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Soccer AM has been axed after 30 years

Dominic Smithers

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Soccer AM has been axed after 30 years

Soccer AM is being cancelled after almost 30 years on our screens.

The long-running series has been a fan favourite since it first aired back in 1995 and over the years, a number of combinations of hosts have presented the show, with Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain becoming an iconic duo.

However, it looks like the show will finally be coming to an end very soon, with just a few episodes left until the end of the football season.

Announcing the news, Sky told LADbible: “Soccer AM has played an important role in our coverage of football for the past three decades, and we continually adapt to the evolving needs of our customers.

Jimmy and John are said to be 'fuming' at the news. Credit: Sky
Jimmy and John are said to be 'fuming' at the news. Credit: Sky

"We now go into a period of consultation to discuss the proposed changes with our people.

" We are unable to provide more detail while these consultations are underway.”

According to a source close to the announcement, the team were told about the decision on Tuesday (21 March), with employees said to be devastated.


And insider said: "It was a complete bombshell. Morale is at an all-time low, they are raging.

"It's going to be an interesting watch over the next few weeks."

Current presenters Jimmy Bullard and John Fendley are also said to be 'fuming' at the news.

Fans of the show have also been upset by the news, with reports suggesting it will be replaced by the Saturday Social.


Taking to Twitter, one viewer said: "RIP Soccer Am# quite possibly the best football show to grace the screens."

Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain were an iconic pairing. Credit: Sky
Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain were an iconic pairing. Credit: Sky

Another commented: "Soccer AM being cancelled for Saturday social, what a load of b*****ks @sky."

"I’m fuming," slammed a third. "@SoccerAM will be AXED by @skytv at the end of the season. Surely a petition is already in place @jimmybullard @fennerstweets?"


While someone else added: "Save @SoccerAM!! unbelievable decision by @Sky @SkySports joke!! Idiots!!! Won’t be tuning into what they will be replacing it with anyway. I’m sure the lads will get snapped up by another network for a new show. @jimmybullard @fennerstweets Let’s make this happen #saveSoccerAM."

Not everyone is so sad to see it go, though. Some believe that the show has not lived up to its former glories for some time.

Criticising the show's fall in standards, one viewer said: "Soccer Am had turned into a 2nd rate heap of hot horses**t, so not a great loss.

"Don’t get me wrong it was great back in the day, the 90’s. Everything has sell by date & the Soccer AM had reached that point."

Featured Image Credit: Sky

Topics: Football, Sport, Soccer AM

Dominic Smithers
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