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Colemanballs: The art of letting the words come out before the brain is engaged, made famous by David Coleman but with very able disciples in Kevin Keegan, Bobby Robson, Ron Atkinson, Terry Venables....in fact it seems endemic amongst the football fraternity.

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"Dumbarton player Steve McCahill has limped off with a badly cut forehead."
Tom Ferrie

"I was disappointed to leave Spurs, but quite pleased that I did."
Steve Perryman

"I'm as happy as I can be – but I have been happier."
Ugo Ehiogu

"If you're going to win the Premier League, you're going to have to finish ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City."
Graeme Souness

"And Arsenal now have plenty of time to dictate the last few seconds."
Peter Jones

"What makes this game so delightful is that when both teams get the ball they are attacking their opponents goal."
Jimmy Hill

"That's football, Mike, Northern Ireland have had several chances and haven't scored but England have had no chances and scored twice."
Trevor Brooking

"And there's Ray Clemence looking as cool as ever out in the cold."
Jimmy Hill

"And the news from Guadalajara where the temperature is 96 degrees, is that Falcao is warming up."
Brian Moore

"Souness gave Fleck a second chance and he grabbed it with both feet."
James Sanderson

“Last night we were the best team on the day.”
Roy Aitken

"Ji-Sung Park is probably not as young as he was when he arrived at Old Trafford all those years ago."
Ray Houghton

"The match will be shown on Match of the Day later this evening and if you don't want to know the result look away now as we show you Tony Adams lifting the cup for Arsenal."
Steve Rider

More Other Sports

covering other sports are too many for one page - so here are a few more....

"A boxer makes a comeback for two reasons: either he’s broke or he needs the money."
Alan Minter (boxing)

"Jimmy White has popped out to the toilet to compose himself before the final push."
Steve Davis (snooker)

"Further Flight seems to get better and better, although he’s not as good as he was."
Derek Thompson (horse racing)

"Glen McGrath bowled so badly in his first Test, as though he'd never bowled in a Test Match before."
Geoff Boycott (cricket)

"Once he’d gone past the point of no return, there was no way back."
Show jumping commentator

"That was a beautiful shot. Inch perfect - but an inch wide."
Television commentator (golf)

"And there’s the unmistakable figure of Joe Mercer…or is it Lester Piggott?"
Brough Scott (horse racing)

"Laura Robson has just made the best possible start to her professional tennis career, she won the first set and lost the next two and is out."
Mark Pougatch (tennis)

"I was about 18 six years ago. I’m 28 now."
Frank Bruno (boxing)

"The racecourse is as level as a billiard ball."
John Francome (horse racing)

"All the reds are in the open now, apart from the blue."
John Virgo (snooker)

"She's letting her legs do the running."
Brendan Foster (athletics)

"These two horses have met five times this season, and they’ve beaten each other on each occasion."
Jimmy Lindley (horse racing)

"The reason he (Pinto) is so far ahead is because he's going so quickly."
Charlie Spedding (athletics)

"Tottenham are trying tonight to become the first London team to win this Cup. The last team to do so was the 1973 Spurs side."
Mike Ingham

"I was saying the other day, how often the most vulnerable area for goalies is between their legs."
Andy Gray

"Beckenbauer really has gambled all his eggs."
Ron Atkinson

"And we all know that in football if you stand still you go backwards."
Peter Reid

"Wenger and Mourinho were acting like a couple of teenage 12-year-olds."
....and then
"I have only one word for Wenger and Mourinho - grow up."
John Hartson

"If you're 0-0 down, there's no one better to get you back on terms than Ian Wright."
Robbie Earle

“We didn’t look like scoring, although we looked like we were going to get a goal.”
Alan Buckley

"Merseyside derbies usually last 90 minutes and I'm sure today's won't be any different."
Trevor Brooking

“Scoring three away from home – you can’t do better than that.”
Ray Stubbs

“If there wasn’t such a thing as football we’d all be frustrated footballers.”
Mick Lyons

"It was six of a half and one dozen of the other."
Danny Higginbotham

"Because of the booking I will miss the Holland game – if selected."
Paul Gascoigne




In February 2015 it was revealed that Chelsea's
John Terry had spent something like £145,000
over the previous 8 years - on what?

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