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Jul 10, 2014

Alan Hansen was deep down a nervous softy for whom football was the last resort

JONATHAN McEVOY: With his declamatory Scottish tones and often damning catchphrases — diabolical, woeful, shocking, abysmal, time and time again — Alan Hansen does not immediately strike the viewer as a man beset by self-doubt. But the real Hansen, w...

Jul 10, 2014

Alan Hansen has proved himself a Match of the Day master and bows out after 22 years of loyal service on the biggest stage of all

BRIAN BARWICK was the man who appointed Alan Hansen to his Match of the Day punditry role 22 years ago. Now, as the former defender prepares to bow out at the World Cup final in Brazil, he pays tribute to a man who brought his own special brand of 't...

Jul 05, 2014

Fine pundits Alan Hansen and Mike Ingham deserve samba-style send-off

The BBC TV pundit Hansen and Radio 5 Live commentator Ingham have been thoughtful, incisive and calm voices The great and the good of British footballs punditocracy will be reduced by two next week, when elder statesmen Mike Ingham and Alan Hansen ta... #Alan Hansen #Mike Ingham #Derby (musician)