At Last, A Change Of Direction?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The days of Moore and Coleman
Motson, Davies, Green
Are dated like the Rolling Stones
Who sadly just can’t see

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A brand new audience is here
Of girls who go to games
So it’s high that we heard a voice
With their slant on our waves

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 MOTD is clichéd,
Too many friendly cliques
M C’ed by a striker from the past
Who advertises crisps

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Of course a girl should cover games
Who’s not some vacant wag
One who doesn’t want to just remain
A faceless wireless hack

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Gabby Yorath rashly joined the Beeb
As they lost the FA cup
Maybe Sat’day nights for Walker’s boy and his yes men
Are numbered or are up?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So lets give Jaqui Oatley
A fair and sporting chance
In what’s after all, a chauvinistic job

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Then maybe I can return to the Beeb once more
Instead of listening to the banal and utter rubbish
Of Richard and Jamie’s mob!



I’m a big fan of listening to the football on the wireless and the new kids on the block that comprise of Jaquie Oatley, Paul Merson, Danny Mills et al are a joy to behold.

The cliche ridden diatribe of the past is well past it’s sell by date, so bright new presenters are long overdue.

When you’re listening to well informed football commentators who know what they’re talking about and more to the point purveying that knowledge to without givng the impression, that they’re talking down to you, I ask you, does gender really matter?

Match Of The Day has, at last, had the common sense, to break that jobs for the boys culture that has ruined the show for me for a long time. So fair play to them for that!

A day to remember…..the first female commentator!

Sadly for Jaqui her debut is at our poor West London neighbors..Fulham!

Ah well, we all have to start somewhere!

It’s just come to me, but I’ve a memory that, that other excellent female footie presenter who now does the excellent TV Am, on Saturday mornings, Helen Chamberlaine used to commentate on matches, on the wireless and was really good on it.



Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/at-last-a-change-of-direction/