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Saint and Greavsie to reunite for FA Cup final special on Setanta


Football pundits Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves – better known as Saint and Greavsie – are to return to TV after an absence of nearly 20 years with Setanta Sports for next weekend's FA Cup final.


St John, 70, and Greaves, 69, who had their own football show on ITV during the 1980s, will reunite for a one-off special to air on Setanta Sports before next Saturday's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Everton.


Setanta, which will share live coverage of the final with ITV1, said it had decided to bring the former international footballers turned TV personalities back as it wanted to "roll back to the days when watching major matches was as much about the buildup to the game as the game itself".


The cable, satellite and Freeview broadcaster's coverage of the FA Cup final will begin at 9am and last until 7pm on Saturday 30 May.


Setanta, which is usually a subscription-only service available on cable, satellite and Freeview's Top Up TV pay offering, will be unencrypted for the day so that cable and satellite viewers will be able to watch for free.


The Saint and Greavsie FA Cup Special will be broken up into three separate mini-programmes appearing throughout the build-up to the match, which kicks off at 3pm.


Setanta said that the pair – who last appeared together on British TV screens in 1992 – could return for further shows if the special was a success.


St John said: "We're delighted to be given the chance by Setanta to return to TV screens. We're not quite sure where all the years have gone, but we've never lost the passion for the game, or for talking, laughing and joking about it. We're looking forward to bringing that back to TV screens on FA Cup final day on Setanta and making the buildup to the match as memorable as hopefully what happens after the ref blows his whistle for the kick-off."


The Setanta marketing director, Timothy Ryan, added: "We wanted people to enjoy the whole sense of occasion of the FA Cup Final and roll back to the era where viewers woke up on FA Cup Final day with butterflies in their stomachs, switched on their TV first thing in the morning and didn't switch it off until the trophy had been lifted and the teams were out the baths and back on their coaches to either celebrate or drown their sorrows.


"Getting Saint and Greavsie to re-form and make their own show is a big part of that approach to make the Setanta coverage a mecca for football fans. Especially given the fact that Setanta will be free for the day and therefore all cable and satellite viewers can watch our output."



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