alan green

Is it just me or is Alan Green, Radio 5 Live’s, footie commentator an annoying prick? I’ve just listenned to his radio commentary on the Man U v Man City match and it sounded like a poor match. But AG just can’t stop himself from expressing his views about how crap everything is; the match, the standard of play, the attitude of the players, the ability of the players, the standard of refereeing (his particular favourite),the tactical acumen of the managers, team selection, state of the pitch, the weather, the chanting, the political situation in the Middle East. Shut up with your whinging and just focus on what’s happening. He has to bloody comment on everything and it’s always negative. Is he married? What must his poor wife put up with at meal times? The peas are under-prepared, the potatoes are cold, the chops are too tough, the balance of carbohydrates and proteins is all wrong, the wine is just too old. SHUT UP!

Then there’s that laugh of his, an explosive cackle, that’s just a bit too forced. And he always laughs at people not with them. And what’s more I can’t stand his falsely-chummy happy-chappy style when talking to callers on 6.06. He just loves people paying him compliments, coming over all coy of course, but when they criticise him or his views, oh boy does he come across all indignant. Snappy little man syndrome.

Whatever happened to the classic BBC commentary style of the insightful thought, telling point of view, the wit, the sheer passion and the occasional silences to let the atmosphere speak for itself? Ever heard the expression, less is more, Green? And he’s got too much hair for a man his age. That’s what really rankles…..


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4 thoughts on “alan green

  1. Dear PP

    Top rant, and agree entirely.

    There does seem to be a doomsday scenario which will see Alan ‘Mr Opinion’ Green, supported by David ‘State the Bleedin’ Obvious’ Pleat commentating on a Man U Vs Tottingham game.

    The fall out from this could be a nuclear winter which would last 1,000 years.

    Have put you on my favs, so will check back regularly.


  2. Re-Alan Green. I can’t stand the guy. I thought he was just anti-(the team I support), but he gives the same treatment to everyone else. I think his mindset is that he expects football to be like basketball, continuous end-to-end stuff, attacking from one goalmouth to the other. That shows an obvious lack of depth in his own industry. Anything that resembles a side or back-pass makes him suicidal he is so negative!
    As its been said before, many times I have heard his live commentary, then later watched the same game on TV, only it looks like a completely different game to the one he commentated on. He doesn’t do his own business any favours that’s for sure and too often he imposes his own shallow opinions on the game he is watching. Where are David Coleman and Ken Wolstenholme when you need them?

  3. hi tony

    many thanks for checking in. top comments. i know what you mean about seeing a totally different game on tv after listening to his radio commentary. it’s as if he hates the game – i wish it was true and that he’d go and do something else, like bog snorkelling

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