Pundits Episode Three: The lads’ quest to return to the big time steps up a notch

Will The Pundits make it back to the promised land?


Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson and Alan Curbishley are sat around a table – no, it’s not the weirdest ‘fantasy dinner party’ line-up of all time.

Instead, it’s the group’s unorthodox way of preparing for a job interview, as they seek to get back into the game of footballing punditry.

Controversially ousted from Soccer Saturday – apart from Alan Curbishley, who holds the record for most ‘next manager’ betting market appearances without getting a job – the quartet have been starring in our comedy series Pundits.

During the show, the pundits have each poked fun at themselves, and their current predicament, and the third edition is no different – with Tiss sourcing a Ouija board from Dean Gaffney to boost their chances of getting a new job.

Sadly, having failed to book an appointment, the only person they can reach in the spirit world is the Ultimate Warrior.

Although Tiss does reveal that former colleague Paul Merson had also spent some time using a Ouija board, to talk to Lee Harvey Oswald about the darts. Surprisingly, he doesn’t draw a comparison between the pair’s respective conspiracies.


Curbs, whose acting will surely help him land a new manager’s job – at the Queen Vic, Albert Square – then appears in the full trademark face-paint of the Ultimate Warrior.

I’m glad Tiss, Thommo, and Charlie aren’t on Soccer Saturday anymore – they’re better off as actors.

As for Curbs, you can see why he hasn’t rushed back into football management. In between nipping to Argos, he’s presumably been knocking about making brilliant indie films that only proper cinema fans know about – he’s magnificent.

If you’ve somehow missed the first two episodes you can catch up here.

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