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Blog Profile / Dan Walker

Filed Under:Sports
Posts on Regator:24
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Archived Since:July 6, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Snow sparks Sheffield shiner memories

2 years agoSports : Dan Walker

Hello comrades. I hope you are enjoying the snow. We were worried that our Focus trip to West Ham was going to have to be cancelled on Saturday, but thankfully we all made it there and more than two million of you tuned in to watch,Show More Summary

'And now, we go to hell' - Avram Grant

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

Avram Grant's story is an incredible one. We know him as the quietly spoken man who took Chelsea to within a John Terry penalty of the Champions League title in 2008. We know him as the boss at West Ham and the man who gave the passionate...Show More Summary

Football Focus wins royal seal of approval

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

"One doesn't address the Duke like that" was the phrase ringing around my head after the first time I met a member of the royal family. I was giving a speech at St James's Palace to some Duke of Edinburgh gold award winners and the man himself turned up. He moved around the room chatting occasionally and eventually approached us at the door. Show More Summary

Focus on Bolton after testing week

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

At the start of the year Team Focus (we don't call ourselves that by the way) sat down to discuss where we should take our On the Road shows in 2012. We're doing our best to work our way around, and so far we've been to 12 of the 20Show More Summary

Noel Gallagher meets Mario Balotelli

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

"Hi Mario, I'm Dan Walker from the BBC". "Hello... wait... BBC? Journalist?" "Yes". "I do not like you already". That was the conversation that accompanied my first meeting with Mario Balotelli, the Italian enigma who has excited and...Show More Summary

Cardiff in full voice to commemorate Gary Speed

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

On the Sunday that Gary's Speed death was announced I remember being staggered by the depth of feeling and shock. This week in Cardiff that emotion was given a very powerful and memorable voice. The planned minute's applause before kick-off against Costa Rica on Wednesday didn't need to be orchestrated. Show More Summary

Motson's alarming incident

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

The last week or so has been slightly mental. Transfer deadline day wasn't exactly a classic of our time but did produce a few little beauties. I know people have spoken at length about QPR but I'd be very happy if I was an Evertonian. One...Show More Summary

Late Kick Off, lost cashews and train rage

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

I am currently on a train travelling back from London-Upon-Thames. I wouldn't class this as one of my top 10 train journeys. The mad dash from the Tube didn't help, or the man with the largest amount of luggage in history blocking the...Show More Summary

And now for something completely different

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

We are trying something new on Football Focus this Saturday - a live audience for the very first time. We've been thinking about doing this for a while and the BBC's Celebrate Sport initiative has given us the perfect platform. Dan and...Show More Summary

Gary Speed leaves a huge hole in football

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

I have no idea where to start this blog, what to say in the middle and how to finish it. This will probably be a stream of consciousness. I spent four hours with Gary Speed on Saturday. He was our guest on Football Focus and was in great form. Show More Summary

Lost in Lille where Cole has found a home

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

Hello good people. There was a distinct lack of bloggage last week, which I know caused havoc in some parts of the country (well, one person asked me where it was). I'll let you know what's happening this week on Football Focus in aShow More Summary

What's in a name?

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

Hello good people of the world. The most important thing to tell you is that Football Focus is on BBC 2 on Saturday at 11:30am. We are caught in a formidable broadcasting triangle which involves F1 qualifying in Abu Dhabi and The Lord Mayor's Show. Show More Summary

Sir Alex, caterpillars and Crocodile Dundee

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

Twenty five years is a long time. Whatever you think of Sir Alex Ferguson, it is impressive he has managed to hang around in the same job for a quarter of a century. I know there has been a lot on the BBC about his landmark but the intention...Show More Summary

Salford gears up for Match of the Day

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

Last Saturday I presented my first ever Match Of The Day. I know what you're thinking... you turned on at 10:20pm and Gary Lineker was sitting on the sofa. But while the MOTD overlord was doing his usual business down in that there London,...Show More Summary

A day out at Norwich

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

The last time I went to watch Norwich City, Darren Huckerby was marauding down the wing for the Canaries. Last weekend, he was sitting in the stands as his former club prepared to take on Swansea in the Premier League. It's all going...Show More Summary

Why Joey Barton is a great guest

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

Well, there is no doubt that Joseph Anthony Barton divides opinion. On Saturday's show we got our highest audience of the season with 1.9m tuning in to see the QPR captain on the sofa. We also got the most number of complaints. I can...Show More Summary

Careers advice for aspiring journalists

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

A busy week this week. There has been the appearance of QPR skipper Joey Barton on Football Focus on Saturday to prepare for and I returned to my old university in Sheffield to speak to a gaggle of journalism students. There were about 150 budding hacks and hackesses in the room and many questions were fired my way. Show More Summary

Tevez, Moyes and Stamford Bridge finger food

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

I was at a charity do on Tuesday night and turned on my phone at 2315BST to see if anything interesting had happened in the world of sport. The first thing that caught my eye was the two Kettering players sent off for fighting over who would take a penalty kick. Show More Summary

Sporting drama at its best - and our game

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

Sport at the very top level, played by gladiators at the peak of their powers, is a captivating spectacle. The US Open tennis was a great example. During the semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic my wife came into the living...Show More Summary

Pure fantasy as selection policy lets me down

3 years agoSports : Dan Walker

I had a shocking weekend. The show went well and all the family are fine. But it was bordering on cataclysmic as far as my fantasy football fortunes were concerned. I promised myself this year that I was going to give it the required amount of attention. Show More Summary

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