Sunday Supplement is a aired on (funnily enough) Sunday mornings on the Sky Sports 1 channel. It features a group of sports journalists who sit round a table quaffing croissants and fresh orange juice discussing all things football. I sadly watch it whilst quaffing my own Sunday breakfast and reading the Sunday newspapers. It's not for the faint hearted and you tend to have to be a big fan of football to get through it.
Firstly, sports journalists are a pretty dour bunch. When you watch Sunday Supplement you realise that they are also very hairy, and not blessed with matinee idol looks nor do they offer much in the charisma department. They do however, provide a good insight into the footballing stories, rumours and dealings in the the transfer market. Whilst watching Sunday Supplement, I can't help but notice the amount of orange makeup they wear. Blimey, they must turn up at the studios looking a ghastly shade of raw pastry to warrant THAT amount of stage makeup. To complete the image, there's a bit of bling on show with bracelets, a bush of chest hair visible at the top of their shirts, and all finished off nicely with really white hands.
I personally enjoy watching a couple of the guest journalists who have an excellent knowledge of the game and are reasonably eloquent in getting their point across. Henry Winter from the Daily Telegraph and Patrick Barclay from the Times both offer an educated and factual slant on football. I used to like Oliver Holt (who incidentally is the son of Corrie actress Eileen Derbyshire who plays Emily Bishop). Nowadays, I find him just this side of tad annoying with his forthrightness and often controversial opinions on football. I didn't agree with his praise of John Terry and his reasoning on why Terry shouldn't lose the England captaincy following his long list of indiscretions.
Perhaps I'll just switch over to the Coronation Street omnibus. At least I'm comfortable with the orange faces on display there (and I'm pointing out Rita Sullivan as the main culprit here)...