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/ 515 days ago

Legendary soccer commentator John Motson dies, aged 77

British soccer commentator John Motson has passed away at the age of 77. The legendary voice of the sport called more than 2,500 matches in his 50 years at BBC. Because of his extensive work, Motson became one of the most recognizable voices in English soccer. The Motson family released a short statement on the […]


/ 5816 days ago

Nine Football Announcing Cliches We Could Do Without

With the 1.24 billion league matches on offer at Sky, Setanta, and the Other Ones, you can't really blame professional football announcers for over-relying on their trusty grab bag of football clichés.  But now that John 'Motty' Motson has left for good, I think it's time to wipe the slate clean in English football.  Here […]


/ 5872 days ago

Euro 2008 Coverage Has Failed To Match The Tournament

Having watched most of Euro 2008 spread out between the BBC and ITV I have come to the conclusion that both channels need a major shake up in the ways they cover sport. Both sides irritate people with different aspects of their coverage, for example they both need some new pundits and co-commentators in because […]


/ 5902 days ago

Who's Your Fantasy Team Of Football Commentators?

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 […]