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



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