Unless you're physically present at the stadium, it's not a proper football match without the banter of the commentators. Although they sometimes tend to fade into the background a little, they are, undeniably, an integral part of the game. Their expertise and knowledge clubbed with the occasional witty banter make for a great viewing experience. We've had some wonderful commentators so far, so let's take a look at the most memorable ones.
Back in 2003, Martin Tyler has declared the FA Premier League Commentator of the Decade, and for good measure too. Just by listening to him, you can tell how passionate he is about soccer. He has the amazing ability to liven up even the most boring games. Tyler made his debut as a commentator in 1974, for a match between Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday. All it took was one game for him to establish himself, and he went on to become one of the most recognizable voices in football.
Back in the day, Alan Smith was an incredible football player. He was a striker for some of England's best clubs, and also represented the English national team thirteen times. So it's safe to say he's got plenty of experience under his belt. Along with Martin Tyler, he's has been loaning his voice for them to the EA FIFA video game series since 2011. As of now, he's a co-commentator for Sky Sports.
Probably one of the most eloquent of all the commentators. With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, he is arguably one of the best in the box. After more than 30 years of covering various tournaments in Europe, which included the Premier League and the
Champion recently moved to the United States to join Taylor Twellman to cover Major League Soccer. English football won't be the same without him.
Peter Drury knows how to precisely get things going. One of the best things about his is how unbiased he remains. He knows just what to say, and exactly how to say it. Drury is articulate, cordial and witty, and his commentary adds to any match. Some would say his vocabulary is almost Shakespearean. Drury is one of the best current commentators in football.