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Gerald Sinstadt

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Long time Granada tv football comentator for those young uns out there. Believe he started out commentating for British Forces radio before getting the Granada gig.

 

Will never forget his 'Ooooh what a goal!' for Mc Dermott's goal in the 6-0 win against Spurs.

 

RIP Gerald.

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Remember that time he was commentating after one of our games and he played “The Party’s Over” after we got beat and we then proceeded to win all kinds for years afterwards.
A real “You never win anything with kids” moment.

He worked for Granada and I never really felt he was overly biased, although a few seemed to think he liked United and not us.

Always thought he was decent as a commentator.

Old school along the lines of Wolstenholme, Brian Moore, Coleman etc..

91. RIP.

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Just now, coachpotato said:

Remember that time he was commentating after one of our games and he played “The Party’s Over” after we got beat and we then proceeded to win all kinds for years afterwards.
A real “You never win anything with kids” moment.

He worked for Granada and I never really felt he was overly biased, although a few seemed to think he liked United and not us.

Always thought he was decent as a commentator.

Old school along the lines of Wolstenholme, Brian Moore, Coleman etc..

91. RIP.

I think he was a City fan.

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7 hours ago, dockers_strike said:

Long time Granada tv football comentator for those young uns out there. Believe he started out commentating for British Forces radio before getting the Granada gig.

 

Will never forget his 'Ooooh what a goal!' for Mc Dermott's goal in the 6-0 win against Spurs.

 

RIP Gerald.

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38 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

Seeing as he was born in Folkstone and city were no marks back then, I very much doubt it.

He settled in Stoke on Trent but didnt reveal an allegiance to anybody according to Wikipedia.

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7 hours ago, alles ist gut said:

He hated us.

A Manc mate at Uni said Sindstadt was a season ticket holder there. I already hated him but that just confirmed it. Tyler for the less hyperbolic age.

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1 hour ago, an tha said:

 

 

Brilliant commenter. 

They were all much better in them days imo. Today they seem to just talk for the sake of it and often get in each other way. 

Summed up after the first goal by how much dead air time(nearly 15 seconds) he gives and just let's the atmosphere tell the story

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4 hours ago, tokyojoe said:

What a night that was.

Remember walking home to Nogsy, you really wanted to stop and talk to random strangers (in a non-threatening sexual way) about just how good it was.

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4 hours ago, Harry's Lad said:

Yep. Never heard a roar like that one when Davy Fairclough scored.

If you imagine the kop as it is now I must have been in every block during the game. Top, bottom, left and right.

 

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3 hours ago, Lee909 said:

how much dead air time(nearly 15 seconds) he gives and just let's the atmosphere tell the story

Very true that. 

Think the previously mentioned Terry Mac goal against Spurs summed it up.

 

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2 hours ago, DalyanPete said:

If you imagine the kop as it is now I must have been in every block during the game. Top, bottom, left and right.

 

I was watching how much the Kop was moving in that!!

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10 hours ago, coachpotato said:

Remember that time he was commentating after one of our games and he played “The Party’s Over” after we got beat and we then proceeded to win all kinds for years afterwards.
A real “You never win anything with kids” moment.

He worked for Granada and I never really felt he was overly biased, although a few seemed to think he liked United and not us.

Always thought he was decent as a commentator.

Old school along the lines of Wolstenholme, Brian Moore, Coleman etc..

91. RIP.

 

 

That was after Forest knocked us out the European Cup, then whenever Granada turned up to do are match and we were giving somebody a shellacking the Kop would sing "the party's only just begun"

Bit unfair for anybody to say he hated us and comparing him to Tyler, unlike Tyler he didn't sound like he was having root canal surgery when we scored, I mean just listen to him when Fairclough scored a last minute winner v the Bitters

And Kick Off was a great football show on a Friday night 

 

 

 

 

 

RIP to a great old school commenter ...

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, tokyojoe said:

What a night that was.

it was.  I'd gone there straight from school (no I wasn't a teacher) to make sure I got into the Kop. There were queues already at 5pm.    Apart from the final of that same year, that was the most memorable experience I've enjoyed as a supporter.  The atmosphere was the best ever. 

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