Voices of Football

Sometimes we love to hate them, but there can be no doubting the importance of the football commentator in shaping our appreciation of the game and providing a soundtrack to the game’s most dramatic moments. In this series, we take back a look at some of the most prominent commentators on both the radio and the television.

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

In spite of the obvious contradiction in making such a statement, there is much to said in praise of the stalwart. The stalwart is our representative of the unchosen many. They are the bread and butter of the game. The silent majority. The background cast as its...

Voices Of Football: Brian Moore – The Face And Voice Of ITV

When we look back to try and trace the history of football on the television in Britain, there are several dates that stand out as being of significance. The twenty-second of August 1964, for example, saw the first episode of Match Of The Day, whilst the sixteenth of...

Voices Of Football: Peter Jones – The BBC’s Voice Of Football

If football has changed almost over the last twenty or thirty years or so, one of the more comforting ways to reach back into the past is to delve into the all too rare BBC radio commentaries of matches from days gone by, and in particular to locate the lush, almost...

Voices Of Football: Forty Years Of John Motson

We're kicking off another new series on Twohundredpercent this evening, on the subject of the commentators that have brought the game to life. This evening, as an opener, here's a look at a many that celebrates the fortieth anniversary of his television debut this...

Share This