Know someone who organised ‘an evening with’ John Motson in Nottingham. Said he was a horrible **** and turned up absolutely wasted.John Motson.
Hung around the BBC, like a bad smell for far too long.
An egotistical, stat-obsessed bore, who sucked all the life out of the games he commentated on.
He was the forerunner of the statistics-based commentary we now get.
His favourite line was putting "I think" before yet another dull stat e.g. "I think Savage was on the books of MUFC" - knowing full well that the Welsh weasel had been released as a failure from the Class of '92.
Barry Davies ("look at his face") was far superior as a BBC commentator. Davies said far less than Motson, but captured the magic and fun of football. Unfortunately, Motson was perhaps seen as the safer option, getting the bigger matches over Barry Davies...
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