Can’t Green and co struggle on for an entire match?

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The weeping and wailing has already begun over the BBC’s plans to cut almost £700m from its hugely inflated annual budget.

Every little helps, so I have a cost-saving suggestion to make which may not be huge in the entire scheme of things but has been bugging me for years.

Why do Five Live need to send two commentators and a pundit to every match they cover involving Premiership teams – including those in Europe?

The final bill for flights, accommodation and other expenses must come to a fair few bob over the course of a season.

Surely Alan Green and his BBC radio pals can struggle on for an entire football match without needing to be substituted halfway through each half?