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Andrew13,665 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I don’t know if people still try and avoid the results to watch MOTD highlights but if they do, they will won’t have liked that.

“Can Man City do the treble, join us after the news”
The BBC News now, with Kate Silverton
“Man City win the FA Cup”


Kate will be making a mental note to book this week next year off.
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Neil Jones5,422 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I don’t know if people still try and avoid the results to watch MOTD highlights but if they do, they will won’t have liked that.

“Can Man City do the treble, join us after the news”
The BBC News now, with Kate Silverton
“Man City win the FA Cup”


Surely it's common sense to note that if there is a news bulletin after Eurovision and it was FA Cup day (and the Treble was in the offering) it was almost certainly going to have top billing regardless of who won, and therefore that begs the question of why would one continue to watch a news bulletin if they're waiting for the highlights programme?
Brekkie31,805 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
I don’t know if people still try and avoid the results to watch MOTD highlights but if they do, they will won’t have liked that.

“Can Man City do the treble, join us after the news”
The BBC News now, with Kate Silverton
“Man City win the FA Cup”


Surely it's common sense to note that if there is a news bulletin after Eurovision and it was FA Cup day (and the Treble was in the offering) it was almost certainly going to have top billing regardless of who won, and therefore that begs the question of why would one continue to watch a news bulletin if they're waiting for the highlights programme?

It was the very first line of the bulletin and on air during the scheduled slot for the highlights.

Really though MOTD should have been scheduled earlier on BBC2 and arguably given the gap between the bulletins perhaps the news bulletin should have been to.
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Brekkie31,805 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
Hopefully next year they will go back to the FA Cup final and Eurovision being separate weekends.

I guess with the Champions League final still two weeks away many European leagues have the cup finals of their own competitions next week, which ruled that out.
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Steve Williams2,781 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Hopefully next year they will go back to the FA Cup final and Eurovision being separate weekends.


No! It was a brilliant day, would only have been better had we had a never-ending penalty shoot-out in the Cup Final.

Really though MOTD should have been scheduled earlier on BBC2 and arguably given the gap between the bulletins perhaps the news bulletin should have been to.


There was no need to do MOTD any earlier, if it was a normal MOTD it would have been important (and they have done that before when it clashed) but it wasn't, it was highlights of a match that had already been on in primetime and was probably just a contractual obligation anyway.

There was no problem with Saturday's schedule, it was an incredibly quiet news day (the fact the Cup Final was the top story illustrates that) so it didn't matter it was only really late. Was great fun. ITV's was only on half an hour earlier and they weren't even showing anything live!
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