Date: 15th April 2018 at 11:55am
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It seems as though Sky Sports number one football commentator, Martin Tyler has been the man behind the microphone ever since Lazarus was a lad. But, what is it with him and Manchester City?

One of the many accusations Martin receives is that he hates both Manchester United and Manchester City.

I am not a Manchester United fan says the 72-year-old.

“It’s the one thing that irks me when people say you must have a Premier League team, I absolutely, categorically don’t.

“How can I be a Man United fan when I’ve got excited about Aguero (winning the league for Manchester City). All I do is react to the game.

“It’s a great bonus to not have a Premier League team. I’m probably the only commentator to not have a Premier League club.”

Did you know?

He was a Football Association Premier League Commentator of the Decade award winner in 2003, who was the default commentator for all FIFA video games from 2006 until 2012.

The Chester born self-confessed Woking FC fan has coached the Isthmian League Premier Division club Kingstonian.

Why do City fans find Martin irritating?

Match-day commentators are meant to be impartial. Their role is supposed to be to react to the action on the field of play and relay information without prejudice.

Another definition is…

A sports commentator (also known as sports announcer, sportscaster or play-by-play announcer) gives a running commentary of a game or event in real time, usually during a live broadcast, traditionally delivered in the historical present tense.

In an interview last year Martin Tyler was asked what made for a great commentator. His reply was

“Getting the right words at the right time, encapsulating the moment, and not getting caught out”.


In an effort to be unbiased, I am not going to defend or make up Martin Tyler allegations…I will allow you to do that in the comments section directly below this article.