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Ian Darke interview: World Soccer Talk Podcast

Ian Darke interview

In our Ian Darke interview, World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer chats with the legendary commentator to discuss his role at UEFA Euro 2020 as well as his career in the sport.

Some of the topics discussed include:

• What it was like adapting from his role as a radio commentator to a TV commentator
• Whether his commentary changes based on whether he’s announcing for the world feed, US audience or a UK audience
• Ian Darke’s memories of calling the Landon Donovan goal during World Cup 2010
• His memories of the Manchester City-QPR title match and what happened behind the scenes
• What it’s like being an analyst on television instead of a commentator
• The challenges of commentating games in Euro 2020 compared to previous tournaments
• What an England victory at Euro 2020 would mean to his country

Listen to the show via the player above or via this link.

Let us know what questions you have about our Ian Darke interview in the comments section below.

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  1. Neland

    June 30, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you for this interview. I have tons of respect for Ian and it’s great to hear his thoughts on these things. I’ve been fascinated with the commentator approach ever since I saw Nick Barne’s beautiful notes which, I think, were originally published in 8-by-8 Mag a while back. Ian is football royalty in my book and if there’s ever a chance to hear about his process as a commentator I’d love to hear more.

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