Making more sense than I thought at the time, when collared by Becky Liggero at a gambling conference that I was asked to go and speak at in Holland (to give an old lag’s view of their market).
I nominated dad to do the #icebucketchallenge.
Here he is doing it, with the additional requirement demanded when I nominated him…
If you’re wondering, he’s got my daughter to his left, and my sister to his right… and he’s… Oh. He’s going to need both of them………
If you want to donate to Regain as dad explains, you can do so on JustGiving on this link.
Dad was on BBC Breakfast this morning talking about his return to Match of the Day on Saturday (when he will be at Selhurst Park doing Crystal Palace against West Ham), as a one-off to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the programme. He officially retired from MOTD in the first month of the 2004 season, when his contract came to an end after a match between Manchester City and Arsenal.
Here was this morning’s piece.
Here’s an interview I did recently about the potential impact of UK licensing.
The Telegraph published this news today. The sound snippets are absolute comedy.
Not sure what your Hungarian’s like, but… This was a piece that went out on Hungary’s State Channel (their version of BBC1), with an interview with me in the middle of it.
By Chief Sports Writer John Dillon
Mark Davies – ‘Good Governance in Sport’ from European Journalism Centre on Vimeo.
My last week has been mainly about integrity in sport, and Integrity in Sport. I am off toHungary later to speak at the EU Sports forum, and earlier this week I was in at the BBC to talk about the absurd football matches that took place in Turkey last week. I can’t work out how …
Article on Pakistan spot-fixing
This one made me smile.
Much of this was actually Peter Hayter’s view more than it was mine. I simply commented, having been shown the delivery in question, that a schoolboy would have been ashamed of it as an opening delivery. Most of my views on this subject are captured in this blog, and many of those contradict the likelihood …
I spoke to BBC News 24 today about the allegations that Pakistani cricketers have taken money from betting organisations to fix outcomes.
Seriously bad hair day.
Brief interview about spot-fixing on Five Live Sport, 30Aug10, although the same applies here as it does to the Weekend Breakfast piece: it’s been updated by this post.
Five Live Weekend Breakfast, 29Aug10, talking to Ian Payne. Although of course what I say in the first half of this has been superseded by this post entitled ‘Have we got it all wrong?’.
3 News, New Zealand (although the quote was actually taken off BBC News 24)
Betview magazine rather flattered me with this profile piece when I set up on my own, after ten years with Betfair.
Public Affairs News ran this piece when I left Betfair after ten years to set up my new company, Camberton.
I was on a panel at the Play the Game conference in Coventry that looked at issues of match-fixing in sport. The session was recorded and is available below. Match-fixing: A blow to the core of sport – part 2 from Play the Game on Vimeo.
I was the guest on the BBC’s Hardtalk today. Here is a link to the half-hour interview.