New Match of the Day podcast from Gary Lineker’s kitchen

Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright are launching a new podcast series, Match of the Day: Top 10, which will be available only on BBC Sounds.

The series will be recorded in Gary’s kitchen and will feature discussions from the trio to come up with a top 10 on a variety of topics such as Premier League captains, modern day goalkeepers or Spanish midfielders of the 21st century.

The top 10 model will use the much debated Match of the Day television running order as inspiration.

The three former England internationals have won many awards, trophies and league titles between them. They’ll use their experiences of players they’ve played with and against, plus the hours of football watched over the years, to help them come up with the top 10 lists.

On Match of the Day: Top 10, Gary said: “Pulling a top 10 together seems an easy task but when you think back over the years we soon found out it was quite a challenge and one that sparked off many a debate.

“There’s so many amazing talking points in football, past and present, so it’s a pleasure to have Alan and Ian round my place to discuss these for the podcast – I might even provide lunch if we can agree on a few things!”

Alan added: “There’s potentially going to be former teammates in the mix so there’s some big decisions to be made between the three of us.

“We’ve played with and watched some of the best over the years so I’m hoping all of this experience comes across. If not, blame Gary and Ian if you disagree with the top 10!”

Speaking about the new podcast, Ian said: “All three of us have so much fun in the studio so to give us our own podcast on BBC Sounds is a great move for Match of the Day.

“I’m excited to get in there and make some tough decisions with the guys. We know not everyone is going to agree with our final top 10 lists, but we want the podcast to create a wider conversation and buzz, so get on the socials and tell us what you think.

“Also, Gary has been promising for ages to have Alan and I over for lunch, so this podcast means it’s finally going to happen!”

The first episode of Match of the Day: Top 10 is available from today (18 March) on BBC Sounds, with new episodes every Wednesday for another 11 weeks.

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