World Cup of Pundits Group F begins for Dixon, McCoist, Wright and Hoddle

We've reached Group F in The Daily Star's World Cup of Pundits and it's another tasty one.

Former Arsenal teammates Ian Wright and Lee Dixon will have to put old friendships to one side, while Ally McCoist and Glenn Hoddle will also be joining them.

There's certainly a lot of footballing knowledge in this group and any of them could win so make sure you get your votes in for your favourites.

With the group stage nearing its end it's definitely the case that every single vote can help swing it so make sure you support your favourite pundits.

You can also let them know on social media that you're supporting them – and let us know who you think is going to win in the comments section below.

HAVE YOUR SAY! Who is your favourite football pundit? Let us know in the comments below…

Lee Dixon

ITV pundit Lee Dixon often flies under the radar, but his footballing knowledge is pretty unmatched.

Part of Arsene Wenger's first double-winning Arsenal side, Dixon pretty much saw it all as a player and that shines through with his punditry.

Dixon also tries to bring a touch of light humour to games, but was branded "cheeky b******" by England fans on social media after he mocked one of the Andorra players last October.

This year he's also taken on Arsenal super-fan on Piers Morgan on Twitter over his regular posts about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's departure.

Ally McCoist

Rangers-mad Ally McCoist had quite a year as his favourite club went on a tear in the Europa League.

The BT Sport and talkSPORT regular hilariously admitted to "prostituting himself around" in a desperate bid to get tickets for the final against Eintracht Frankfurt.

He also went wild celebrating Rangers' semi-final win – when he was on duty in the BT Sport studio no less.

But it's not just McCoist's passion for the beautiful game which makes him so endearing for fans.

The former Question of Sport star knows his stuff and is able to get his point across – often very entertainingly!

Ian Wright

Wrighty is one of Arsenal's biggest fans – and most fearsome critics.

He drew praise from fans for stepping in and defending the Gunners' decision to hand Thierry Henry's iconic number 14 shirt number to Eddie Nketiah this summer.

He also hit out at Granit Xhaka's "very strange" interview after Arsenal’s defeat to Newcastle United in May – which all but ensured they would not be finishing in the Premier League top four and qualifying for the Champions League.

The BBC Sport and ITV Sport pundit is never afraid to call anything out if he sees something wrong with it – and that's one of the reasons fans love him.

Wright also brings an infections energy with him whenever he steps into a television studio, which often has hilarious consequences.

Glenn Hoddle

Former Spurs and Chelsea midfielder Glenn Hoddle was always a deep thinker of the game.

Hoddle now brings that approach to his punditry work for ITV and BT Sport and the result is an almost unrivalled analysis of the game.

He issued Antonio Conte with a warning shortly after the Italian took charge of Tottenham – and it seems the Spurs boss may have taken the advice.

Hoddle said Conte would have to "fill that midfield in if he wants to play the three at the back", and Spurs' transfer activity since then suggest Conte may well agree with Hoddle's tactical assessment with the likes of Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur arriving.

He also slammed Dele Alli's choice of outfit for his Everton unveiling – although not all fans agreed with the criticism on that occasion.


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