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Skygod
"East Fife... (downward inflection) 4. Forfar... (upward lilt) 5."

I know it never happened, but it was often falsely attributed to James Alexander Gordon (The Voice of Football) who died yesterday at the age of 78.

In the days before the Internet and mobile phones, the football classified results on BBC was often the first you'd know about how your team had done.

As a kid, I remember the 'game' of listening without looking and having to decide if the game was a win, draw or loss based on the tone of his voice.

Thanks JAG!

RIP



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LUID
RIP JAG - football results reading have never been the same since he retired.
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EL KIWIPETE
RIP JAG-----fond memories--[thumb]







back when i listened to him we won every fecking week-[cheers]

             
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LEEDS YRA CHAP
Another tv legend in my opinion . Sky god I did that too lol.
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willow
Glad someone posted this thread - Well done George[thumb]

To guys like you and I (and Kiwi/Reno/Flatty and others) - all footie mad - this guy was a big part of our growing up. As you suggest you knew the win/lose/draw scenario before he had finished  - due to his voice inflection. Heard the news last night whilst listening to the live match on 5 Live. Really sad. 
He was up there with Jonners/Maskell/Arlott/Moore/Wolstenholme etc as voices/faces that I grew up with. Another huge part of my youth/memories gone. At least Richie Benaud is hanging on.

RIP JAG
      
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Tony Currie10
Yeah, big part of my life when I think about it....used to rush from games to where the car was parked to get all the other results and see how that left us in the table.

There was no internet on the phones then to have a look during/after games....

RIP JAG....
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