Ah, football commentary…It can be the icing on the cake for the last minute winner or turn a game into an unbearable nightmare, for example, Phil Neville’s commentary for England vs Italy in the 2014 Euros! This week some of the most iconic moments from football commentators, which in some cases have become even more famous than the games themselves.
Kenneth Wolstenholme on Jeff Hurst 1966 World cup final.
Undoubtedly England’s finest footballing moment was when we lifted the world cup in 1966. Jeff Hurst made it 4-2 in the dying minutes and the commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme spoke the iconic line ‘Some People are on the pitch…they think it’s all over…it is now!’
Martin Tyler on Aguero 2012 Premier League winner.
The most dramatic moment in Premier League history was Aguero’s last-minute winner against QPR in 2012. Not quite as articulate as Wolstenholme, Tyler just screamed ‘Augueroooo!’ at the top of his voice, followed by ‘I swear, you’ll never see anything like this ever again.’ It’s hard to imagine the goal without this legendary voice over.
Barry Davies on Francis Lee, 1974-75
En route to winning the title, Dave Mackay’s Derby fought off title rivals Manchester City in what is thought of as one of the greatest games of the First Division. The game has become famous for Barry Davies’s reaction to Francis Lee’s winner. He iconically shouted ‘Oh, just look at his face. Just look at his face!’
Andy Gray on Steven Gerrard 2004-05
Liverpool needed to win by two-goals in order to progress in the Champions League against Olympias. They were 1-0 down but two super-sub goals by Mellor and Pongolle gave them hope. Then out of nowhere, Gerrard scores a screamer and Andy Gray an Evertonian can’t contain himself screaming ‘Ohhhh ya beauty! What a hit, son! What a hit!’.
These quotes have nothing on the shout outs we hear when catching something ‘special’ on video in our DADS v DADS games. Special meaning the good, the bad and the ugly!
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