On January 22 1927, BBC Radio broadcast a football match for the very first time. It was thought that radio coverage would affect match attendance and newspaper sales, but by 1931 the BBC were broadcasting over one hundred games a season. Six years later, they aired the first match on live television.
As football has grown, so too has the way we consume the sport. TV coverage now dominates, but radio still plays a crucial role. And at the core of these experiences is the human voice - the football commentator.
- Radio football down the years - BBC Sport
- The greatest moments in football commentary history - Eight by Eight
- Cheat Sheets 1: The Art of Commentary with BBC's Nick Barnes - Eight by Eight
- 90 years of commentary - Talking Sport, BBC World Service
- 10 greatest bits of commentary ever - The Guardian