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The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:13 pm
by Robbiebluebird
Anyone know what happened to Ali? Used to find him hallirouse, was gutted when he wasn't on commentating anymore.

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:38 pm
by skidemin
Robbiebluebird wrote:Anyone know what happened to Ali? Used to find him hallirouse, was gutted when he wasn't on commentating anymore.



did my head in with all that OTT cringe... and gave Blackpool the worlds best ever gee up when they allowed him a turn at Wembley...

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:52 pm
by Fairblue27
I really liked Ali.
He tried to be original and inject a bit of humour into proceedings and also added some quality music before and after games to either build atmosphere or catch the mood after the final whistle.
It was always good to hear The Clash at the football which he played regularly.
He upset the hierarchy a few years ago and was deemed surplus to requirements.
Ever since we've had Dick Splash FM with uninspiring muzak with little imagination into building atmosphere before the game which is a sign of the Times unfortunately.

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:01 pm
by GENERAL CHAT
Fairblue27 wrote:I really liked Ali.
He tried to be original and inject a bit of humour into proceedings and also added some quality music before and after games to either build atmosphere or catch the mood after the final whistle.
It was always good to hear The Clash at the football which he played regularly.
He upset the hierarchy a few years ago and was deemed surplus to requirements.
Ever since we've had Dick Splash FM with uninspiring muzak with little imagination into building atmosphere before the game which is a sign of the Times unfortunately.


Spot on, good guy too. Spoke to him on FB recently. He is well.

Always played Gypsies Tramps and Thieves when the jacks entered the ground.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:20 pm
by Robbiebluebird
I remember that as well haha also remember Thomas the tank engine V Crewe! Maybe it because I was a growing up that I didn't find him cringe, but for me was always the voice of Cardiff.

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:39 pm
by Bluebird For Life
GENERAL CHAT wrote:
Fairblue27 wrote:I really liked Ali.
He tried to be original and inject a bit of humour into proceedings and also added some quality music before and after games to either build atmosphere or catch the mood after the final whistle.
It was always good to hear The Clash at the football which he played regularly.
He upset the hierarchy a few years ago and was deemed surplus to requirements.
Ever since we've had Dick Splash FM with uninspiring muzak with little imagination into building atmosphere before the game which is a sign of the Times unfortunately.


Spot on, good guy too. Spoke to him on FB recently. He is well.

Always played Gypsies Tramps and Thieves when the jacks entered the ground.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


And the theme tune to Steptoe and Son when Millwall came :D :clap:

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:05 pm
by JJ1927
Bluebird For Life wrote:
GENERAL CHAT wrote:
Fairblue27 wrote:I really liked Ali.
He tried to be original and inject a bit of humour into proceedings and also added some quality music before and after games to either build atmosphere or catch the mood after the final whistle.
It was always good to hear The Clash at the football which he played regularly.
He upset the hierarchy a few years ago and was deemed surplus to requirements.
Ever since we've had Dick Splash FM with uninspiring muzak with little imagination into building atmosphere before the game which is a sign of the Times unfortunately.


Spot on, good guy too. Spoke to him on FB recently. He is well.

Always played Gypsies Tramps and Thieves when the jacks entered the ground.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


And the theme tune to Steptoe and Son when Millwall came :D :clap:

Think it was QPR wasn't it because it was based in Sheppards Bush? And they complained.

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:07 pm
by Don Keydick
He was pretty spot on with some of his selections, "Hit the road Jack" when Swansea came to town, and when we got to the Prem he also played "The harder they come, the harder they fall" by Jimmy Cliff. I also remember Leicester had a player called Elvis Hammond and when he came on as sub, Ali introduced him as Elvis, haw haw, Hammond. Brilliant. But I was disappointed when we clinched the Championship title when I think the whole ground would have sung "We are the champions" to celebrate, but he didn't play it. Our stadium announcer now is not that good IMO.

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:40 am
by Abergavenny
He made you laugh at times and made you cringe at times as well I preferred that than the boring stuff we have had since he left

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:58 am
by Willo Cardiff
Didn’t he also play ‘money’s to tight and I mention’ when we played the jacks? :lol:

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:29 pm
by Forever Blue
Robbiebluebird wrote:Anyone know what happened to Ali? Used to find him hallirouse, was gutted when he wasn't on commentating anymore.




He had a big fall out with our club, big time.

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:17 pm
by Willo Cardiff
Willo Cardiff wrote:Didn’t he also play ‘money’s too tight to mention’ when we played the jacks? :lol:

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:32 pm
by davids
Also remember him playing "Gay Bar" by Electric Six when we were playing Brighton.

Can't see him getting away with that one nowadays.

Re: The ninian park commentator

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:29 pm
by bluebirdoct1962
JJ1927 wrote:
Bluebird For Life wrote:
GENERAL CHAT wrote:
Fairblue27 wrote:I really liked Ali.
He tried to be original and inject a bit of humour into proceedings and also added some quality music before and after games to either build atmosphere or catch the mood after the final whistle.
It was always good to hear The Clash at the football which he played regularly.
He upset the hierarchy a few years ago and was deemed surplus to requirements.
Ever since we've had Dick Splash FM with uninspiring muzak with little imagination into building atmosphere before the game which is a sign of the Times unfortunately.


Spot on, good guy too. Spoke to him on FB recently. He is well.

Always played Gypsies Tramps and Thieves when the jacks entered the ground.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


And the theme tune to Steptoe and Son when Millwall came :D :clap:

Think it was QPR wasn't it because it was based in Sheppards Bush? And they complained.

I thought it was West Ham lol