Who’s the best Pundit? A question I see on Social Media all the time. We have The BBC, Sky Sports & BT Sports all vying for our attention. But which pundit from these Channels do you prefer?
Who talks sense? Who talks nonsense? Which one would you go for a pint with and who just gets up your nose? We’re going to take a look at the Top 5 Pundits that cover the #SPFL (who aren’t us).
No. 5: Michael Stewart
I like what Michael Stewart has to say more often than not. He’s definitely the type of guy you could go for a pint with. The ex Hibs and Hearts player knows his stuff and isn’t afraid to give an opinion. He’s co-commentated with Chris Sutton a few times and has stood his ground. A likeable and knowledgeable guy.
No. 4: Tom English
A controversial pick here as Tom is like Marmite. You either love him or you hate him.
Again, a very knowledgeable guy but he tends to get up people’s noses. I enjoy reading his article on the BBC website and Tom certainly knows what he’s talking about considering he comes from a Rugby background.
He apparently isn’t buying much of the Patrick Roberts hype at Paradise…
No. 3: Stephen Craigan
We couldn’t have this poll without one half of the Jack n Victor of Scottish punditry. We all tune in to BT Sports to see Stephen and Chris Sutton argue like they’re sat in the Clansman arguing away like their television Twins from Craiglang.
Stephen isn’t afraid to give his opinion and although it’s usually the opposite of whatever Chris Sutton says, I don’t think Chris would be as popular without his sparring partner.
No. 2: Chic Young
Probably a surprising choice here but if you think about it, there hasn’t been many that have stood the test of time in Scottish Fitba and wee Chic has certainly lasted through it all. From his hilarious interview in the tunnel years ago with Walter Smith, to his adoration of St Mirren and for his legendary arguments with Jim “Jabba” Traynor, Chic has seen it all.
If you haven’t seen that interview with Walter Smith then please do so below:
No. 1: Chris Sutton
It had to be didn’t it? You’ll notice that there isn’t any pundits from Sky Sports on this and for me, they’ve hung Scottish Fitba out to dry. BT Sports on the other hand have been a breath of fresh air for our game with Chris Sutton leading the way. His no nonsense approach to questioning and his no nonsense opinions have got him right up the noses of the Blue peepul across the city but big Chris takes it all in his stride.
His arguments with Craigan and Savage are legendary. Keep it up BT Sports and keep it up big Chris. He’s a 5th Dan Black Belt in Hunskelping.
Certainly there is a lot to be desired from this lot overall, but at least they keep things interesting and most importantly, keep us all talking.