Doesn’t his voice just take you back to your childhood and listening to the football on the radio because Sky didn’t exist? An extra commentator was thought to add extra texture and objectivity to its coverage but has come to be regarded as an expensive indulgence. But we feel Motson lost his magic in his latter years and fell out of touch with the modern game. "There is no reason why one person cannot commentate for the whole game," said a Radio 5 Live source.
Champion has been there and done it.
It has long been a quirk of the BBC that it sends two commentators to cover a game on Radio 5 Live but only one when it is being broadcast on TV. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY IAN HERBERT: He became the BBC's voice of football, its chief football correspondent, in whose company bosses from Sir Alex Ferguson to … A number of programmes, including Richard Bacon's afternoon show and drivetime, already broadcast from BBC North.
Football Commentating Years On TV: 1971-2018 (BBC) John Motson – or Motty as he was affectionately known – has commentated on over 2000 games for the BBC, more than anyone else. On Tuesday morning, Clive Tyldesley couldn’t hide his anger as he revealed he’d been replaced as ITV’s main commentator. The salaries of the BBC's highest-paid sports commentators, presenters and pundits have been revealed for the first time, with Match of the Day host Gary Lineker earning more than £1.75million.
Commentator Bob Hunt is retiring after more than three decades behind the microphone for the BBC. After spending 10 years on BBC Radio, he moved to Sky Sports to cover the newly formed FA Premier League in 1992. Radio 5 Live has used two commentators – they currently swap over in the middle of each half alongside a summariser who covers the entire match – since it began broadcasting in 1990. He’s also heard on BT Sport since 2013. Such a familiar voice on Match of the Day and during major international tournaments on BBC. Probably BBC 5 Live’s most famous commentator. Both TalkSport and Absolute Radio use only one commentator, alongside a match summariser.
This is a list of media commentators and writers in the United Kingdom on the sport of Association football. Probably the best commentator out there right now. BT Sport’s main commentator for the last few years is one of the best around right now. And it got us thinking: Who is the greatest British football commentator of all time? Mike Ingham did that brilliantly on BBC Radio 5 Live from 1977–2014. Man Utd news: Nemanja Matic explained why he chooses not to wear a poppy, GIVEMESPORT Awards #4: Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard and Barcelona feature in 17 winners, Tyldesley says he's 'annoyed and baffled' after being replaced as ITV's commentator, Fans are sharing Tyldesley's greatest commentary moments after ITV departure, 20 of the greatest pieces of English commentary for goals in football history, Harry Kane: ESPN presenters caught mocking Spurs striker's speech impediment, Marcus Rashford features in the Premier League's 'most likeable' XI right now. The way he all too often shouted 'OH' in surprise slightly grated on us. As part of the savings being made across the corporation, Radio 5 Live is having to cut its content budget by 7.5% – or £4.7m – over the next five years. Tyldesley looked and sounded furious in a video that explained the TV broadcaster had dropped him in favour of the younger Sam Matterface. © 2020 Sports New Media Limited. Mann has a very distinctive voice and has worked on BBC television since 2006. The best there has ever been. But it remains to be seen how the change will be greeted by the station's lineup of big name commentators including Alan Green, John Murray and Conor McNamara.
Use of two commentators to cover live football matches described as an 'anachronism' in climate of cost cutting, BBC Radio 5 Live sports commentator Alan Green covering an England football match. The job of a radio commentator is so much tougher than a TV commentator because you really have to paint the picture. An old school voice of ITV and also a very decent presenter. Van Dijk, Maguire, Silva: How much money do Premier League centre-backs earn per-week? But like Parry, we feel he’s just a bit opinionated. Since first picking up the mic for BBC Radio Gloucestershire and BBC Radio Bristol in the 1980s, he has become a fixture at Forest Green Rovers and Gloucestershire Cricket. 6. No doubt about it. Those who watched Italian football - or played Pro Evolution Soccer - will be very familiar with Brackley’s incredible voice. We’re sorry but we just think Parry is a bit too opinionated to be a commentator, often harshly criticising players. He currently works for Sky Sports but is rarely heard doing Premier League matches these days. Some can’t stand him. The BBC is to end the historic mismatch between its TV and radio football coverage by axing the second commentator's role on Radio 5 Live. Mohamed Salah dive: Tony Cascarino accuses Liverpool star of 'insulting Nobby Stiles'. Radio 5 Live already broadcasts fewer live football matches than it once did, having lost a third of its live Premier League commentaries to rival stations TalkSport and Absolute Radio. However, many commentators never played the game at a professional level such as Dale Rowlinson, Gaz Mallachan yet they have gone on to become famous names associated with the game. Well, we’ve identified who we think are the 16 most well-known commentators in British football history and ranked them from worst to best. We already miss you, Clive. If you are writing a comment for publication, please mark clearly "for publication". He was so much more than just his most famous line: "They think it's all over, it is now!". Mike Ingham did that brilliantly on BBC Radio 5 Live from 1977–2014.
Ward-Prowse, Gerrard and Ronaldo: Who is the best free-kick taker in Premier League history? It led to numerous other commentators trending on Twitter as fans compared the sounds of other men and women in the industry. All Rights Reserved. He’s synonymous with Champions League football in England. We still love you, Motty. Last edited on 30 September 2020, at 12:46, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Craig Burley: I hit the bottle after Setanta gave me the axe, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_British_football_commentators&oldid=981125845, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 September 2020, at 12:46.
The late, great Peter Brackley. It has long been a quirk of the BBC … Choose from the drop-down to add Commentators, Presenters and Reporters using the Add Row button to submit more than one person. Radio 5 Live is currently in the process of moving from its London home to the BBC's new northern headquarters in Salford. • To get the latest media news to your desktop or mobile, follow MediaGuardian on Twitter and Facebook. Radio 5 Live insiders described the use of two commentators as an "anachronism". Click Submit to add your listing to the database. Tottenham 2-1 Brighton: Harry Kane & Heung-min Son produced two disgraceful dives, Manchester United v RB Leipzig: Mason Greenwood scores with first ever Champions League shot, Harry Maguire: Four major ways he's improving at Manchester United, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was told ‘You know where the door is’ by Quique Setien, Premier League's highest-paid XI featuring Ozil, Pogba & Sterling earn £141m-per-year, Arsenal news: Stunning highlights of Gabriel's colossal display vs Man United, Man United fan wants Steven Gerrard to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal: Gary Neville pinpoints the 'transfer error' that cost United the game, Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani blasted by Roy Keane for ‘warm-up’ vs Arsenal. Radio 5 Live also broadcasts live Uefa Champions League and Europa League games, as well as England internationals and the European Championships and World Cup. "It's a historic thing – the way the BBC has always done it – but it is also expensive, especially if the game is coming from Moscow.". John Motson, who began his illustrious career in 1971, is one of the most senior football commentators in the circuit, having covered close to 2000 games on TV and radio.
A Radio 5 Live spokesman said: "Radio 5 Live plans to phase out the use of two football commentators on football matches as part of its Delivering Quality First savings. The changes will begin next season and all live matches will have a single commentator by the 2014 season as part of plans to save almost £5m from Radio 5 Live's budget. The corporation will also have less money to spend on sports rights. After gaining a spot on Match Of The Day in 1971 following 3 years on radio, Motson got his big break in the FA Cup tie between Hereford Utd and Newcastle Utd. • To contact the MediaGuardian news desk email [email protected] or phone 020 3353 3857. The poet of football commentary. You may not know the name but you definitely know the voice. Ronaldo, Messi, Zlatan: Who is the best footballer aged 30 and over? A number of football players have had a second career as writers or commentators. This is a list of media commentators and writers in the United Kingdom on the sport of Association football.. A number of football players have had a second career as writers or commentators. Some say he’s the greatest. A proper commentator legend but he just lacks those memorable moments that some of the others further down the list have produced. We’ve shared a clip of each of them in action to help you identify each of them. The changes will begin next season and be fully implemented by 2014. Football fans responded in anger and disbelief as they couldn’t believe one of the greatest commentators Britain has ever heard was being substituted. The cutbacks are part of BBC director general Mark Thompson's Delivering Quality First (DQF) proposals to save £700m a year. And who can forget that time he couldn’t understand goal-line technology…. The DQF proposals, published earlier this month, said Radio 5 Live would maintain sport output at "approximately current levels" but would "reduce the cost of sports presentation including using smaller teams at many events". Legendary English football commentator Ian Darke was the part of Sky Sports’ “Big Four” football commentators alongside Alan Parry, Martin Tyler, and Rob Hawthorne. The job of a radio commentator is so much tougher than a TV commentator because you really have to paint the picture. Previous BBC management attempts to axe the second commentator's role met with resistance from inside the corporation, but the scale of the latest round of cost cutting meant change has become inevitable. The BBC is to end the historic mismatch between its TV and radio football coverage by axing the second commentator's role on Radio 5 Live.. Dual commentators were also used before that when the BBC's live football coverage was broadcast on Radio 2.
However, many commentators never played the game at a professional level such as Dale Rowlinson, Gaz Mallachan yet they have gone on to become famous names associated with the game. "The use of two commentators has for long been something which has helped define BBC radio's football coverage but we believe the savings achieved by making this change will enable us to continue to offer the high quality coverage 5 Live listeners expect, using an outstanding team of commentators and pundits.".
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