Goodbye Motty

Sad news this morning that John Motson – the original football commentator in Britain – has died.

He commentated on almost 2,500 games, including 10 World Cups and 29 FA Cup Finals. But I remember him for the smaller games too. He was just ubiquitous.

Here he is at Wycombe Wanderers in 1990 in the image that made his trademark sheepskin coat… well… a trademark.

He was the voice of football for my generation. A class apart: especially when compared to today’s egotistical pundits and commentators.

EDIT: A lovely Guardian piece on some of his best moments.