Radio 1’s Chris Stark and Scott Mills have caused a stir with their alternative football commentary for BBC’s Euro 2016 semi-final coverage, France versus Germany.
Here we pop into the commentary box to scream, shout, sweat, cry and squeal with the world’s top commentators.
Let’s start with Iceland….
“NEVER WAKE ME UP! WE ARE NEVER GOING HOME!”
Gudmunder Benediktsson wins the prize for best name at the Euros, but he also takes the title for most excited commentator. Things got squealy. Only Icelandic dogs could understand him after a late goal by Arnor Ingvi Traustason against England sent him screaming for joy.
Gudmunder’s happiness could bring a tear to the eye, and he even took time to throw some shade at England for Brexit.
Watch his hilarious commentary here:
“GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL”
This one hurts a little because it’s a defeat to Scotland, but just listen to this Spanish commentator go daft for the Spanish women’s side hitting out a late goal to win.
The Spanish love a wee gol-gol-gol-gol-gol.
The Scots don’t like giving them away of course…
“I DON’T KNOW JEFF, HAS THERE?”
First lesson of football commentary — and football in fact — keep your eye on the ball.
Chris Kamara momentarily forgot his job when reporting the Portsmouth vs Blackburn match.
Watch his bewilderment as the studio tell him what’s going on before he has a chance to see it.
Ever get so excited you blurt something out, then think ‘what did I just say…?’
Was not expecting the American commentator to hit out with this after Riise free kick.
Why commentate in any detail, when you can just yell a player’s name over and over?
This Messi chant becomes a bit hypnotic as it goes along. Catchy too. Messi Messi Messi Messi Messi.
“BREAKING POINT AT LAST”
This snooker match has been dubbed over with a football commentary and stadium roar – gives it a lot more atmosphere, but not sure they would be able to pot as many balls.
Would make for an interesting game though….
“YOU’VE NOT SEEN ME IN MY AQUA-MARINE SPEEDOS”
Jeff Stelling is an anchor on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday and likes to add a little bit of comedy (read : moaning) to his football punditry.
Here’s a compilation of his complaints…
“THE BREADY BEST.”
At least we’ve got the Radio 1 boys keeping football serious and supplying us with the facts.
— BBC Red Button (@BBCRedButton) July 7, 2016