Voices Of Football: Tony Gubba – A Fanfare For The Commentator Man

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. David says:

    A good article about a greatly underrated commentator.

    I’ve always enjoyed his commentaries – low key, & not getting in the way of the action.

  2. Sam Beckwith says:

    Nice article — I’ve always had a soft spot for Gubba. I’m not sure HMHB’s Gubba Look-a-likes really qualifies as a “tribute” though. Here are the lyrics: http://www.chrisrand.com/hmhb/trouble-over-bridgwater/gubba-look-a-likes/

  3. Steve Grey says:

    RIP Tony Gubba. I remember him doing New Zealand 2 Saudi Arabia 2 in a 1981 WCQ match in Auckland.

  4. simon curtis says:

    And now he’s gone. Another voice from our youth taken away. R.I.P.

  5. Adrian says:

    Great piece. Tony Gubba was a very underrated commentator, consistant, entertaining and always sounded sincere and like he really was involved in the action (or lack of it!). I’d rate him better than all except maybe Motty for footy, but Tony Gubba had a much wider range, being able to turn his hand to non-footy sports as well as presenting (a bit like David Coleman but a much better footy commentator than Colemanballs) . He didn’t always get it right though. I remember hearing him speak at West Ham (during pre-match nosh) about 5years ago. He was going down well ’till he got stuck on talking about George Best. As a MUFC fan, that was fine by me, but plenty of Hammers fans were getting restless 15 mins into the eulogy!
    RIP.

  1. March 12, 2013

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