It has been said that there is no better place to voice your opinions than on the PA. You have the power to mock, create mobs, and ultimately become the loudest advocate for your side. Here is a collection of some of my favorite stadium announcements:“Will Mr Darling go back home to Cambridge to see his wife go into labour. Thank you.”
Stafford Rangers v Cambridge United.
“A message for the owner of car registration —–. Your windows are wide open in the car park. It’s a Rover, so it won’t get stolen, but you had better return to it.”
Plymouth Argyle v Coventry.
“Substitution for West Germany…”
Stadium announcer at Croke Park for the Ireland v Germany match, not realising reunification had taken place.
“Could the owner of a Vauxhall Astra, registration number P914…., please return to their vehicle immediately, as it is rolling unacompanied.”
Heard at Oxford v Torquay.
Will the owner of a horse attached to a rag and bone cart in the visitors’ car park return to his vehicle immediately
Cardiff City PA announcer Ali Yassin welcomes West Ham to Ninian Park.
Chris Waddle: “I would like to see Bentley brought on for the last 20 minutes.”
Mike Ingham: “12 minutes left here at Wembley…”
Radio 5live coverage of England v Israel.
“Not what Northern Ireland wanted. Nigel Worthington had targeted at least four points from this match.”
No wonder Northern Ireland struggled in Latvia when set a task like that! (Andy Croft, England).
“Good name for Scrabble.”
Mark Lawrenson, commenting on Israel’s left back, Yoav Ziv. (Pete Stevens, England).
“Geremi has 17 brothers and sisters, he’s never had so much room.”
Sky Sports commentator on the amount of space Chelsea’s Geremi was allowed in the Nottingham Forest FA Cup tie.
And how Diego Forlan missed, only a Manchester United fan will be able to tell you.
Commentator during the Villarreal-Arsenal match.