Andy Townsend Voted The ‘Worst Co-Commentator On Television’ By Fair Old Margin

Chris Wright

14th, October 2014


By Chris Wright

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“For me Clive, I think I should just piss off and live in a cave”

As it usually does, Andy Townsend’s name began trending on Twitter during England’s game against Estonia on Sunday as drained fans took to social media to complain about the ITV co-commentator’s unrelenting

With their interest piqued, The Independent then ran a poll to determine just which wingman football fans deemed the worst on television.

According to the paper, over 2,500 people registered votes in a four-hour voting period, with the result being fairly predictable: Townsend coming top (or bottom, whichever way you choose to look at it) by a country mile…


It’s hard to disagree with that, though Pies’ contempt of Townsend is well documented.

Nice to see that people find Clarke Carlisle as grating at we do too, Sam.

Now, we don’t imagine for one iota these results will alter a damn thing because, A) it’s just a newspaper’s semi-serious opinion poll and, B) ITV seem to be completely oblivious to the fact that Townsend has been boiling everybody’s piss for the last 14 YEARS so it looks like we’re stuck with the honking galoot.

(Via The Independent)

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  1. Bob says:

    I like Lawro. He’s a crap pundit but I think he’s quite amusing as a commentator.

    I also think Owen deserves more of the vote. He’s awful.

  2. Roy Jones says:

    I agree that Andy Townsend is the worst co-commentator on British TV, but he is not the worst in the world.
    Watch the YouTube clip of Barcelona’s recent 6-0 win against Granada.

  3. fat legs stan says:

    I agree with Bob. I like Lawro’s sarcastic commentary.

  4. sain massey says:

    Bring back Andy Grey

  5. Russ says:

    Lawro’s sarcasm just sounds like the bitter whinging of an old man getting older.

    And don’t get me started on Townsend – I’ll be here all night!

  6. Aid00 says:

    Andy gray no way here’s the dinosaur of fooballl pundit’s

  7. Nil says:

    I know he’s not on TV, but if I could get Danny Mills booted off the radio, i would gladly have Andy Townsend follow me around and commentate on my life. His smugness makes you want to punch him. Also, someone needs to tell Lawro that he is not funny. It wouldn’t be so bad if his fellow commentators didn’t pretend to laugh at his jokes.

  8. Jarren says:

    I agree with Bob & Stan. Lawro is a sarcastic old whinger, and that’s why I love him.

    He is a case of Marmite, that much is clear.

    But for those of who love the humour in cynicism, Lawro is comedy gold.

  9. AndyTownsend says:

    I’m just thinking here Clive, are all these guys forking retarded?

  10. Jester says:

    I cannot fathom why Andy Townsend is so disliked!

    He has good intonation, and is genuinely interested in the game – unlike monosyllabic Owen / P.Neville; or whiny “I sound like a housewife in the 1940s” Lawrenson.

    Furthermore, his accent is perfectly natural and easy to listen to – unlike scouse Owen; from a man’s anus lawrenson; or that geordie cretin Ray Hudson.

    You know I’m right.

    I mean

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