John Motson - RIP

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John Motson - RIP

Post by Bluemike » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:06 am

Simply the best, sad news, condolences to his family.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by Shed on tour » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:32 am

Always had a soft spot for Town. Believe he went to Culford school.
RIP Motty you were the best.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by Bluemike » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:39 am

I was under the impression he was a Town fan ?

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by number 9 » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:43 am

My favorite announcer!

RIP JM.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by Shed on tour » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:46 am

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:39 am
I was under the impression he was a Town fan ?
I think Barnet were his team but he came to PR whenever he could.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by Cabanas Blue » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:49 am

Only 77 which I am this year and so soon after Dickie Davis RIP.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by marko69 » Thu Feb 23, 2023 1:41 pm

Cabanas Blue wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:49 am
Only 77 which I am this year and so soon after Dickie Davis RIP.
Always in 3’s. Martin Tyler will be trembling in his boots.

RIP Motty.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by marko69 » Thu Feb 23, 2023 1:44 pm

number 9 wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:43 am
My favorite announcer!

RIP JM.
You’ve been reading too many Saint Spider posts.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by Charnwood » Thu Feb 23, 2023 2:35 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:39 am
I was under the impression he was a Town fan ?
He certainly made no secret of his affection for our football club and was a shareholder. He would occasionally be seen at the Playford Road training ground and in the Directors Box at Portman Road. I believe he was also a friend of Sir Bobby.

He was certainly the most memorable commentator of my generation although strangely he didn’t comment on the 78 Cup Final when we won against Arsenal.

RIP John Motson, you really were the best and condolences to your family and closest friends.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by arana peligrosa » Thu Feb 23, 2023 3:57 pm

Was a shame to learn of this news. Motson was an embodiment of fine impartial commentary and the industry is poorer today with his passing. Not sure he had any illness as such but nobody lives forever. Endured a half-century involvement with the British Broadcasting Corporation which encompassed 10 World Cup events and 30 F.A. Cup Finals before only stepping away from duties as recently as four years back.

It's a pity, you can feel tangible sadness maybe but what a career he had, far from a wasted life. Best to the immediate family and loved ones, you can't dispute any OBE bestowment wasn't rightfully awarded.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by LizinSpain » Thu Feb 23, 2023 4:35 pm

Another legend of the game gone. RIP Motty :cry:

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by marko69 » Thu Feb 23, 2023 7:49 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64742833

Link to the BBC news regarding Motty, but posting so that it can be scrolled down to watch the Clough interview. I am sure we've all seen it before. But it' would've been interesting if Cloughie had been around for VAR. His views would've been very entertaining. :lol:

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by MasseyFerguson » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:42 pm

marko69 wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 7:49 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64742833

Link to the BBC news regarding Motty, but posting so that it can be scrolled down to watch the Clough interview. I am sure we've all seen it before. But it' would've been interesting if Cloughie had been around for VAR. His views would've been very entertaining. :lol:
I'd love to see him talk about VAR. I've been as guilty as anyone of criticising referees, but it's a bloody difficult job they do. As fans, of course, we see all the errors the referee makes that go against our team and tend to ignore the ones that go the other way. It's a thankless job and I think Cloughie was right on the money with his comments in that interview.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by MasseyFerguson » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:42 pm

Motty was the best.

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Re: John Motson - RIP

Post by number 9 » Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:20 am

marko69 wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 1:44 pm
number 9 wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:43 am
My favorite announcer!

RIP JM.
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