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David Mellor in the London Evening Standard. Knows most the top people in football, slags them off and sticks up for the supporters.
 

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yeah but Mellor knows nothing about football which is a bit of a downer.

i saw Sid Lowe's report the other day and he was spot-on.

but i just normally agree with anyone who praises the Arsenal. :shades:
 

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Great Outdoors said:
Worst has got to be Paddy Agnew. He's a great commentator but I just don't think he can write as well.
Paddy Agnew sucks both as a journalist AND commentator. He's doing the English commentary for Serie A games the past few years and his commentary simply :yuck: :wallbang: :nono:

Still prefer the days of Peter Brackley
 

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ilgenio said:
Paddy Agnew sucks both as a journalist AND commentator. He's doing the English commentary for Serie A games the past few years and his commentary simply :yuck: :wallbang: :nono:

Still prefer the days of Peter Brackley
I remember the good old days where Brackley and Martin Tyler used to take turns in commentating on Serie A matches.. Brackley was awesome but Martin Tyler was so pro-British it's sickening.. you could never get through an Italian League match commentated by him without hearing either Man Utd or Blackburn or Spurs.. it's funny how he used to consistently put up English pronounciation to Italian names as well.. they sounded like they were all British players to me at some point. I like Paddy because he's very well-informed about the calcio scene, genuinely watches Serie A as a neutral and offers great analysis during a match. He speaks much too fast though and most of the time if I were to just listen in without the aid of any pictures I would have thought he's reporting on the latest race-horse match. Slow down for Christs' sake Paddy!
 

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Best -> Henry Winter

Worst -> The guy who writes in the People...can't remember his name. Or if Rodney Marsh has a column somewhere, it's him. :D
 

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Best - Gab Marcotti, Henry Winter

Worst - anything written by an ex-professional especially that scummer arse licking creep steve claridge
 

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Paulo Vinicius Coelho, from ESPNBrasil. :cool: Excellent commentator, with a sharp eye for tactics and an astonishing knowledge of facts and stats. You may not always agree with him, but when he gives an opinion he invariably supports it with hard data and concrete examples that illustrate his point-of-view.

If all sports journalists were as well-informed as Coelho, there wouldn't be so much empty guessing and uninformed gibberish on today's sports coverage. ;)
 

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Great Outdoors said:
Mine's Sid Lowe from World Soccer. :kiss: He makes football so fun to read! It's so hard to stop laughing when you read his La Liga reports on Guardian UK Online.. I always look forward to them.
Ok, you've got me curious. Link please? :)
 

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Brian Glanville and the old man with a grouchy look - his name slips me at the moment!! Both brilliant writers for World Soccer mag. :)
 

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Rhizoid said:
Brian Glanville and the old man with a grouchy look - his name slips me at the moment!! Both brilliant writers for World Soccer mag. :)
I can't forgive glanville for his excruciating attempts at speaking italian :yuck:
 
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