Given there are so many absolutely shocking whoppers that commentate and comment on the Beautiful Game nowdays. Which out there are worth listening to? Which ones actually don't come across as biased and actually try and explain the game and are fair no matter who is on? Which are the ones to look out for?
For me, there are a few;
* Alan Hansen. I think he's pretty knowledgeable, very fair (It annoys me that he's complimentary to the Mancs when they deserve it - even though I realise that he's actually being even handed and reasonable - I'm not reasonable or even-handed when it comes to them so..). He says things without waffling on for half and hour and when he picks something out from a match, he's talking about the mechanics of the game without getting emotional and biased. He says what he sees - and although he's fair to Liverpool - he's also fair to all the other teams.
* Kenny Dalglish. Doesn't seem to have a bad word to say about anyone. If you listen to what he says then he can sum something up in 2 sentences that would take Andy Gray and Garth Crooks all afternoon (To get wrong).
* Stuart Hall. Mad as a bag of frogs. Passionate and wonderful to listen to regardless of who has been playing
* Jonathan Pearce. This might surprise a few. But I think he comes across as factual, enthusiastic, unbiased and obviously loves the game of football in all its forms. Not as polished as others on the BBC, Sky, ITV, ESPN and the like - but that's probably half the reason why I like listening to his commentaries.