Posts Tagged ‘John Motson’


Manchester currently likes London. London has become, temporarily at least, Manchester’s favourite place after Manchester.

Having already visited Wembley this season, where the next permanent Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær began to silence the doubters by boarding the return train complete with three points taken from his meeting with Mauricio Pochettino, he followed this up by calling in at The Emirates and dumping Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Unperturbed by yet another return to the capital he then proceeded to despatch Chelsea from the same competition. (more…)


Are they really necessary? Assuming that blind people don’t watch television, what is the point of a commentator?

I can go back as far as Kenneth Wolstenholme commentating on the 1966 World Cup final and his now immortal lines, “some people are on the pitch, they think it’s all over……………it is now!” All said to the accompaniment of Geoff Hurst booting the ball past a startled Hans Tilkowski for England’s fourth goal. The thing was, Wolstenholme didn’t actually tell us anything we didn’t already know. We were sat watching the game on TV.

Ever since the inception of televised football, the TV companies have thought it necessary to treat their audience as bumbling, infantile idiots. Where else do we accept the notion that, while we are actually watching something we know inside out, we need somebody to tell us what is happening (more…)