Football Corn-mentary

Two gems from the commentary for the France / Brazil match, which I loved and you may quite possibly hate:

  • “He’s going one on one with Juan! Hmm, bit tricky saying that all at once.”
  • (As Malouda sends in a cross which neither his teammates nor the defence manages to meet) “Malouda’s ball has just maluded everyone!”


  1. I’m ashamed to admit that I went through a brief voyeuristic, fascination with K1 matches on Eurosport.
    K1 is a rather brutal sport where practitioners of different martial arts get into a ring and beat the bejesus out of each other.
    During one exciting brawl the commentator exclaimed, “He shimmers like moonlight on a midnight well!”
    This as another poor man has his face pummeled.

  2. what about this one from the great irish sports commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, when speaking of Seán Óg Ó hAilpín a hurler for County Cork
    “…his father’s from Fermanagh, his mother’s from Fiji, neither a hurling stronghold.”
    (i’d recommend grabbing the nearest Corkman to you and having him say it in his thickest cork accent, it adds a certain je ne sais quoi!)

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