Last week we had Derek Rae on the podcast. We talked about his technique, love for the game and influences. His start had been via David Francy but there was one man who is perhaps, the most important sports broadcaster in Scottish sport history. I am of course talking about the legendary Archie MacPherson.
Those of us of a certain age grew up with the luxury of football highlights of games by tea time Sunday with Sportscene on BBC1 and Scotsport on ITV, which Archie on the Beeb and Arthur Montford on STV. We may not have got all the games and all the goals, but what we got was far superior than the current fair. Archie has been mocked for his come over, his sports jackets and his “swept away” turn of phrase, but all of that is done with the type of humour reserved only for those whom we truly admire. This is no-one better than Archie so…Enjoy.
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