Football commentator Clive Tyldesley talks at the UCLan in Preston

Posted on - 23rd October, 2012 - 9:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Sport, UCLan


Football commentator Clive Tyldesley will be visiting the University of Central Lancashire in Preston on 24 October.

Tyldesley will be sharing his ‘voice of experience’ with students on the Sports Journalism course but all are welcome.

The ITV commentator started his career making tea for Radio Trent in the 1970s and later fronted a late-night show and covering Nottingham Forest football matches when he could. He later moved to Radio City, later Granada before landing a job at the BBC and finaly to ITV.

Tyldesley is well known for his “words are my paint, football my canvas” style of broadcasting. He is notorious for over-exuberance and his appreciation of Zinedine Zidane and Manchester United. The man is even more famous for his quotes. Who can forget these:

“He’s not George Best, but then again, no-one is.”

“What’s this? Ninety minutes on the clock and Manchester United haven’t scored. They have to score, they always score… Sheringhaaaaammmmm!”

“Quite literally, you would not have put your shirt on him.”

“Remember the name: Wayne Rooney!”

1pm  Wednesday 24 October at the Harrington Lecture Theatre, UCLan, Preston. For more information contact Charlie Lambert


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