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Topic: John Motson
Posted By: scarletpimp
Subject: John Motson
Date 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 


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I stood yer on tanner bank



Replies:
Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 12:29pm
Sad news. Just talking to my in-laws about it. An iconic commentator.


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 1:27pm
Classic old school and nothing flashy. Well liked everywhere. Sad news 


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 2:39pm
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.




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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"


Posted By: Sir Duckling Tuft
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 4:26pm
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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sir duckling tuft


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 4:26pm
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601114" rel="nofollow - For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/207817" rel="nofollow - Brazil - they're so good it's like they are running round the pitch playing with themselves.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790858" rel="nofollow - The unexpected is always likely to happen.
         
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790862" rel="nofollow - In a sense it's a one-man show... except there are two men involved, Hartson and Berkovic, and a third man, the goalkeeper.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790859" rel="nofollow - Arsene Wenger has got to unlock the purse strings
       
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601202" rel="nofollow - Northern Ireland are ten minutes away from their finest victory. There's 15 minutes to go here.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790856" rel="nofollow - The Czech Republic are coming from behind in more than one way now.
         
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/1438770" rel="nofollow - Gary Lineker has now scored 37 goals. That is precisely twice as many as last year.
        
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/778329" rel="nofollow - Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780747" rel="nofollow - That shot might not have been as good as it might have been.  

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601145" rel="nofollow - Owen scores and breaks Lineker's competitive scoring record. Although this being a friendly it doesn't actual count, so he hasn't quite done it yet.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790857" rel="nofollow - The World Cup is a truly international event.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780729" rel="nofollow - The goals made such a difference to the way this game went


    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601179" rel="nofollow - The game is balanced in Arsenal's favour.



    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790861" rel="nofollow - And I suppose they [Spurs] are nearer to being out of the FA Cup now than any other time since the first half of this season, when they weren't ever in it anyway.


    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780757" rel="nofollow - Not the first half you might have expected, even though the score might suggest that it was


      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780756" rel="nofollow - The match has become quite unpredictable, but it still looks as though Arsenal will win the cup

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790860" rel="nofollow - Defoe was level and anyone who says otherwise is picking hairs

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601244" rel="nofollow - Ruud Gullit was able to impose his multi-lingual skills on this match.
         

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780707" rel="nofollow - Northern Ireland were in white, which was quite appropriate because three inches of snow had to be cleared from the pitch before kick off


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ROYMOND MUNTER MBE (FOR SERVICES TO THE COMBOVER)


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 8:55pm
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"


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 8:57pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601114" rel="nofollow - For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/207817" rel="nofollow - Brazil - they're so good it's like they are running round the pitch playing with themselves.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790858" rel="nofollow - The unexpected is always likely to happen.
         
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790862" rel="nofollow - In a sense it's a one-man show... except there are two men involved, Hartson and Berkovic, and a third man, the goalkeeper.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790859" rel="nofollow - Arsene Wenger has got to unlock the purse strings
       
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601202" rel="nofollow - Northern Ireland are ten minutes away from their finest victory. There's 15 minutes to go here.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790856" rel="nofollow - The Czech Republic are coming from behind in more than one way now.
         
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/1438770" rel="nofollow - Gary Lineker has now scored 37 goals. That is precisely twice as many as last year.
        
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/778329" rel="nofollow - Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780747" rel="nofollow - That shot might not have been as good as it might have been.  

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601145" rel="nofollow - Owen scores and breaks Lineker's competitive scoring record. Although this being a friendly it doesn't actual count, so he hasn't quite done it yet.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790857" rel="nofollow - The World Cup is a truly international event.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780729" rel="nofollow - The goals made such a difference to the way this game went


    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601179" rel="nofollow - The game is balanced in Arsenal's favour.



    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790861" rel="nofollow - And I suppose they [Spurs] are nearer to being out of the FA Cup now than any other time since the first half of this season, when they weren't ever in it anyway.


    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780757" rel="nofollow - Not the first half you might have expected, even though the score might suggest that it was


      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780756" rel="nofollow - The match has become quite unpredictable, but it still looks as though Arsenal will win the cup

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790860" rel="nofollow - Defoe was level and anyone who says otherwise is picking hairs

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601244" rel="nofollow - Ruud Gullit was able to impose his multi-lingual skills on this match.
         

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780707" rel="nofollow - Northern Ireland were in white, which was quite appropriate because three inches of snow had to be cleared from the pitch before kick off


Thanks for these Roy.





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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"


Posted By: scarletpimp
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 9:29pm
Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601114" rel="nofollow - For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/207817" rel="nofollow - Brazil - they're so good it's like they are running round the pitch playing with themselves.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790858" rel="nofollow - The unexpected is always likely to happen.
         
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790862" rel="nofollow - In a sense it's a one-man show... except there are two men involved, Hartson and Berkovic, and a third man, the goalkeeper.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790859" rel="nofollow - Arsene Wenger has got to unlock the purse strings
       
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601202" rel="nofollow - Northern Ireland are ten minutes away from their finest victory. There's 15 minutes to go here.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790856" rel="nofollow - The Czech Republic are coming from behind in more than one way now.
         
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/1438770" rel="nofollow - Gary Lineker has now scored 37 goals. That is precisely twice as many as last year.
        
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/778329" rel="nofollow - Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780747" rel="nofollow - That shot might not have been as good as it might have been.  

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601145" rel="nofollow - Owen scores and breaks Lineker's competitive scoring record. Although this being a friendly it doesn't actual count, so he hasn't quite done it yet.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790857" rel="nofollow - The World Cup is a truly international event.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780729" rel="nofollow - The goals made such a difference to the way this game went


    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601179" rel="nofollow - The game is balanced in Arsenal's favour.



    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790861" rel="nofollow - And I suppose they [Spurs] are nearer to being out of the FA Cup now than any other time since the first half of this season, when they weren't ever in it anyway.


    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780757" rel="nofollow - Not the first half you might have expected, even though the score might suggest that it was


      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780756" rel="nofollow - The match has become quite unpredictable, but it still looks as though Arsenal will win the cup

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790860" rel="nofollow - Defoe was level and anyone who says otherwise is picking hairs

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601244" rel="nofollow - Ruud Gullit was able to impose his multi-lingual skills on this match.
         

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780707" rel="nofollow - Northern Ireland were in white, which was quite appropriate because three inches of snow had to be cleared from the pitch before kick off


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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I stood yer on tanner bank


Posted By: scarletpimp
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 9:33pm
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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I stood yer on tanner bank


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 9:58pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601114" rel="nofollow - For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/207817" rel="nofollow - Brazil - they're so good it's like they are running round the pitch playing with themselves.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790858" rel="nofollow - The unexpected is always likely to happen.
         
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790862" rel="nofollow - In a sense it's a one-man show... except there are two men involved, Hartson and Berkovic, and a third man, the goalkeeper.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790859" rel="nofollow - Arsene Wenger has got to unlock the purse strings
       
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601202" rel="nofollow - Northern Ireland are ten minutes away from their finest victory. There's 15 minutes to go here.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790856" rel="nofollow - The Czech Republic are coming from behind in more than one way now.
         
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/1438770" rel="nofollow - Gary Lineker has now scored 37 goals. That is precisely twice as many as last year.
        
    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/778329" rel="nofollow - Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780747" rel="nofollow - That shot might not have been as good as it might have been.  

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601145" rel="nofollow - Owen scores and breaks Lineker's competitive scoring record. Although this being a friendly it doesn't actual count, so he hasn't quite done it yet.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790857" rel="nofollow - The World Cup is a truly international event.
       

    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780729" rel="nofollow - The goals made such a difference to the way this game went


    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601179" rel="nofollow - The game is balanced in Arsenal's favour.



    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790861" rel="nofollow - And I suppose they [Spurs] are nearer to being out of the FA Cup now than any other time since the first half of this season, when they weren't ever in it anyway.


    • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780757" rel="nofollow - Not the first half you might have expected, even though the score might suggest that it was


      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780756" rel="nofollow - The match has become quite unpredictable, but it still looks as though Arsenal will win the cup

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/790860" rel="nofollow - Defoe was level and anyone who says otherwise is picking hairs

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/601244" rel="nofollow - Ruud Gullit was able to impose his multi-lingual skills on this match.
         

      • https://www.azquotes.com/quote/780707" rel="nofollow - Northern Ireland were in white, which was quite appropriate because three inches of snow had to be cleared from the pitch before kick off
. Brilliant stuff Roy 😂😂😂😂



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