This week saw the sad passing of the legendary John Motson, RIP John. It got us wondering what John might have said if he was commentating on our games ‘😁, he did say some memorable things, here’s some of them, can you remember what they were from?
‘The Crazy Gang have beaten the Culture Club’ .
‘He’s done it! It’s 2-2 and England may still be going to the World Cup. It’s a fantastic end to a very, very poor performance”
‘It’s there !’
‘Hold the cups and glasses at home… You can smash them now! ‘
He also had some moments when the commentary was not so clear, and so did some of our other favourite commentators of all time, maybe the mistakes made them human and why we liked listening to them so much.
John Motson began his career in 1971, becoming one of the most influential commentators of all time. He covered some 2000 games on TV and radio. He retired in 2008, only to return to work with TalkSport in 2017. Some of his classics:
‘Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts – it’s a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.’
‘Northern Ireland are ten minutes away from their finest victory. There’s 15 minutes to go here.’
‘In a sense it’s a one-man show… except there are two men involved, Hartson and Berkovic, and a third man, the goalkeeper.’
‘The unexpected is always likely to happen.’
‘For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip.’
The father of English football commentary Brian Moore, was born in 1932. He covered nine World Cups. Holding the microphone when England won the 1966 FIFA World Cup final at Wembley. He sadly passed away at the age of 69 in 2001,
‘The winners of the Champions League stand to make £10m in prize money – that’s before any money they can make on programme sales, hot dogs and the like.’
‘It’s headed away by John Clark, using his head.’
‘Tottenham are trying tonight to become the first London team to win the cup. The last team to do so was the 1973 Spurs team.’
Martin Tyler has long been recognised as the voice of English football. Tyler, was the assistant manager of fifth-tier club Woking FC prior to commentating. And his theatrical style always provides the viewers with an unforgettable.
“John Arne Riise was deservedly blown up for that foul.”
‘He had an eternity to play that ball… but he took too long over it.’
‘The ageless Dennis Wise, now in his thirties.’
Andy Gray had a top football career in it’s own right. One of the firsts to be very forthright with his views somewhat changed the face of football commentary as part of the sky sports revolution. Unfortunately some of those views got him in some bother and he lost his position as sky sports main man.
‘Can you believe that? A female linesman. Women don’t know the offside rule.’- oooops
Carlos Tevez is so rich that when he retires he’ll never have to play football again
I was saying the other day, how often the most vulnerable area for goalies is between their legs.
If you don’t hit the target, you’re never gonna score
I don’t like to see players tossed off needlessly.
Wonder what John might have said about our DADS v DADS match nights, probably like Martin Tyler said :