Gary Linekar, John Motson and now all you armchair pundits get the chance to show the Football Commentators how it's done

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Think you know your stuff about football? Do you find your self shouting from your armchair at the pundits - knowing you could be more entertaining and informative? - Well now fans have the chance to prove they can be the next Gary Linekar or John Motson.

With the World Cup just days away footie fans are being given the chance to be a ' Star Reporter' thanks to the UK's number one video website site

They're launching a global interactive on line video competition that allows football fans to be the pundit... the reporter.... the expert on the World Cup and report on all the games from the comfort of their home.

After each World Cup game, 'Star Reporters' can go to and record their own match report online via their webcam.

If your match report displays the passion of Motson, the flair of Wolstenholme or even the comedic stylings of Kamara, you could be in with a chance to win a £1,000.

For every week of the World Cup, the best match report entered will win a cash prize of £1,000 (or equivalent to that amount in their local currency). Entrants can also win a year's paid contract as a match reporter for the lucky winner can further put their reporting skills to test and report on their favourite football team.

“We want to capture the people, culture, sights and sounds of South Africa’s World Cup – it’s a unique opportunity to get the citizen video view of the tournament,” said Dr James Ohene-Djan, Managing Director of WinkBall. “WinkBall is really excited to be at the World Cup in South Africa.

“Instead of sending a large crew of UK reporters thousands of miles as other media outlets do, we are hiring and training thirty local reporters to get an amazing insight into what's going on behind the scenes. This is truly an online World Cup and we want to speak to real fans for their reaction and predictions.”

The Winkball ' Star Reporter' competition is being judged by current BBC radio sports commentator Vassos Alexander he added " Passion makes a good sports reporter, you have to know your sport, love your sport and want to tell people about your sport. After that you just have to say what you see!”

More than 1.5 million people have had their say on and the 'star reporter' campaign is hoping to capture the fan's excitement during South Africa 2010 so if you think you’ve got what it takes to be WinkBall’s ‘Star Reporter’, get online. It's what your webcam's for!


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