David Pleat and Friends.
This page is dedicated to the phenomenon of the football commentator. A curious breed with an even more curious turn of phase.
The secret to their success?
“There’s Thierry Henry, exploding like the French train that he is.” – David Pleat
“A game is not won until it is lost.” – David Pleat
“Eighty per cent of teams who score first in matches go on to win them. But they may draw some. Or occasionally lose…..” – David Pleat
Brazil nut? No. Cashew? No. Wing nut? No…You’ve got me there Dave.
“He hits it into the corner of the net as straight as a nut.” – David Pleat
[Insert appropriate caption here] – The mind boggles.
“For such a small man Maradona gets great elevation on his balls.” – David Pleat