Goals on Sunday
GenreTalk show, Sport
Presented byAlex Scott
Chris Kamara
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Production
Production locationsStudio 1, Sky Studios
Osterley, London
(2017–present)
Running time90 minutes (inc. adverts)
Release
Original networkSky Sports
Picture format16:9 (HDTV) 1080i
Original release2000 (2000) –
present

Goals on Sunday is a British football discussion television programme on Sky Sports that shows highlights and analysis of the Premier League, Scottish Premiership and Football League Championship matches. Shown every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (under the name Soccer Extra), the programme is fronted by Alex Scott and Chris Kamara.[1] The show also features a rotation of various guest analysts from the world of football.

The show has been praised for being more humorous and low-key than the rest of Sky's football coverage. [2] However,The Daily Telegraph heavily criticised the programme by deeming it as "inane" and "presently brainless".[2]

History

Kamara has formerly co-presented the show with Ian Payne, Rob McCaffrey, Clare Tomlinson and Ben Shephard.

Tomlinson left the show in October 2007 and was replaced until the end of the season by Paul Boardman with a handful of appearances from Jeff Stelling.[citation needed]

Ian Payne was confirmed as Kamara's new co-presenter ahead of the 2008-09 season, and his arrival coincided with the show's new set and titles. Payne left the show in 2010 and was replaced by Ben Shephard.[3]

On 28 June 2019, Ben Shephard announced his departure from Goals on Sunday to allow him to spend more time with his family, effectively ending his time at Sky Sports.[4] On 1 August 2019, Sky Sports announced that former Arsenal W.F.C. and England footballer Alex Scott would be Kamara's new co-host.[1]

The show's theme tune was previously the Etta James version of "A Sunday Kind of Love".

Current Presenters

Former Presenters

References

  1. ^ a b "Football on Sky Sports in 2019/20: New season, new signings". Sky Sports. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "For inane analysis, Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday with Chris Kamara is top drawer". The Telegraph. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Ben Shephard to join Sky Sports". Digital Spy. 27 July 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/ben-shephard-says-hes-reached-17273011
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/GoalsOnSunday/status/1185866330756583426