'Tim Lovejoy was s**t!' Inside the golden era of Soccer AM

Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain on Soccer AM in the 2000s
Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain on Soccer AM in the 2000s (Image credit: PA Images)

Rumours took over the internet on Wednesday that Soccer AM was headed for the great big television in the sky, alongside other bygone greats such as Dream Team and Grandstand. By Thursday, one host had refuted the news – but not before we'd had chance to reminisce over those long Saturday mornings...

Soccer AM had become must-watch TV by the early noughties. The show’s rise towards Saturday morning domination began when Helen Chamberlain and Tim Lovejoy joined forces on the sofa in 1996. 

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Joe Brewin

Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 

By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.