Chris Kamara is a man famed for his entertaining style and delivery on programmes like Goals on Sunday and, of course, Soccer Satuday on Sky Sports.
A man who’s played, coached and spoken about the game on TV, he knows the sport particularly well and after speaking to him at the EFL Awards on Sunday night, it was clear just how passionate he is for football.
Indeed, when asked who he was backing to make promotion, the play-offs and to be relegated this season in the second tier, he provided a neutral response and instead expressed his support for all:
“Well I don’t do predictions because I have to go to the grounds!
“It’s easier for the lads in the studio, but I go to the games for Soccer Saturday so I support every team in the same way.
“I was at Reading v Sunderland on Saturday so both sets of supporters expect me to be enthusiastic about their side.
“If I start making predictions fans get the hump. I’ve worked out that I’m just going to support both sides at a game and enjoy it as much as I can. I just stay neutral and whichever sides come up from the Championship into the Premier League I think will be fantastic and I’ll be willing them on.
“The competition is amazing when you look down to 10th or 11th in the table and there’s teams who still believe they can get promoted.
“That sort of competition is amazing and the play-offs is one of the best things that could have happened.”
Certainly, there’s still plenty to play for across the league right now but one thing is certain, Wolves are going up.
The Molineux side have stormed the division and, despite some criticism from some about how they’ve gone about their business – though nothing untoward has been proven anyway – Kamara thinks there’s nothing wrong with what they’ve done:
“Wolves have been brilliant.
“What a great story that’s been. There’s a lot of people who have been envious of Jorge Mendes and that whole situation but why not?
“I honestly don’t see a problem with it. They could have done it with five or six different clubs – I know Jorge was interested in doing that – and there’s no guarantee it would have even worked anyway.
“It did work at Wolves in the end so well done them, and if anybody starts saying that they’ve had an unfair advantage you have to ask whether they’d say the same if it hadn’t worked at Wolves.
“They probably wouldn’t.”
Kammy, then, comes across as positive and upbeat off of the screen as he does on it and it’s safe to say that he’s feeling positive in particular about the men from Molineux.