We’ve flirted with the idea of some kind of television feature at IBWM in the past, but we’re *finally* in a position to start making tentative steps.
ESPNsoccernet Press Pass, the football discussion show that looks, daily, at the global game with a global perspective, airs at 11:30pm Monday to Friday, plus Sunday evenings. With an outstanding and diverse group of contributors – including former professionals, commentators and top journalists – the programme brings viewers a smart daily discussion with a world view on the world’s game and a particular focus on football in the UK and Europe. And from next week, for every two weeks, ESPN Press Pass will film an exclusive q&a session with their contributors for IBWM.
Hosted in turns by Adrian Healey, Dan Thomas and Andrew Orsatti, each episode of ESPNsoccernet Press Pass brings together a different combination of football experts and analysts to discuss multiple topics and provide context and perspective. Among the Press Pass contributors are:
Frank LeBoeuf - 1998 World Cup winner and former Chelsea defender
Shaka Hislop - former Newcastle United, West Ham United and Trinidad & Tobago goalkeeper
Steve Nicol – former Scotland international, member of legendary Liverpool teams in 1980s and 90s
Robbie Earle – former Port Vale, Wimbledon and Jamaica international footballer
Craig Burley – 1998 World Cup player for Scotland and former Chelsea midfielder
Robbie Mustoe – midfielder who made his name with Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic
Gabriele Marcotti – journalist, author and expert on Italian football
Sid Lowe – journalist, football commentator, and Spanish football expert
Tommy Smyth – football commentator and match prediction personality
Raphael Honigstein – journalist and German football expert
Rather than try and steer the questions ourselves, we’d like this to be completely interactive and open to the most important person in our world. You.
You’re here, so you’ve obviously got something about you and with this in mind, we’d like you to pose the questions, which can relate to anything on planet football.
This is open forum, and we’d like to operate this in a similar way to the BBC’s Question Time, if you’re familiar with the format, with questions running along the lines of "What do the panel think of.....”.
How does Sid Lowe see the next five years for Real Oviedo? What does Gab Marcotti think Fabio Capello will do next, who did Steve Nicol hate playing against? Think it through and let’s make this work.
If we select your question, we’ll namecheck you on the site when we present each fortnightly video.
The first ESPN/IBWM feature will be filmed on Monday 13 February, so if there’s something you’d like to put forward, tweet us as soon as you can, or leave a comment below.
Over to you, impress us!