Tony Gillan: John Motson’s retirement unlikely to send many bottom lips a quivering

September 13, 2017
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Breaking good news. John Motson has not died, he’s merely retiring. You may have thought otherwise from the gush we’ve been hearing since his earth-shattering announcement.

Yes, after 278 years as a commentator he has finally decided to hang up his clichés.

Typical of the absurd overestimation of the man’s passable ability to carry out one of the world’s cushiest jobs was from his colleague Jonathan Pearce.

He slavered: “He is the doyenne. He is the master of football commentators….


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