monday 9 December, 2019

TV Wrap - Neville calls out Boris Johnson in high point for Sky's football coverage

The British Prime Minister also bewilderingly claimed that a World Cup co-hosted in Ireland would be ‘bringing football home.’

# tv-wrap - Thursday 5 December, 2019

TV Wrap - A bit of the old magic remains as Dunphy, Brady and Giles reunite

The band got back together for Irish fans as Amazon assembled English pundits in a kind of Tekken menu.

# tv-wrap - Monday 11 November, 2019

TV Wrap - Poppy displays hit new heights of absurdity while Jose anoints Liverpool as champions

Elsewhere, Arsene Wenger turned up alongside Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

# tv-wrap - Thursday 7 November, 2019

TV Wrap - A requiem for Aertel and Page 220

The service is being shuttered by RTÉ, so we remember its heyday.

# tv-wrap - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

TV Wrap - Little sympathy for Granit Xhaka as Keane goes in two-footed on Spurs

Ian Wright was among those to criticise the Arsenal captain, and called for the player to apologise.

# tv-wrap - Monday 7 October, 2019

TV Wrap - BBC let themselves down on risible week for athletics in Doha

Seb Coe told Gabby Logan to ‘go back to Match of the Day’, but the Beeb’s coverage wasn’t nearly as harsh as it ought to have been.

# tv-wrap - Thursday 3 October, 2019

TV Wrap - Eddie O'Sullivan sticks the boot in as others stress the 'work-ons' after fitful Irish win

Jamie Heaslip and Brent Pope were reaching for the positives after a stuttering World Cup win.

# tv-wrap - Monday 23 September, 2019

TV Wrap - Jamie Heaslip steps up to the plate as RTÉ's World Cup coverage gets off to a flyer

There has been some highly-watchable tension between the ex-Irish star and Eddie O’Sullivan.

# tv-wrap - Monday 16 September, 2019

TV Wrap - Brolly's absence shows the similarities between Sky and RTÉ's All-Ireland final coverage

The two broadcasters have learned from each other and now there’s little difference in their approach.

# tv-wrap - Monday 9 September, 2019

TV Wrap - Cartoonish rage and unfair comments overshadow Keane's interesting side at Bord Gáis Theatre

The Irish legend has caused ructions with comments about Jon Walters and Alex Ferguson at an Off The Ball event with Gary Neville.

# tv-wrap - Monday 2 September, 2019

TV Wrap - RTÉ analysis veers toward a circus as Kerry assert old swagger against the Dubs

There was much disagreement over Johnny Cooper’s red card, while Pat Spillane talked about ‘unknown unknowns.’

# tv-wrap - Monday 26 August, 2019

TV Wrap - VAR's emotion-sapping interference a consequence of years of television analysis

The system might learn something from the GAA.

# tv-wrap - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

TV Wrap - Amazon's stunning new football docuseries an antidote to Premier League nonsense

The streaming service has — in partnership with Starbucks — released a new six-part series of films called This is Football.

# tv-wrap - Monday 29 July, 2019

TV Wrap - Donal Óg draws in mention of the Brits as The Sunday Game finds itself in a culture war

‘The last remnants of British culture on these islands’ got the blame for criticism of the sweeper system in hurling.

# tv-wrap - Monday 22 July, 2019

TV Wrap - Shane Lowry reminds us why we love sport in stunning Open triumph

Elsewhere, a Sky commentator claimed Lowry as British while Rory McIlroy was left on the verge of tears after a cruel return to Royal Portrush.

# tv-wrap - Monday 15 July, 2019

TV Wrap - Amazing tennis and cricket drama shows importance of keeping sport free-to-air

Elsewhere, viewers were annoyed by the Sunday Game. Again.

# tv-wrap - Monday 8 July, 2019

TV Wrap - Live coverage of women's World Cup goes a long way to silencing critics

Elsewhere, a few classic Irish tropes emerged on The Sunday Game.

# tv-wrap - Monday 1 July, 2019

TV Wrap - Phil Neville's bluster and ego sets up RTÉ's must-watch World Cup coverage

The England boss has been the breakout star, and thankfully, TG4 and the state broadcaster have been around to bring it to us.

# tv-wrap - Thursday 20 June, 2019

TV Wrap - Remembering RTÉ's 1994 World Cup coverage in Eamon Dunphy's absence

The broadcaster experimented with a ‘football forum’, filled with people from all walks of Irish life.

# tv-wrap - Monday 3 June, 2019

TV Wrap - Jose and Arsene come together to star on Champions League final night

Once enemies, Mourinho and Wenger were the stars of the show as Michael Owen painted the town beige on BT Sport.

# tv-wrap - Monday 27 May, 2019

TV Wrap: Too much well-worn talk, not enough action on The Sunday Game

The best argument for tiering the football championships is that it will end the talk of tiering the football championships.

# tv-wrap - Monday 20 May, 2019

TV Wrap: BBC struggle to liven up another boring Manchester City triumph

Gary Lineker would have been better off saying ‘another win for the bloodless and efficient use of capital’ and cutting straight to the Eurovision.

# tv-wrap - Monday 13 May, 2019

TV Wrap: The Sunday Game returns with a new approach and an age-old trait

For all of its new gadgets and approach, the show still left lots of people annoyed.

# tv-wrap - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

TV Wrap: Even Jose Mourinho swoons for Liverpool on remarkable Anfield night

George Hamilton got his prediction (almost) right while Jurgen Klopp was stuck for words.

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