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Top 30 Commentators
24 August 2010 09:24 Post ID: #2637
Veteran
Hi Everyone
Here is a thread for you to post your top 30 football commentators in. I'll start
1 Martin Tyler SKY
2 Clive Tyldesly ITV
3 Jon Champion ESPN/ITV
4 Alan Green BBC Radio 5 Live
5 Rob Hawthorne SKY
6 Guy Mowbray BBC
7 Peter Drury ITV
8 Steve Wilson BBC
9 Jonothan Pearce BBC
10 Darren Fletcher BBC Radio 5 Live
11 Ian Darke SKY
12 Alan Parry Sky
13 Bill Leslie SKY
14 Ian Crocker SKY
15 Derek Ray ESPN
16 Simon Brotherton BBC
17 Jim Proudfoot ESPN/AbsoluteRadio/TalkSport
18 Tony Jones SKY
19 Dave Woods FIVE/BBC
20 Daniel Mann SKY
21 Rob Palmer SKY
22 Steve Bower BBC
23 Dan O'Hagon BBC
24 Tony Gubba BBC
25 Martin Fisher BBC
26 Ian Dennis BBC Radio 5 Live until 29
27 Nigel Adderly
28 David Oats
29 Connor McNammara
30 Alistar Mann BBC


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24 August 2010 10:55 Post ID: #2639 - in reply to #2637
Extreme Veteran
I don't usually indulge in these threads, but I've got the day off and therefore FAR too much time on my hands.

1. Martin Tyler (Sky)
2. David Begg (BBC Radio Scotland)
3. Jon Champion (ESPN)
4. Steve Wilson (BBC)
5. Ian Darke (Sky)
6. Clive Tyldesley (ITV)
7. Guy Mowbray (BBC)
8. Alan Parry (Sky)
9. Derek Rae (ESPN)
10. Kevin Keatings (Sky)
11. Peter Drury (ITV)
12. Jonathan Pearce (BBC)
13. Steve Bower (BBC)
14. John Barnes (BBC Radio Scotland)
15. Simon Brotherton (BBC)
16. Rob Hawthorne (Sky)
17. Bill Leslie (Sky)
18. Ian Crocker (Sky)
19. John Motson (BBC)
20. Jim Proudfoot (ESPN)
21. Daniel Mann (Sky)
22. John Roder (BBC)
23. Dan O'Hagan (BBC)
24. Paul Mitchell (BBC Scotland)
25. Mike Ingham (BBC)
26. Tony Jones (everybody)
27. Alastair Mann (BBC)
28. Scott Davie (BBC Radio Scotland)
29. Martin Fisher (BBC)
30. Guy Havord (Sky)


I've based it on a mix of my own personal favourites and current 'form'.
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25 August 2010 05:33 Post ID: #2692 - in reply to #2637
Extreme Veteran
I can't say that I have a top 30, I somehow doubt that I've even heard 30 football commentators in my life. But here are some of my favourites

Martin Tyler (Sky), Rob Hawthorne (Sky), Ian Darke (Sky), Alan Parry (Sky), Bill Leslie (Sky), Ian Crocker (Sky), Derek Rae (ESPN), Dave Woods (FIFA), Kevin Keatings (Sky), Guy Mowbray (BBC), Steve Banyard (FIFA)

Living in Canada I haven't really heard any of the ITV, BBC or Radio5Live guys who don't work on the Premier League or FIFA international feeds. I haven't heard Rae do a game since ESPN (US) lost Champions League rights and I miss hearing him call games, as bad as his co-commentator Tommy Smyth was.
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25 August 2010 11:37 Post ID: #2700 - in reply to #2637
Extreme Veteran
There are not many people that will agree with mine but here goes

1 Rob Hawthorne SKY
2 Martin Tyler SKY
3 Ian Darke SKY
4 Steve Hothersall Radio City 96.7
5 Peter Brackley OCTAGONCSI/BBC
6 Clive Tyldesley ITV
7 Guy Mowbray BBC
8 Ian Crocker SKY
9 Bill Leslie SKY
10 Alan Green BBC 5Live
11 Kevin Keatings SKY
12 Steve Wilson BBC
13 Jonathan Pearce BBC
14 Alan Parry SKY
15 Daniel Mann SKY
16 Jim Proudfoot ESPN/Absolute Radio
17 Peter Drury ITV
18 Jon Champion ITV
19 Dan O’Hagan UEFA/BBC/FIFA
20 Conor McNamara BBC 5Live
21 Gary Taphouse SKY
22 John Motson BBC
23 Steve Banyard PLP
24 Sam Matterface talkSPORT
25 Rob Palmer SKY
26 Alan Irwin Radio City 96.7
27 John Bradley LFCTV
28 Gary Weaver SKY
29 Tony Jones SKY
30 John Murray BBC 5Live
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25 August 2010 12:54 Post ID: #2703 - in reply to #2637
Member
Can’t do a Top 30 but have done 3 Top 10s

Top 10 TV Current

1. Martin Tyler
2. Ian Darke
3. Simon Brotherton
4. Alan Parry
5. Jon Champion
6. Rob Hawthorne
7. Clive Tyldsley
8. John Motson
9. Guy Mowbray
10 Peter Drury

Top 10 TV All Time

1. David Coleman
2 Brian Moore
3. Barry Davies
4. Ken Wolstenholme
5. Hugh Johns
6. Martin Tyler
7. Ian Darke
8. John Motson
9. Arthur Montford
10. Archie McPherson

Top 10 Radio All Time

1. Peter Jones (BBC 1960’s-1990)
2. Clive Tyldsley (Radio City 1980’s)
3. Alan Parry (BBC and talkSPORT 1970’s- 2002)
4. Ron Jones (BBC and Today FM 1980’s-present)
5. Mike Ingham (BBC 1970’s-present)
6. Bryon Butler (BBC 1960’s-1991)
7. Jonathan Pearce (Capital and BBC 1980’s-2007)
8. Tom Tyrell (Piccadilly and Today FM 1970’s-200?)
9. Ian Crocker *in his Xtra-am days – superb (1990’s)
10. Alan Green (1981-present)


I am sure I’ve missed out some fantastic guys doing sterling work on local stations up and down the country but can only go on what I have heard myself
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25 August 2010 14:57 Post ID: #2707 - in reply to #2637
Expert
Top 30, bloody hell!

Top 10
1. Martin Tyler
2. Ian Darke
3. Steve Wilson
4. Guy Mowbray
5. Alan Parry
6. Bill Leslie
7. Jon Champion
8. Simon Brotherton
9. Daniel Mann
10. Dan O'Hagan
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25 August 2010 17:42 Post ID: #2713 - in reply to #2707
Token Yank
Top 10

1.) John Helm
2.) Tim White
3.) Dave Farrar
4.) John Rawling
5.) Jacqui Oatley
6.) Joe Speight
7.) Rob Palmer
8.) Richard Kaufman
9.) Trevor Harris
10.) Ian Gwyn-Hughes
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25 August 2010 19:00 Post ID: #2721 - in reply to #2637
Member
I don't think I could manage 30 either so my current top 10 TV commentators (make that 11 as I cannot separate the last 2!) would be:

1. Guy Mowbray
2. John Motson (I think he's still got it and Motty would undoubtedly by my number 1 in an all-time top 10 just ahead of Barry Davies)
3. Martin Tyler
4. Steve Wilson
5. Bill Leslie
6. Simon Brotherton
7. Rob Hawthorne
8. Jon Champion
9. Ian Darke
Joint 10th. Martin Fisher and Steve Bower

Edited by Toffee Tobes 25/8/2010 19:05
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27 August 2010 03:49 Post ID: #2841 - in reply to #2713
Extreme Veteran
SSReporters - 25/8/2010 13:42

Top 10

1.) John Helm

John Helm would be #1 on FIFA's top 10 list.

And Mookie how could you forget North American favourites like Gerry Dobson?
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27 August 2010 04:19 Post ID: #2844 - in reply to #2841
Token Yank
NB Football Fan - 26/8/2010 19:49

SSReporters - 25/8/2010 13:42

Top 10

1.) John Helm

John Helm would be #1 on FIFA's top 10 list.

And Mookie how could you forget North American favourites like Gerry Dobson?


"DIPSY DOODLE HE'S GOT TWO!!!"

Also can't forget Dave O'Brien with AC Roma, Michael Beckham, and Wolverhampton Wolves.
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26 September 2010 17:15 Post ID: #4682 - in reply to #2637
Veteran
1 Martin Tyler SKY
2 Alan Parry SKY
3 Jon Champion ESPN
4 Guy Mowbray BBC
5 Rob Hawthorne SKY
6 John Motson BBC
7 Jonathan Pearce BBC
8 Steve Wilson BBC
9 Simon Brotherton BBC
10 Clive Tyldesley ITV
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27 September 2010 12:15 Post ID: #4716 - in reply to #2637
Member
My top 30 commentators (not necessarily in order) from radio/tv are:
John Motson,Steve Wilson,Guy Mowbray,Simon Brotherton,Barry Davies,Jonathon Pearce,Dan O'hagan,Clive Tyldesley,Peter Drury,Jon Champion,Martyn Tyler,Alaistair Brownlee (Radio Tees formerly Century Fm),John Murray,Conor McNamara,Stuart Hall,Mick Lowes (Radio Newcastle),Simon Crabtree (Metro Radio),Darren Fletcher,John Murray,Steve Bower,Ian Crocker,Martin Fisher,John Roder,Dave Woods,Alan Parry,Tony Jones,Alastair Mann,Gary Bloom,Peter Brackley,Mike Ingham.

I can only remember recent commentators because I wasn't born in the 60s/70s so didn't hear commentators from that era. I also don't have Sky so I don't have many Sky commentators in the list.
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25 October 2010 15:08 Post ID: #5811 - in reply to #4716
New User
Should I be alarmed that Chris Waddle never appeared on any lists?
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25 October 2010 15:40 Post ID: #5813 - in reply to #5811
Veteran
col8 - 25/10/2010 15:08

Should I be alarmed that Chris Waddle never appeared on any lists? :D


No seeing as he's not a lead commentator
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29 October 2010 21:14 Post ID: #5946 - in reply to #2637
Elite Veteran
I'll do a top 20 TV and a top 10 radio:

TV

1. Martin Tyler
2. Jon Champion
3. Clive Tyldesley
4. Steve Wilson
5. Alan Parry
6. Guy Mowbray
7. Ian Darke
8. Simon Brotherton
9. Rob Hawthorne
10. Peter Drury
11. Bill Leslie
12. Daniel Mann
13. John Roeder
14. Kevin Keatings
15. Martin Fisher
16. Gary Taphouse
17. Steve Bower
18. Ian Crocker
19. Dan O'Hagan
20. Alistair Mann

Radio:

1. John Murray
2. Simon Brotherton
3. Alan Green
4. Mike Ingham
5. Conor McNamara
6. Darren Fletcher
7. John Motson
8. Ian Brown
9. Ian Dennis
10. David Oates
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14 November 2010 05:53 Post ID: #6605 - in reply to #2637
Extreme Veteran
I feel the need to add a few more who I hadn't heard much before this season
Dan O'Hagen, Jon Champion, Daniel Mann and Max Patrick. I think that gives me a top 15.

Edited by NB Football Fan 14/11/2010 05:56
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