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    Posted: 23 February 2023 at 12:20pm
Like many others on SF, if you watch football,  you have grown  up with " motty", so today to learn of his passing  was a sad moment. 
Even though rugby  and Scarlets  are my no 1  love, cricket and football  have a big part of my life.
As a Liverpool  fan , I can never forget his epic commentary  on the Liverpool v Wimbledon  FA Cup final,(was torture), when Motty
 famously  said " the crazy gang have beaten the culture  club ".
I clearly remember  in the 70's as a 16 Yr old sitting  in my grandparents  on a sat night,  watching  match of the day,  and that Ronnie radioed wonder goal for Hereford  v Newcastle ( FA Cup again).
He was a great commentator,  full of technical  analysis,  but not too much to ruin things. 
He once said he learnt  so much by starting  out on radio. 

A sad day indeed, and as the sheepskin  coat is put to rest, time to just say " thank you Motty , as we we contemplate our own journey and mortality 
I stood yer on tanner bank
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Sad news. Just talking to my in-laws about it. An iconic commentator.
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Classic old school and nothing flashy. Well liked everywhere. Sad news 
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Indeed Motty became the voice of BBC football, he didn't start off as one of my favourites that was David Coleman...his immortal ONE NIL....always sticks in the mind and it was between Barry Davies and of course Motson for the coveted games.


What I remember is his knowledge of the game was brilliant and helped me warm to him, there are so many talented individuals leaving its quite scary tbh......really sad he's gone and I was informed by a work colleague who shares the same admiration for a guy who loved his football and his enthusiasm for his job.

My condolences to his family and friends.


In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

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what a wonderful bloke and football legend ..The quotes are endless , that crazy gang, culture club line was a classic line delivered exquisitively ...I think I lovedhis gaffes even more and there were tons of them too lol but all in good spirits..Motty Made the world a better brighter place with his insatiable passion for football and all its glorious intricacies....The ultimate football anorak but wearing a sheepskin coat




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ROYMOND MUNTER MBE (FOR SERVICES TO THE COMBOVER)
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Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

what a wonderful bloke and football legend ..The quotes are endless , that crazy gang, culture club line was a classic line delivered exquisitively ...I think I lovedhis gaffes even more and there were tons of them too lol but all in good spirits..Motty Made the world a better brighter place with his insatiable passion for football and all its glorious intricacies....The ultimate football anorak but wearing a sheepskin coat





lovely post .


In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:



Thanks for these Roy.



In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"
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Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:



Thanks for these Roy.



Roy, if you knew how much you made myself and my wife laugh, you'd be laughing  yourself! 
I remember  some of them obviously,  but it's brilliant  to be reminded  of the others.
It betters Private eyes "Coleman balls ".
Brilliant !
Thank you Roy !
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Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by Sir Duckling Tuft Sir Duckling Tuft wrote:

what a wonderful bloke and football legend ..The quotes are endless , that crazy gang, culture club line was a classic line delivered exquisitively ...I think I lovedhis gaffes even more and there were tons of them too lol but all in good spirits..Motty Made the world a better brighter place with his insatiable passion for football and all its glorious intricacies....The ultimate football anorak but wearing a sheepskin coat





lovely post .



"The ultimate anorak vwearing sheepskin coat".....
Great line Sir Duckling....enjoyed!
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

. Brilliant stuff Roy 😂😂😂😂
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