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Modern-Day Shakespeare| Quotable Quotes From Commentator Peter Drury!

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Modern-Day Shakespeare| Quotable Quotes From Commentator Peter Drury!

Peter Drury is one of the most well-known commentators in the football world. His unique style, enthusiasm and insight into the game make him a fan favourite.

His commentary has become so iconic that it has become a source of memorable quotes, many of which have been shared and repeated by players, pundits, and fans.

Peter Drury Quotes

Peter Drury quotable quotes [image Credit: Optus Sport]

Unfortunately, Peter Drury recently ended his commentary career in the EPL booth to join NBC. Below are some memorable quotes that can give you magic soundbite if you listen to them once more.

In 2018, Drury made an amazing poetic comment after Roma miraculously defeated Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the UCL. After Kostas Monalas scored, Drury said:

“Roma have risen from their ruins! Manolas, the Greek God in Rome! The unthinkable unfolds before our eyes!This wasn’t meant to happen. This couldn’t happen. This IS happening. It’s a Greek from Mt. Olympus who has come to the seven hills of Rome & pulled off a miracle”


When Cristiano made his sensation return to his former home, Old Trafford from Juventus, Peter Drury was heard saying:

“It is Ronaldo. Manchester United. The Theatre is living its dream. Madeira, Manchester, Madrid, Turin & Manchester again. Reeved in Red. Restored to this great gallery of the game. A walking work of art. Vintage, beyond valuation, beyond forgery or imitation, eighteen years since that trembling teenager of touch and tease, first tiptoed on to the storied stage, now in his immaculate maturity, now CR7 reunited.”

At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Drury’s commentary was majestic that fans bowed to his wordplay and commentary after Siphiwe Shabalala scored the tournament’s first goal.

“It’s Tshabalalaaaa! Goal, Bafana Bafana! Goal for South Africa, goal for ALL Africa! Jabulani, rejoice! Bafana Bafana have popped the first cork, on their day of days!”


On the final day of last season, Manchester City made a big comeback against Aston Villa and Drury produced a masterclass poetry that shook the whole globe.

“From the brink of despair, elation. How dare ye who thought they could relinquish the title on the final day. Four titles in the last 5 years for City. A blue bound jaggernaut textbook of buoyancy, the scintillating science of sports, precision engineering, stylish and glossy football. The stuff of stellar champions. Congratulations Man City, the Premier league champions 21/22.”


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