James Alexander Gordon – King of Sports Report

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 thirty three years come rain or snow
rushing to the car for the five o’clock show
maybe you’ve a transistor radio
but only one man gonna put you in the know
James Alexander Gordon

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 sometimes you find yourself way out of touch
sometimes one game can mean so much
sometimes victory is right within your clutch
only one person you can really really trust
James Alexander Gordon

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 first with the classified games being fought
something in the voice that could never be taught
sails up and down like a ship in a port
the un-crowned champion of Sports Report
talkin ‘ bout James Alexander Gordon

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 we first heard him when we were just boys
waiting for results and playing with our toys
must have been born with a golden voice
and like Leonard Cohen well he had no choice
I said James Alexander Gordon

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 born in the the thirties and not many know
he suffered real bad with Polio
but he rose above it like a UFO
got a voice that can take you high or low
James Alexander Gordon

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Arsenal to Liverpool – Exeter to Morecambe
never had lessons ’cause he couldn’t afford ’em
he put humour where there used to be boredom
musical vocals from Huddersfield to Shoreham
only one James Alexander Gordon

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 I’m a fan of the man with the deep intonation
Radio Five is the home and the station
every single Saturday right across the nation
not just a legend he’s a living sensation
James Alexander Gordon

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 talking ’bout James Alexander Gordon
he put humour where there used to be boredom
here in the Cotswolds to leafy old Boreham
the heart of London to a beach in Salcombe
only one James Alexander Gordon

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 kind of old fashioned but he still survives
sometimes we’re walking sometimes we drive
giving us the numbers that can change our lives
like East Fife 4 and Forfar 5
it’s James Alexander Gordon



In praise of an incredible veteran broadcaster, now 72. Born in Edinburgh 1935 , Gordon suffered paralysis as the result of polio in his childhood and was a regular attender of hospital until the age of 15. However, with the encouragement of his family he was rehabilitated and went on to a successful broadcasting career. With its noted intonation, his distinctive voice has read football results for BBC radio for more than 30 years. He has also been a news-reader and announcer.Gordon works for the rehabilitation of other polio victims.
East Fife 4 Forfar 5 was a real result too!

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