Super Sunday on FSC has the trio of Andy Houlihan, Gary Richards, and Christian Miles. They discuss the Premiership, MLS, and the Serie matches at a studio done up as a pub. Richards makes it interesting with his anti- Arsenal comments and pungent criticism of Newcastle fans who have gone ga-ga over Keegan's return. He also analyzes clips of the games and talks tactics. Houlihan is an unmitigated disaster and aside from one refrain "they need more players" adds very little, usually getting shunted aside by Richards. Miles is a glorified time-keeper. It can't be mistaken for MOTD.
And please can we not have an "interview" conducted by Max Bretos. He is the Chris Matthews of the soccer broadcasting world, tone deaf, in love with his own voice, and not particularly insightful. The victims this time were Paul Caliguiri and his university soccer team, Cal Poly Pomona. We never got to know them as Bretos continued his backslapping fest and constant patter.
We got to know that he kept up with Caliguiri because they called a few games together. Having not had the same luxury, my only hope would have been to rely on Bretos to bring us up to speed with Caliguiri. I was rewarded when Bretos informed viewers that Caliguiri was a good coach and a good sort or words to that effect.
Christian Miles would inform us grandly after every commercial break that they had the Cal Poly team in the studio which would lead to great expectations that they were not just there to just provide the decor but finally, we would get to know whether anyone of them had gone to see the Spice Girls in their re-union tour. But sadly, it was not to be. I only hope they got to drink enough Bass Pale Ale because Max Bretos can drive you to drink and a bad hangover.
Contrast this with the face time that football programs get.