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Offline Mince n Tatties

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Tim Gudgin RIP.
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:12:16 AM »
Sad to hear the news of the passing of Mr Football Results Tim Gudgin 87.
Tim used to read them out firstly on Grandstand from 1976 till he retired in 2011.
You never had to look at the screen when he was reading them out,as he had a way with the tone of his voice,you could tell if it was a Home,Draw or an Away.

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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 11:48:39 AM »
Yes it is sad, he was a legend.
As you say by his voice alone you could second guess the result.
Also he always read out the full name of each club clearly and concisely.
None of the clipped and shortened version you get from the fresh kid punks these days.
Although the Sky Sports bloke is also good, so he is exempt from criticism.
However, the gentleman will be sorely missed, a real one off.
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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 01:06:03 PM »
Yes it is sad, he was a legend.
As you say by his voice alone you could second guess the result.
Also he always read out the full name of each club clearly and concisely.
None of the clipped and shortened version you get from the fresh kid punks these days.
Although the Sky Sports bloke is also good, so he is exempt from criticism.
However, the gentleman will be sorely missed, a real one off.

The days before text,where you wrote them down on the fixture list in the paper,so you could check your pools,you knew by his voice if you had a score draw.


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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 01:11:27 PM »
Yes it is sad, he was a legend.
As you say by his voice alone you could second guess the result.
Also he always read out the full name of each club clearly and concisely.
None of the clipped and shortened version you get from the fresh kid punks these days.
Although the Sky Sports bloke is also good, so he is exempt from criticism.
However, the gentleman will be sorely missed, a real one off.



The days before text,where you wrote them down on the fixture list in the paper,so you could check your pools,you knew by his voice if you had a score draw.


I am still waiting for those 8 score draws.
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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 01:23:09 PM »
What a memorable voice he had.  :Haynes The Maestro:


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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 02:06:39 PM »
A big part of any Saturday. Sad that he has gone along with the magic of Saturday Afternoons when you couldn't get to a game. Thanks for the memory.
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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 03:45:32 PM »
Yes it is sad, he was a legend.
As you say by his voice alone you could second guess the result.
Also he always read out the full name of each club clearly and concisely.
None of the clipped and shortened version you get from the fresh kid punks these days.
Although the Sky Sports bloke is also good, so he is exempt from criticism.
However, the gentleman will be sorely missed, a real one off.

The days before text,where you wrote them down on the fixture list in the paper,so you could check your pools,you knew by his voice if you had a score draw.
I had forgotten about writing the results on the newspaper fixture lists whilst Tim read out the scores and then amending the league table points by hand. Simple pleasures

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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 01:28:35 PM »
RIP tim,memories of bbc grandstand fronted by david coleman and itv dickie davis world of sport on itv.happy days.

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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 01:34:09 PM »
Yes it is sad, he was a legend.
As you say by his voice alone you could second guess the result.
Also he always read out the full name of each club clearly and concisely.
None of the clipped and shortened version you get from the fresh kid punks these days.
Although the Sky Sports bloke is also good, so he is exempt from criticism.
However, the gentleman will be sorely missed, a real one off.

The days before text,where you wrote them down on the fixture list in the paper,so you could check your pools,you knew by his voice if you had a score draw.
I had forgotten about writing the results on the newspaper fixture lists whilst Tim read out the scores and then amending the league table points by hand. Simple pleasures

Simple pleasure indeed, but absolutely vital if my Shoot! Magazine league table ladders were to be updated before the Generation Game came on telly.


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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 01:46:23 PM »
RIP tim,memories of bbc grandstand fronted by david coleman and itv dickie davis world of sport on itv.happy days.
Spot on and RIP Tim.

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Re: Tim Gudgin RIP.
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 03:17:19 PM »
RIP tim,memories of bbc grandstand fronted by david coleman and itv dickie davis world of sport on itv.happy days.
Spot on and RIP Tim.

World of Sport.  I showed my son, then aged 11, YouTube footage of Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks.  Now you might think in these days of PlayStation, UFC, WWWhatever etc that two salad dodgers goaded on by grannies would seem a bit pedestrian.  Not so.  It remains utterly captivating, if not particularly athletic.  Saturday tea times in a happy house in the Seventies were part of my great good fortune. 
A great era to grow up in and loved the times and the memories.