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Buddy Posted on 25/4 11:50
Favourite piece of commentary ever?

Following on from the Clive Tyldesley thread, what piece of commentary sticks in your mind above all others, any sport? Any references to Brownlee and Lazarus or Ned Kelly are taken as read and do not need to be mentioned, obviously.

Mine was (I think) in 1997 during an Ashes Test at Old Trafford. Neville Oliver was commentating for TMS when Warne bowled one of his "pitch outside leg, clip the off stump" deliveries. All Oliver said was "Aww, jeez that turned!!" but the way he said it showed such a love for the game and admiration of the bowler that it has stuck with me ever since.

captain5 Posted on 25/4 11:51
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Don't like the guy, but Alan Green's commentary when Redgrave got his 5th Gold Medal was pretty good.

bandito Posted on 25/4 11:52
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Was it Stuart Hall who said "Maradona twisting and turning like a little eel" just after he'd skinned Peter Reid. Like that one.

Boro_Lee88 Posted on 25/4 11:53
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England were playing Turkey, perhaps in the Euro Qualifiers. And Turkey had a corner, swung it in and instead of shouting the players name, John Motson just went, "OOOH NUMBER THREE!".

For some reason it amused.

Tom_Fun Posted on 25/4 11:54
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"Eat my goal!"

Alan Partridge

Tom_Fun Posted on 25/4 11:54
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zoec Posted on 25/4 11:54
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An obvious, but nice one - the "leg-over" commentary from Brian Johnston always makes me laugh.

Boro_Lee88 Posted on 25/4 11:55
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So good you said it thrice Tom?

bororeddaz Posted on 25/4 11:59
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Always remember the Spurs semi final replay 1981
"Villa got the strength to go alone and a great goal"
And it was the semi replay not the final.

fatharrywhite Posted on 25/4 11:59
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for a start buddy, any reference to brownlee should be ignored cos he's the most annoying bloke ever!!! the radio cleveland commentary on the massimo's goal against steau is far better and is my fave boro related one.

Non-boro one has to be jonathon pearce commentating on leeds v sheffield united in a cup match about 4 years ago.

sheff utd scored 2 in last 2 mins to win it and his commentary on ndlovu's winner is superb!!!

Tom_Fun Posted on 25/4 12:01
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It wasn't worth saying three times.

Lennie_Godber Posted on 25/4 12:01
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the best is the radio cleveland commentary for maccarones goal against basle. it still makes me laugh every time, and i have it for my ring tone.

BoroG_85 Posted on 25/4 12:02
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Take a bow son- andy gray

Lennie_Godber Posted on 25/4 12:08
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or one we once heard on five live whilst waiting to get out of a car park after a game somewhere. stuart hall - 'bodies falling like chopped pines, like pygmies in a forest fire.' cant remember what the hell he was on about, tho, it was a long time ago.

moxzin87 Posted on 25/4 12:16
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Martin Tyler, England v Holland 1988

"Robson, for Beardsley, for Robson, FOR ENGLAND!" as Robson equalises.

ExiledInStoke Posted on 25/4 12:48
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England were playing in Melbourne in 1982 and the Aussies needed just 4 to win with one wicket left. Jeff Thomson edged one to Chris Tavare, who made a horlix of it, but didn't realise that Geoff Miller grabbed the rebound.

Henry Blofeld's commentary went something like:

"He's edged it...he's dropped it....he's out! He's got it! He's caught in the slips!"

GaryHamiltonsTash Posted on 25/4 13:09
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Motson during Man Yoo Liverpool in the mid 90's...

"Liverpool were strolling, they had utd rolling, but when they needed to convince they produced some magic from Paul Ince"

(obviously Ince was playing for the mancs at the time not Liverpool)

Another one is Keegan... "Yes" that was after he was asked by Brian Moore if David Batty was gonna score his penalty against the Argies.

samglish Posted on 25/4 13:18
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'The Spaniard was starteled by the sudden rush of seamen'

Rondo_1 Posted on 25/4 13:21
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Sid Waddell

Bristow reasons; Bristow quickens; aaaaah Bristow!

johns_ar Posted on 25/4 13:23
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Andy Gray, although hes a tool, on Juninho in the Chesterfield replay with his "youd wrap him up, give him a cuppa" etc

BLUNT_69 Posted on 25/4 13:25
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the only one that sticks in my head is when tony adams scored to make it arsenal 4-0 everton when they won the prem title at highbury. excellent finish for a centre back too :)

janplanner Posted on 25/4 13:27
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"and lineker has made it 3, and england are on the world cup high road once again."

england vs poland world cup 1986. still makes me go a bit giddy.

indestructible Posted on 25/4 13:29
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Surprised

"Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

He is ya know....."

hasn't been mentioned.

Fatsuma Posted on 25/4 13:31
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bandito - I think that the commentator you're referring to in relation to Maradona's goal vs England in 86, was actually Peter Jones.

A giant of radio braodcasting, and the voice that I used to listen to when I smuggled my Dad's tranny into my room as a pre-teen in the 70's.

His commentaries of English team's European matches in those years were as significant in cementing my love of the game, as any of the matches I actually saw for myself.

The wikipedia article below says it all actually.

Link: True genius!

Gamblor Posted on 25/4 13:31
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"Never mind, it's only Ray Parlour" - Tim (the twat) Lovejoy, 2002 FA Cup final just before Parlour scores a fantastic goal from 30 yards out.

McCann_87 Posted on 25/4 13:31
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Boro_lee that was against slovakia at the riverside, i always remember that one aswell ...."inswinging corner here...OH AND ITS NUMBER THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"

speckyget Posted on 25/4 13:34
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David Colemanballs' memorable prototype rap from the 1974 Cup Final: "Keegan two, Heighway one, Liverpool three, Newcastle none".

Oh yes.

TheBoroBoss61 Posted on 25/4 13:45
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Any with Stuart Hall are Brilliant and the Brian Johnson one he's trying to read the Score Card out and Agnews making him laugh he's going "Stop it Aggers". Superb

Any one got a link to that piece of Commentry.?

borofan1986 Posted on 25/4 13:45
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One that sticks in my mind, is Martin Tyler's commentary as Liverpool made it 4-3 against Newcastle in front of the Kop in 1996 (?)

Collymore closing IIIIINNNNNN!! Liverpool lead in stoppage tiiiiime!

Cue Keegan's slump over the advertising boards.

Nedkat Posted on 25/4 13:45
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Can't believe the 66 world cup final words from Wolstenholme ..

"The crowd are on the pitch, they think it's all over .. WELL IT IS NOW" !!!!!


or the correct version ....

Transcribed, the quotation is:

And here comes Hurst! He's got...
(Wolstenholme's attention is diverted by some of the crowd spilling onto the pitch)
Some people are on the pitch! They think it's all over!
(Geoff Hurst scores to put England two goals ahead)
It is now! It's four!


I didn't know Kenneth Wolstenholme was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar ... ? Salute to the man !!

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redarmy1986 Posted on 25/4 14:14
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Has to be John Motson when they had black and white tvs.
He went "For those of you wtaching in black and white, tottenham are in the yellow" quality!

littlejimmy Posted on 25/4 14:26
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One that will always stick in my mind was (bizzarely) a hockey match. It was the Olympic Men's Final, and it was England v Germany. Towards the end, England scored to make it 3-1 or something, and Bazza Davies was commentating. It went:

"And where were the Germans? But frankly, who cares!?"

I also liked the radio commentary of the Rugby World Cup Final in 2003 when Wilkinson kicked the winning drop-goal. I can't remember the main commentary, just the sound of Rob Andrew going absolutely mental in the background.

Fatsuma Posted on 25/4 14:30
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"And Wilkinson kicks for World Cup Glory!"

mm40 Posted on 25/4 14:43
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talk sports replay of the penalty shoot out ac milan v liverpool 2005 champ lge final with "never walk alone as the background song" - amazing.

Hicktons_Haircut Posted on 25/4 14:49
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I think it was Brian Johnson again, during an England v Windies game who said, "and play resumes, the batsman's Holding, the bowlers Willey". Classic stuff.

Lucky_Alf Posted on 25/4 14:52
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Well said Fatsuma.

Peter Jones was absolutely brilliant and had the best voice for football ever. I can vividly remember listening to European matches with him commentating.

Great shout.

cuteborochick Posted on 25/4 14:55
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7 words - "everyone over my house for a parmo" how funny was that?

candiru Posted on 25/4 14:57
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can't remember the match exactly (Italy v USA in the 94 world cup?):

"Interesting, interesting, ooooh! very interesting!!"

Simon1 Posted on 25/4 14:58
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.

Link: funny quotes

Fatsuma Posted on 25/4 14:59
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Wasn't that a Barry Davies in a Derby Cup tie?

Or am I thinking of "Look at his face!! Just look at his face!!!"

Boro_Gadgie Posted on 25/4 15:01
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Ally from the Battle of Stamford Bridge 1988. Went summat like:

"And he's given it to Bernie Slaven. He has the chance to finish it all off now, AND HE HAS!"

At which point I went into sheer delirium, thinking Bernie had done a Geoff Hurst. He'd actually got the ball in space near the halfway line and was just about to run down the clock. I was running up and down the stairs shouting "YESSSS! GERRINTHERRE!" at the top of my voice.

guyb Posted on 25/4 15:15
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Fatsuma - that is my favourite. He starts and continues as he bangs it in the top corner from 25 yards..

"Interesting...VERY INTERESTING! LOOK AT HIS FACE! JUST LOOK AT HIS FACE!"

Speckyget - another classic from Coleman in that match: "It's goals that pay the rent and Keegan gets his share!"

Capybara Posted on 25/4 15:17
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'The defence knew nothing about that, and the goalkeeper knew even less.'

'Clemence has lost his geography!'

'And that's on its way down the road to Swansea .....'

guyb Posted on 25/4 15:18
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here it is!

Link: Interesting! Very Interesting!

foggonsfplandiet Posted on 25/4 18:15
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It's yet to happen.

"Ooooh! That was a bad challenge on Ronaldo. And that could put him out for months......."

smoggyramone Posted on 25/4 18:27
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Tony Currie Sheff Utd v Liverpool "A quality goal from a quality player" (Think it was Barry Davies)

David Coleman - "ONE NIL!!"

England v WI "The bowlers Holding, the batsman's Willey"

smoggyramone Posted on 25/4 18:34
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The late Brian Moore:

"and it's a corner for Middlesbrough, in the last seconds of the game. Floated in...AND IT'S GONE IN! AND IT'S MOWBRAY! RIGHT AT THE DEATH, AND MIDDLESBROUGH HAVE SAVED THEMSELVES....WITH A FLYING HEADER FROM THEIR SKIPPER TONY MOWBRAY!"

boro74 Posted on 25/4 18:45
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I always remember the 71 cup final when Brian Moore says

"George, who can hit 'em"

and then Charlie George immediately hammers in the winner from about 30 yards.

riverside_roar Posted on 25/4 18:52
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i know its only recent and may have already been said,
Mellor, lovely cushioned header for GERRRRAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD..
OOHHHHH YOU BEAUTYYYYY WHAT A HIT SON, WHAT A HIT! =)

Link: For GERARRRRRRRRD

smoggyramone Posted on 25/4 18:52
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Brian Moore again v Argentina 98 with Batty about to take a pen:

"In a word Kevin, will he score, yes or no?"
Keegan - "Yes"

7_The_Informer Posted on 25/4 18:53
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Some local NW commentator on some local NW (probably 3rd division football, I think it involved Wigan at Springfield Park):

"ZIIICCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOO - Oh what a ding-dong-do"

likeerrr Posted on 25/4 21:26
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Ted Lowe

Steve Davis the finest cue action snooker has ever seen..................He's missed it.

nicku Posted on 25/4 21:57
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David Coleman - 1968 Olympics 400 Hurdles - Hemery (GB) off the band, its Hemery, Its Hemery, Its Hemery, yesssssss Hemery wins the gold, the East German is second and who cares whos third. When he calmed down he shamefacedly had to admit that it did matter who was third as it was another Briton - John Sherwood.

Same man in a later Olympics - the Brazilian opens his legs and shows his class.

tees_tripper Posted on 25/4 22:07
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Not sure who it was but it was Man u v Boro semi final of rumbelows cup. 1-1 and near the end of the game (might've been extra time), Hendrie lobs Schmeical n it's on its way in, when Pallister clears off the line. Went something like this:

" The gates of Wembley were opened wide for Middlesbrough... but Gary Pallister came accross at just the right time... to shut them in their face! "

Judas!

Maybe not my favourite commentry, but one that sticks in my head for some reason

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smoggyramone Posted on 25/4 22:13
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Sounds like Alan Parry

maxter Posted on 25/4 22:15
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Motson in his better days, Italy v Brazil 82, Socrates scores "a goal that sums up the philosophy of Brazilian football"

Benaud, Headingley 81, "I wouldnt even bother looking for that let alone chasing it. Its gone straight into the confectionary stall and out again."

TheBoroBoss61 Posted on 25/4 22:20
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I thought the runner was Cuban?

Picol Posted on 25/4 22:21
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my favourite is a ron atkinsonism...

"anton polster(sp) - he's painfully shi....er slow"

from a world cup of some type...

borobadge Posted on 25/4 22:22
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Margaret thatcher, winston churchill, bobby charlton etc etc etc etc etc

your boys took one hell of a beating......


that was a groundbreaking commentary..everything else after is just a pretence (including brownlee and kerr)

shortandbald Posted on 25/4 22:26
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Wasn't a commentary it was an interview (on MOTD I Think)

Interviewer after coventry lost 4 - 0 at the Riverside "So Gordon where do you think you lost the game today"

Strachan " On That green thing out there with the white stripes on it"

Classic Strachan.

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ThePrisoner Posted on 25/4 22:28
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Anyone remember that commentary when Swindon were getting hammered, eventually losing 7-0 I think, and the commentator who was a massive Swindon fan just broke down crying but kept on with the commentary? Very funny yet rather moving.

shortandbald Posted on 25/4 22:30
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I remember coops being interviewed on Soccer night after one of the European comebacks pished out of his head

bodysausage Posted on 25/4 22:49
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Alan Partridge: ‘Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!...That, was a goal.’

bodysausage Posted on 26/4 0:11
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Alan Partridge at the races

Link: dead horse

Stepper_T Posted on 26/4 0:49
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'You cannot run through brick walls, and Pallister's built like one'