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Barry Davies

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Episode 9 - Barry Davies

The Halcyon Podcast

Adam and Rob are joined by broadcasting and football legend Barry Davies for a chat covering everything from the great man's commentating career to VAR and Monday Night Football.Barry talks to us about notable World Cup stories and his first assignments in 1966, as well as the Euros in 1996, Gazza, and his favourite tournaments, stories and performances. We ask Barry how on earth he managed to learn so much about ice skating and all the other sports he covered, and whether or not he still commentates either in his head or out loud when watching sport at home these days.Barry has also had some very kind words to say about Jaws of Victory, which you can buy from us directly (or you can the ebook on Amazon if that's your thing). And if you want to get in touch, follow us or send us a message on Twitter @HalcyonPublish1 and/or @magicspongers


24 Mar 2021

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Saturday Panel: Commentary kings | Barry Davies, George Hamilton, Jon Champion

OTB's Saturday Panel

Football commentary legends Barry Davies, George Hamilton and Jon Champion joined John Duggan for this week's Saturday Panel.They talked life behind the mic, their greatest games and moments, run-ins with managers, and witnessing tragedies.

1hr 12mins

20 Feb 2021

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Barry Davies (Ironworkers 512) / David Rutledge (Southeast Laborers' District Council/LIUNA Local 386)

America's Work Force Union Podcast

Ironworkers local 512 Business Manager Barry Davies was the first guest on today’s installment of AWF Union Podcast. Davies spoke about Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz signing into law a $1.8 billion package of infrastructure investments, creating thousands of jobs for union tradespeople. Our second guest, Laborers Local 386 Assistant Business Manager David Rutledge discussed Vanderbilt University laborers organizing a $100 million recruitment initiative during the pandemic.


4 Nov 2020

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Barry Davies Special Edition: "Frankly, who cares?!"

Sport and the Feels

Commentary legends don't get any bigger than Barry Davies; Match of the Day stalwart and voice of twelve summer Olympic Games (eleven attended), 19 if you include his seven Winter Games. Voice of football, tick.  Gymnastics and rowing... badminton and tennis, tick.  Plus volleyball and handball, it transpires, then the cycling road race and the marathon (on the same day), tick.  Just don't forget the weightlifting, his first assignment in 1968.   And so to the hockey: "Where were the Germans?! Frankly, who cares!"  One of the great commentary lines, delivered as Imran Sherwani put Britain 3-0 up in the 1988 Olympic men's final.  But Barry wasn't always the go-to hockey guy.  He tells the story of how he happened upon the mic that day.  Plus his Redgrave regret, an encounter with Cassius Clay and some sizeable namedropping.  But this guy has seen a lot, namedropping is allowed.  He was at the 1966 World Cup Final, don't you know?  He's going to tell you about it... in conversation with Jonathan Overend, in association with Aldi UK, official supermarket partner of Team GB.


3 Aug 2020

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Voices of Football: Barry Davies

Voices of Football

Barry Davies talks through his career and best commentary lines, speficially Maradona's goals vs England in the 1986 World Cup See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 25mins

25 Feb 2020

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SPECIAL: John Motson and Barry Davies interview

The FourFourTwo Podcast

This is a special episode, celebrating two British footballing greats. Neither ever kicked a ball, or managed a team. But together they soundtracked the sport for a grateful nation for over 50 years.We sat down with commentary legends Barry Davies and John Motson to discuss a broadcasting rivalry older than most Premier League coaches.Read the full interview here: fourfourtwo.com/features/john-motson-barry-davies-interview-podcast-commentary-rivalry-motd-world-cup-euro-96Buy the Euro 96 special: myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/outdoor-and-leisure/fourfourtwo-magazine-back-issues/fourfourtwo-print-february-2020/Subscribe to FourFourTwo: myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/fftpod20See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


31 Jan 2020

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Barry Davies

Cue Commentator

One of the quintessential English voices of sport for the last 50 years, Barry Davies chats to Nick Heath about how he found his voice, the art of knowing when to shut up and being unkind to Germans. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 May 2019

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Where were the Germans? The Barry Davies episode

The Top of the D

This week Ross ticks off a life goal as he interviews his childhood hero Barry Davies about THAT hockey commentary. There's also a look at Rod Gilmour's book, Seoul Glow, a Premier League round up and some Hockey Partridges


10 Oct 2018

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1: Barry Davies (by Olly Hogben)

Kitchen Island Commentators

The all-conquering biscuit that is Barry Davies is the first commentator to be placed in our commentary biscuit tin of brilliance.  Multi-sport commentator Olly Hogben splendidly talks Jack and Griff  through Barry's broadcasting career, via: How Barry Davies takes his coffee - c. 4 minutes in  What it's like to commentate on Kazakh Kuresi and Zurkhaneh - c. 10 minutes in What happened when Barry Davies first commentated on MOTD - c. 13 minutes in How Barry Davies changed the face of gymnastics commentary - c. 17 minutes in How Barry Davies absolutely nailed Maradona's 'goal of the century' - c. 18 minutes in Olly Hogben's 3 favourite Barry Davies moments - c. 22 minutes in Olly Hogben's 2 favourite personal commentary moments - c. 32 minutes


19 Apr 2018

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2: Barry Davies (by Olly Hogben)

Kitchen Island Commentators

Multi-sport commentator Olly Hogben puts forward the iconic Barry Davies as his favourite biscuit in the sports commentary biscuit tin of brilliance.  In this episode, you can be guaranteed to find out: How Barry Davies takes his coffee Why Zurkhaneh, a sport deriving from Persian warrior callisthenics, is well worth a watch How Barry Davies changed the feeling of gymnastics commentary forever And what are Olly Hogben's all-time top 3 Barry Davies commentary moments (and why "interesting...VERY interesting" isn't one of them).


18 Apr 2018