The stars of ArsenalFanTV are to make the jump from YouTube to terrestrial as part of a new show for Channel 4.
‘The Real Football Fan Show’ will be a “no-holds-barred debate” of the latest Premier League news hosted by Robbie Lyle, who founded Arsenal Fan TV in 2012, as the season enters the final weeks.
Channel 4 said of ‘The Real Football Fan Show’, which will also feature contributors from similar fan channels 100% Chelsea and United Stand: “The football fan revolution hits television, as supporters get the chance to air their views on the latest twists and turns in the Premier League.
“Made for fans, by fans and hosted by Robbie Lyle, this is a no holds barred debate on all the latest news and controversy from the beautiful game. It’s going to be emotional.”
The half-hour show is scheduled for four episodes, premiering at 00:05 on Friday, April 20. The final episode will air three days before the final Premier League weekend of the season.
So, there will be plenty to talk about on the newly installed show as the Premier League heats up and we enter its climax.
Lyle told Standard Sport: “It’s great that we can bring what we do to TV. It’ll be fantastic and bring something new to how the game is covered.
“We won’t be watered down, and we’ll give the authentic voice of the fans.”
ArsenalFanTV has polarised opinion among football fans and even players since its inception, with Gary Neville and, most recently, Hector Bellerin vocal in their concerns.
The Arsenal defender questioned fans who thrive on success built from the failure of the team they support.
Even so, Arsenal Fan TV has carved out a sizeable niche for itself and boasts around 740,000 subscribers on YouTube.