The BBC relaunch their Late Kick-Off programme tonight, when it makes its weekly return on Monday nights between now and the end of the season. The first episode will be broadcast on BBC1 at 11.10p.m. tonight and will be hosted by experienced presenter and commentator James Richardson, legendary for bringing you the Football Italia show on Channel 4.
As before, the show is regionalised, with the edition that covers Yeovil Town working through the South-West, South and West clubs in the Football League. The clubs covered under those three regional areas will include Aldershot, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers Cheltenham, Exeter City, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Swindon Town, Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers and Yeovil Town.
Richardson will be assisted by former Reading and Southampton skipper Graeme Murty and former Torquay United manager Leroy Rosenior. Richardson has said of the new venture:
"I am delighted to be given this cracking opportunity to dive into the Football League. It's real football - the fans' commitment and dedication to their teams is a joy to behold, as is the action on field. It'll be a real privilege to help bring supporters all the latest news plus the inside word on what's going on in the dressing room and beyond."
Programme makers Pergall Media were at the County Ground on Saturday, and will doubtless show some match footage - they were planning to cover Swindon Town's campaign to get their supporters to turn up in old replica shirts on the day.
They also promise that they will be covering footage from tonight's Football League Trophy match between Brentford and Exeter City which is also live on Sky Sports this evening.
For those who live outside the region, don't panic - the BBC's iPlayer will be holding all of the various regional programmes on their site for the seven days following each programme - although last season we found that was only on their website rather than on the various Sky/Virgin/Freeview boxes, although that might be just our provider at fault.
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