THE weekends just wouldn’t be the same without Sky’s Soccer Saturday.
But some footy fans may wonder about Alan Lambourn – the famous voice of the football results.
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Who is Alan Lambourn?
Soccer Saturday is broadcast from midday on Sky Sports News and usually airs for six hours.
The programme begins with the host and four regular in-studio pundits previewing the weekend’s matches, reviewing recent results and debating current issues in football.
However, it wouldn’t be the same without Alan Lambourn who reads the results after the matches have taken place.
He is on hand to deliver all the results from all the league fixtures that have gone on throughout the UK on that day.
One of his most famous lines was when Alan said: “Another fifty pence in the meter, and off we go!”
He made the quip after changing from one league to another took a long time.
Who presents Soccer Saturday?
There had been much speculation over who would fill the void with fellow Sky presenters Jules Warren and Caroline Barker also understood to be in the running.
Thomas quit full-time broadcast work in 2017 following the tragic death of his wife Gemma.
She passed away just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
Thomas, who was born in Norwich, had worked in the broadcasting industry for 18 years but took time off to look after his son.
He left his role as lead football presenter of Sky in the process but, shortly before landing the Soccer Saturday gig, returned to work by freelancing for various platforms and channels.
Meanwhile, Stelling called time on his position as host of Soccer Saturday after 30 years in May 2023.
Every Saturday Thomas is joined in the studio by pundits who give their take on the day’s scores.
The studio pundits are a mix of sports stars and experts: