Alan Yentob stepped up to the podium at the Royal Television Society last week - tie askew, shirt collar upturned - looking as if he had just gone 10 rounds with a BBC accountant. Being controller of BBC1, he said, is "like managing the England football team - everyone thinks they can do the job better than you". Yentob would do well to remember that if England managers don't get results, they get sacked, end up in charge of Wolves and get spat on by people from Sheffield.
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