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Who’s Your Fantasy Team Of Football Commentators?

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If you could pick your favorite football commentators from around the world, who would they be and why? Consider both radio and television.

My fantasy lineup is as follows:

Lead commentator: Martin Tyler (Sky Sports)
Co-commentator: Mike Ingham (BBC Five Live)
Pitchside commentator: Stuart Hall (BBC)
Studio analyst: Andy Gray (Sky Sports)
TV Pundit: Eamonn Dunphy
TV Presenter: Gary Lineker (BBC)

It’s time for the football commentators to have their moment in the light. After all, the footballers have been in fantasy sides for too long.

If you could pick your favorite football commentators from around the world, who would they be and why? For the older readers, feel free to post your team from the past too (Brian Moore, Bryon Butler, Barry Davies, Peter Jones, etc, as suggestions).

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  1. Dirgayana Wijaya

    January 2, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Mine will be like this.
    Lead Commentator : Daniel Mann
    Co-Commentator : Craig Burley
    Studio Analyst : Thierry Henry & Jamie Carragher
    TV Presenter : Gary Lineker
    TV Pundit : Glenn Hoddle, Ian Wright, and Jamie Redknapp.
    Pitchside Reporter : Andy May

  2. alan nightingale

    June 25, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I am watching Brazil and Portugal playing beautiful football, and having to listen to the worst commentator I have ever heard
    Mick McCarthy is the most boring bluff Yorkshire man I have ever heard
    Please, please don’t use him any more, I cant stand it.
    Please have someone with exciting oratory skills.
    Who’se idea was it to hire this guy

  3. jilly

    October 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Presenter: Paul Dempsey.

    Setanta coverage excellent and getting better.

    Analyst: Pat Dolan

  4. Brent Atema

    October 20, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Lead: Martin Tyler (2nd = Derek Rae)
    Co: Ray Hudson (GOL TV) — best ever!!! (2nd = Robbie Earle)
    Studio: Andy Gray

  5. Nicholas

    May 21, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Lead commentator: Clive Tyldesley
    Co-commentator: Sean Wheelock
    Pitchside commentator: stuart hall
    Studio analyst: Harry Redknapp
    TV Pundit: Pat Dolan
    TV Presenter: Michael Robinson

  6. mitchell

    August 20, 2008 at 6:43 am

    commentator jon cahmpion

    co commentator efan ekoku

  7. DELF Hater

    June 30, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    It would have to have andy gray in it for me!

  8. Aaron S

    May 26, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    You have to include Jonathan Pierce there somewhere… and not today’s calm Jonathan, I mean the old-fashioned Capital Gold Jonathan screaming his lungs each time Arsenal scored.

  9. Simon Burke

    May 26, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Mookie I love your worst choices – that is a true nightmare team.

  10. m2fc

    May 25, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Anyone BUT ESPN commentators… PLEASE

  11. Mookie

    May 25, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Commentator: Ian Darke (Sky Sports, TWI)

    Co-Commentator: Gary O’Reilly (TWI)

    Pitchside Commentator: N/A, no need for one.:)

    Studio Analyst: Andy Gray (Sky Sports)

    TV Pundit: Chris Kamara (Sky Sports)

    Studio Presenter: Jeff Stelling (Sky Sports)

    What about a nightmare commentary team?

    Commentator: Garry Weaver (Sky Sports)

    Co-Commentator: David Pleat (ITV, TWI)

    Pitchside Commentator: N/A

    Studio Analyst: The fools from ESPN.

    TV Pundit: Eric Wynalda

    TV Presenter: Christian Miles (FSC)

  12. Sanjay

    May 25, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Gaffer, love all your choices, except I would have Robbie Earle instead of Mike Ingham.

  13. Sam Dalton

    May 25, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Usually the co-commentator is a former player, and someone who analyses what is happening on the pitch rather than just telling the viewers what is going on.

    Here is my dream-team:

    Lead commentator: Martin Tyler (Sky Sports)

    Co-commentator: Andy Gray (Sky Sports)

    Pitchside commentator: Stuart Hall (BBC)

    Studio analyst: Andy Gray (Sky Sports)
    ( this is really the same as a TV pundit isn’t it?)

    TV Presenter: Richard Keys (Sky Sports)

  14. Simon Burke

    May 25, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Not bad gaffer but take out Stuart Hall, before his taboo on Fighting Talk he was always my least favourite sports reported for his inane nonsense. And Eamonn Dunphy is pandering to the lowest common denominator; an awful hateful drunk of a man who just has no idea.
    Hansen and Bobby McMahon for me.
    I’ll replace Hall with Simon Brotherton.
    Also find a role for Jeff Stelling.

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