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Clive Tyldesley replaced as lead commentator: 'ITV's decision, not mine'

Clive Tyldesley is to be replaced by Sam Matterface as ITV’s senior football commentator after 22 years in the position. Tyldesley posted a video on Twitter saying that it was ‘ITV’s decision, not mine’ adding that he was ‘upset, annoyed, baffled’ – and available

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    Guardian Football

    Tyldesley 'baffled and upset' after being replaced by Matterface ► https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jul/14/sam-matterface-takes-up-itv-football-mic-after-clive-tyldesley-steps-down

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    Matterface is a one dimensional bore whose only ability is to spew stats out at an alarming rate.I call him "Matteroffact" cos that's all he does. It's like he's been created by Artificial Intelligence. Dreadful decision by ITV.

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    It's so bizzare, i grew up with clive, football won't be the same, a legend if ever there was one, so sad. 😔 ⚽

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    Time for a change it happens in life

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    Richard Fothergill

    football losing all of its personality. Need the old characters

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    Hopefully BBC sign him

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    Algernon Wolfwhistle

    Oh dear…What a pity…Never mind!

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    Paul2stroke Tottenhamyidarmy

    Poor fella. Welcome to the world of just being a number, not a person….

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    Just been youtube scouting Matterface… I'm surprised by this decision tbh.

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    Absolute mare from itv

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    The world has gone bonkers!

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    Hopefully Bein sports will sign you up or sky or Bt sport

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    Sam matterface hahaha wtf that is like selling messi and getting cleverley

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    worst commentator of all time

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    I’m just surprised a woman wasn’t given the role, I’m sure a woman will complain and somehow be given the role not based on any skill talent just politics

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    Iconic memories from a legend:
    "In towards Schmeichel…
    Comes to Dwight Yorke…
    Giggs with a shot….

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    Go to bbc, annoyed at itv, brilliant commentator!

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    Makes no sense and the so called replacement screams over the action far too much.

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    🌼Perfect example of ageism. They should just let Clive keep his role until retirement. Does decency not exist anymore?🌼

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    BBC get in there or Sky sports.

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    The best commentator on tv since late great Brian moore, champions league nights of old used to be great when Clive and Ron atkinson used to do it

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    One of the best if not the best commentator around probably BBC, sky sports, bt sports or bein sports will get him

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    Bad decisions that.

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    Great news👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼…your arrogant commentary style is over, yippeeee

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    Don’t get mad get even, move to the bbc!

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    Millions have lost there jobs recently, move on. 😤😤😤

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    Time to fix your teeth.

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