01 Jul 2018 18:02:50
Anyone else love Peter Drury's commentary? Iniesta comes on for Silva: 'Silva for Gold'.

1.) 02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018 01:01:52
He’s by far the best commentator there is, especially for getting you hyped up for matches, even ones you don't really have an interest in.

Watch and listen to Drury’s commentary for Manolas’ goal in the Roma vs Barcelona game. Almost spine tingling it was that good.

2.) 02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018 09:47:54
And then we get Danny Murphy, Phil Neville and Kevin Kilbane on the BBC👎🏻. Murphy was actually trying to tell LIONEL MESSI how to play the false 9 position the other day and Kilbane telling Silva what to do with the ball y'day. 🤦‍♂️.

3.) 02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018 09:55:29
Mpez his commentary for that Manolas goal was poetry. He has such a way with words. The best out there.

4.) 02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018 10:00:53
Danny Murphy had a point though. As did Kilbane. They're just doing their jobs.

5.) 02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018 11:55:02
The thing is in hindsight with aerial views of the entire pitch and slow motion footage it is easy to pick out what a player should have done at any point of the game. Anyone with a basis football knowledge and understanding could do it. The fact is every player makes decisions during a game that can be scrutinized post game. The best players make the right decisions more often than not and especially at key moments in games.

The point of having ex footballers as pundits is it is supposed to add a level of authenticity to the analysis, the problem comes when you have average ex players discussing players who are better than the pundits used to be it actually undermines the whole point of having an ex professional commentating.

When Shearer or Henry commenting on strikers it works well, as does when you have Scholes or Lampard on midfielders or Rio on defenders.

That doesn't mean that the A-list ex-pro knows more about that role, just that their career highs lend more credibility to their opinion. Which is the whole reason for having ex-pros as pundits in the first place.

6.) 06 Jul 2018
06 Jul 2018 01:23:59
Nail. Head. Hit. Good post Shappy.

I quite like how some of the pundits can't help but be enthusiastically obvious that they are fans of a club they played for (regardless of club) e. g. Ian Wright. It doesn't matter which club, for me it's about it showing them as still being a normal bloke after living their dream and earning enough £ not to have to work.