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Poll - Best Sporting Commentator Ever?

View Poll Results: The Best Sports Commentator?
John Motson - Football
1
7.69%
Barry Davies - Football
1
7.69%
Martin Tyler ( with Andy Gray ) - Football
0
0%
Brian Moore - Football
0
0%
Ray French - Rugby Union
0
0%
Eddie Waring - Rugby League / Wrestling
2
15.38%
Bill McLaren - Rugby Union
4
30.77%
Murray Walker - Formula 1
4
30.77%
Harry Carpenter - Boxing, Football
0
0%
Reg Gutteridge - Boxing
0
0%
Peter O'Sullivan - Horse Racing
1
7.69%
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Poll - Best Sporting Commentator Ever?

Old Jan 26th 2009, 9:09 am
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Default Poll - Best Sporting Commentator Ever?

After reading Bangleman's posting re the sad death of Reg Gutteridge, I thought - well, who do we consider to be the best sporting commentator ever?

These are the ones I thought of, off the top of my head and have tried to cover most sports I used to watch on the telly back home.

John Motson
Barry Davies
Martin Tyler
Brian Moore
Harry Carpenter
Reg Gutteridge
Bill McLaren
Ray French
Eddie Waring
Murray Walker
Peter O'Sullivan
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Where is Sid Waddell?
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Trying to edit the poll to include Sid....

Anyone know how to edit a poll
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where the **** is Arthur 'stramash' Montford or Archie MacPherson???
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Helen Rolason RIP (sp), Brian Johnston, Richie Benaud (cricket), Kenneth Wolthensholme (66)...

erm Sid Widdell is great, I used to love Bill McLaren watching the Rugby, Eddie Butler is probably the nearest equivilant these days and wheres Tony Gubba!!?!
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I knew I shouldn't have started this.....
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where the **** is Arthur 'stramash' Montford or Archie MacPherson???
Lol, how hopeless were they both!
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Default Re: Poll - Best Sporting Commentator Ever?

I think 'Whispering' Ted Lowe (snooker) deserves a gig on this poll too. And Peter Alliss (golf). And Richie Benaud of course.
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Default Re: Poll - Best Sporting Commentator Ever?

A poll can only go to 15 options, if I try to include all the latest additions, we will exceed the max no of options!

Perhaps I should just delete it.

Or have a poll of polls and do one sport at a time and then put the winner from each category into the 'final'.

fKinnel, I do like making work for myself don't I....
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phil liggett TdF....
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I knew I shouldn't have started this.....
David Vine (RIP) ?

Dickie Davies ?
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phil liggett TdF....
Good call, I always like Gary Imlach, I know he is more of an anchorman but knows his cycling and used to do a good job on the American Footy on Channel 4...
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It should be mandatory that all polls carry a 'who gives a flying...' button.
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Helen Rolason RIP (sp), Brian Johnston, Richie Benaud (cricket), Kenneth Wolthensholme (66)...

erm Sid Widdell is great, I used to love Bill McLaren watching the Rugby, Eddie Butler is probably the nearest equivilant these days and wheres Tony Gubba!!?!
Sky, you are having a Murray-style off day.

Eddie Butler?? He's a clown..............

Miles Harrison and Stuart Barnes on Sky are outstanding.

And I'm voting for Barry Davies, who always told it how it was..... it was like listening to a (knowledgeable) mate in the pub.

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