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The Michael Owen Guide To Football Commentary

All things Michael Owen has actually said out loud.

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1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the game.

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2. Harness an unparalleled knowledge of tactics.

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3. Never be afraid to state the obvious.

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4. Try to learn a new word each day and use it in a sentence.

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5. Educate the audience.

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6. Use suitable points of comparison to express yourself.

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7. Be clear and concise to ensure you get your point across.

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8. Immerse yourself in the sport.

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9. Never contradict yourself.

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10. Never.

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11. Use your own experience to provide an insight into the mind of a professional.

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12. Know how to spot a potential superstar.

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13. Instil confidence in your own ability.

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14. Highlight the increasing influence of sports science.

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15. Become a human encyclopaedia of football history.

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16. Understand the technical side of the game.

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17. Recognise what makes a player tick.

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18. Always support a fellow professional.

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19. Understand the elements.

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20. And finally, make a clear distinction between home life and work.

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