Lineker error ?

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Lineker error ?

Post by Steve »

On tonight’s (leap year Saturday) Match of the Day, Gary Lineker stated that it was the first time that it was broadcasted on a leap year day, 29th Feb.
I’m pretty sure it was on said day in 1992?
Anyone confirm that ?

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Re: Lineker error ?

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As we all know, there was no top flight football until the Premier League started in 1992! The 29th Feb 1992 was a Saturday, but ITV had the TV deal until Match of the Day returned for the start of the Premier League in August 1992. So no, there wasn't a Match of the Day on 29/2/1992.

For interest, these were the results that day that weren't on Match of the Day:

Chelsea 0 - 3 Sheff Wed
Sheff Utd 0 - 0 QPR
Liverpool 0 - 0 Southampton
Coventry 0 - 0 Man Utd
Oldham 0 - 1 Wimbledon
Crystal Palace 3 - 4 Norwich
Man City 2 - 0 Aston Villa
West Ham 0 - 2 Everton
Leeds 2 - 0 Luton

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