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15 reasons why Andy Townsend divided ITV viewers

Word that co-commentator Andy Townsend is set to leave ITV at the end of the season has divided the watching public. Here’s why…

Clive Tyldesley

Big Ron's former straight man.

Tom Tyrrell

The voice of Manchester United

Eamon Dunphy

The insult files. Embarrassing, bankrupt, hopeless.

Brian Marwood

Guff Profiles: Now a big cheese at City, once simply a fence-sitting man of guff.

Jimmy Hill

The grand old chin of English football.

David Pleat

Beige suit, off-white loafers, huge stock of guff

Barry Davies

Legend turned ice-dancer

Ray Houghton

Diminutive stator of the obvious with 20-20 hindsight.

Radio Ga-Ga

They say a picture paints a thousand words. And while there are many that wish the likes of Motty would take greater heed of the maxim, it stands to reason that your average radio commentator or pundit must be...

Mixed Metaphors

There was only ever going to be one winner: 10. "In the Scottish Cup you only get one crack at the cherry against Rangers or Celtic." Tom Ferrie 9. "I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel." Stuart Pearce 8. "The...

Get an atlas

A tribute to football's geographically challenged: 10. "Costacurta, the Portuguese international... Shevchenko, the Uruguayan international..." Trevor Welch 9. "Newport 0, Wrexham 1. Well done to the Welsh there." Radio 2 newsreader 8. "Romania are more Portuguese than German." Barry Venison 7. "The Belgians will play like...

Wenger in guff: gyrating furiously with the fourth official

The Arsenal gaffer has contributed generously to the language of football since his arrival in the Premier League.

THE YEARS IN GUFF

HALL OF GUFF

John Motson

Eamon Dunphy

Graham Taylor

Kevin Keegan

George Hamilton

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