Anyone who has ever watched live football on television or played EA Sports FIFA video game, will be familiar with the name Clive Tyldesley.
He is one of the best known British football commentators, having started with ITV in the late 80s, before joining the likes of John Motson, Barry Davies and Tony Gubba at the BBC between 1992 and 1996.
However, he really became a household name and voice, when he succeeded Brian Moore as ITV’s main football commentator following the 1998 World Cup in France.
Nowadays, Clive can be found working for Scottish Premiership League Leaders Rangers, as part of their Rangers TV team, having spent last season covering Champions League football for American television network CBS Sports.
Of course, as any successful sports commentator will tell you, if you fail to prepare and prepare to fail. This is where research and those specially prepared match commentary notes play a vital role in ensuring that the match day commentary runs smoothly as possible.
In fact, commentary charts play such an important role in the job that Clive has decided to start a business selling them!
On his website, commentarycharts.com, you can find hand-written commentary charts from iconic games for over 35 teams, including the Swans historic Play-Off Final win at Wembley in 2011, when they secured promotion to the Premier League.
Fans can even suggest games for the commentary chart treatment, and we have already suggested that Clive create one for the Swans great escape at the Vetch Field in 2003, when they beat Hull City 4-2 on the last day of the season to secure their football league status.
A framed Swansea City commentary chart would make the ideal great gift for the Swans supporter in your life or indeed for yourself of course.
Here’s hoping that Clive adds some more memorable Swans games to his site (and some Wales ones too), in the not too distant future.