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Barry Davies' last Match of the Day this Saturday


Category: Sport

Date: 23.09.2004
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One of the nation's most respected sports broadcasters, Barry Davies, will commentate on his final football game for Match of the Day this Saturday (25 September 2004).

 

After 35 years of working with Match of the Day - which began on 9 August 1969 with his commentary of Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Barry will commentate on this Saturday's clash between Manchester City and Arsenal.

 

Barry is the longest serving member of the Match of the Day team.

 

Barry Davies said: "It is not easy to give up something that has been a major part of my working life but I think I have had a good innings.

 

"I am not giving up broadcasting and hope to continue working with the BBC on other major sporting events."

 

Niall Sloane, BBC Head of Football, said: "Barry Davies has been at the heart of Match of the Day virtually from its start, and is one of the great football commentators.

 

"His ability to sum up memorable moments succinctly has been one of the prime distinctions of the programme down the years."

 

Barry will continue to work for BBC Sport on a freelance basis, commentating on a range of sports.

 

 

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