#bringbackclive? Well The Anfield Wrap went to him. Neil Atkinson went down to Clive’s house and had a lovely chat about his history covering Liverpool which stems back to the late 1970s.
Clive has been present at many brilliant Liverpool occasions. He used to travel and drink with the Liverpool players and he became known to all.
From there his career stretched into television and it was his voice that commentated on Liverpool’s 2005 and 2007 Champions League runs. He has covered Liverpool through this campaign as well and has tons of insight about this side from one remove through his work.
He talks not just about all of this but the art of commentary, the current media landscape and our game to come in Kyiv.
It’s a great 45 minutes packed full of interesting nuggets and Neil is a little bit starry-eyed if we are all honest about it.
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Smashing stuff, Neil! You lads really are making the wait til Saturday (somewhat) manageable!
Nice mooch down memory lane there.
new offices, video shows, and mixing with first team players and legends like Tyldsley who i used to listen to on Radio City many years ago!! TAW is amongst the Champions league of Podcasts!! onwards and updwards!!! great to see!!
Longest I’ve ever heard Clive talk without mentioning that magnificent night in ‘99.
Okay, he mentioned it once but I think he got away with it.
As a 59 year old that was one of the very best pieces you Neil and TAW as a whole have produced – thoroughly enjoyed the overall insight from one of the best and very experienced commentators. Wish there were more like him who ‘gets’ what his job is and not to be over egging the stats and not churning out those pre-prepared ‘gems’. As such I totally got and appreciated the bit about ‘watching the radio commentary’ -something we all did back in the 70’s and 80’s. It’s content like this that makes the fiver subscription money to TAW so well spent and worthwhile. Now then Clive I look forward to you commentating on number 6
This was one of the nuggets that TAW regularly produce. An interviewer that asks thoughtful questions but allows the interviewee time and space to give his version of sports history as he lived through it.
Clive Tyldesley took us through a journey that not only encapsulated our past but also gave us his take on how he sees our present team. He also brought out his crystal ball and gave us a look into the future not only of football but he included broadcasting, which if I understand him correctly is in danger of pricing itself out of the market, the man has pondus so one has to listen.
The whole interview was fascinating, above all it was conducted by two knowledgeable and intelligent football enthusiasts.
More interviews with people who make their living from football please. The game from a spectators point of view is I would guess mostly emotional. Clive Tyldesley spoke about our scouse heart and it is that which is on show whenever our beloved reds play. However it is the in depth interviews with e.g. ex players and of course the post match analysis with amongst others Sean Rogers that bring that organ we have between our ears into play, a very welcome contrast.
I would also like to say that I agree with the young man above. John Marquis hit the nail on the head TAW = value for money, no danger of pricing yourselves out of the market here boys.
awesome stuff! TAW keeps getting better and better, I look forward to each podcast you guys release. Keep it up lads!
Clives last comments on away goals rules. magnificent. we watch this team and with parents who have watched Liverpool win 5. We watched all these games over the years. Sometimes they still need to be helped, things change, and I love how it’s in his mind and speaks to people.
Clive mentioned Rafa’s advice to his team to finish with eleven men…
This is interesting, I think, but hardly relevant to our disciplined group of players. Then I piece together the following facts:
1) Henderson reminds everyone in his press conference that Klopp wants them to “play angry.” I’m thinking, damn straight. Keep the flame.
2) Sergio Ramos opens his press conference with (translated), “No one would say that Liverpool don’t deserve to be in the final.” I’m thinking, he did in fact just say that. Why?
3) Zidane opens his press conference with (translated), “No one would say that Liverpool are the weakest competition we will have faced in this tournament.” I’m thinking, that sounded kind of similar to what Ramos said. Why are these guys feeding such great bulletin board material to the Reds?
Then I remembered Klopp’s edict to play angry. Is Zidane attempting to injur pride, so that our players go in for that rash tackle they might otherwise avoid?
Finish with eleven men. Finish with eleven men.
Zidane and Ramos are praising us – why would that make us angry?
ANNNNDD LIVERPOOL ARE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPEEEEE AGAIN… vintage Clive
Great content as ever lads #LFC #YNWA
Excellent stuff though my heart sank when he described The Hodge as a wonderful person.
That was brilliant..one of the best podcasts ever… loved it ..thanks lads.
Really enjoying the content this week.
This was great.
Amazing, thanks Neil! The voice of my childhood on ITV watching Man Utd, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan & Chelsea in the Champions League and of course our own magical Istanbul. What an articulate man. HERO!
Brilliant. Two class acts riffing, an uncomplicated pleasure
Loved listening to this. Great to hear about Clive’s past, and also his insights on what makes for memorable and helpful commentary. If only more in his profession thought about “the story” as much as who might be moving where in the summer
That was one of the best TAW podcast I’ve heard in 3 years
Fully understands the club and fans and interesting insight into the future of televised sport