Retro Football: Here’s Deadline Day Howler Monkey Jim White Reporting On A Wedding Fayre In 1985 (Video)

Chris Wright

31st, August 2016

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“ACCORDING TO SKY SOURCES, I HAVE A PARASITE INFESTATION”

On this day of all days, it’s worth remembering that Jim White is not a deafening allegorical hologram sent from the future to warn us of the dangers of media saturation; he is but a man. A loud man.

That’s why, before every Deadline Day™ really farts into action, we like to remind ourselves of White’s career before he found his infuriatingly self-aware niche as Sky Sports News’ resident #ITK town crier.

Here he is, reporting in for STV from a wedding fayre on an drab industrial estate in Scotland somewhere, back in 1985 – complete with textbook ‘moustache-and-mullet’ creeper combo…

That sign-off wink. That’s where it all started. The empire of bullshit.

Nice to see a young Alan Pardew making his way in the world though…

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