Everyone who has ever watched football is well aware of Peter Drury and the magic he spins with his words.
Describing the beautiful game in all its glory and providing the narration to football’s most joyous moments, a commentator's task is to breathe extra life into the pictures screened, and Drury is a master at doing just that.
A former accountant, Drury is not just an excitable presence, he’s an intellectual one. Words like “febrile”, “capacious”, and “insuperable” sneak in alongside the screeched surnames of football stars.
While commentating during the penalty shoot-out between Argentina and Holland, Peter Drury had a minor premature exclamation
Instead, Holland still trailed as Kuyt’s spot-kick had merely made it 2-3 in the shoot-out – with Maxi Rodriguez’s subsequent penalty duly sending the Oranje chaps packing.
His tongue-twister as Africa scored the opening goal of the 2010 World Cup
South Africa hosted the inaugural edition of the World Cup on the African continent in 2010. Accompanied by the sounds of the vuvuzela, the hosts started the competition on the front foot.
“Goal Bafana Bafana! Goal for South Africa! Goal for all Africa!”
Michy Batshuayi scored a 94th-minute winner as Chelsea snatched a dramatic victory against Atletico Madrid to maintain their 100 percent start in Champions League Group C.
The magic of the FA Cup, ft. Peter Drury
Like the days of old — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 26, 2019
Wimbledon 4-2 West Ham
Take it away, Peter Drury... pic.twitter.com/Wht6gLfXGs
AFC Wimbledon pulled off an incredible 4-2 win over West Ham in the fourth round of the FA Cup in January 2019.
The Dons, bottom of the third tier of English football, fended off a Premier League team with a stellar team performance, and Peter Drury captured the fan's emotions brilliantly.
"THE WOMBLES HAVE WEST HAM WOBBLING"!
Messi's Solo Goal vs Real Madrid in the 2011 Champions League semi-final
Barcelona were leading 1-0 and Lionel Messi produced one of the greatest Champions League goals of all time. He dribbled past the entire Real Madrid team and slotted home a brilliant goal, coolly past Iker Casillas.
And Drury's reaction to Messi's goal was epic, to say the least: "And here's Messi....away from 2, 3, 4....wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.... How good is he?
When Spain lost 3-4 on penalties to Russia during the 2018 World Cup
Commentary in perfect sync. A legend. pic.twitter.com/RVxNhTuxLr— Stark Eyes (@zas_leo) July 2, 2018
"Spain on the plane, or Spain in the Russian rain
"You've heard of 'SharapOVA
"You've heard of 'KornokOVA
"Now, it's all OVER.
"Pique climbed high, Dzyuba climbed higher & Russia as a nation rose highest."
Last weekend's absolute gem when Scott McTominay scored the winner in the Manchester Derby
Scott McTominay’s incredible 40-yarder against Manchester City on Sunday left much of the football world speechless, but there was one man who captured the moment, beautifully.
Manchester United’s 77th-minute substitute came on in the heat of the battle against Pep Guardiola’s side and sealed a famous 2-0 win with a long-range beauty in added-on time that raised the Old Trafford roof.
Drury's emotional words just before Aaron Ramsey left Arsenal for Juventus
One day next autumn, when Aaron Ramsey wakes up in his bed in Turin and feels a little bit lonely in a foreign land, he will warm himself with the memory in a sense of goodbyes to Arsenal of a goal against Spurs at Wembley.”— Hassan AFC (@HassanGooner10) March 13, 2019
Better yet, he appeared to shout "this is my f***ing pitch" as he celebrated, in reference to the number of times he's scored at Wembley in the FA Cup and Community Shield, and the moment was only made sweeter with Peter Drury's heart-warming words.
Another Manchester Derby, and Wayne Rooney's bicycle kick, ft. some Drury magic
"Nani.....ROONEYYY! OH WONDERFUL! WATTA GOAL, AT WHAT A TIME, IN WHAT A PLACE! WATTA PLAYER! WAYNE ROONEY OUT OF THIS WORLD!"___ Peter Drury.— Råshīd. (@RM_ied) April 15, 2018
An outworldly goal from Rooney to win the derby & equally brilliantly called by the 'Football Poet.' pic.twitter.com/pUmA8VVraW
The scores were locked at 1-1, and with the title race heating up, Wayne Rooney stepped up to earn the Red Devils a massive three points that led them to the Premier League title in 2011.
Absolute GOLD from Drury as Manolas sealed an epic Roma comeback against Barcelona
"The unthinkable unfolds before our eyes!" — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 11, 2018
Commentary that will make your hairs stand on end, on a night when more Roman history was made
Only sport can make you feel like this... pic.twitter.com/UG0KV2CIdA
Leading 4-1 from the first leg, Barcelona were cruising to the Champions League semi-finals.
Roma pulled one back in the first half of the return fixture, but even then their prospects seemed bleak – until i